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Cognitive Requirements for Learning with Open-Ended Learning Environments

Educational Technology Research and Development Volume 48, Number 3, ISSN 1042-1629


Analyzes assumptions underlying learner-centered, technology-based environments in light of how well learners appear to meet the cognitive demands for engaging them. Design implications include the following considerations: direct learner attention to key variables and visual cues; prompt and guide connections to prior knowledge; and provide explicit scaffolding of metacognition and teaching-learning strategies. (Contains 79 references.) (Author/AEF)


Land, S.M. (2000). Cognitive Requirements for Learning with Open-Ended Learning Environments. Educational Technology Research and Development, 48(3), 61-78. Retrieved July 14, 2020 from .

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