ERIC Number: ED454280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Tracing the Development, Transfer, and Persistence of Problem Solving Skills.
Stevens, Ron; Vendlinski, Terry; Palacio-Cayetano, Joyceline; Underdahl, Jennifer; Paek, Pamela; Sprang, Marcia; Simpson, Elise
Interactive Multi-Media Exercises (IMMEX) is a technology-based learning and assessment tool designed to integrate curricular content and problem-solving skills into real world scenarios. IMMEX inherits much of its structure from case-based and problem-based learning models and provides teachers with quantifiable, visual feedback on student problem-solving performances so that interventions can be acutely informed and immediate. While most teachers utilize the most basic performance indicators provided by IMMEX for measuring student progress, richer analytic tools have shown performance nuances such as: (1) significant correlation between problem-solving and (some) standardized test scores; (2) evidence that males and females approach problem-solving differently; and (3) strategic trends in problem-solving. The classroom integration of technology is supported by extensive professional development activities including workshops where teams of teachers, students, and university faculty write IMMEX cases. (Contains 25 references, 3 figures, and 2 tables.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Seattle, WA, April 10-14, 2001).