Modeling of Next Generation Digital Learning Environments

Book description

The emergence of social networks, OpenCourseWare, Massive Open Online Courses, informal remote learning and connectivist approaches to learning has made the analysis and evaluation of Digital Learning Environments more complex. Modeling these complex systems makes it possible to transcribe the phenomena observed and facilitates the study of these processes with the aid of specific tools. Once this essential step is taken, it then becomes possible to develop plausible scenarios from the observation of emerging phenomena and dominant trends.

This book highlights the contribution of complex systems theory in the study of next generation Digital Learning Environments. It describes a realistic approach and proposes a range of effective management tools to achieve it.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Foreword
  3. Introduction
  4. 1 A Virtual Learning Environment seen as a System of Instrumented Activities
    1. 1.1. From school radios to MOOCs: a retrospective glance at the evolution of instrumented activities in education
    2. 1.2. VLEs: a system of instrumented activity
    3. 1.3. Conclusion
  5. 2 Modeling Instrumented Activity at the Heart of the Virtual Environment
    1. 2.1. Introduction
    2. 2.2. Modeling instrumented activity, yes, but why?
    3. 2.3. Contour, components and hierarchical levels of a system of instrumented activity
    4. 2.4. Summary of models and modeling languages
  6. 3 Models of Instrumented Activity Challenged by Technopedagogical Innovations
    1. 3.1. Introduction
    2. 3.2. The Vygotskien model and its expansion
    3. 3.3. Expansion of Engeström’s model
    4. 3.4. New context of usage and new expansion
    5. 3.5. Expansion of pedagogical and training engineering models
    6. 3.6. MOOC models to build
    7. 3.7. Conclusion on the resistance conditions of virtual learning environment models
  7. 4 The Digital Learning Environment in the Paradigm of Systemic Complexity Modeling
    1. 4.1. Complex systems theory and theoretical framework
    2. 4.2. Argument in favor of the application of the complex systems theory to the modeling of latest-generation DLEs
  8. 5 Modeling a DLE Perceived as a Complex System
    1. 5.1. Finalized and recursive processes in an active environment
    2. 5.2. Synchronic processes (the system performs)
    3. 5.3. Diachronic processes (the system becomes)
    4. 5.4. A system capable of processing information and deciding its own behavior
    5. 5.5. A model based on analysis data
  9. 6 Modeling and Simulation of an MOOC: Practical Point
    1. 6.1. Modeling an MOOC
    2. 6.2. MOOC simulation
    3. 6.3. Simulation result
    4. 6.4. Putting the obtained results into perspective
  10. Appendices
    1. Appendix 1 Functional model notation
    2. Appendix 2 Dynamic model notation
    3. Appendix 3 and
    4. Appendix 4 É
    5. Appendix 5
  11. Conclusion
  12. References
  13. Index
  14. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Modeling of Next Generation Digital Learning Environments
  • Author(s): Marc Trestini
  • Release date: December 2018
  • Publisher(s): Wiley-ISTE
  • ISBN: 9781786303165