design

The everyday godfather

Norman, D. (2002) The Design of Everyday Things. New York: Basic Books. With illustrative stories in every chapter, any attempt to derive simple rules from this classic diminishes its richness. However, in the interest of summary, the lessons that seem most prominent include: Declarative knowledge (know of) is in the world Reminders Natural mappings Procedural… Continue reading The everyday godfather

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Learning theory in online education

Ally, M. (2004). Foundations of educational theory for online learning. In T. A. Anderson & F. Elloumi (Eds). Theory and Practice of Online Learning (pp. 3-31). Athabasca University. Retrieved from the Internet February 3, 2010 at http://cde.athabascau.ca/online_book/ch1.html. My first reaction was to disagree with Ally's statement (quoting Clark): technologies are merely vehicles that deliver instruction,… Continue reading Learning theory in online education

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Cognition: Revisited (Part I)

Winn, W. and Snyder, D. (1996). Cognitive Perspectives in Psychology. In D. Jonassen (Ed.), Handbook of research for educational communications and technology. Washington, DC: Association for Educational Communications and Technology. pp. 112-142. Winn provides not only a comprehensive overview of cognitive theory but also a thorough integration of constructivist contributions, producing a revised cognitivism which… Continue reading Cognition: Revisited (Part I)

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Cognition: Refined (Part II)

Winn, W. and Snyder, D. (1996). Cognitive Perspectives in Psychology. In D. Jonassen (Ed.), Handbook of research for educational communications and technology. Washington, DC: Association for Educational Communications and Technology. pp. 112-142. Winn continues by covering different views of schema: Memory structures: built over time as a result of interaction with the environment and colored… Continue reading Cognition: Refined (Part II)

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Cognition: Revised (Part III)

Winn, W. and Snyder, D. (1996). Cognitive Perspectives in Psychology. In D. Jonassen (Ed.), Handbook of research for educational communications and technology. Washington, DC: Association for Educational Communications and Technology. pp. 112-142. Winn then begins to integrate constructivism. He details 5 stages as novices become experts in a community of practice: Novices - learn set… Continue reading Cognition: Revised (Part III)