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ERIC Number: ED409837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Employing Cognitive Tools within Interactive Multimedia Applications.
Hedberg, John; And Others
This paper describes research into the use of cognitive tools in the classroom using "Exploring the Nardoo", an information landscape designed to support student investigation. Simulations and support tools which allow multimedia reporting are embedded in the package and are supported by several metacognitive tools for the writing process. The tools include details about genre and also provide scaffolding templates to support the learners. "Exploring the Nardoo" provides a rich information landscape of resources based on ecology, with a Water Research Center and a navigable river environment. It incorporates problems that challenge students to become active participants in the learning process and simulators that allow the user to ask questions and investigate possible answers to those questions. By providing a metaphor relating to the real world, students are encouraged to apply scientific concepts and techniques in new and relevant situations throughout the problem-solving process. The package incorporates high quality visual materials in the form of graphics, sound, text, and motion video together with scientific measuring tools to aid in the construction of understanding. Experiences using the package with two groups of high school students (n=8 and 11) and future cognitive tool development are discussed. (Contains 12 references.) (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia