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Gerhard Fischer and Hal Eden: “Design, Learning, and Collaboration” — Spring Semester 2007

General Remark for all assignments
  • always remember the statement by Blaise Pascal: “I have made this letter longer than usual, because I lack the time to make it shorter.”
  • in case you have used specific resources for your answers, please name those (especially if you use them literally)

Assignment 1: The Multi-Faceted Nature of Learning


1. Wednesday, January 24, 2007; 10am on the class website — max length: two pages
2. you can work as a group and submit one answer as a group (clearly identifying the members of your group)
3. please put your name on your assignment

Concepts of Learning

  • instructionist learning
  • learning by being told
  • constructionist learning
  • learning by doing
  • hands-on learning
  • rote learning
  • discovery learning
  • lifelong learning
  • learning on demand
  • just-in-time learning
  • integration of working and learning
  • apprenticeship learning
  • programmed instruction
  • self-directed learning
  • inquiry-based learning
  • formal learning
  • informal learning
  • learning by being in the world
  • collaborative learning
  • e-learning
  • distance learning
  • distributed learning
  • learning by becoming part of a community
  • learning to learn
  • situated learning
  • expansive learning
  • accidental learning
  • passionate learning (passion for learning)

To Do:

  • choose one term on this list which is of greatest interest to YOU
  • do some research and briefly describe your findings to the following questions for the particular learning concept chosen:
1) definition / focus
2) strength
3) weaknesses
4) computer support for this type of learning
5) describe your personal experience with this kind of learning

Please upload your answers to this location using a filename "hw1-FirstnameLastname"

summary file of ALL answers by Gerhard - Assign1-answers-all.doc

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