Wei-Jane Lin

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This paper describes the implementation of blog system in an international distance course between Japan and Taiwan. In the study, blog was used as a tool to encourage students’ reflective learning and communication. Findings suggested that blog was effective for students to document their learning, share experience and knowledge, have direct interaction(More)
This paper presents a case study of applying problem-based learning in the format of Web-based environment. It first describes the features and rationale behind problem-based learning approach, and then introduces the development of Web-based environment as well as its implementation of a university classroom in facilitating students' team-working. It then(More)
This paper first reviews applications of multimedia in engineering education, especially in laboratory learning. It then illustrates a model and accreditation criteria adopted for developing a specific set of nanotechnology laboratory courseware and reports the design-based research approach used in designing and developing the elearning material. According(More)
Previous research in distance education points out that improving depth and quality of communication and interaction is of utmost concerns. This study intends to explore students’ communication and project-based learning experiences in an international distance course conducted by three universities across Japan and Taiwan. This paper first describes the(More)