The impact of prompting in technology-enhanced learning as moderated by students' motivation and metacognitive skills

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

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Abstract

This work explores the role of students' motivation and metacognitive skills as moderating factors that influence the impact of an instructional method in the ill-structured domain of Software Project Management (SPM). In order to teach aspects of the SPM domain, we developed a web environment for case-based learning and implemented additionally a questioning strategy to help students focus on important parts of the case material. The paper presents the results from three studies revealing how students' motivation and metacognitive awareness influenced their engagement in the cognitively challenging situations induced by the method. The implication for instructors and designers is that implementing a promising method, to help students efficiently process the complex material in an ill-structured domain, might not always lead to the desired learning outcomes. Students' motivation and metacognitive skills should also be addressed, in order to maximize the potential benefits of instruction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLearning in the Synergy of Multiple Disciplines - 4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2009, Proceedings
Pages535-548
Number of pages14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2009 - Nice, France
Duration: 29 Sep 20092 Oct 2009
Conference number: 4

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5794 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2009
Abbreviated titleEC-TEL 2009
CountryFrance
CityNice
Period29/09/092/10/09

Keywords

  • Case-based learning
  • Ill-structured domains
  • Metacognitive skills
  • Motivation
  • Question prompts
  • Technology-enhanced learning

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