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ERIC Number: EJ1145321
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
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ISSN: EISSN-1302-6488
Assessment of Student Learning in Virtual Spaces, Using Orders of Complexity in Levels of Thinking
Capacho, Jose
Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, v18 n2 Article 14 p179-201 Apr 2017
This paper aims at showing a new methodology to assess student learning in virtual spaces supported by Information and Communications Technology-ICT. The methodology is based on the Conceptual Pedagogy Theory, and is supported both on knowledge instruments (KI) and intelectual operations (IO). KI are made up of teaching materials embedded in the virtual environment. The student carries out IO in his/her virtual formation process based on KI. Both instruments of knowledge and intellectual operations can be mathematically modelled by using functions of increasing complexity order. These functions represent the student's learning change. This paper's main contribution is to show that these functions let the student go from a concrete thinking to a formal one in his/her virtual learning process. The research showed that 47% of the students moved from a concrete thinking level to the formal thinking level.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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