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Modelling the teachers' feedback process for the design of an electronic interactive science tool with automatic feedback

Whitelock, Denise; Pinto, Roser and Saez, (2010). Modelling the teachers' feedback process for the design of an electronic interactive science tool with automatic feedback. International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 20(2) pp. 189–207.

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This paper models the feedback teachers give to students who are using an interactive computer tutorial (Nefreduca) to help them understand key biological concepts related to the kidney. Nefreduca consists of a series of open source science inquiry based web learning materials targeted at children with chronic kidney disease. It utilises a scenario based approach drawing on the work of Lijnse (1995) and Buty, Tiberghien & Le Marechal (2004). The hospital teachers who assisted the children with their use of Nefreduca reported learning gains with the system but there is no automatic feedback for autonomous learning with Nefreduca when children are unsupported by a teacher. An ethnographic approach was adopted to then understand how teachers provided feedback to the students in order to devise a model of supportive feedback to the chronically ill students, which can be implemented in the next version of Nefreduca.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
ISSN: 1741-5055
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetConsell Social de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB, Ref: Ref: 200700047154)
Not SetNot SetSpanish Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (MICCIN, Ref: CCT005-06-00169).
Keywords: feedback; chronically ill students; science concepts; models; automatic feedback
Academic Unit/School: Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 24521
Depositing User: Denise Whitelock
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2010 09:42
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2020 21:08
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