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ERIC Number: EJ801097
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1065-0741
Designing Interactive Learning Environments: An Approach from First Principles
Scott, Bernard; Cong, Chunyu
Campus-Wide Information Systems, v24 n3 p174-186 2007
Purpose: Today's technology supports the design of more and more sophisticated interactive learning environments. This paper aims to argue that such design should develop from first principles. Design/methodology/approach: In the paper by first principles is meant: learning theory and principles of course design. These principles are briefly outlined, key features of which include: the use of knowledge and task analysis methodology; the use of topic maps; and learning design that supports adaptive teaching. The paper goes on to describe how this approach to course design has been applied at the UK Defence Academy. Findings: The paper shows how conversation theory serves as a source of first principles for the design of interactive learning environments, as exemplified in the Course Assembly System and Tutorial Environment (CASTE). Originality/value: A principled approach to the design of interactive learning environments is of value in bringing order to a conceptually and methodologically confused domain of practice. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom