ERIC Number: ED373717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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Information Landscapes and Exploratory User Interfaces: Redesigning To Improve Learning Outcomes.
Hedberg, John G.; And Others
This paper examines improving learning outcomes through redesigning information landscapes. The concept of information landscapes has been a constant theme in the development of interactive multimedia packages. For the user interface to this information to be effective and efficient, consideration must be given to the cognitive load placed on the user. The issues of redesigning learning outcomes are examined in the context of the development of a CD-ROM based interactive multimedia package, "Investigating Lake Iluka" (ILI). ILI is based around an ecology simulation and employs a number of different interface metaphors in presenting the materials to the user. The problem-solving nature of ILI lends itself to metacognitive support through the following features: cognitive self-management; provision of prompts; and experience of experts. The paper reviews evaluation of the learning outcomes from the initial use of the package. (Author/JLB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Computer Software Evaluation, Constructivism (Learning), Courseware, Ecology, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, High Schools, Instructional Design, Learning Processes, Multimedia Instruction, Optical Data Disks, Outcomes of Education, Problem Solving
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Australia; Graphical User Interfaces; Interactive Systems; Multimedia Materials
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the 1994 National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division (16th, Nashville, TN, February 16-20, 1994); see IR 016 784.