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ERIC Number: EJ903248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 86
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
Fail Better: Toward a Taxonomy of E-Learning Error
Priem, Jason
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v43 n3 p377-397 2010
The study of student error, important across many fields of educational research, has begun to attract interest in the field of e-learning, particularly in relation to usability. However, it remains unclear when errors should be avoided (as usability failures) or embraced (as learning opportunities). Many domains have benefited from taxonomies of error; a taxonomy of e-learning error would help guide much-needed empirical inquiry from scholars. Drawing on work from several disciplines, this article proposes a preliminary taxonomy of three categories: learning task mistakes, general support mistakes, and technology support mistakes. Suggestions are made for the taxonomy's use and validation. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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