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Record number 420123
Title The influence of student characteristics on the use of adaptive e-learning material
Author(s) Seters, J.R. van; Ossevoort, M.A.; Tramper, J.; Goedhart, M.J.
Source Computers and Education 58 (2012)3. - ISSN 0360-1315 - p. 942 - 952.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2011.11.002
Department(s) Bioprocess Engineering
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Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) computer-simulations - gender-differences - prior knowledge - hypermedia - feedback - motivation - instruction - education - game - tool
Abstract Adaptive e-learning materials can help teachers to educate heterogeneous student groups. This study provides empirical data about the way academic students differ in their learning when using adaptive elearning materials. Ninety-four students participated in the study. We determined characteristics in a heterogeneous student group by collecting demographic data and measuring motivation and prior knowledge. We also measured the learning paths students followed and learning strategies they used when working with adaptive e-learning material in a molecular biology course. We then combined these data to study if and how student characteristics relate to the learning paths and strategies they used. We observed that students did follow different learning paths. Gender did not have an effect, but (mainly Dutch) BSc students differed from (international) MSc students in the intrinsic motivation they had and the learning paths and strategies they followed when using the adaptive e-learning material
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