A Computer Assisted Intervention on Learning Strategies

  • Antonio Manuel Manuel University of Lisbon

Abstract

The objective of this study, in the Student Approaches to Learning (SAL) perspective, was to test a computer-assisted intervention that seeks to promote awareness and self-regulation of learning strategies, aiming at improving the quality of learning. The intervention involved the use, by a sample of higher education students, of purposely developed interactive software – the PAE v.1 - which basically allows users to self-assess, recognize and self-regulate learning strategies. Pre- and post-intervention measures of the learning process and product were compared, both in general and individually, according to the experimental methodology. The results suggest that the intensive implementation of the intervention was effective in generally increasing a deep learning strategy and, in some cases, reducing a surface strategy and increasing an achieving strategy, but not significantly enough under these conditions, to improve the quality of learning. It is suggested a way of using the intervention procedure to achieve such an improvement. Keywords: interactive learning environments; multimedia/hypermedia systems; post-secondary education; teaching/learning strategies

Author Biography

Antonio Manuel Manuel, University of Lisbon
Faculty of Psychology, Assistant Professor

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Published
2018-11-23
How to Cite
Manuel, A. (2018). A Computer Assisted Intervention on Learning Strategies. Australian Educational Computing, 33(1). Retrieved from http://journal.acce.edu.au/index.php/AEC/article/view/156
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Research Articles (Refereed/Reviewed)