Evaluation of An Online Internship Journal System for Interns

Lih-Juan ChanLin, Wei-Hsiang Hung
2015 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Providing students with opportunities for both experiential and theoretical learning is very important for professional development in higher education. Internship opportunities encourage an authentic learning experience by offering opportunities to integrate course knowledge with practical experience in specific context. With the advent of modern technology, the use of content management systems provides the opportunity to help students document their own learning process from internship
more » ... om internship experiences. In fostering students' reflection on what is experienced at their work sites during the internship period, an online journal system was developed. The platform is aimed to facilitate review and retrospection relevant to competence development among interns. In this study, students' responses toward the use of online journal system were assessed by a set of questionnaire items containing 23 items (regarding learning, system function, and management issues). Data from 70 interns were gathered. The results of the study indicate that most interns are reacted positively to the learning and reflective processes embedded in journal writing.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.04.700 fatcat:3mwc72jnnzcsfj6v72vwcjto6y