The use of Internet-based learning in biology

Chen Yung Lin*, Yeong Jing Cheng, Yung Ta Chang, Reping Hu

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Previous research has suggested that Internet-based project learning might sustain both psychological and cognitive engagement of learners over an extended period of time. The study described here implemented an Internet-based project in a biology class and investigated its effect on the cognitive preferences held by students and on their performance. The data showed an effect on students' cognitive preferences, with a shift from disfavour to favour of questioning. It was also found that students who did the Internet-based project had higher scores for short-answer questions than those who had experienced more traditional teaching, while students who experienced the latter had higher scores in multiple-choice tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-242
Number of pages6
JournalInnovations in Education and Teaching International
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Aug

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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