Seminars & Events‎ > ‎News‎ > ‎

Knowledge-Integration Seminar by Prof. Marcia Linn

posted Dec 8, 2012, 10:29 PM by Yotam Hod   [ updated Dec 8, 2012, 10:29 PM ]
On Nov 11, 2012, faculty and PhD students from the Technologies in Education Program took an active part in a special seminar hosting Prof. Marcia Linn, from the Berkeley Graduate School of Education. The seminar, which took place at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel, focused on Designing Knowledge Integration Guidance to Deepen Understanding. 

The Continuous Learning and Automated Scoring in Science (CLASS) project, funded by the National Science Foundation is exploring new automated guidance features using the Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE). We have compared knowledge integration, specific, general, and teacher generated guidance. In a series of studies, we investigated automated analysis of concept maps, ETS’s c-rater technology, and automated analysis of student drawings. Using these technologies WISE can give automated guidance to students in a wide range of science units. We studied the effect of guidance on revisiting of course materials using logs of student navigation, revisions of responses, and performance on post-tests. We found that automated guidance can enhance performance and deepen understanding.