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Jacobson, Michael J.; Wilensky, Uri – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2006
The multidisciplinary study of complex systems in the physical and social sciences over the past quarter of a century has led to the articulation of important new conceptual perspectives and methodologies that are of value both to researchers in these fields as well as to professionals, policymakers, and citizens who must deal with challenging…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Research Methodology, Concept Formation
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Edelson, Daniel C.; Gordin, Douglas N.; Pea, Roy D. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 1999
Describes five significant challenges to implementing inquiry-based learning. Presents strategies for addressing them through the design of technology and curriculum. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inquiry
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Murray, Tom – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 1998
Describes tools for authoring all aspects of a knowledge-based tutor system: domain model, teaching strategies, student model, and learning environment. Discusses a number of design issues and design tradeoffs that are involved in building intelligent tutoring systems (ITS). (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Computer Interfaces, Computer Software, Higher Education
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Bell, Benjamin – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 1998
Presents a prototype authoring tool for interactive educational software called Investigate and Decide Learning Environments (IDLE-Tool). Introduces IDLE-Tool as the task model around which the tool is based. A model of the authoring process called Guided Case Adaptation is offered as an approach to employing models and an exemplar to effectively…
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Computer Software, Educational Environment, Higher Education
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Ritter, Steven; Blessing, Stephen B. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 1998
Argues that a focus on building an authoring tool for a complete learning environment is misplaced. Analyzes the task of authoring a commercial educational system. Describes the Visual Translator, an authoring tool written specifically for this purpose. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Computer Software, Educational Environment, Higher Education
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Kozma, Robert; Chin, Elaine; Russell, Joel; Marx, Nancy – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2000
Describes how scientists use representations and tools in the chemistry laboratory. Derives implications from these findings for the design of educational environments. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Design, Educational Environment, Higher Education