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Mental Models: A Research Focus for Interactive Learning Systems


Educational Technology Research and Development Volume 40, Number 3, ISSN 1042-1629


Discussion of user-friendly computer systems focuses on the use of learners' mental models to help in the design of interactive learning systems. Topics addressed include interactivity; human factors research; human-computer interface issues; individual differences, including learning styles and prior experience; cognitive load; measuring mental models; and future research. (120 references) (LRW)


Jih, H.J. & Reeves, T.C. (1992). Mental Models: A Research Focus for Interactive Learning Systems. Educational Technology Research and Development, 40(3), 39-53. Retrieved June 20, 2019 from .

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