The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science

Foundations of Knowledge Acquisition

Cognitive Models of Complex Learning

Editors: Chipman, Susan, Meyrowitz, Alan L. (Eds.)

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One of the most intriguing questions about the new computer technology that has appeared over the past few decades is whether we humans will ever be able to make computers learn. As is painfully obvious to even the most casual computer user, most current computers do not. Yet if we could devise learning techniques that enable computers to routinely improve their performance through experience, the impact would be enormous. The result would be an explosion of new computer applications that would suddenly become economically feasible (e. g. , personalized computer assistants that automatically tune themselves to the needs of individual users), and a dramatic improvement in the quality of current computer applications (e. g. , imagine an airline scheduling program that improves its scheduling method based on analyzing past delays). And while the potential economic impact ofsuccessful learning methods is sufficient reason to invest in research into machine learning, there is a second significant reason: studying machine learning helps us understand our own human learning abilities and disabilities, leading to the possibility of improved methods in education. While many open questions remain aboutthe methods by which machines and humans might learn, significant progress has been made.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Acquisition of LISP Programming Skill

    Anderson, John R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Learning by explaining examples to oneself: A computational model

    VanLehn, Kurt (et al.)

    Pages 25-82

  • Learning Schemas from Explanations in Practical Electronics

    Kieras, David E.

    Pages 83-117

  • Statistical and Cognitive Models of Learning through Instruction

    Marshall, Sandra P.

    Pages 119-145

  • The Interaction Between Knowledge and Practice in the Acquisition of Cognitive Skills

    Ohlsson, Stellan

    Pages 147-208

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Foundations of Knowledge Acquisition
Book Subtitle
Cognitive Models of Complex Learning
Editors
  • Susan Chipman
  • Alan L. Meyrowitz
Series Title
The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science
Series Volume
194
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-3172-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-3172-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-9277-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-6390-3
Series ISSN
0893-3405
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 339
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