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Schools today face ever-increasing demands in their attempts to ensure that students are well equipped to enter the workforce and navigate a complex world. Research indicates that computer technology can help support learning, and that it is especially useful in developing the higher-order skills of critical thinking, analysis, and scientific inquiry. But(More)
Designs for CSCL applications usually presume a desktop/laptop computer. Yet future classrooms are likely to be organized around Wireless Internet Learning Devices (WILD) that resemble graphing calculators or Palm handhelds, connected by short-range wireless networking. WILD learning will have physical affordances that are different from today's computer(More)
Over the next 10 years, we anticipate that personal, portable, wirelessly-networked technologies will become ubiquitous in the lives of learners — indeed, in many countries, this is already a reality. We see that ready-to-hand access creates the potential for a new phase in the evolution of technology-enhanced learning (TEL), characterized by " seamless(More)
Designs for CSCL (Computer-Supported Collabol-ativr Learning) applications usually presume a desktop or laptop computer. Yet future classrooms arc likely to be organized around Wireless Internet Learning Devices (WILD) that resemble graphing calculators, Palm, or Pocket-PC handhelds, connected by short-range wireless networking. WILD learning will have(More)
This article uses a critical evaluation of research on student misconceptions in science and mathematics to articulate a constructivist view of learning in which student conceptions play productive roles in the acquisition of expertise. We acknowledge and build on the empirical results of misconceptions research but question accompanying views of the(More)
counterparts such as Microsoft Word. These microapplications (µApps) require very fast cycle time; that is, relatively small teams of domain experts and developers must build them quickly and iteratively. The organization might allocate these people on the fly, and they are likely to be dispersed geographically. One software development solution that has a(More)
The biggest advantage of the World Wide Web (WWW) is seemingly effortless integration among educational content across different sites. We need the same integration to occur in all educational software. A student should be able to explore a graph of an accelerating vehicle first in an experimental notebook, then move the same content to a classroom(More)