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ERIC Number: EJ822352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1055-8896
Applying Learning Principles to Development of Multimedia for Addressing Bias in Street-Level Public Decision-Making
O'Looney, John
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, v12 n2 p163-183 Apr 2003
This article describes a specific effort to create a multimedia training technology (A Child Protective Service Investigation Simulator or CPS Simulator) for a representative group of street-level public servants--child protective service (CPS) workers. The article first provides some background on why bias in this area is a significant problem, then the basic features of the technology are outlined and a rationale for the development of the software within the current environment for developing educational technology is presented. The bulk of the article discusses the research on which the initial design of the CPS Simulator was based, and how the ultimate design of technology incorporates characteristics of situated learning environments and constructivist approaches to learning. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A