Adaptive Link Generation for Multiperspective Thinking on the Web: An Approach to Motivate Learners to Think
IETI Volume 43, Number 2, ISSN 1470-3297
To increase the efficiency of exploratory learning on the Web, we previously developed a free-hyperlink environment that allows adaptive link generation. In this environment, learners can make new hyperlinks independent of static hyperlinks and share them on the Web. To reduce hyperlink overflow, the adaptive link generation filters out sharable hyperlinks made by other learners with a low similarity of interest. This paper describes how to increase the effectiveness of exploratory learning on the Web. We think that learners should think about a learning topic from many perspectives beyond their individual interests. We call such a learning method "multiperspective thinking." The focus of this paper is the adaptive link generation for multiperspective thinking on the Web. Our idea is to recommend the sharable hyperlinks made by other learners with low similarity of interest to motivate learners to think about information that is uninteresting for them but necessary for learning. (Contains 4 tables and 4 figures.)
Mitsuhara, H., Kanenishi, K. & Yano, Y. (2006). Adaptive Link Generation for Multiperspective Thinking on the Web: An Approach to Motivate Learners to Think. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 43(2), 137-149.