Learning to Solve Problems in the Digital Age: Introduction

  • J. Michael SpectorEmail author
  • Kinshuk


This chapter addresses the nature of problem solving in general, how cognitive psychologists believe that problem solving expertise develops, new issues in problem solving that have risen with new information and communication technologies, and some specific technologies and tools that can support the development of problem solving expertise. The chapter concludes with remarks about thorny issues that inhibit progress and mention some things to consider in the future.


Complexity Distributed knowledge Expertise development Problem solving Technology affordances 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  2. 2.University of AthabascaAthabascaCanada

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