ERIC Number: ED190119
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Linking Psychological Theory and Instructional Technology.
Based on the assumption that the design of instruction and the selection of technological supports can be based upon psychological understandings of what makes for a meaningful learning experience, this paper examines meaning in the context of two propositions about the nature of motivation and memory, and explores ways in which instructional technology can be used as a tool in the process of creating meaningful learning experiences for college students. The two propositions considered are: (1) that external stimuli are effective motivators only when they are meaningful or form some relationship to internal states, and (2) that the more organizing and the higher the level of organizational activity done by the student, the greater the probability that he or she will be able to retain and use the information acquired. (FM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at a conference at Eastern Montana College (Billings, MT, April 20, 1980).