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Does the Web Contain Pedagogically Informed Materials? The COSREW Outcomes  pp390-411

Athitaya Nitchot, Lester Gilbert

© Oct 2015 Volume 13 Issue 5, Editor: Rikke Ørngreen and Karin Levinsen, pp317 - 445

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Abstract: Web resources allow a learner to have more opportunities for study at any time and any place. It is still difficult, however, for learners to choose the right study materials to match their desired learning. A competence‑based system for recomme nding study materials from the Web (COSREW) is proposed, based on the learners competences. COSREWgenerates a list of learning paths, and extracts search terms from the competence statements on the chosen learning path. Three experiments were conducted to evaluate COSREWs recommendations. The first explored the differences between search engines and the qualities of the study material links in helping learners achieve their competences. The second experiment explored the differences between search key words, and the third experiment comparedCOSREW with freely‑browsing learning modes. The results showed that the Web is currently not a good resource for a pedagogically informed competence‑based system, since Web pages predominantly comprise text‑based su bject matter content with little support for learning competence or capability.


Keywords: Keywords: Competency Model, Competence Structure, Web-based Learning, Internet Supported Learning, Pedagogy, Self-learning


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