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ERIC Number: EJ901233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
Distributed Emotions in the Design of Learning Technologies
Kim, Beaumie; Kim, Mi Song
Educational Technology, v50 n5 p14-19 Sep-Oct 2010
Learning is a social activity, which requires interactions with the environment, tools, people, and also ourselves (e.g., our previous experiences). Each interaction provides different meanings to learners, and the associated emotion affects their learning and performance. With the premise that emotion and cognition are distributed, the authors suggest two principles for considering emotion in the design of learning technologies: use relational meanings around content; and think of emotion as providing resources for learning, design, and research. In this article, the authors discuss these principles based on how they are designing a 3D multi-player game for learning Earth systems using dinosaurs and their fossils as conceptual and emotional anchors of learning. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore