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Author Hanewald, Ria ♦ Markham, Selby ♦ Stern, Linda
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Computer programming, programs & data
Subject Keyword Multimedia ♦ Evaluation ♦ Algorithm animation ♦ Software use ♦ Computer science education
Abstract A great deal of effort is expended creating multimedia systems to help students learn. Some amount of effort is spent evaluating learning outcomes for students who have used these systems. Yet very little effort is spent examining how students actually use the software or how learning outcomes are related to system design. In a study involving direct observation of university students as they used pedagogical software, it was found that students develop their own strategies for learning with software and that these strategies are not necessarily those predicted by software designers and educators. Systematic field observation led to a more comprehensive view of how students were interacting with the software.
Description Affiliation: Monash University, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia (Markham, Selby; Hanewald, Ria) || University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia (Stern, Linda)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1978-02-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGCSE Bulletin (SGCS)
Volume Number 37
Issue Number 3
Page Count 5
Starting Page 246
Ending Page 250


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Source: ACM Digital Library