A Project-based Creative Product Design Course using Learning Management System

Janus S. Liang

Abstract

This study presents an effective mode for creative product design learning through practical tasks generation by learner groups in a face-to-face course. This mode integrates project-based learning, and learning management techniques and tools. We include a quasi-experimental study in which the results of four academic years are analyzed. In this study we analyze phases such as exam grades, exam dropout rates, exam passing rates, and class attendance. Meanwhile, we also investigate the use of LMS, distinguishing between informational use and communicational use. The predictive model further involves: utility, user interface, subjective criterion, personal innovativeness in the domain of information technology and internal ICT support at school aspect. Learners that followed this active learning approach gained better results than those that followed a traditional strategy. In addition, the experience of the introduction of such a method in a student subgroup positively influenced the whole group. Finally, information use was found to be a precursor for communicational use, perceived user interface of the LMS is the strongest predictor in LMS acceptation. Internal ICT support has a direct effect on the information use of the LMS and on subjective criterion.

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S. Liang J. (2013). A Project-based Creative Product Design Course using Learning Management System . In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8565-53-2, pages 5-14. DOI: 10.5220/0004304500050014


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@conference{csedu13,
author={Janus S. Liang},
title={A Project-based Creative Product Design Course using Learning Management System},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2013},
pages={5-14},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004304500050014},
isbn={978-989-8565-53-2},
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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - A Project-based Creative Product Design Course using Learning Management System
SN - 978-989-8565-53-2
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PY - 2013
SP - 5
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DO - 10.5220/0004304500050014