Title: Achieving group satisfaction in web-based learning: systematic-grouping method design

Authors: Pei-Chen Sun, Ching-Chang Lee, Feng-Sheng Wang, Ching-Hua Lo

Addresses: Institute of Information and Computer Education, National Kaohsiung Normal University, 116 Heping 1st Road, Kaohsiung 802, Taiwan. ' Department of Management Information System, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, 2 Juoyue Road, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan. ' Department of Management Information Systems, National Sun Yat-Sen University, 70 Lien-hai Road, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan. ' Institute of Information and Computer Education, National Kaohsiung Normal University, 116 Heping 1st Road, Kaohsiung 802, Taiwan

Abstract: In a web-based learning environment, the instructor often faces a dilemma as to how to group learners in a short time and still satisfy their desire to be in a particular group. To resolve this situation, this paper proposes a systematic-grouping method in web-based learning. Experiments were conducted and results show that the proposed method can achieve better satisfaction levels and is less time-consuming.

Keywords: e-learning; group learning; systematic grouping; satisfaction level; web-based learning; online learning; group satisfaction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2006.009567

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2006 Vol.3 No.4, pp.438 - 454

Published online: 23 Apr 2006 *

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