Project Title An Online Authentic Learning Environment to Support Knowledge Construction among Non-statistics Major Undergraduates
Project Category Innovation
Abstract Implementing authentic learning in online platform can be extremely resource intensive and costly to develop. This project looked into an innovative and cost-effective approach to incorporate the critical characteristics of Authentic Learning Model by Herrington and Oliver (2000), underpinned by Vygotsky's (1978) Social Development Theory and Lave and Wenger's (1991) Situated Learning Theory to develop an online authentic learning environment (OnALE). Specifically, the OnALE is designed to foster students’ knowledge construction in learning inferential statistics among non-statistics major undergraduates. This learning environment is established in a social learning network, Edmodo by incorporating Web 2.0 technologies. A quasi-experiment conducted indicates that OnALE is effective in increasing students performance. All the students using OnALE also mostly agree, for all the authentic learning characteristics employed in OnALE, that it assisted their learning. OnALE has the potential to be extended to other field of knowledge with a carefully crafted task
Validation Status Validated
Validation Date 2018-10-30


Staff Status
Lau Ung Hua Leader


Event Name Event Date Event Level Achievement Event Venue
New Academia Learning Innovation (NALI) 2018 Exhibition & Competition 2018-09-25 International Silver Dewan Sultan Iskandar, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia