SMILE Maker: a web-based tool for problem solving

S. Stoyanov, L.M. Aroyo, Petrus A.M. Kommers, Ivan Ivanov

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the purposes, theoretical model, and functionality of the SMILE (Solution Mapping Intelligent Learning Environment) Maker--a World Wide Web-based problem-solving tool. From an instructional design point of view, an attempt to establish a balance between constructivism/instructivism, content-treatment interaction/aptitude-treatment interaction, and user locus of control/system locus of control is made. The model behind the SMILE Maker consists of four sub-models (user, content, instructional events, and facilitator), each built from four components. A new concept mapping method that has been developed and experimentally validated is described. Four instructional scenarios--ready-made, tailor-made, self-made, and atelier--are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1006-1011
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventWorld Conference on the WWW and Internet, WebNet 1999 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 24 Oct 199930 Oct 1999

Conference

ConferenceWorld Conference on the WWW and Internet, WebNet 1999
Abbreviated titleWebNet
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period24/10/9930/10/99

Keywords

  • EWI-10018
  • IR-64060

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    Stoyanov, S., Aroyo, L. M., Kommers, P. A. M., & Ivanov, I. (1999). SMILE Maker: a web-based tool for problem solving. 1006-1011. Paper presented at World Conference on the WWW and Internet, WebNet 1999, Honolulu, United States.