Orchestrating learning in a one-to-one technology classroom

Niramitranon, Jitti; Sharples, Mike and Greenhalgh, Chris (2010). Orchestrating learning in a one-to-one technology classroom. In: Khine, Myint Swe and Saleh, Issa M. eds. New Science of Learning: Cognition, Computers and Collaboration in Education. New York, USA: Springer, pp. 451–468.

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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.

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