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Innovations in Science and Mathematics Education : Advanced Designs for Technologies of Learning - Michael J. Jacobson, Jr.

Innovations in Science and Mathematics Education

Advanced Designs for Technologies of Learning

By: Michael J. Jacobson, Jr. (Editor), Robert B. Kozma (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th May 2000
ISBN: 9780805828467
Number Of Pages: 448

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The uses of technology in education have kindled great interest in recent years. Currently, considerable resources are being expended to connect schools to the Internet, to purchase powerful (and increasingly affordable) computers, and on other implementations of educational technologies. However, the mere availability of powerful, globally-connected computers is not sufficient to insure that students will learn--particularly in subjects that pose considerable conceptual difficulties, such as in science and mathematics. The true challenge is not just to put the newest technologies in our schools, but to identify advanced ways to design and use these new technologies to advance learning. This book offers a snapshot of current work that is attempting to address this challenge. It provides valuable and timely information to science and mathematics educators, educational and cognitive researchers, instructional technologists and educational software developers, educational policymakers, and to scholars and students in these fields.

Contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. xiii
Introduction: New Perspectives on Designing the Technologies of Learningp. 1
The Use of Multiple Representations and the Social Construction of Understanding in Chemistryp. 11
Simcalc: Accelerating Students' Engagement with the Mathematics of Changep. 47
Model-It: a Design Retrospectivep. 77
The Knowledge Mediator Framework: toward the Design of Hypermedia Tools for Learningp. 117
Computer-Based Manipulatives for Teaching Scientific Reasoning: an Examplep. 163
The Knowledge Integration Environment: Helping Students Use the Internet Effectivelyp. 193
Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning in Engineering: the Challenge of Scaling-Up Assessmentp. 227
Astronomical Experiences Using Internet-Accessible Remote Instrumentationp. 259
Technology Supports for Student Participation in Science Investigationsp. 287
Technological Tools and Instructional Approaches for Making Scientific Inquiry Accessible to Allp. 321
The Design of Immersive Virtual Learning Environments: Fostering Deep Understandings of Complex Scientific Knowledgep. 361
Author Indexp. 415
Subject Indexp. 423
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ISBN: 9780805828467
ISBN-10: 080582846X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 13th May 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.55 x 16.2  x 3.45
Weight (kg): 0.89
Edition Number: 1