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Integrated and Holistic Perspectives on Learning, Instruction and Technology : Understanding Complexity - J. Michael Spector

Integrated and Holistic Perspectives on Learning, Instruction and Technology

Understanding Complexity

By: J. Michael Spector (Editor), Theresa M. Anderson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 2000
ISBN: 9780792367055
Number Of Pages: 268

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One outcome of recent progress in educational technology is strong interest in providing effective support for learning in complex and ill-structured domains. We know how to use technology to promote understanding in simpler domains (e.g., orientation information, procedures with minimal-branching, etc.), but we are less sure how to use technology to support understanding in more complex domains (e.g., managing limited resources, understanding environmental impacts, etc.). Such domains are increasingly significant for society. Technology (e.g., collaborative tele-learning, digital repositories, interactive simulations, etc.) can provide conceptually and functionally rich domains for learning. However, this introduces the problem of determining what works in which circumstances and why. Research and development on these matters is reflected in this collection of papers. This research suggests a need to rethink foundational issues in educational philosophy and learning technology. One major theme connecting these papers is the need to address learning in the large - from a more holistic perspective. A second theme concerns the need to take learners where and as they are, integrating technology into effective learning places. Significant and systematic progress in learning support for complex domains demands further attention to these important issues.

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Instructional Foundations for Life-Long Learning and Understanding Complex Domains
Environments for Lifelong Learning: Ergonomics, Architecture and Educational Designp. 1
Knowledge Management for School-Based Educatorsp. 19
Reflections on Developing a Web-based Teaching with Technology Coursep. 35
Static and Dynamic Environments: The Ambiguity of the Problemp. 61
Building Theory into Practice in Learning and Instructionp. 79
Leveraging Technology in the Service of Life-Long Learningp. 91
Integrating Technology and Knowledge Construction in Rich Learning Environments
Integrating Constructivism and Learning Technologiesp. 103
Mental Models and Instructional Planningp. 129
Reality, Models and Complex Teaching-Learning Environmentsp. 159
Building versus Using Simulationsp. 175
Research Based Principles for Multimedia Presentationp. 197
Epistemology, Psychology of Learning and Instructional Designp. 213
Conclusionp. 233
Bibliographyp. 243
Indexp. 263
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ISBN: 9780792367055
ISBN-10: 0792367057
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 31st December 2000
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.54 x 16.56  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.63