ERIC Number: ED262752
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Havens for Learning: Toward a Framework for Developing Effective Uses of Technology.
Bransford, John D.; And Others
This paper presents research on the concept of idealized learning environments called Havens that facilitate learning, introduces the topic of technologically-created Havens, and discusses various components of Havens that can facilitate comprehension. Three experiments involving college students at Vanderbilt University are described. Designed to illustrate and evaluate some procedures for creating Havens for learning, these experiments used videotape and computer-controlled videodiscs to create meaningful environments that could be shared by students and mediators. When the effects of learning in these Haven-like environments were compared with the effects of environments that are often found in schools, the results were positive, suggesting that more sophisticated uses of technology, especially computer-controlled interactive videodisc, should have even greater benefits on comprehension and learning. Also included are descriptions of some videodisc-based Havens that are currently being developed at Vanderbilt University. (JB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Environment, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Intermode Differences, Learning Experience, Learning Processes, Man Machine Systems, Microcomputers, Research Methodology, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Learning Technology Center.