Tools to Assist Learning by Doing: Achieving and Assessing Efficient Technology for Learning

Alan Lesgold Martin Nahemow

University of Pittsburgh


Within the past few decades, many important foundations for a cognitive science of learning have been established. Much remains to be done, of course, and many of the contributors to this volume continue to advance the science. In addition to cognitive scientists, there are those, like us, who view themselves as cognitive engineers. Our goal is to use the accumulated understanding and principles from the cognitive science of instruction to address major design problems for the worlds of schooling and training. Like any engineer in a university faculty, we do research, but of a different form. Engineering ...

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