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An Interactive Pool of Exercises for Individual Learning Support in Academic Courses
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, , , , Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-95-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

The use of multi-media and Internet in academic courses steadily increased in the last two decades gaining improvements in teaching in various respects, and leading to the well-known fields of e-learning and blended learning. Especially large courses can greatly benefit from new technologies which, however, require initial installation and permanent management effort. In this paper, we present an e-learning approach called Interactive Pool of Exercises (IPE) which requires little effort to establish and manage. It is particularly well-suited (but not limited) to provide learning support for students in large courses. The IPE is built as a connection of a pool of course-related exercises and an online forum. Every exercise is bi-directionally linked to a corresponding thread in the forum, the linking being achieved by standard Internet and PDF technology only. We present the technological background of the IPE and give installation recommendations, and we perform an evaluation of the students’ acceptance of the IPE as well as an analysis of their learning improvement.

Citation

Pfeiffer, F., König, L., Wiesner, A. & Schmeck, H. (2012). An Interactive Pool of Exercises for Individual Learning Support in Academic Courses. In T. Amiel & B. Wilson (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2012--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 442-452). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 16, 2021 from .

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