ERIC Number: ED470032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
How People Learn (and What Technology Might Have To Do with It). ERIC Digest.
Driscoll, Marcy P.
This digest contains four sections that discuss the following broad principles that offer a framework to teachers for thinking about how technology can support their instruction: (1) learning occurs in context, including ways that technology can facilitate learning by providing real world contexts that engage learners in solving complex problems, and computer simulations and computer-based microworlds that offer contexts for learners to explore and understand complex phenomena in a variety of subject areas; (2) learning is active, including the use of brainstorming, concept mapping, or visualization software, as well as simulations that enable learners to experiment with modeling complex ideas; (3) learning is social, including software that supports a networked, multimedia environment in which students collaborate on learning activities; and (4) learning is reflective, including technologies that promote communication within and outside the classroom, making it easier for feedback, reflection, and revision to occur. (Contains 15 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Educational Principles, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Information Technology, Learning Processes, Technology Integration
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