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Reading on paper and computer screen, what are the differences?

Learning Design in Practice for Everybody > Part5 > New section October 13 2017 There are significant differences between how people read a text on a computer-screen in comparison to a printed page. Studies show that when somebody reads a printed page she often reads word by word and row after row. While web pages research shows that 79% of the participants in a test instead scan the text. The participants of the test stopped… Continue reading

Computer-based tools that overcome natural obstacles in the learning process 2

Theme Visualization Part 2:Translating communications- and brain research theory to practice The computer used the right way can overcome natural barriers in traditional classroom education. In addition to visualization and facilitate activity in the computer-based tools, these tools can also work as the activating trigger in the traditional classroom. Communications scholar James E. Gruner argues that the following variables determine whether a group of listeners is activated or not in a teaching situation. – Ability… Continue reading

Computer-based tools to overcome obstacles in the learning process

Visualization Part 1: Translating communications- and brain research theory to practice A computer is designed with the human brain as a model. It includes a sensory system that is a poorer version of the human senses. While the computer’s operating memory (RAM) often can be a more powerful information processor than the working memory of the human brain. The third part is the hard drive that corresponds to human’s long-term memory. These similarities and the… Continue reading