Issues in Web-Based Learning

Issues in Web-Based Learning

Hesham Alomyan (University of Petra, Jordan)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4206-3.ch009

Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to review and critically evaluate some issues related to Web-based learning. The chapter begins with an introduction to the importance of using the Web in education; then it examines and evaluates such issues. Suggestions and solutions to these issues are offered. These issues are classified into theoretical and design issues. The theoretical issues include: (1) online interaction, (2) learner control, (3) disorientation and cognitive overload. The design issues include: (1) interface design and (2) content structure. The conclusion section summarizes the chapter and points out the importance of considering individual differences in Web-based learning systems design.
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As shown in Figure 1, there are two types of issues related to Web-based learning: theoretical and design issues. The theoretical issues include: (a) online interaction, (b) learner control, and (c) disorientation and cognitive overload. The design issues include: (a) user interface design and (b) content structure. These issues are discussed in depth in the following sections.

Figure 1.

Issues related to Web-based learning

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