Learning Software Project Management on the web: The impact of question prompts

Pantelis M. Papadopoulos, Stavros N. Demetriadis, Ioannis G. Stamelos, Ioannis A. Tsoukalas

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Abstract

This work focuses on the efficiency of question prompts for supporting students, when learning through cases in an ill-structured domain, such as Software Project Management. Three groups of students studied cases in a lab-session time period using a web-based environment, where question prompts directed students to think on important issues of the case material. The first group studied the cases without the question prompts, the second group studied, while prompted to provide written answers to questions embedded in the cases, and the third group studied and was asked only to think of possible answers for the question prompts. Post-tests did not reveal any significant differences between the three groups. This result is discussed in the light of a previous study, which showed that this kind of prompting may have beneficial impact on student learning in a prolonged study-time setting, where students are able to self-regulate their study activity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 12th Pan-Hellenic Conference on Informatics, PCI 2008
Pages191-195
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event12th Pan-Hellenic Conference on Informatics, PCI 2008 - Samos Island, Greece
Duration: 28 Aug 200830 Aug 2008
Conference number: 12

Conference

Conference12th Pan-Hellenic Conference on Informatics, PCI 2008
Abbreviated titlePCI 2008
CountryGreece
CitySamos Island
Period28/08/0830/08/08

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