ERIC Number: EJ1125958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Competence-Based System Self-Study System for Suggesting Study Materials Links
Nitchot, Athitaya; Gilbert, Lester; Wills, Gary B.
Journal of Educational Technology Systems, v42 n3 p297-327 Mar 2014
The article proposes a self-study system which suggests web links to learners. The suggestions depend upon the learner's chosen competences selected from a competence structure for a particular knowledge domain. Three experiments were conducted, where the first compared the perceived usefulness and value of the links generated by different learning paths selected to navigate the competence structure. The second experiment evaluated the acceptability of the self-study system, and the third experiment compared ratings of the links generated by two different search engines (Google, iSEEK). The results showed that the competence-based self-study system was accepted by learners, that learning paths which included more competence nodes were more useful than paths with fewer nodes, and that there was no significant difference between the ratings of the competence-based links generated by the two types of search engine.
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Independent Study, Instructional Materials, Hypermedia, Web Sites, Electronic Learning, Experiments, Comparative Analysis, Search Engines, Use Studies, Models, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Instructional Design, Outcomes of Education, Learning Processes, Information Retrieval, Multivariate Analysis, Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Research Design
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