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ERIC Number: ED429546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 7
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The Intranet as a Cognitive Architecture for Training and Education: Basic Assumptions and Development Issues.
Seffah, Ahmed; Bouchard, Robert Maurice
This paper makes basic assumptions regarding the development of an intranet architecture that will actively promote the cognitive apprenticeship of a new community of learners. The authors consider the intranet as a dynamic and virtual environment in which individuals may communicate, share resources, and reciprocally generate and organize learning strategies leading to knowledge and self efficacy. First, the paper describes a proposed architecture supported by an exemplar called SAGE-ISO that includes the following cognitive tools: browsing for information regarding ISO 9000 standards, as well as a company's quality system; advising the user on deploying the quality procedures; and training through a set of learning resources. Secondly, it highlights the following cognitive variables that can act as building blocks towards an efficient intranet foundation: learning should be an active and not a passive experience; learning can be facilitated by situating the learner within an authentic setting; and learners should take charge of their own learning. The final section provides a brief overview of development issues regarding Internet/intranet technologies and tools and presents a proposed architecture. Two figures illustrate the architecture of the intranet training environment and the proposed internal architecture, and a table presents examples of tools and technologies. Contains 13 references. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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