June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
Utilizing Digital Technologies in Classroom and Distance Learning in ET Programs
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Effectiveness of Feedback on Students’ Learning in Simulation-based IT Education and Training ABSTRACTFeedback is a vital element for improving student learning in simulation-based education andtraining as it guides and refines learning through scaffolding. A number of studies in literaturehave shown that students’ learning is enhanced when feedback is provided with personalizedtutoring that offers specific guidance and adapts feedback to the learner in a one-to-oneenvironment. Thus, emulating these adaptive aspects of human tutoring in simulation provides aneffective methodology to train individuals.This paper presents the results of a study that investigated the effectiveness of automatingdifferent types of feedback techniques such as Knowledge-of-Correct-Response (KCR) andAnswer-Until-Correct (AUC) in software simulation for learning basic information technologyconcepts. For the purpose of comparison, techniques like simulation with zero or no-feedback(NFB) and traditional hands-on (HON) learning environments are also examined.The paper presents the summary of findings based on quantitative analyses which reveal that thesimulation based instructional strategies are at least as effective as hands-on teachingmethodologies for the purpose of learning of IT concepts. The paper also compares the results ofthe study with the earlier studies and recommends strategies for using feedback mechanism toimprove students’ learning in designing and simulation-based IT training.
Ghani, U., & Khan, A. S. (2015, June), Effectiveness of Scaffolding in Simulated IT Training and Education Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23919
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