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Self-Directed Learning in a Graduate Web Application Design and Development Course

Published on May 2014 by Nayana N. Chintawar, Sachin A. Murab
National Level Technical Conference X-PLORE 2014
Foundation of Computer Science USA
XPLORE2014 - Number 1
May 2014
Authors: Nayana N. Chintawar, Sachin A. Murab
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Nayana N. Chintawar, Sachin A. Murab . Self-Directed Learning in a Graduate Web Application Design and Development Course. National Level Technical Conference X-PLORE 2014. XPLORE2014, 1 (May 2014), 13-17.

@article{
author = { Nayana N. Chintawar, Sachin A. Murab },
title = { Self-Directed Learning in a Graduate Web Application Design and Development Course },
journal = { National Level Technical Conference X-PLORE 2014 },
issue_date = { May 2014 },
volume = { XPLORE2014 },
number = { 1 },
month = { May },
year = { 2014 },
issn = 0975-8887,
pages = { 13-17 },
numpages = 5,
url = { /proceedings/xplore2014/number1/16166-1414/ },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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Abstract

Research has shown that adult learners can have be strong desire knowledge for a self-directed and autonomous learning experience. This paper presents an evaluation of a self-learning approach to supporting self-directed learning employed in a graduate-level Web application design and development course. This approach allows students to define and develop semester-long team projects in an independent fashion according to their interest and suitable timing including the definition of their own grading metric and the evaluation of themselves against the measure. This paper presents the results of all the survey on student opinion of the self-directed learning approach and an evaluation of grades. Study results indicate that the self-directed learning approach used in the course was quite successful in providing adult students with an autonomous and self-directed learning experience.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences

Keywords

Web Application Project Course Self-directed Learning Software Engineering Education