Computers in school
colmk at eircom.net
Mon Aug 6 12:54:18 UTC 2001
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From: "Mark Guzdial" <guzdial at cc.gatech.edu>
To: <squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2001 10:36 PM
Subject: Re: Computers in school
> Just some FYI's:
> >Then too, there is the guy who wrote Engines for Education. I'll have his
> >name shortly. He runs the Institute for the Learning Sciences out of
> >Northwestern University in Illinois. Roger Schank.
> Roger has left Northwestern and has just joined Carnegie Mellon
> >One of his associates developed Sickle Cell Counsellor as a rich learning
> >environment. It's on permanent exhibit at the SF Exploratorium and again,
> >I highly recommend trying it out. The folks there were astonished by the
> >length of time it captured folks. Instead of the usual one minute, more
> >less, it captures visitors for half an hour or more. I tried it out and
> >now know a lot about the subject despite my experience being years old.
> This was Ben Bell's dissertation work.
> >Another school use of computers is as a *minor* tool. That is, the
> >and the educational goals are far more relevant than the details of the
> >supporting computer software. CSILE, the computer supported intentional
> >learning environment, is one such tool. It lets students build a hyper-
> >text (including drawings) of questions, answers, and other comments about
> >whatever subject is under study.
> CSILE is the brainchild of Marlene Scardamalia and Carl Bereiter at
> the Ontario Institute for Studies on Education (OISE) at U. Toronto.
> Mark Guzdial : Georgia Tech : College of Computing : Atlanta, GA
> Associate Professor - Learning Sciences & Technologies.
> Collaborative Software Lab - http://coweb.cc.gatech.edu/csl/
> (404) 894-5618 : Fax (404) 894-0673 : guzdial at cc.gatech.edu
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