ERIC Number: ED319393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Designing INQUIRE. Technical Report No. 50.
This report discusses the design of the Macintosh version of INQUIRE, a software package developed to support the processes and activities of inquiry learning and teaching. It is noted that the design challenge was to encourage students to consider information from a variety of perspectives, to make and articulate conceptual connections between the ideas and facts they encounter, to enable them to play with information while learning to evaluate its validity and relevance, and to help them reflect about their own questions and learn something about the assumptions underlying their ideas and opinions. Included in the report are descriptions of the central metaphor guiding the design process; the software's basic structure; navigation and housekeeping tools; and procedures for researching students' own questions, writing text, drawing, recording numerical information, noting the sources of information, linking INQUIRE to a videodisk, analyzing information, and tracking student progress through the software. (GL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bank Street Coll. of Education, New York, NY. Center for Children and Technology.