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Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Fulgham, Susan M. – Educational Technology, 2016
In this regular feature of "Educational Technology," Michael F. Shaughnessy and Susan M. Fulgham present their interview with Ryan Watkins, Associate Professor of Educational Technology at the George Washington University and the author of 10 books and more than 95 articles. In this interview, Watkins discusses the following topics:…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Interviews, Electronic Learning, Skill Development
Brown, John Seely; Duguid, Paul – Educational Technology, 1993
Discusses situated learning in the workplace and in the classroom. Topics addressed include operationalization versus legitimization of educational theories; instruction versus learning; explicit versus implicit instruction and knowledge; individual versus social context; systems narrowly construed versus systems broadly construed; and legitimate…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Theories, Experiential Learning, Instructional Design
Streibel, Michael J. – Educational Technology, 1993
Discussion of the socially situated and constrained nature of educational computing focuses on situated critical pedagogy and computer education. Four areas are highlighted in an examination of teaching/learning situations: (1) praxis, i.e., a relationship between action and reflection; (2) situated critical pedagogy; (3) interpretive processes;…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science Education, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning
Damarin, Suzanne K. – Educational Technology, 1993
Examines issues related to situated cognition and learning, both in the classroom and in the world. Topics discussed include educational theories; the situated nature of knowledge; the perception of experts; and the role of technology in situated learning, including virtual reality, hypertext, and telecommunications. (26 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Educational Theories, Experiential Learning
Hay, Kenneth E. – Educational Technology, 1993
Discusses legitimate peripheral participation and the idea of apprenticeship, in educational settings as well as in broader communities of practice. Highlights include the historical and situational aspects of learning; the contrast with constructivism; instructionism; the influence of computer technology; and empirical research. (11 references)…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Experiential Learning
McLellan, Hilary – Educational Technology, 1993
Examines evaluation in a situated learning context. Topics discussed include a model for evaluation in a computer learning environment; portfolios, including written, electronic, and video formats; summary statistics; diagnosis; reflection and self-assessment; story construction or scenario design; learners as designers of instruction; and…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Computer Assisted Instruction, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Diagnosis
Harley, Shaun – Educational Technology, 1993
Discussion of situated learning focuses on classroom instruction. Topics addressed include individual uniqueness; a knowledge community, including the process of knowledge acquisition; situated instruction, including the role of the teacher; authentic activity, including teacher-student interaction; and implications for educational technology. (26…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Experiential Learning, Individual Differences, Learning Activities
Educational Technology, 1993
Reviews theories of anchored instruction and addresses issues related to learning, transfer, and assessment. Highlights include video-based macrocontexts; videodisc anchors versus computer-based simulations; cooperative learning; transfer outside the classroom; authenticity; visual anchors versus verbal anchors; situated cognition; and using…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Cooperative Learning, Distance Education
Tripp, Steven D. – Educational Technology, 1993
Discusses situated learning and instruction. Topics discussed include situated cognition theories; prescriptions for instructional design; adapting instructional design to situated learning; evaluating situated learning; situated cognition and the role of the teacher; different types of problem-solving activities; and the work of the Cognition and…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning, Higher Education