SMILE Maker - An Intelligent Learning Environment for Problem Solving
Svetoslav Stoyanov, University of Twente
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-40-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This poster introduces SMILE Maker - a web-based tool supporting ill-structured problem solving activities of students involved in problem-based learning. SMILE Maker stands for Solution, Mapping, Intelligent Learning Environment. It is both a problem solving and a learning tool. As a problem solving tool it proposes a method for creative problem solving based on the synergy of some mapping approaches like concept mapping, mind mapping, cognitive mapping, flowscapping, and process mapping, and a systematic creative problem solving methodology. The method facilitates elicitation of tacit knowledge, an effective organization of the explicit knowledge, and avoidance of some negative individual problem solving syndromes like analysis-paralysis, functional fixedness, premature judgment, and etc. As a learning method it provides an individualized learning environment for studying and applying this method. It adapts learning to four personal constructs such as learning styles, problem solving styles, learning locus of control and prior knowledge.
Stoyanov, S. (2000). SMILE Maker - An Intelligent Learning Environment for Problem Solving. In J. Bourdeau & R. Heller (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2000--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (p. 1832). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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