MAPLET - a framework for matching aims, processes, learner expertise and technologies

Maree Gosper

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    With the increasing availability of sophisticated technologies for educational purposes, an ongoing challenge for academics is the choice of which technologies to use and how to effectively integrate them into the curriculum. Too often decisions are based on the available technologies or the latest innovation and the danger of this is that the technologies may not be effective in supporting student learning. After all, it is the activity fostered in learners, not the technology, that ultimately influences learning. This paper introduces the MAPLET Framework for guiding the integration of technologies into curriculum. At its core is a three-phased approach to the development of intellectual skills such as those required for solving problems. The framework provides a learner focused perspective that makes explicit the relationship between the learning processes underpinning the aims and outcomes of the curriculum, the expertise of learners, and the potential of technologies to support learning.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMultiple perspectives on problem solving and learning in the digital age
    EditorsDirk Ifenthaler, Isaías Kinshuk, J. Michael Spector, Kinshuk, Demetrios G Sampson
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Print)9781441976116
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


    • technology
    • learning
    • expertise
    • curriculum design

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