COGNITIVE PROCESS VISIBILITY; AN EMBEDDED PROCESS MONITORING APPROACH IN AN INTELLIGENT LEARNING MODULE
Adetokunbo A. ADENOWO
ETRJ. Vol. 3(2), 20 September, 2018
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Abstract: Theoretically, the visibility of the cognitive process of a learner tends to enhance knowledge gap identification, tutoring guidance provision and learning process adaptation in order to achieve effective learning. Towards the aforementioned, what approach would reveal the cognitive process of a learner during a learning process? Thus, this work presents an interface-based approach that is underpinned by the concept of “embedded Process Monitoring” (ePM). The conception/deployment of ePM aims to make visible the cognitive process of learners. This paper examines whether the proposed interface-driven ePM approach achieves the design/research objectives. Accordingly, a prototype software learning platform termed intelligent learning module was designed and subjected to evaluation within a numerical problem-solving context. Human subjects were sampled using a questionnaire. Quantitative data from the questionnaire-based evaluation was statistically analysed, while the subjective aspects were subjected to thematic analysis. Results indicate that the interfacebased ePM reveals the cognitive process of learners; aid the generation of timely and relevant feedbacks. Also, there were few indications that the interface-driven ePM approach obstructs learning. Notwithstanding, the prototype learning platform provides an alternative route(s) that enable(s) advanced learners to construct knowledge.