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Salih Murat Akkın
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Harun Serpil
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2021 Volume 11
 
 
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Volume 4, Issue 2, August 2014,
Page(s): 83-90
Empirical Research
Received: November 1, 2013; Accepted: January 24, 2014; Published online: June 17, 2014
doi:10.2399/yod.14.003; Copyright © 2014, Deomed
Evaluation of Students' Learning Behaviour and Success as a Prerequisite for Modernizing Practical on Campus Networking Courses in Higher Education*
Jens Haag1,2 (E-mail), Christian Witte1, Stefan Karsch1, Harald Vranken2, Marko van Eekelen2,3
1Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Germany, 2Open Universiteit, Heerlen, The Netherlands, 3Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
*This work has been done by first author as a PhD student of the Open Universiteit, Heerlen, The Netherlands. This paper is an extension of a presentation at the Second International Conference on e-Learning and e-Technologies in Education (ICEEE), Sept. 23-25, 2013, Lodz, Poland.
Abstract
Computer science curricula in higher education include practical courses, where students can apply, deepen and anchor their theoretical knowledge. Universities have to provide a learning environment which fits into the educational system and also meets the needs of the students. While having various technical concepts to support the students, educational staff has to know the students' learning behaviour in order to decide, whether these concepts fit into and can improve upon an existing learning environment. A practical university course with more than 200 participants was evaluated with regard to learning success, students' learning behaviour and their preferred environments. The evaluation shows that the course was generally successful, most of the students passed and rate their individual learning success as high. Although given a high degree of flexibility, a majority of students chose working in a group at the university's laboratory supported by course advisors as their desired learning environment. These outcomes should be considered when modernizing a practical on-campus course by introducing methods of blended learning.
Keywords: e-Learning, learning behaviour, practical course, networking, guided learning, course advisory, evaluation.
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