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Three-Layer Mental Model In Technology-Enhanced Teaching Environment

, , University of Georgia, United States ; , James Cook University of North Queensland, Australia

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


A critical issue for helping teachers successfully implement technology-enhanced learning through a constructivist approach is to understand how their mental models function in such an environment. The purpose of this paper is to introduce and demonstrate a three-layer mental model, which is particularly suitable to delineate the interactive nature among beliefs, rules and contexts surrounding mental models that will facilitate description of teachers' mental models in technology-enhanced environments. By means of an internal presentation of multiple factors, this new structure will provide a whole and detailed view of how teachers' mental models are involved when they navigate the technology-facilitated teaching process.


Lin, J., Tallman, J. & Henderson, L. (2004). Three-Layer Mental Model In Technology-Enhanced Teaching Environment. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3114-3121). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 30, 2022 from .



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