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Using educational technologies to understand how learners solve problems

Kristine A Elliott, Gregor E Kennedy, L Markauskaite (ed.), P Goodyear (ed.), P Reimann (ed.)

WHO'S LEARNING? WHOSE TECHNOLOGY?, PROCEEDINGS, VOLS 1 AND 2 | SYDNEY UNIV PRESS | Published : 2006

Abstract

In this paper we examine how a highly interactive educational technology program Child Growth & Development in the first 12 months of life was used to investigate the problem solving behaviour of learners. This preliminary study was also used to evaluate the study instruments ahead of a more substantial investigation. The design of the program was informed by Problem Based Learning (PBL) philosophy with authentic problems as the stimulus for problem solving activities. We describe how an electronic record of learners' movements and activities was captured by an embedded audit trail system, as learners progressed through the steps of a problem solving procedure. This method revealed highly in..

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