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A Comparison of Assessment Practices and Their Effects on Learning in a Student-Centered Learning Environment
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, Texas A&M University, United States ; , University of Louisiana at Lafayette, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

With recent interest in moving from teacher-directed instruction to approaches that incorporate greater opportunities for student-centered learning comes concerns that traditional classroom practices associated with assessment and grading may be inappropriate for learning environments grounded in a constructivist perspective. The study reported here compared three different assessment methods used during a student-centered program. Participants were seventh graders who used Alien Rescue, a hypermedia problem-based learning program, over the course of three weeks in their science classes. The effects of the different assessment methods on the solutions students developed to the problem posed in the software and on students' performance on a factual knowledge test were examined.

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Pedersen, S. & Williams, D. (2003). A Comparison of Assessment Practices and Their Effects on Learning in a Student-Centered Learning Environment. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2171-2175). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 22, 2019 from .

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