Learning interaction patterns using diagrams varying in level and type of interactivity

Otero, Nuno, Rogers, Yvonne and du Boulay, Benedict (2005) Learning interaction patterns using diagrams varying in level and type of interactivity. In: Barkowsky, Thomas (ed.) AAAI Spring Symposium: Reasoning with mental and external diagrams. Stanford University, California, March 2005. American Association for Artificial Intelligence, Menlo Park, California, pp. 24-29. ISBN 9781577352327

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Abstract

An experiment was conducted to investigate the differences between learners when using computer based learning environments (CBLEs) that incorporated different levels of interactivity in diagrams. Four CBLEs were created with combinations of the following two interactivity properties: (a) the possibility to rotate the whole diagram (b) the possibility to move individual elements of the diagram in order to apprehend the relationships between them. We present and discuss the qualitative findings from the study in terms of the learners’ interaction patterns and their relevance for the understanding of performance scores. This supports our previous quantitative analysis showing an interaction between cognitive abilities and interactivity. Based on our findings we reflect on the possibilities to inform CBLEs with relevant information regarding learners’ cognitive abilities and representational preferences.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Depositing User: Ben duBoulay
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:50
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/408
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