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An open learner model for trainee pilots

Gakhal, Inderdip and Bull, Susan (2008) An open learner model for trainee pilots. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 16 (2). pp. 123-135. ISSN 0968-7769 (print)/1741-1629 (online)

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    Abstract

    This paper investigates the potential for simple open learner models for highly motivated, independent learners, using the example of trainee pilots. In particular we consider whether such users access their learner model to help them identify their current knowledge level, areas of difficulty and specific misconceptions, to help them plan their immediate learning activities; and whether they find a longer‐term planning aid useful. The Flight Club open learner model was deployed in a UK flight school over four weeks. Results suggest that motivated users such as trainee pilots will use a system with a simple open learner model, and are interested in consulting their learner model information both to facilitate planning over time, and to understand their current knowledge state. We discuss the extent to which our findings may be relevant to learners in other contexts.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
    Divisions: ALT-J Journal
    Depositing User: Justin Smith
    Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2010 12:53
    Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 10:00
    URI: http://repository.alt.ac.uk/id/eprint/746

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