Enhancement of student learning performance using personalized diagnosis and remedial learning systems

Jul 8, 2013, 12:04 PM
Chen, L-H. (2011). Enhancement of student learning performance using personalized diagnosis and remedial learning systems. Computers& Education,56, 289-299.

Characteristics

  • Grade/Age Level: 18-20 years old
  • Specific Difficulty Addressed: Assessment of students for remedial learning needs
  • Type of AT Used: Personalized diagnosis and remedial learning system (PDRLS) using the Pathfinder network

Setting

Method

  • Participants were 145 students in a JAVA Programming Design course, randomly assigned to experimental and control groups.
  • Students spent 30 minutes learning a new topic through the guided learning mode and then took a 10 item pre-test.
  • Students in the control group only received feedback on their correct answer ratio.
  • Students in the experimental group received a remedial learning path, guiding them through concepts that were difficult for them.
  • After remedial learning, students completed a 10 question post-test.

Results

  • Students in the experimental and control groups did not score significantly different on the pre-test (40.47 and 40.30, respectively).
  • Students in the experimental and control groups did score significantly different on the post-test (68.23 and 58.91, respectively).
  • A 3 item questionnaire examining student attitude towards PDRLS was given using a 5 point Likert scale.
  • Students in the experimental group reported higher self-efficacy, greater satisfaction, and intention to use PDRLS.
  • Author reports PDRLS could be strengthened by using more personal factors, such as knowledge level and cognitive style.
  • Results indicate PDRLS is more beneficial for students with low knowledge levels.
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