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From social algorithm to pedagogical application: some implications for educational software.

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dc.contributor.author Pratt, Deirdre Denise
dc.date.accessioned 2008-03-19T06:43:13Z
dc.date.available 2008-03-19T06:43:13Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10321/250
dc.description Paper presented at the 9th IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE 2006)in Lima, 4-6 October 2006 en
dc.description.abstract Educational software geared to literacy development is too often based on what computer programs can do rather than on any deep-level consideration of the social process involved or how social processes are learned. As social psychology suggests that young people learn social behaviour by means of social algorithms, it is suggested that designers of educational software should consider identifying the algorithm involved as a basis for effective program design. Apart from resulting in versatile courseware, following this process means that the program structure itself can be made to reinforce the algorithm to be learned. This innovative educational design process is demonstrated by showing how a writing tutor program was designed around a composing algorithm underpinned by a deep structure of communicative functions. The resulting application could then be used flexibly in a variety of different educational contexts because the commonalities and variables in composing had been established. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Modelling en
dc.subject Courseware en
dc.subject Composition en
dc.subject Design en
dc.subject Algorithms en
dc.title From social algorithm to pedagogical application: some implications for educational software. en
dc.type Article en


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