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An Evolutionary Approach to the Design of E-Learning Environments and Knowledge Tools
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, CVO Antwerpen-Zuid, Belgium

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This paper explores some implications of evolutionary epistemology for the design of E-Learning Environments and Knowledge Tools. Human cognition is neither static nor deterministic but has evolved, under evolutionary pressure, into a set of tools capable of interacting with those aspects of reality which enhance our potential for survival as individual beings or as a group. Any meaningful design of IT-based Knowledge Tools needs to take that double evolutionary context into (implicit or explicit) consideration. It must address the issue of providing input to a wide range of cognitive modules (many of which serve multiple cognitive functions) as well the issue of compatibility with a wide range of cognitive styles. We point at the relevant characteristics of our mental system and explore the systemic conditions the evolutionary context imposes on the design of Learning Environments and knowledge tools.

Citation

DePryck, K. (2005). An Evolutionary Approach to the Design of E-Learning Environments and Knowledge Tools. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 945-947). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 25, 2019 from .

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