An Introduction to Learning Theories and Educational Research Relevant to Computer-Mediated Learning
Compiled by Ricki Goldman-Segall, UBC and NJIT
1) Introduction: Contexts, Intellectual History
1.1 Psychological, scientific ancestors
1.2 Influence of AI Research
1.3 CAI Beginnings
1.3 Programming as Learning Activity
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2) Theorizing Technology in Learning
2.1 Computer as Tool
2.2 Computer as Partner
2.3 Computer as Scaffold
2.4 Computer as Environment
2.5 Computer as Communications Medium
2.6 Computer as Information Source
2.7 Computer as Perspectivity Toolkit
2.8 Computer as Game
2.9 Computer as IT Curriculum Area
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3) Paradigms and Challenges
3.1 Behaviorism vs cognitivism vs cultural
- issues of transfer, residue
3.2 Instructionism, Constructivism, Constructionism
3.3 Stages, Styles, Attitudes
3.4 Knowledge Management vs. Distributed Cognition
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