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The use of web-based diagrams to facilitate student understanding of educational research concepts
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, Georgetown College, United States ; , , University of Nevada Las Vegas, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Although existing research addresses various aspects of causal diagrams and text comprehension little is known about their use in a web-based environment. The widespread use of technology in distance and face-to-face classrooms calls for more research on web-based learning (Gibson, 2003). The main purpose of the current study was to investigate the use of cognitive diagrams’ role in understanding educational research concepts within a web-based environment. Two outcomes measures were employed, free recall and comprehension test. Preliminary results indicate that participants in the treatment group outperformed the ones in the control group on text comprehension describing a research concept.

Citation

Spatariu, A., Quinn, L. & Grove, K. (2009). The use of web-based diagrams to facilitate student understanding of educational research concepts. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1333-1335). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 21, 2019 from .

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