Quantifying Cognitive Processes in Virtual Learning SimulationsAgricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations
Document TypeConference Proceeding
Conference2014 ASEE North Midwest Conference
AbstractVirtual learning simulations have received increasing attention due various proposed educational, instructional, and institutional advantages; with literature focusing largely on perceptions of this technology and empirical comparisons to other instructional methods. Compared to traditional learning environments, virtual learning environments may present methodological advantages in studying learning processes through applying behavioral tracing techniques. This paper will discuss behavioral indicators of cognitive learning processes used in virtual decision scenarios designed for third year engineering and engineering technology students. Behavioral measures to quantitatively analyze the learning process will be presented. Implications for assessing student learning, instructional strategy selection, and improving higher education quality will be shared from holistic perspective.
Copyright OwnerMichael Thornton, Gretchen A. Mosher
Citation InformationMichael P. Thornton and Gretchen A. Mosher. "Quantifying Cognitive Processes in Virtual Learning Simulations" Iowa City, IA, United States(2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gretchen_mosher/27/