A model for assessing student interaction with educational software


Book: 
Behavior Research Methods, Instruments and Computers
Authors: 
Cohen, S., Tsai, F., & Chechile, R.
Category: 
Volume: 
27(2)
Pages: 
251-256
Year: 
1995
Abstract: 

Presents a simple model of generative learning that permits the definition of 4 kinds of interactions (scaffolding, investigation, reformulation, and navigation) and a system for tracing and recording how students use educational technology. This model will maintain a link between interaction and learning, thus providing one method for the assessment of a wide range of educational technology environments. Two results are presented from an evaluation of ConStatS, a program for teaching conceptual understanding of probability and statistics, in which 659 college students participated. Both results focus on a specific interaction that correlates with increased learning, and on the general patterns of interaction that characterize students who execute the interactions. (PsycLIT Database Copyright 1996 American Psychological Assn, all rights reserved)