JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 22(10): 1398-1417, doi: 10.3217/jucs-022-10-1398
Exploring Teachers' Perceptions on Modeling Effort Demanded by CSCL Designs with Explicit Artifact Flow Support
expand article infoOsmel Bordies, Yannis Dimitriadis
‡ Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Open Access
Artifact flow represents an important aspect of teaching/learning processes, especially in CSCL situations in which complex relationships may be found. However, explicit modeling of CSCL processes with artifact flow may increase the cognitive load and associated effort of the teachers-designers and therefore decrease the efficiency of the design process. The empirical study, reported in this paper and grounded on mixed methods, provides evidence of the effort overload when teachers are involved in designing CSCL situations in a controlled environment. The results of the study illustrate the problem through the subjective perception of the participating teachers, complemented with objective parameters, such as time consumed, errors committed, uncertainty and objective complexity metrics.
CSCL, learning design, artifact flow, effort subjective measurement