ERIC Number: ED362167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Effects of Modeling To Aid Problem Solving in Computer-Based Learning Environments.
Honebein, Peter C.; And Others
This study is an investigation of how modeling aids learners in developing problem solving skills within a computer learning environment. The task given to the 45 undergraduate and continuing education students serving as subjects, was to solve a crime in the computer game, "Where in Time is Carmen San Diego." Three subject groups received one of the following treatments: Expert Model, Novice Model, or No Model. Modeling entailed subjects viewing a computer-based animated and narrated movie showing how either an expert or novice completed the task. Results of the study indicate that modeling does not have an effect on the performance of participants, however it did contribute to the development of cognitive skills. (Contains 27 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Experts; Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division (15th, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 13-17, 1993); see IR 016 300.