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Overview

Current learning technology is younger than the students learning with it. It has adopted tools and techniques from many contemporary disciplines: cognition, education,
linguistics, semantics, artificial intelligence, ergonomics,
computer science, and software engineering. As the tools and techniques are also recent there is precious little experience so far of actual learning results with the new technology.
This book, basedon a NATO workshop held in Mierlo, The Netherlands, in November 1990, concentrates on the learner and on shaping the learning environment by elucidating learning behavior through student modeling and learning monitors. Another main topic is the design of interactive learning environments that promote learning by taking advantage of the individual student's needs and interests.
Cognitive modeling and interactive environments are discussedin the framework of language learning. The book is divided into three sections, on cognitive modeling, language learning, and interactive environments, each of which opens with a discussion chapter presenting the topics in a general perspective. The book comes with two diskettes, for Apple and IBM PCs respectively, containing interactive exploratory learning programs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387555591
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/28/1992
  • Series: NATO Science Series
  • Pages: 311

Table of Contents

Knowledge Acquisition and Knowledge Representation 3
Cognitive Modelling and Learning 9
Unraveling the Learner Model Mystery 17
Situated Cognition: A Strong Hypothesis 27
Interactive Learner Performance as Evidence of Interlanguage Mapping Rules 35
Generative Knowledge and the Development of Situated Know-how in Intelligent Tutoring Systems: Implications for Student Modelling 43
Modelling Skill Learning 53
Knowledge Acquisition for Intelligent Tutoring Systems 63
Teaching Strategies in a Geometry Coaching Environment 73
Training Strategies for Teaching Introductory Computer Programming 81
Instructional Format Design: A Teaching Strategy to Augment Cognitive Modelling 89
The Student as Expert: Personal Construct Psychology and Perceptual Recognition 97
Episodic Modelling in an Intelligent Tutoring System 105
Modelling Procedural Knowledge 113
Three Uses of Adaptive Parsing in Intelligent Tutoring 121
Aids to Language Learning 131
Second Language Acquisition as a Hybrid Learning Process 139
The Effectiveness of Item Selection Strategies in Paired-Associate Learning 145
Interactive Ordering of Frames: With an Application to Scaling Word Difficulty 153
Sequencing and Elaboration in Computer-Based Vocabulary Learning Environments 159
Beginning Reading Instruction with the Aid of Computer Speech 167
CALLE: A Computer-Assisted Language Learning Environment 175
Knowledge Acquisition for Learner Modelling in Second Language Learning 183
Watching Foreign Television Programs and Language Learning 193
Syntactic Complexity Metrics and the Readability of Programs in a Functional Computer Language 199
Interactive Environments for Learning and Tutoring 209
Modular Prototyping in the Design of Interactive Learning Programs 219
Interfaces for Learning: Motivation and the Locus of Control 227
Providing Support in Learning from Computer Simulations: Interface Aspects 239
Interactive Testing 247
Modelling Search Strategies in a Database Support System 255
Personalized Browsing of Tutorial Material 263
Item Presentation Methods for Paired-Associate Learning 271
Why We Need 'Composable' User Interfaces 279
Designing and Evaluating the Navigational Toolkit 287
Cognitive Design of Educational Hypermedia: Towards a Typology of Navigation Features 295
Author Index 303
Subject Index 309
Contents Data Diskettes 311
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