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ERIC Number: EJ1076422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
Enhancing Competence and Autonomy in Computer-Based Instruction Using a Skill-Challenge Balancing Strategy
Kim, Jieun; Ryu, Hokyoung; Katuk, Norliza; Wang, Ruili; Choi, Gyunghyun
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v50 n1 p1-28 Jan 2014
The present study aims to show if a skill-challenge balancing (SCB) instruction strategy can assist learners to motivationally engage in computer-based learning. Csikszentmihalyi's flow theory (self-control, curiosity, focus of attention, and intrinsic interest) was applied to an account of the optimal learning experience in SCB-based learning activities. Two empirical studies were carried out, where a group of learners were taught "Computer Networks" as part of a statutory curriculum at a tertiary institution. The empirical results suggested that a degree of self-control to compensate for the fully automatic SCB instruction strategy (i.e., competence and autonomy) would be of a greater value for learning motivation enhancement in adaptive computer-based learning systems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia; New Zealand