By Marcia C. Linn
Net Environments for technology schooling synthesizes 25 years of analysis to spot potent, technology-enhanced how one can convert scholars into lifelong technology learners--one inquiry undertaking at a time. It bargains layout ideas for improvement of concepts; gains verified, customizable inquiry initiatives that scholars, lecturers, builders can enact and refine; and introduces new tools and checks to enquire the impression of know-how on inquiry studying. The methodology--design-based study studies--enables investigators to seize the influence of suggestions within the advanced, inertia-laden academic company and to exploit those findings to enhance the innovation. The approach--technology-enhanced inquiry--takes good thing about worldwide, networked details assets, sociocognitive learn, and advances in expertise mixed in responsive studying environments. net Environments for technological know-how schooling advocates leveraging inquiry and know-how to reform the total spectrum of technological know-how schooling activities--including guide, curriculum, coverage, specialist improvement, and evaluate. The e-book bargains: *the wisdom integration point of view on studying, that includes the interpretive, cultural, and planned natures of the learner; *the scaffolded wisdom integration framework on guide summarized in meta-principles and pragmatic rules for layout of inquiry guideline; *a sequence of studying environments, together with the pc as studying accomplice (CLP), the information Integration setting (KIE), and the Web-based Inquiry technological know-how setting (WISE) that designers can use to create new inquiry tasks, customise latest tasks, or encourage considering different studying environments; *curriculum layout styles for inquiry tasks describing job sequences to advertise critique, debate, layout, and research in technological know-how; *a partnership version setting up task buildings for lecturers, pedagogical researchers, self-discipline specialists, and technologists to together layout and refine inquiry guideline; *a specialist improvement version related to mentoring through knowledgeable instructor; *projects approximately modern controversy allowing scholars to discover the character of technological know-how; *a customization method guiding academics to evolve inquiry tasks to their very own scholars, geographical features, curriculum framework, and private pursuits; and *a site supplying extra hyperlinks, assets, and group instruments at www.InternetScienceEducation.org
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Ideally, students would perform at least one inquiry project each semester. Inquiry projects demand new teaching methods and technology offers promising solutions. Supporting 15 small groups engaging in a new practice rather than one larger group following established routines means that teachers need to develop new techniques to keep track of progress and responding to questions. Learning environments can amplify the effectiveness of teachers by handling routine requests as well as offering new representations, models, collaborative activities, complex resources, and learner supports.
Investigation projects such as “Thermal Equilibrium” (D. Clark, chap. 8, this volume) emphasize diagnosing problems, researching conjectures, planning investigations, constructing models, and forming arguments. Ideally, students would perform at least one inquiry project each semester. Inquiry projects demand new teaching methods and technology offers promising solutions. Supporting 15 small groups engaging in a new practice rather than one larger group following established routines means that teachers need to develop new techniques to keep track of progress and responding to questions.
Such instruction helps students engage in the process of reconceptualizing ideas, an activity that leads to lifelong learning. Following the principles, designers provide curricular supports, social supports, and technological supports to ensure that the curriculum is maximally successful in promoting knowledge integration. KIE AND BEYOND When the partnership created the KIE, the National Science Founda- tion proposal called for converting Internet resources into knowledge integration partners for science learning.