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Title:Methods and technologies to promote information-centered knowledge construction
Author(s):Spector, J. Michael; Ifenthaler, Dirk; Knezek, Gerald A.; Tyler-Wood, Tandra; Kim, ChanMin
Subject(s):complex problems
dynamic assessment
information representation
information behavior
Abstract:This alternative event for the 2013 iConference is a combination of lightning talks, a demonstration of an assessment technology for knowledge construction in complex domains, and a hands-on exercise in using the tools discussed. The unifying logic for this presentation is that meaningful learning often involves solving challenging and complex problems that allow for multiple solution approaches and a variety of acceptable solutions. While it is important to prepare students to solve such problems, it is difficult to determine the extent to which various interventions and programs are contributing to the development of appropriate problem-solving strategies and attitudes. Simply testing domain knowledge or the ability to solve simple, single-solution problems may not provide support for improving individual student ability or relevant programs and activities. A reliable and robust methodology for assessing the relevant knowledge constructions of students engaged in solving challenging problems is needed, and that is our focus.
Issue Date:2013-02
Citation Info:Spector, J. M., Ifenthaler, D., Knezek, G., Tyler-Wood, T., & Kim, C. (2013). Methods and technologies to promote information-centered knowledge construction. iConference 2013 Proceedings (pp. 1031-1032). doi:10.9776/13268
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-02-04

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