ERIC Number: ED431431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
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Information Technology-Based Instructional Strategies.
Passerini, Katia; Granger, Mary J.
Greater learning can be promoted by delivering information through a variety of media and through the use of interactive applications. In this paper, the effect of information technology on learning is seen as a function of how well interactive technologies support a specific model of learning and how appropriate that model is to the learning situation. Assumptions of learning theories are reviewed and combined with specific technologies. A framework is described that uses the broad categories of objectivism and constructivism, with subsets including collaborative, cognitive information processing, and sociocultural learning, to classify learning models. Four functions (i.e., automate, informate up, informate down, and transform) of the use of information technology for instruction are linked to the pertinent technologies. Using this framework, the paper suggests an educational strategy incorporating various technologies based on these theories and combinations. A model combining the learning theories, the functionality, the type of outcome, and an appropriate technology is proposed. Four figures present a summary of learning models, dimensions of learning theories, a taxonomy of the impact of information technology on learning, and dimensions of learning theories and technology. (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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