The educative and scalable functions of authoring tools to support inquiry-based science learning

Itay Asher, Samira Nasser, Lina Ganaim, Iris Tabak, Vassilis Kollias, Eleni A. Kyza, Iolie Nicolaidou, Frederiki Terzian, Andreas Hadjichambis, Dimitris Kafouris, Andreas Redfors, Lena Hansson, Maria Rosberg, Sascha Schanze, Ulf Saballus

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Abstract

Specialized authoring tools enable non-programmers to develop computer-based learning environments that reflect a particular task model. Large-scale implementation of novel but pedagogically sound environments is made possible if the resulting environments reflect the intended essential pedagogical features. We explore the balance between constraints and generativity through five teams' experiences with a specialized authoring tool, STOCHASMOS. We hope to spark a critical discussion of the role of specialized authoring tools in scalability. We also suggest that future research examine the educative function of these tools.

Original languageEnglish
Pages236-243
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 2010-Jun-292010-Jul-02

Conference

Conference9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period10-06-2910-07-02

Keywords

  • Authoring tool
  • Computer-based learning environments
  • Critical discussions
  • Generativity
  • Inquiry-based science
  • Pedagogical features
  • Scalable functions
  • Sound environment

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