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Evaluating a Mixed-Initiative Authoring Environment: Is REDEEM for Real?

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Evaluating a Mixed-Initiative Authoring Environment: Is REDEEM for Real?
The REDEEM authoring tool allows teachers to create adapted learning environments for their students from existing material. Previous evaluations have shown that under experimental conditions REDEEM can significantly improve learning. The goals of this study were twofold: to explore if REDEEM could improve students’ learning in real world situations and to examine if learners can share in the authoring decisions. REDEEM was used to create 10 courses from existing lectures that taught undergraduate statistics. An experimenter performed the content authoring and then created student categories and tutorial strategies that learners chose for themselves. All first-year psychology students were offered the opportunity to learn with REDEEM: 90 used REDEEM at least once but 77 did not. Students also completed a pre-test, 3 attitude questionnaires and their final exam was used as a post-test. Learning with REDEEM was associated with significantly better exam scores, and this remains true eve...
Shaaron Ainsworth, Piers Fleming
Added 26 Jun 2010
Updated 26 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2005
Where AIED
Authors Shaaron Ainsworth, Piers Fleming
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