Learning effectiveness in web-based training

A learner control perspective

Chien Hung Liu, Tzu Chiang Chiang, Yueh-Min Huang

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Abstract

E-learning is bringing training to the attention of the upper management that other learning technologies have never done. Web-based training will remain predominant to the design and delivery of workplace learning in the 21st century because of its advantages over traditional classroom-based training. A comprehensive framework that delineates the relationship between learner control and learning effectiveness in educational training is absent. This study therefore aims to fill this void. Unlike previous relevant research, this study compares learning effectiveness between two educational training approaches: The traditional classroom-based training and web-based training (WBT). Our framework focuses on the learning effectiveness of web-training in the context of the educational training programs for two colleges' administration application systems. Based on the WBT literature, this study displays a model that investigates the relationship between the learner control and learning effectiveness under five dimensions: learning achievement, learner satisfaction, accumulation of learning experience, document navigation, and problem solving. To compare the learning effectiveness between the traditional classroom-based training and WBT, we conducted a field experiment. Data were collected from the two colleges that received training on their administration application systems. A total of 288 usable responses were analyzed. The results have five indications: (1) Trainees with WBT achieve better learning performance than their counterparts with traditional training; (2) Trainees with WBT report higher levels of satisfaction than their counterparts with the traditional approach; (3) Trainees with WBT accumulate more learning experiences than their counterparts with traditional training; (4) WBT provides a more integrated document navigation than the traditional format and (5) WBT offers a faster problem solving mechanism than traditional training. The implications of this study are discussed, and further research directions are proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication36th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, ICC and IE 2006
Pages5172-5181
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event36th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, ICC and IE 2006 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 2006 Jun 202006 Jun 23

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Other36th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, ICC and IE 2006
CountryTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period06-06-2006-06-23

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Liu, C. H., Chiang, T. C., & Huang, Y-M. (2006). Learning effectiveness in web-based training: A learner control perspective. In 36th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, ICC and IE 2006 (pp. 5172-5181)
Liu, Chien Hung ; Chiang, Tzu Chiang ; Huang, Yueh-Min. / Learning effectiveness in web-based training : A learner control perspective. 36th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, ICC and IE 2006. 2006. pp. 5172-5181
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36th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, ICC and IE 2006. 2006. p. 5172-5181.

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