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Journal of Mathematics and Statistics

Research of Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment E-Learning on Social Study for Elementary School Students

Tian-Syung Lan and Shu-Chun Chiu

DOI : 10.3844/jmssp.2011.112.115

Journal of Mathematics and Statistics

Volume 7, Issue 2

Pages 112-115

Abstract

Problem statement: As the progress of digital technology, involving e-learning into curriculum becomes a novel trend. In general, the teaching practice of social study for elementary school students in Taiwan still depends on teacher’s one-way instruction. It’s difficult to activate students’ motivation within the limited course time. Approach: This study is proposed to recognize how e-learning improves teaching and learning in the domain of social study for elementary school students. The quasi-experimental method is basically introduced into this study. Additionally, two sample teams: experimental group (the team with MOODLE, Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment, e-learning) and control group (the team with traditional teaching method) are arranged for this study. The resource in how e-learning will affect elementary school students in the field of social study is moreover received. Results: Through the computer-based statistical analysis, two points are furthermore concluded as 1. The average learning score from the experimental group exceeds that from control group. 2. The students in the experimental group have a positive attitude toward e-learning. Conclusion: It is shown that the e-learning integration into curriculum indeed helped students’ performance. Besides, from the data of questionnaires, students with MOODLE e-learning were more confident in self-studying and understanding of the course content.

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© 2011 Tian-Syung Lan and Shu-Chun Chiu. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.