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Title: The relationship between web enjoyment and student perceptions and learning using a web-based tutorial
Authors: Mitchell, TJF
Chen, SY
Macredie, RD
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
Citation: Learning, Media & Technology, 30(1): 27 - 40, Mar 2005
Abstract: Web enjoyment has been regarded as a component of system experience. However, there has been little targeted research considering the role of web enjoyment alone in student learning using web-based systems. To address this gap, this study aims to examine the influence of web enjoyment on learning performance and perceptions by controlling system experience as a variable in the study. 74 students participated in the study, using a web-based tutorial covering subject matter in the area of 'Computation and algorithms'. Their learning performance was assessed with a pre-test and a post-test and their learning perceptions were evaluated with a questionnaire. The results indicated that there are positive relationships between the levels of web enjoyment and perceived usefulness and non-linear navigation for users with similar, significant levels of system experience. The implications of these findings in relation to web-based learning are explored and ways in which the needs of students who report different levels of web enjoyment might be met are discussed.
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Dept of Computer Science Research Papers

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