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Even a computer generated avatar!

By Larry Bell on December 8, 2010 | Log in to view or post comments

Joan Straumanis of NSF's Science of Learning Centers program had a neat little slide in her presentation today at the NSE Grantee's meeting at NSF. She says that research in learning shows that if your goal is getting people to learn something:

Expert explanation . . . is not as effective as
Peer explanation . . . which is not as effective as
Self explanation . . . which is not as effective as
Teaching another . . . even when that other is a computer-generated avatar

 

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Larry Bell is VP of Strategic Initiatives at the Museum of Science in Boston and PI for the NISE Network.