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The role of evaluative metadata in an online teacher resource exchange

Abramovich, S and Schunn, CD and Correnti, RJ (2013) The role of evaluative metadata in an online teacher resource exchange. Educational Technology Research and Development, 61 (6). 863 - 883. ISSN 1042-1629

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A large-scale online teacher resource exchange is studied to examine the ways in which metadata influence teachers' selection of resources. A hierarchical linear modeling approach was used to tease apart the simultaneous effects of resource features and author features. From a decision heuristics theoretical perspective, teachers appear to rely on complex heuristics that integrate many dimensions when determining whether to download a resource. Most surprisingly, numbers of ratings more strongly predict downloads than do mean rating levels, such that multiple negative ratings appear to attract more downloads than do few positive ratings. Implications for system design are discussed. © 2013 Association for Educational Communications and Technology.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Abramovich, S
Schunn, CDschunn@pitt.eduSCHUNN0000-0003-3589-297X
Correnti, RJrcorrent@pitt.eduRCORRENT0000-0002-6656-0567
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Learning Research & Development Center
Date: 1 January 2013
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Educational Technology Research and Development
Volume: 61
Number: 6
Page Range: 863 - 883
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/s11423-013-9317-2
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Psychology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1042-1629
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2014 16:54
Last Modified: 17 May 2020 18:55


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