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Simulating Preservice Teachers’ Information-Seeking Behaviors While Learning with an Intelligent Web Browser PROCEEDING

, , University of Utah, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, TX, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-27-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Learner models enable open-ended learning environments (OELEs) to adapt instruction to the specific needs of different learners. Simulation-based methods allow researchers to reproduce and model learner behaviors to evaluate and improve the adaptive capabilities of OELEs in a manner that would not otherwise be possible in a classroom or laboratory setting. We discuss a computer simulation to study the impact of a network-based recommender system towards preservice teachers’ information-seeking behaviors. The findings show that the system is 76% more likely to recommend the most useful resource rather than other comparison documents. We discuss the broader implications for adaptive OELEs that recommend online resources to teachers based on their specific needs and interests.

Citation

Poitras, E. & Fazeli, N. (2017). Simulating Preservice Teachers’ Information-Seeking Behaviors While Learning with an Intelligent Web Browser. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2437-2442). Austin, TX, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 13, 2017 from .