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Technology & Cognition Resources

As noted in the course description, the purpose of this course is to present major theories of learning and instruction and discuss their relationship to the use of computers in education.  Emphasis is placed on current learning sciences theories and their role in the design and use of educational technology in real world settings.

Module II: The Design of Learning Environments

Your beliefs about how people learn have a profound impact on the manner in which you will design instructional materials and resources. Your students will appreciate you doing this according to the principles of how people learn. As you work through the readings below, remember the adage that "last is not least" and be sure to read about Richard Mayer's multimedia learning principles.

Hands-On Activities

Follow the links below to explore learning environments designed according to the principles of how people learn.