Erroneous Examples: A Preliminary Investigation into Learning Benefits

Dimitra Tsovaltzi; Erica Melis; Bruce McLaren; Michael Dietrich; Giorgi Goguadze; Ann-Kristin Thurner

In: Marcus Specht; Vania Dimitrova; Ulrike Cress (Hrsg.). Proceedings of the Fourth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning. European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL-2009), Learning in the Synergy of Multiple Disciplines, September 29 - October 2, Nizza, France, Pages 688-693, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Vol. 5794, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 2009.


In this work, we investigate the effect of presenting students with common errors of other students and explore whether such erroneous examples can help students learn without the embarrassment and demotivation of working with one's own errors. The erroneous examples are presented to students by a technology enhanced learning (TEL) system. We discuss the theoretical background of learning with erroneous examples, describe our TEL setting, and discuss initial, small-scale studies we conducted to explore learning with erroneous examples.


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Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
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