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Tuesday, April 29, 2003

New Technologies - New ways to learn
In The Nature of Learning (1997), Lawrence Lowery presents a highly readable account of a conception of learning based on studies in cognitive science, but also reflecting observations commonly expressed by teachers - his simple summary is that:

Learners construct understanding for themselves.
Understanding is to know relationships.
Knowing relationships depends upon prior knowledge.
He draws these implications for criteria in choosing teaching resources and strategies:

Knowledge is more likely to be constructed in enriched environments which encourage interaction and inquiry - lectures/ demonstrations are relatively lean in this regard.
The quality of knowledge-construction depends on how well the brain organizes new information, especially in terms of relationships with prior knowledge; isolated bits of information tend to be forgotten.
The impact of incoming data and the strength of subsequent concept-formation is enhanced in a high-interest interactive environment facilitating linkages to prior knowledge.

Thursday, April 24, 2003

Web Search Guide Canada

Wednesday, April 16, 2003


Alphabetical List of SearchTools Product Reports :: throw another blog on the wire ::: Why RSS? Why Blogs? Why? Why? Why?

Monday, April 14, 2003

Searching > RSS || Fagan Finder

eBC - Welcome

Saturday, April 12, 2003


the fourth bibliography on library services for distance learning is available on the web; I'm very pleased to announce that, thanks to this group of volunteers and those who joined later, every citation on the website now has an abstract.

For details on the scope of the bibliography and the access to the citations listed, please see the Introduction .

Sandy Slade


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