Peter, M., Harlow, A., Balsom, T., Scott, J. B., & Round, W. H. (2013). On the threshold: Affordances of online tutorials in the learning of threshold concepts. Presented at the XVII International Conference on Perception and Action, Estoril, Portugal.
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According to threshold concept theory, in each academic discipline there exist concepts that once grasped allow new and previously inaccessible ways of perceiving and thinking about the subject to emerge . Acquiring a threshold concept (TC) often resembles a phase transition as observed in other psychological perception-action dynamical systems . Previous studies of student learning in introductory electronics have revealed areas where students get stuck . In the present study we investigated the impact of multimodal, online tutorials on learning TCs.