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DynaLearn – An Intelligent Learning Environment for Learning Conceptual Knowledge

Bert Bredeweg, Jochem Liem, Wouter Beek, Floris Linnebank, Jorge Gracia, Esther Lozano, Michael Wißner, René Bühling, Paulo Salles, Richard Noble, Andreas Zitek, Petya Borisova, David Mioduser

Abstract


Articulating thought in computer-based media is a powerful means for humans to develop their understanding of phenomena. We have created DynaLearn, an Intelligent Learning Environment that allows learners to acquire conceptual knowledge by constructing and simulating qualitative models of how systems behave. DynaLearn uses diagrammatic representations for learners to express their ideas. The environment is equipped with semantic technology components capable of generating knowledge-based feedback, and virtual characters enhancing the interaction with learners. Teachers have created course material, and successful evaluation studies have been performed. This article presents an overview of the DynaLearn system.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1609/aimag.v34i4.2489

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