Supporting ill-structured problem solving in interactive multimedia learning environments

J Hedberg, B Harper

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    The convergence of technologies that allow the representation of ideas in many different media formats(data, text, graphic, sound and video) and the growth of constructivist approaches to learning has created new challenges for learning software development. The applications increasingly incorporate more;production-focussed learning strategies. Typically instructional designers have accessed models that were devised within a behavioural approach to the learning task. Many of the popular instructional (design models do not reflect this change in philosophical orientation and suggest anything more than a process. This paper describes how an award-winning interactive learning product, developed within a constructivist paradigm incorporating problem solving challenges for learners (including both task/deductive and data\inductive driven scenarios), is used in classrooms.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of ICCE '98
    Subtitle of host publicationglobal education on the net
    EditorsTW Chan, A Collins, JX Lin
    Place of PublicationBeijing
    PublisherChina Higher Education Press
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)7040073366
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    Event6th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 98) - Beijing, China
    Duration: 14 Oct 199817 Oct 1998


    Conference6th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 98)

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