Systems, tasks and perspectives: Redefining the importance of technology in enhancing learning

Ian Douglas

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Abstract

At times, an overemphasis can be put on the importance of technology in modern education. It is argued that technology can only have a real effect on education if strategic thinking and development systems are effective. The focus of development should be on educational tasks, which encourage cognitive interaction, consideration of perspectives and collaborative working. Two systems are described which show how technology is used in support of a task-based approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-127
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning
Volume11
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Educational strategy
  • Perspectives
  • Systems approach
  • Task-based learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Engineering(all)

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