Design of Web-based Learning Environments: Integrating curriculum, technology, and professional development approaches
James D. Slotta, Marcia C. Linn, University of California at Berkeley, United States ; Philip Bell, University of Washington, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Seattle, WA USA ISBN 978-1-880094-35-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
An increasing number of learning environments are successfully engaging students in authentic inquiry while also promoting meaningful learning about central concepts in a discipline. These efforts are characterized by some common characteristics: • Computer-based activities are embedded in curriculum sequences, so computers become a learning partner, rather than a medium for direct instruction or a generic tool • Instructional frameworks inform the design process and provide a connection back to our theoretical understanding of learning • Innovations are designed and refined through multiple iterations by collaborating design partnerships that include teachers, educational researchers, technologists, and domain experts (e.g., scientists) • Professional development for teachers emerges as an integral component of research and development work. This involves new technologies and materials, and typically the creation of dedicated "on-line communities."
Slotta, J.D., Linn, M.C. & Bell, P. (1999). Design of Web-based Learning Environments: Integrating curriculum, technology, and professional development approaches. In B. Collis & R. Oliver (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 1999--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1860-1863). Seattle, WA USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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