The surplus value of an authentic learning environment

Judith Gulikers, R.L. Martens, T.J. Bastiaens

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    This article presents a study that provides insight in the effects of an authentic electronic learning environment on student performances and experiences. It is expected that learning in an authentic learning environment results in more active and deep learning and improves intrinsic motivation of students. The results of this study showed, contrary to what was expected, that student who worked in an authentic environment did not perform better than students who worked in a less authentic environment. Moreover, the experiences with the learning environment did not differ between both groups.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)509-521
    Number of pages13
    JournalComputers in Human Behavior
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - May 2005


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