A1 Journal article – refereed
Self-directed learning in simulation-based discovery environments




List of Authors: de Jong T, van Joolingen WR, Swaak J, Veermans K, Limbach R, King S, Gureghian D
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Publication year: 1998
Journal: Journal of Computer Assisted Learning
Journal name in source: JOURNAL OF COMPUTER ASSISTED LEARNING
Journal acronym: J COMPUT ASSIST LEAR
Volume number: 14
Issue number: 3
ISSN: 0266-4909

Abstract
SIMQUEST is an authoring system for designing and creating simulation-based learning environments. The special character of SIMQUEST learning environments is that they include cognitive support for learners which means that they provide learners with support in the discovery process. In SIMQUEST learning environments, a balance is sought between direct guidance of the learning process and sufficient freedom for learners to regulate the learning process themselves. This paper describes the basic mechanisms of the SIMQUEST learning and authoring environments. The functionality authors have in providing the learner with guidance and some of the experiences on how authors use these opportunities and learners employ the cognitive support are reported.


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