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Improving the effectiveness of interactive learning environments through facilitation: An experimental study
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, Walden University, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

The effectiveness of computer simulation based interactive learning environments (ILEs) in promoting decision making and learning in complex, dynamic tasks has rarely been evaluated. This paper describes an empirical, laboratory-experiment-based evaluation of the effectiveness of facilitation based ILE. Subjects' performance is evaluated on 4 criteria: task performance, structural knowledge, heuristics knowledge, and cognitive effort. It is found that the subjects provided with post-task facilitation performed the best, followed by those provided with in-task facilitation. Contrary to the hypothesis, subjects provided with pre-task facilitation performed poorly.

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Qudrat-Ullah, H. (2007). Improving the effectiveness of interactive learning environments through facilitation: An experimental study. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2007--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 414-427). Quebec City, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 13, 2019 from .

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