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Student behavior in error-correction-tasks and its relation to perception of competence. (English)
Kloos, Carlos Delgado (ed.) et al., Towards ubiquitous learning. 6th European Conference of Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2011, Palermo, Italy, September 20‒23, 2011. Proceedings. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 978-3-642-23984-7/pbk). Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6964, 370-383 (2011).
Summary: This paper investigates students’ behavioral patterns within web-based multi-trial error-correction-tasks. By analyzing logfiles and considering students’ initial perception of competence, we contribute to micro- as well as macro-adaption. We describe and visualize task processing data of 159 students, considering performance as well as attempts to solve a task. Taking preceeding behavior into account, it was possible to identify (maladaptive) behavioral patterns. Furthermore we compare the behavior of students with low vs. high perceptions of competence subsequent to a failure. In line with research regarding the influence of self-concept on performance and motivation, our findings suggest that students with a low perception of competence perform poorer and tend to skip trials more often after a failure, indicating motivational losses. Further research should build upon this study to enhance technology-based learning by designing learning environments and adaption strategies that take student behavior and prerequisites into account.
Classification: R30
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