New Science of Learning

New Science of Learning

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The earliest educational software simply transferred print material from the page to the monitor. Since then, the Internet and other digital media have brought students an ever-expanding, low-cost knowledge base and the opportunity to interact with minds around the globea€”while running the risk of shortening their attention spans, isolating them from interpersonal contact, and subjecting them to information overload. The New Science of Learning: Cognition, Computers and Collaboration in Education deftly explores the multiple relationships found among these critical elements in studentsa€™ increasingly complex and multi-paced educational experience. Starting with instructorsa€™ insights into the cognitive effects of digital mediaa€”a diverse range of viewpoints with little consensusa€”this cutting-edge resource acknowledges the double-edged potential inherent in computer-based education and its role in shaping studentsa€™ thinking capabilities. Accordingly, the emphasis is on strategies that maximize the strengths and compensate for the negative aspects of digital learning, including: Group cognition as a foundation for learning Metacognitive control of learning and remembering Higher education course development using open education resources Designing a technology-oriented teacher professional development model Supporting student collaboration with digital video tools Teaching and learning through social annotation practices The New Science of Learning: Cognition, Computers and Collaboration in Education brings emerging challenges and innovative ideas into sharp focus for researchers in educational psychology, instructional design, education technologies, and the learning sciences.and changeable answers, but other times reliably offer accounts of complex wellintegrated frameworks of conceptions. ... ideas from the cognitive sciences are supporting research into science education (and many of the ideas mentioned in this chapter are explored in more depth in Taber, 2009). ... New York: Vintage Books. ... Towards an epistemology of physics. ... New York: Holt, Rinehart aamp; Winston.

Title:New Science of Learning
Author: Myint Swe Khine, Issa M. Saleh
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-06-16

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