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Are the Basics of Instructional Design Changing? ~ Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes Joseph Beckmann wrote: Philosophy is a much larger, much deeper and much more complex activity than "constructivism" could ever encompass. It involves a worldview that is so much more a challenge than neurology's current state that Paul Allen's billion dollar investment in pure research on brain activity suggests we hold off on any of these labels for, oh, a century or so. This comment is well taken, in my opinion. And a few words in this regard would be appropriate at this juncture. Philosophy - and in particular the philosophy of mind - has had a great deal to say about the issues currently under debate here. Let me begin, for example, with behaviourism. - methodological behaviourism - this approach allows that there are mental events, such as beliefs, but that since they are inaccessible to observers, we must treat them as though they were physical (and hence observable) events Probably the most important work in this latter school was Gilbert Ryle's 1949 'The Concept of Mind'.
Taxonomies of Learning Technologies Grouping learning technologies into categories is a useful way to make sense out of the many tools available. This page suggests several taxonomies for categorizing learning technologies. In just about any taxonomy for instructional technology, tools may likely show up under multiple categories depending on how they are used. For example, a tool such as an iPhone can be used to view static learning content or can be used to collaborate with other learners. Classification by Interaction Classification by interaction is a taxonomy for grouping learning technologies based on the type of interaction that they afford. Learner >< Expert Technologies when they are used to connect learners to experts (web conferencing, discussion forums). Classification Based on Similar Functionality Classification of learning technologies by similar function by Richard Culatta and Matt Leavitt Classification by Technical Affordances Classification by Educational Function Kemmis' 4 Paradigms
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