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ERIC Number: EJ1254510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0973
The Dynamic Association of Interest and Confusion: The Potential for Moderation by Utility Value and Gender
Geerling, Danielle; Butner, Jonathan; Fraughton, Tamra; Sinclair, Sungchoon; Zachary, Joseph; Sansone, Carol
Journal of Experimental Education, v88 n3 p407-430 2020
To better understand students' experiences while learning in an online computer-science course, we adopted a dynamical systems analytic framework in which we tested linked patterns of confusion and interest over time and investigated whether and how those patterns might change as a function of students' exposure to a utility value (UV) intervention and gender. We assessed interest and confusion via event contingent experience-sampled questionnaires that displayed immediately after students had engaged with key examples or exercises. Results indicated that students' exposure to a UV intervention and gender affected the levels of confusion that students reported and the associations between interest and confusion levels over time. Implications for educators and researchers are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A