Analysis and Design of Problems/Questions: The 13th Workshop on Technology Enhanced Learning by Posing/Solving Problems/Questions

at ICCE2020 in a fully virtual conference, on November 23, 2020.
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The 13th Workshop on Technology Enhanced Learning by Posing/Solving Problems/Questions was successfully held. Thank you for your participation and meet in next workshop!

Problems/questions are indispensable in the teaching and learning process. Adequate problems/questions give essential motivation for learning. Problems/questions with adequate quality in various testing conditions are believed to enable teachers to assess individual students' capability and readiness of transfer in specific domain knowledge. Despite this, there are still many areas in need of systematic investigation to promote knowledge and skills on problems/questions-centered learning approach, including learning by problem solving and/or generation. For instance: what criteria constitute as adequate test item quality (in addition to frequently cited psychometric index like item difficulty, discrimination index); how to best assess learner's capability with appropriate quality level within constraints (e.g., an optimal number of items, time limitation, etc.); any feasible metadata heuristics and/or techniques for problems/questions selection; any promising alternative strategies for compiling a sufficient number of problems/questions; any scaffolding techniques for question-generation implementation and instructional diffusion and so on.

From ICCE 2006 to 2019, we held a series of 12 workshops where we paid special attention to "questions/problems" in technology-enhanced learning. We have established SIG of "Educational Use of Problems/Questions in Technology-Enhanced Learning" in 2015. This 13th workshop is the sixth workshop organized by the SIG. This continuous workshop will provide a good and timely opportunity to present and share the results and issues about "problems/questions" and grow the SIG community.

We cordially invite presenters and participants who are interested in "problems/questions" in computer-supported education/learning environment. We would like to discuss the many facets and potential uses of "problems/questions" from a technological, computational, pedagogical, psychometrics, theoretical, sociological and administrative point of views.

Topics of interest include, but not limited to:

Workshop Program

The time zone will be based on GMT+8: China, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, etc.

09:00-09:10Opening Speech
Speaker: Jon Mason (Charles Darwin University, Australia)
09:10-10:20Session (I)
Chair: Fu-Yun Yu (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
Investigating the Use of Prompts by a Robot Peer Tutor during Math Problem Solving (full paper)
Ethel Ong, Aaron Nol Bautista, Jabin Raymond Gerardo, Harvey Lallave, Patrick Luigi Latorre, Minie Rose Lapinid, Auxencia Limjap
Analysis of Learning Activities with Automated Auxiliary Problem Presentation for Breaking Learner Impasses in Physics Error-based Simulations (full paper)
Nonoka Aikawa, Kento Koike, Takahito Tomoto
10:40-11:30Session (II)
Chair: Yusuke Hayashi (Hiroshima University, Japan)
The Effect of Different Online Procedural Prompts on Student-Generated Questions Task Performance for English Grammar Instruction (full paper)
Fu-Yun Yu, Chih-Chung Lin
Preliminary Study on Learning Assessment by Using Problem Posing in an Online Course as an Alternative Method of a Conventional Examination (short paper)
Kazuaki Kojima
11:30-12:00Community Building Session for APSCE SIG: "Educational Use of Problems/Questions in Technology-Enhanced Learning"
Chair: Tanja Mitrovic (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)

Presentation Instructions

Workshop Organizers

  • Yusuke Hayashi (Hiroshima University, Japan)
  • Tsukasa Hirashima (Hiroshima University, Japan)
  • Kazuaki Kojima (Teikyo University, Japan)
  • Tomoko Kojiri (Kansai University, Japan)
  • Jon Mason (Charles Darwin University, Australia)
  • Tanja Mitrovic (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
  • Fu-Yun Yu (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)

PC Members

  • Sergei Abramovich (State University of New York, USA)
  • Toshihiro Hayashi (Kagawa University, Japan)
  • Tatsuhiro Konishi (Shizuoka University, Japan)
  • Hidenobu Kunichika (Kyusyu Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Nguyen-Thinh Le (Humboldt-Univeristat zu Berlin, German)
  • Kazuhisa Seta (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)
  • Takahito Tomoto (Tokyo Polytechnic University, Japan)
  • Tomoya Horiguchi (Kobe University, Japan)
  • Chun-Ping Wu (National University of Tainan, Taiwan)

Past workshops: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th