Cognitive learning performance assessment and analysis with CSCL applied on the NetGuru platform and CSPL applied on the TAoD platform for the network experiment class

  • Yung-Hui Chen
  • Wei-Chun Lee
  • Chun-Hsiung TsengEmail author
  • Lawrence Y. Deng
  • Chuan-Yu Chang
  • Long-He Lee


How to find the best learning performance in the network experimental course is an important research topic. Therefore, collaborative learning and personalized learning have been applied in traditional classes for a similar significance regardless of how times change and advancements develop. We used the computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) pedagogy with NetGuru network experimental platform and the computer-supported personalized learning (CSPL) pedagogy with the teaching assistant on demand (TAoD) network experimental platform, respectively, in the “Network Engineering Lab (1)” course to assess the distinctions in impacts for the two methods. The objective students were four junior classes of ordinary students in the department of Computer Information and Network Engineering. As a rule, one should think about that CSCL pedagogy is better than CSPL pedagogy because of discussion and collaborative learning between students for learning performances. Nonetheless, the fact that the missing and late rates of students in technical and vocational college are a lot higher that makes adopting CSCL pedagogy difficult. Therefore, we designed and made some assistant materials of “graphical-based teaching powerpoint slides,” “animations of packet transmission process for network protocol theories,” and “Customized IP-oriented template-based assignments (simplified as CIPOTA or template-based assignment)” to be applied to compare and analyze the network practices of CSCL-based on NetGuru platform and CSPL-based on TAoD platform. We also design “satisfaction scale of learning performance” to analyze the students’ satisfaction degrees of learning performance with the pedagogy (CSCL or CSPL), the assignment form (normal assignment or template-based assignment), and the learning satisfaction (CSCL or CSPL combines the normal assignment or template-based assignment). They were for the most part being utilized to demonstrate that TAoD platform-based CSPL pedagogy is truly appropriate for network experiment courses. And the CSPL pedagogy is not more terrible than the CSCL pedagogy and may even bring about optimizing learning results for the learning of network experiment course.


Computer-supported collaborative learning Teaching assistant on demand Computer-supported personalized learning Customized IP-oriented template-based assignment Best learning performance Scale questionnaire 



This work was supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology, R.O.C., under Grant MOST 107-2511-H-262-001-.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yung-Hui Chen
    • 1
  • Wei-Chun Lee
    • 2
  • Chun-Hsiung Tseng
    • 3
    Email author
  • Lawrence Y. Deng
    • 4
  • Chuan-Yu Chang
    • 5
  • Long-He Lee
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Computer Information and Network EngineeringLunghwa University of Science and TechnologyTaoyuan CityTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Business AdministrationLunghwa University of Science and TechnologyTaoyuan CityTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of Electrical EngineeringYuan Ze UniversityTaoyuan CityTaiwan
  4. 4.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringSt. John’s UniversityNew Taipei CityTaiwan
  5. 5.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringNational Yunlin University of Science and TechnologyYunlin CountyTaiwan
  6. 6.Department of Electrical Engineering Information Network GroupLunghwa Univerisity of Science and TechnologyTaoyuan CityTaiwan

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