Abstract—In order to improve the learning math capability
among learning with disabilities in a special education class at a
vocational school, the researchers tried to understand the
learning predicament of special education students and tried to
apply the Concept Map approach of e-learning to a math class.
Also the researchers sought to explore the predicament of
action process, solution methods, professional growth and the
consequences. The research adopted the execution and
observation of action research, interviews of 8 research
participants and collected qualitative and quantitative data,
evaluated the effect of action research and revised the action
research. The results of the findings of this study were first,
providing assistance to students by applying the Concept Map
approach of teaching material; second, effective learning and
positive feedback due to the Concept Map approach of
e-learning; third, the use of blended (mixed) e-learning
improves apprehension; and, finally, the Concept Map
approach of e-learning can be employed on after-class review
and remedial work. Based on these findings, the researchers
provided concrete suggestions for teaching practices in the
Index Terms—Action research, concept map approach, disability, e-learning, special educational program of vocational school.
Wan-Ju Chen is with the Department of Business Administration, Taiwan Shoufu University. No.168,Nanshih Li, Madou district, Tainan County 72153, Taiwan ROC and is learn at Department of Industrial Education and Technology, National Changhua University of Education No.2, Shi-Da Road, Changhua City 500, Taiwan, R.O.C. (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hong-Min Lin is with the Department of Special Education, National Taichung University of Education. No.140, Minsheng Rd., West Dist., Taichung City 40306, Taiwan, R.O.C. (e-mail: email@example.com).
Shu-Fen Nien is with the Department of Industrial Education and Technology, National Changhua University of Education, No.2, Shi-Da Road, Changhua City 500, Taiwan, R.O.C. (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Wan-Ju Chen, Hong-Min Lin, and Shu-Fen Nien, "The Learning Effectiveness of the Concept Map Approach of e-Learning Applied to a Math Class of Special Educational Students in a Vocational School," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 388-393, 2014.