The computer as a tool for learning through reflection

@inproceedings{Collins1986TheCA,
  title={The computer as a tool for learning through reflection},
  author={Allan Collins and John Seely Brown},
  year={1986}
}
A unique aspect of computers is that they not only represent process but also naturally keep track of the actions used to carry out a given task, so that the process with its trace can become an object of study in its own right. One effect of this can be seen vividly in the sciences, where computers and computational languages have improved our ability to develop and test process theories of complex natural phenomena. Before powerful computers became readily available as scientific tools… CONTINUE READING
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