Designing software to maximize learning1

Somekh, Bridget (1996) Designing software to maximize learning1. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 4 (3). pp. 4-16. ISSN 0968-7769

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    This paper starts from the assumption that any evaluation of educational software should focus on whether or not, and the extent to which, it maximizes learning. It is particularly concerned with the impact of software on the quality of learning. The paper reviews key texts in the literature on learning, including some which relate directly to software development, and suggests ways in which a range of learning theories can inform the process of software design. The paper sets out to make a contribution to both the design and the evaluation of educational software.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
    Divisions: ALT-J Journal
    Depositing User: Justin Smith
    Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2009 10:51
    Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 10:22

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