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ERIC Number: ED363276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 67
Abstractor: N/A
Interaction Strategies and Emerging Technologies.
Gavora, Mark; Hannafin, Michael
This paper describes and critically analyzes several perspectives on interaction and computer technology, examines dimensions of interactions, and presents a framework for the design of interaction strategies. Traditional perspectives on interaction discussed are the operational and the functional. The operational perspective is described in terms of its four components: physical response, feedback based on the response, mental task, and the symbols or codes used to convey information. The functional perspective is described under five headings: supporting lesson pacing, providing the opportunity to elaborate, confirming the accuracy of responses, navigating within or across lessons or lesson segments, and supporting inquiries. The need for a perspective that integrates the operational and functional perspectives is described, associated cognitive and physical responses are outlined, and the impact of design factors is discussed. Finally a conceptual model of interaction as an integrated process consisting of learning, effort, the cognitive dimension and the physical dimension is presented. Eight figures illustrating the components of interaction concepts are attached. (Contains 69 references.) (KRN)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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