Using an Intelligent Web Browser for Teacher Professional Development: Preliminary Findings from Simulated Learners PROCEEDING
Eric Poitras, Negar Fazeli, University of Utah, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Savannah, GA, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Open-ended learning environments that leverage online resources hold a wealth of information for pre-service teachers to acquire the knowledge that is necessary to successfully implement technologies in the classroom. Effective learning in such environments require that teachers engage in self-regulated learning processes. This often proves to be difficult, and can lead to poor learning outcomes. In this paper, we briefly outline the theoretical and analytical underpinnings of nBrowser, an intelligent web browser that trains and fosters pre-service teachers’ ability to regulate certain aspects of their own learning while building lesson plans that integrate technologies into the classroom. In doing so, we provide preliminary findings from a 100 simulated learners conducted with nSimulator to test the underlying assumption of the network-based model, which allows the system to appraise learner behaviors and prescribe instructional content.
Poitras, E. & Fazeli, N. (2016). Using an Intelligent Web Browser for Teacher Professional Development: Preliminary Findings from Simulated Learners. In G. Chamblee & L. Langub (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3037-3041). Savannah, GA, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 26, 2017 from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/172123/.
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