||The application of “Web 2.0” on the internet industry has created both intensive and
extensive impact on our business, life and entertainments. With a social-learning mode
characterized by liberated accesses, community-based cooperation, team learning and
information sharing, the Web 2.0 tool indeed ushers in manifold approaches for teaching
and learning activities. This is especially relevant to the General Education Courses at the
university level in Taiwan ever since February 1st, 2006, when the government launched
the All-out Defense Education on campus.
Given the appeal to all people going through defense education and the trend toward
a Ubiquitous Network Society (UNS), promoted by the Taiwanese Government, this
research followed non-equivalent control group design methodologically and sought to
construct a digitalized and interactive teaching platform as an on-site test of the education
results. In the process, it collected 732 university students as samples that took the All
People National Defense Education (chuan-min-guo-fan-jiao-yu) as an elective 8-week
course in university. Having been aided by further questionnaires and the SPSS tool, the
research brought forth its findings as follows.
1. It proved that there existed a significant degree of positive influences of the digital
platform on the learners. On the other hand, however, the virtual community proved
less significant than expected.
2. Among the influences that were judged positive on the students’ mentality, motivation
to learn proved most significant.
3. There was a positive correlation between individual learning modes and learning
outcomes alongside the process of this experimental teaching, in which
epistemological belief, motivation and learning strategies produced significant