Uncovering cognitive processes in discourse synthesis using hypermedia
Shu Ching Yang, National Sun Yat-Sen University
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-40-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
An exploratory study was undertaken to uncover the cognitive process of discourse synthesis within a hypermedia learning environment. The focus was on learners' discourse synthesis behavior and the problem solving strategies they employed using the Perseus database. The data for the study was transcribed from tape recordings of the 'thinking aloud' protocols as the learners attempted to work on their tasks. All protocols were transcribed verbatim and categorized according to each strategies content. A functional taxonomy were developed to characterize the cognitive operations and thinking processes of the learners' interactions with Perseus. The proposed taxonomy characterizes their cognitive engagement within hypermedia from a broader context. It is a multifaceted construct which entails thick cognition with many highly correlated factors. The study is concluded with practical and theoretical concerns emerging out of this focus on discourse synthesis within hypermedia.
Yang, S.C. (2000). Uncovering cognitive processes in discourse synthesis using hypermedia. In J. Bourdeau & R. Heller (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2000--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1836-1837). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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