LearningBench: A Self-Directed Learning Environment on the Web
Akihiro Kashihara, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Japan ; Shinobu Hasegawa, Information Center, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Web can be viewed as a promising learning platform that facilitates self-directed learning with hypermedia/hypertext-based learning resources. This paper discusses how to design a self-directed learning environment that enables learning resource navigation and page navigation in a fruitful way. We also propose a framework for such environment called LearningBench, which consists of digital library and navigation process viewers. The digital library allows learners to traverse learning resources according to their knowledge states/needs to deepen learning about a certain topic. The navigation process viewers allow them to preview navigation paths to be followed and to postview their own navigation process that has been carried out. These viewers have a potential for facilitating the page navigation.
Kashihara, A. & Hasegawa, S. (2003). LearningBench: A Self-Directed Learning Environment on the Web. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1032-1039). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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