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ERIC Number: ED477030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Cognitive Tools and User-Centered Learning Environments: Rethinking Tools, Functions, and Applications.
Iiyoshi, Toru; Hannafin, Michael J.
This paper introduces and analyzes problems and issues in the design and use of cognitive tools in open, user-centered learning environments. It introduces a classification scheme for tool functions, and showcases several tools in a current educational hypermedia research and development effort. Information-seeking, information-presentation, knowledge- organization, knowledge-integration, and knowledge-generation tools are discussed, followed by a description of "The Human Body," an interactive CD-ROM based on the television series, "The Universe Within Human Body. The Human Body." Implications for future research and development in the design and use of cognitive tools in hypermedia learning environments are addressed. (Contains 18 references and 6 figures.) (Author/AEF)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: In: ED-MEDIA 2002 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Proceedings (14th, Denver, Colorado, June 24-29, 2002); see IR 021 687.