An ecological approach to the on-line assessment of problem-solving paths: Principles and applications

@article{Shaw1997AnEA,
  title={An ecological approach to the on-line assessment of problem-solving paths: Principles and applications},
  author={R. Shaw and J. Effken and Brett R. Fajen and Steven R. Garrett and A. Morris},
  journal={Instructional Science},
  year={1997},
  volume={25},
  pages={151-166}
}
In this paper, we propose a theoretical framework for designing on-line situated assessment tools for multimedia instructional systems. Based on an ecological psychology approach to situated learning, a graph theoretic methodology is applied to monitor students' performance (solution paths) throughout the learning activity. Deviation of the student's path from the target (expert) path generates indicators which can function as alerts to the student and to the instructor. The information… Expand
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