—The strategy of student generated question
engages students in deeply interacting with the newly learned
contents, examining their learning outcomes, and practicing
asking questions and generating answers. Grounded on the
potential of this strategy, this study aims to develop a web-based
system to engage students in question generation activities. A
single group pre-and-posttest experimental design was adopted
to further explore its effects on students’ learning gains. Sixty
one college students participated in the study for four weeks.
The findings show that students learning is significantly
enhanced by the SGQ strategy. Furthermore, students’
perquisite knowledge is significantly correlated with the quality
of the questions students generated. Last, students who
generated questions of better quality are found to perform
better in the post-knowledge assessment. Suggestions for
instructional practice and future studies are provided.
—Student generated question strategy, a
web-based learning system, learning gain.
Chun-Ping Wu is with the Department of Educational Technology,
TamKang University, New Taipei City, Taiwan (e-mail:
Shu-Ling Wu is with the Department of Educational Psychology and
Counseling, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu City, Taiwan (e-mail:
Cite: Chun-Ping Wu and Shu-Ling Wu, "Development of a Web-Based Learning System to Engage Students in Question Generation Activities," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 119-122, 2017.