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New Science of Learning 9781441957153

New Science of Learning

Cognition, Computers and Collaboration in Education

ISBN-10: 1441957154
ISBN-13: 9781441957153
PUBLISHER: Springer
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The earliest educational software simply transferred print material from the page to the monitor. Since then, the Internet and other digital media have brought students an ever-expanding, low-cost knowledge base and the opportunity to interact with minds around the globe--while running the risk of shortening their attention spans, isolating them from interpersonal contact, and subjecting them to information overload.

The New Science of Learning: Cognition, Computers and Collaboration in Education deftly explores the multiple relationships found among these critical elements in students' increasingly complex and multi-paced educational experience. Starting with instructors' insights into the cognitive effects of digital media--a diverse range of viewpoints with little consensus--this cutting-edge resource acknowledges the double-edged potential inherent in computer-based education and its role in shaping students' thinking capabilities. Accordingly, the emphasis is on strategies that maximize the strengths and compensate for the negative aspects of digital learning, including:

  • Group cognition as a foundation for learning
  • Metacognitive control of learning and remembering
  • Higher education course development using open education resources
  • Designing a technology-oriented teacher professional development model
  • Supporting student collaboration with digital video tools
  • Teaching and learning through social annotation practices

The New Science of Learning: Cognition, Computers and Collaboration in Education brings emerging challenges and innovative ideas into sharp focus for researchers in educational psychology, instructional design, education technologies, and the learning sciences.

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