Accuracy of a learner’s edits to their learner model

Britland, Mark (2010). Accuracy of a learner’s edits to their learner model. University of Birmingham. M.Res.


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The thesis investigates the accuracy of which a learner can edit their learner model. The research considers how ability of a domain, self assessment skills and learning material could help the learner in editing their learner model. To help identify the accuracy of a learner’s editing, erroneous data has been placed into the learner model, to see whether learners can edit their learner models and demonstrate an understanding of their learning. Erroneous data is not normally inserted into a learner model, and in this case is done automatically through the learner modelling process, with the participants having no prior knowledge of this. The learner model developed here is a model of strength of beliefs, where the learner gets to edit their strength of belief. The results showed some interesting findings, with the most noticeable that the majority of participants were able to successfully edit any erroneous misconceptions, whilst none could correctly edit any erroneous knowledge statements inserted.

Type of Work: Thesis (Masters by Research > M.Res.)
Award Type: Masters by Research > M.Res.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School or Department: School of Engineering, Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering


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