Abstract—With the rapid development of information
systems and the Internet technology, there has been a lot of
progress in the multi-media and the Internet industry. It has
also brought innovation in the mode of educational learning.
This study was designed for freshman students of college in the
e-learning method of an accounting course, so as to investigate
different achievement and motivation implementation of this
method. The study applied quasi-experimental design, divided
into an experimental group and a control group. Learning effect
evaluation was done by using pre-test and post- test. In order to
achieve the purpose of the study, the experimental group
applied e-learning strategy and the control group applied
traditional learning style. After a six week period, we examined
the effectiveness of learning in the experimental group. The
results were two-fold: firstly, e-learning strategy is not different
from the traditional learning method in terms of achievement in
accounting for freshman students in college; secondly,
e-learning strategy is superior to the traditional learning
method in terms of learning motivation.
Index Terms—E-learning, learning effectiveness, learning achievement, learning motivation.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 also 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: 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: Hong-Min Lin, Wan-Ju Chen, and Shu-Fen Nien, "The Study of Achievement and Motivation by e-Learning–A Case Study," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 421-425, 2014.