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ERIC Number: EJ848770
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Controlled Experiment Replication in Evaluation of E-Learning System's Educational Influence
Grubisic, Ani; Stankov, Slavomir; Rosic, Marko; Zitko, Branko
Computers & Education, v53 n3 p591-602 Nov 2009
We believe that every effectiveness evaluation should be replicated at least in order to verify the original results and to indicate evaluated e-learning system's advantages or disadvantages. This paper presents the methodology for conducting controlled experiment replication, as well as, results of a controlled experiment and an internal replication that investigated the effectiveness of intelligent authoring shell eXtended Tutor-Expert System (xTEx-Sys). The initial and the replicated experiment were based on our approach that combines classical two-group experimental design and with factoral design. A trait that distinguishes this approach from others is the existence of arbitrary number of checkpoint-tests to determine the effectiveness in intermediate states. We call it a pre-and-post test control group experimental design with checkpoint-tests. The gained results revealed small or even negative effect sizes, which could be explained by the fact that the xTEx-Sys's domain knowledge presentation is rather novel for students and therefore difficult to grasp and apply in earlier phases of the experiment. In order to develop and improve the xTEx-Sys, further experiments must be conducted. (Contains 6 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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