ERIC Number: EJ891019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
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Reference Count: 33
Guiding Students to the Right Questions: Adaptive Navigation Support in an E-Learning System for Java Programming
Hsiao, I.-H.; Sosnovsky, S.; Brusilovsky, P.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v26 n4 p270-283 Aug 2010
Rapid growth of the volume of interactive questions available to the students of modern E-Learning courses placed the problem of personalized guidance on the agenda of E-Learning researchers. Without proper guidance, students frequently select too simple or too complicated problems and ended either bored or discouraged. This paper explores a specific personalized guidance technology known as adaptive navigation support. We developed JavaGuide, a system, which guides students to appropriate questions in a Java programming course, and investigated the effect of personalized guidance a three-semester long classroom study. The results of this study confirm the educational and motivational effects of adaptive navigation support.
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Guidance, Individualized Instruction, Computer Software, Programming, Educational Technology, Instructional Effectiveness, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Programming Languages, Computer Science Education
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