Title: Constructing a web-based course for the second degree program in a university
Authors: Hong Wang; Lianxiao Hui; Maomin Li
Department of TV Director, School of Communication, Shandong Normal University, No. 88, East Wenhua Road, 250014, Jinan, Shandong, China.
Department of Educational Technology, School of Education, Linyi University, Middle of Shuangling Road, 276000, Linyi, Shandong, China.
Department of TV Director, School of Communication, Shandong Normal University, No. 88, East Wenhua Road, 250014, Jinan, Shandong, China
Abstract: The second degree program in universities has been commonly recognised by the society and students. This paper analyses the instructional problems in the second degree program and the necessity of developing online learning platforms to support the second degree program. This paper describes the design of a sample web-based course for the second degree program in Shandong Normal University, focusing on its multimedia resource database construction, video resource construction, and platform construction. The use of the online course shows that it could address the common problems existed in the second degree program. Also, the student examination result displays that the students' performance after using the online course has been improved. Suggestions are collected from students' interviews and will be further incorporated into the revision of the course and new development of other courses.
Keywords: second degrees; academic degrees; self-study courses; video resource databases; web-based courses; e-learning; electronic learning; online learning; internet; world wide web; degree programmes; universities; higher education; instructional problems; online platforms; learning platforms; Shandong Normal University; China; multimedia resources; database construction; video resources; platform construction; student examinations; examination results; student performance; online courses; course revision; course development; continuing education; life-long learning; engineering education; innovative teaching; innovative learning; innovation; technology support.
Int. J. of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2012 Vol.22, No.3/4, pp.206 - 215
Available online: 24 Oct 2012