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The 'copy and paste' function, patterns of learner activity and enhancing cognitive tools

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Abstract


  • This research analyses video data to examine changes between levels of process of text-

    based content of learners using two versions of the Copy and Paste function, an unmodified

    control version and an experimental version with an embedded interaction strategy designed to

    prompt learners to process more content effectively. Observed learner activity types were

    categorized as involving Low, Medium or High levels of cognitive processing and the pattern of

    learner switching between these levels is examined. The conclusions drawn from this analysis

    indicate that learners not only need mediating artifacts that prompt them to use appropriate

    processing strategies but that they also need to be made aware of; i) the level of cognitive

    processing in which they are engaged and ii) more importantly to be prompted to switch activities

    to those involving higher levels of cognitive processing when they have been conducting low level

    processing for extended periods.

Authors


  •   Morgan, Michael (external author)
  •   Brickell, Gwyn J. (external author)
  •   Harper, Barry M.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Morgan, M., Brickell, G. J. & Harper, B. (2008). The ''copy and paste'' function, patterns of learner activity and enhancing cognitive tools. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (pp. 2449-2460). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1071&context=edupapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/70

Start Page


  • 2449

End Page


  • 2460

Place Of Publication


  • Chesapeake, VA

Abstract


  • This research analyses video data to examine changes between levels of process of text-

    based content of learners using two versions of the Copy and Paste function, an unmodified

    control version and an experimental version with an embedded interaction strategy designed to

    prompt learners to process more content effectively. Observed learner activity types were

    categorized as involving Low, Medium or High levels of cognitive processing and the pattern of

    learner switching between these levels is examined. The conclusions drawn from this analysis

    indicate that learners not only need mediating artifacts that prompt them to use appropriate

    processing strategies but that they also need to be made aware of; i) the level of cognitive

    processing in which they are engaged and ii) more importantly to be prompted to switch activities

    to those involving higher levels of cognitive processing when they have been conducting low level

    processing for extended periods.

Authors


  •   Morgan, Michael (external author)
  •   Brickell, Gwyn J. (external author)
  •   Harper, Barry M.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Morgan, M., Brickell, G. J. & Harper, B. (2008). The ''copy and paste'' function, patterns of learner activity and enhancing cognitive tools. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (pp. 2449-2460). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1071&context=edupapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/70

Start Page


  • 2449

End Page


  • 2460

Place Of Publication


  • Chesapeake, VA