Supporting Active Learning in E-Learning Scenarios

U. Schroeder and C. Spannagel (Germany)


action-orientation, active e-learning, constructivistinstructional theory, capture & replay


Activating students is found to be the most influential factor for learning effectiveness in innovative pedagogical concepts like action-orientation and in models based on constructivist theories. E-Learning implementations of these educational concepts pose many problems. Special authoring systems supporting teachers in implementing action-oriented scenarios are required. In this article, criteria for systems which assist teachers in realizing those educational concepts are described. The focus is laid on students solving tasks and observing and critiquing this solution process, instead of merely assessing the end-product of learning processes. CleverPHL, a tool which allows to record, store and replay user behavior is presented and discussed in detail against these criteria for action-oriented distributed E Learning systems.

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