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Interactive Personalised STEM Virtual Lab Based on Self-Directed Learning and Self-Efficacy

Ghergulescu, Ioana, Moldovan, Arghir-Nicolae, Muntean, Cristina Hava and Muntean, Gabriel-Miro (2019) Interactive Personalised STEM Virtual Lab Based on Self-Directed Learning and Self-Efficacy. In: Adjunct Publication of the 27th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP'19 Adjunct). ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 355-358. ISBN 9781450367110

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Abstract

Virtual labs enable inquiry-based learning where students can implement their own experiments using virtual objects and apparatus. Although the benefits of adaptive and personalised learning are well recognised, these were not thoroughly investigated in virtual labs. This paper presents the architecture of an interactive science virtual lab that personalises the learning journey based on the student's self-directed learning (SDL) and self-efficacy (SE) levels. The results of a pilot in two secondary schools showed that both students with low and high SDL and SE level improved their knowledge, but students with low SDL and SE had a higher number of incorrect attempts before completing the experiment.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science

Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software

L Education > LC Special aspects / Types of education > Self Regulated Learning
Divisions: School of Computing > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2019 13:11
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2019 13:11
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3820

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