19th International Conference on Computers in Education.
Chiang Mai, Thailand: Asia- Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
The level up procedure is a method for evaluating the learning gains of educational software, and tutoring systems in particular, that includes some form of embedded assessment. The instruction is arranged in levels that take only a few minutes to master, and students level up when the software indicates they have achieved mastery. This paper reports some methodological lessons learned from applying this procedure in studies of a tutoring system that taught high school students how to model dynamic systems.
VanLehn, K., Burleson, W., Chavez-Echeagaray, M.E., Christopherson, R., Gonzalez-Sanchez, J., Hastings, J., Hidalgo-Pontet, Y., Muldner, K., and Zhang, L. (2011). The Level Up Procedure: How to Measure Learning Gains Without Pre- and Post-testing. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE). Chiang Mai, Thailand: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education. October 2011, pp 96-100.