Iwan G. J. H. Wopereis

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Searching for information on the World Wide Web (WWW) basically comes down to locating an appropriate Web site and to retrieving relevant information from that site. This study examined the effect of a user’s WWW experience on both phases of the search process. Twenty-five students from two schools for Dutch preuniversity education were observed while(More)
Serious games open up many new opportunities for complex skills learning in higher education. The inherent complexity of such games, though, requires large efforts for their development. This paper presents a framework for serious game design, which aims to reduce the design complexity at conceptual, technical and practical levels. The approach focuses on a(More)
This study examined the use of weblogs as a means to promote student teachers’ reflective practice. The assumption that weblogs are suitable tools for supporting and stimulating reflection on action in teacher training and consequently for enhancing the students’ ability to reflect, was explored. Three groups of student teachers used weblogs during an(More)
This paper investigates the effects of cognitive style for decision making on the behaviour of participants in different phases of the group concept mapping process (GCM). It is argued that cognitive style should be included directly in the coordination of the GCM process and not simply considered as yet another demographic variable. The cognitive styles(More)
This poster addresses a learning biography study which aims at analyzing learning histories of both expert and non-expert improvisers (five recognized expert improvisers and five renowned musicians lacking improvisational expertise). It was hypothesized that by choosing both experts and non-experts it is possible to distinguish successful and unsuccessful(More)
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