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Designs for Learning Environments of the Future

International Perspectives from the Learning Sciences

Editors: Jacobson, Michael, Reimann, Peter (Eds.)

  • Provides a representative survey of the wide range of types of advanced learning technologies
  • Internationally recognized authors known for their innovative approaches for designing and using technologies that support learner-centered pedagogy
  • Discusses a variety of theories and research principles
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About this book

Few things are as certain as societal changes—and the pressing need for educators to prepare students with the knowledge and ways of thinking necessary for the challenges in a changing world. In the forward-thinking pages of Designs for Learning Environments of the Future, international teams of researchers present emerging developments and findings in learning sciences and technologies at the infrastructure, curricular, and classroom levels.

Focusing on ideas about designing innovative environments for learning in areas such as biology, engineering, genetics, mathematics, and computer science, the book surveys a range of learning technologies being explored around the world—a spectrum as diverse as digital media, computer modeling, and 3D virtual worlds—and addresses challenges arising from their design and use. The editors’ holistic perspective frames these innovations as not only discrete technologies but as flexible learning environments that foster student engagement, participation, and collaboration. Contributors describe possibilities for teaching and learning in these and other cutting-edge areas:

  • Working with hypermodels and model-based reasoning
  • Using visual representations in teaching abstract concepts
  • Designing strategies for learning in virtual worlds
  • Supporting net-based collaborative teams
  • Integrating innovative learning technologies into schools
  • Developing personal learning communities


Designs for Learning Environments of the Future will enhance the work of a wide range of professionals, including researchers and graduate students in the learning and cognitive sciences, and educators in the physical and social sciences.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Invention and Innovation in Designing Future Learning Environments

    Jacobson, Michael J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • MaterialSim: A Constructionist Agent-Based Modeling Approach to Engineering Education

    Blikstein, Paulo (et al.)

    Pages 17-60

  • Learning Genetics from Dragons: From Computer-Based Manipulatives to Hypermodels

    Horwitz, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 61-87

  • The Development of River City, a Multi-User Virtual Environment-Based Scientific Inquiry Curriculum: Historical and Design Evolutions

    Ketelhut, Diane Jass (et al.)

    Pages 89-110

  • Design Perspectives for Learning in Virtual Worlds

    Jacobson, Michael J. (et al.)

    Pages 111-141

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-88279-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-88278-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8363-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Designs for Learning Environments of the Future
Book Subtitle
International Perspectives from the Learning Sciences
Editors
  • Michael Jacobson
  • Peter Reimann
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-88279-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-88279-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-88278-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8363-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 291
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