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ERIC Number: EJ933458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1609-4913
A New Approach: Computer-Assisted Problem-Solving Systems
Gok, Tolga
Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, v11 n2 Article 10 Dec 2010
Computer-assisted problem solving systems are rapidly growing in educational use and with the advent of the Internet. These systems allow students to do their homework and solve problems online with the help of programs like Blackboard, WebAssign and LON-CAPA program etc. There are benefits and drawbacks of these systems. In this study, the drawbacks of this software were examined. Unfortunately, this software is insufficient to completely improve students' fundamental and conceptual understanding and problem solving completely. In this paper, problem solving is viewed as a fundamental part of learning physics, and due to the drawbacks of other software, IPSS (Integrated Problem Solving Strategy Steps) was developed for problem solving on the computer. Using the IPSS method, the number of attempts for correct answer was eliminated to focus the students' attention on getting the correct answer with the full solution. Students' opinions toward IPSS were taken. According to their declarations, it seems that students found the program helpful for their learning on a conceptual basis.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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