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e-learning in project management using simulation models: a case study based on the replication of an experiment

Rodriguez, D., Sicilia, M.A., Cuadrado, J.J. and Pfahl, D. (2005) e-learning in project management using simulation models: a case study based on the replication of an experiment. IEEE Transactions on Education, 49 (4). pp. 451-463. ISSN 0018-9359

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1109/TE.2006.882367

Abstract/Summary

Current e-learning systems are increasing their importance in higher education. However, the state of the art of e-learning applications, besides the state of the practice, does not achieve the level of interactivity that current learning theories advocate. In this paper, the possibility of enhancing e-learning systems to achieve deep learning has been studied by replicating an experiment in which students had to learn basic software engineering principles. One group learned these principles using a static approach, while the other group learned the same principles using a system-dynamics-based approach, which provided interactivity and feedback. The results show that, quantitatively, the latter group achieved a better understanding of the principles; furthermore, qualitatively, they enjoyed the learning experience

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science
ID Code:15365
Uncontrolled Keywords:Internet , computer science education , distance learning , management education , project management , software engineering , e-learning systems , higher education , project management , simulation models , software engineering , system-dynamics-based approach , Management education , simulation software , software engineering education , student experiments , system dynamics

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