Several hypermedia environments have been developed in the last years with the intention of promoting the acquisition of knowledge on a wide range of topic and developing problem-solving abilities. However, there are many different and sometimes conflicting claims about the capability of these environments to promote meaningful learning. We have developed a hypermedia learning environment with a tutorial component that exploits Artificial Intelligence techniques. This hypermedia, called Logiocando, targets a special category of users, namely children of the fourth level of primary school (9-10 years old), to teach them basic concepts of logic. Two empirical evaluations of the educational impact of Logiocando have been performed. Such experiments compared two teaching approaches: the computer-based one that relies on the hypermedia system, and the traditional one that relies on classroom instruction. The studies involved a large sample of pupils of primary school. Results showed that Logiocando can certainly be considered a valid support in the process of learning and deepening logic knowledge, provided that children are adequately motivated.
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|Titolo:||Evaluating the educational impact of a tutoring hypermedia for children|
|Autori:||M. F., Costabile; De Angeli, Antonella; A., T. Roselli; R., Lanzilotti; P., Plantamura|
|Titolo del periodico:||INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ANNUAL|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista (Journal article)|