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ERIC Number: EJ992516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
The Impact of Adapting Content for Students with Individual Differences
Flores, Raymond; Ari, Fatih; Inan, Fethi A.; Arslan-Ari, Ismahan
Educational Technology & Society, v15 n3 p251-261 2012
Combining adaptive hypermedia methods with strategies proposed by instructional theory and motivation models, an adaptable tutorial was designed and developed. The aim of this study was to assess whether the goals of an adaptable tutorial, which individualized instruction based on student motivation and prior knowledge, were being met (i.e. knowledge gains and motivation gains) and to identify weak or problematic areas, in terms of usability, where the tutorial could be improved. A total of 186 undergraduate students participated in two stages of this study. The data were obtained through questionnaires, surveys, focus group interviews, and system logs. Preliminary results indicated that overall students were pleased with their experiences however, certain groups of students benefited more than others. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A