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Learning and Instruction in the Digital Age

  • J. Michael Spector
  • Dirk Ifenthaler
  • Pedro Isaias
  • Kinshuk
  • Demetrios Sampson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Cognitive Approaches to Learning and Instruction (Spector)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dirk Ifenthaler
      Pages 3-10
    3. J.C. Powell
      Pages 25-49
    4. Alexandra Gasparinatou, Grammatiki Tsaganou, Maria Grigoriadou
      Pages 51-65
  3. Knowledge Representation and Mental Models (Ifenthaler)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Andreas Lachner, Pablo Pirnay-Dummer
      Pages 69-85
    3. Ieva Zeltmate, Marite Kirikova, Janis Grundspenkis
      Pages 87-99
    4. A. Aubteen Darabi, David W. Nelson, Norbert M. Seel
      Pages 101-115
  4. Technology–Facilitated Tools and Techniques (Isaías)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Axel M. Blessing, Ulrich Kortenkamp
      Pages 145-157
    3. Edita Butrime, Rita Marciulyniene, Rita Valteryte
      Pages 159-174
    4. Laura Benvenuti, Elbert-Jan Hennipman, Evert-Jan R.G. Oppelaar, Gerrit C. van der Veer, R.P.M. (Bob) Cruijsberg, Geeske Bakker
      Pages 191-204
  5. Communications and Methods (Kinshuk)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Pat Gannon-Leary, Elsa Fontainha
      Pages 237-257

About this book


Instruction tailored to the individual student, learning and teaching outside the limits of time and space—ideas that were once considered science fiction are now educational reality, with the prospect of an intelligent Web 3.0 not far distant. Alongside these innovations exists an emerging set of critical-thinking challenges, as Internet users create content and learners (and teachers) take increased responsibility in their work. Learning and Instruction in the Digital Age nimbly balances the technological and pedagogical aspects of these rapid changes, gathering papers from noted researchers on a wealth of topics relating to cognitive approaches to learning and teaching, mental models, online learning, communications, and innovative educational technologies, among them:

  • Cognition and student-centered, Web-based learning
  • The progression of mental models throughout a course of instruction
  • Experiencing education with 3D virtual worlds
  • Expanding educational boundaries through multi-school collaboration
  • Adapting e-learning to different learning styles
  • The student blog as reflective diary

With its blend of timely ideas and forward thinking, Learning and Instruction in the Digital Age will enrich the work of researchers in educational psychology, educational technology, and cognitive science.


Acquisition of Domain-Specific Skills Blended Learning Blogs Cognitive Approaches to Learning and Instruction Collaborative Learning Conceptions About Light and Color Internet Procedural Advisory Models Student-Centered Learning Testing as Feedback Web 3.0 communication computer-supported collaborative learning knowledge representation learning

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Michael Spector
    • 1
  • Dirk Ifenthaler
    • 2
  • Pedro Isaias
    • 3
  • Kinshuk
    • 4
  • Demetrios Sampson
    • 5
  1. 1.Learning & Performance Support Lab.University of GeorgiaAthensU.S.A.
  2. 2.Abt. LernforschungUniversität FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  3. 3.Universidade AbertaLisboaPortugal
  4. 4.Centre for ScienceAthabasca UniversityAthabascaCanada
  5. 5.Dept. Technology in Education &University of PiraeusPiraeusGreece

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