Authors: Kaiji Liao, Junjie Lu, Yanchun Yi
Addresses: Computer Science and Technology College, School of Business Administration, of South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, 510641, PR China. ' Computer Science and Technology College, School of Business Administration, of South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, 510641, PR China. ' The Lengshuijiang School of China TV University, Lengshuijiang, Hunan, 410075, PR China
Abstract: Web technology has provided numerous significant educational opportunities and web-based education services have spread throughout the world. However, the web has brought debates as well as opportunities. According to the constructivism educational theory, the external learning environment and learner|s mentality must be regarded in a web-based learning model. Students| psychology sub-model is used to describe the learner|s mental states and the transformations among them. Two categories of mentality (positive and negative), subdivided further into five classes, are proposed. Collaborative learning sub-model is used to describe the interactions between the learner and the learning environment, which includes tutor agents, other learners and basic knowledge resource.
Keywords: web-based education; e-learning; humanised learning environment; learning model; collaborative learning; constructive learning; learning behaviour; student psychology; learning patterns; learning psychology.
International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2007 Vol.4 No.2, pp.186 - 196
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