Cognitively Informed Systems: Utilizing Practical Approaches to Enrich Information Presentation and Transfer, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 159140844X
  • ISBN-13: 9781591408444
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 346 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released November 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Overview

As science advances, more and more emphasis is being placed on the human user of the computer-based system. Instead of humans learning how to interact with these systems, the systems must learn how to interact with humans. Cognitively Informed Systems: Utilizing Practical Approaches to Enrich Information Presentation and Transfer covers all the main areas of focus of cognitive science research that may influence the design of computer-based systems. It offers a number of practically-implemented designs to support the claim that it is possible to directly benefit from that field of study.

Cognitively Informed Systems presents several projects from different parts of the world, which offer a variety of applications as examples to show the scope of the benefit is not at all limited to a particular target, like learning. This book is a guide for researchers who wish to know which areas to focus on depending on their application's goals.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Cognitively Informed Systems: Utilizing Practical Approaches to Enrich Information Presentation and Transfer Table of Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
1: Cognitively Informed Systems: Justifications and Foundations.
2: Perception, Memory, and Recall.
3: Hypervideo and Cognition: Designing Video-Based Hypermedia for Individual Learning and Collaborative Knowledge Building.
4: Assisting Cognitive Recall and Contextual Reuse by Creating a Self-Describing, Shareable Multimedia Object.
5: Guidance in the Interface: Effects of Externalizing Information During Problem Solving.
6: Mental Representation of Concepts, Metaphor, and Language.
7: Bridging the Gap Between Human Communications and Distance-Learning Activities.
8: Toward Noninvasive Adaptation of Metaphors in Content.
9: A User-Centered Approach to the Retrieval of Information in an Adaptive Web Site.
10: Mental Reasoning and Interaction.
11: Swarm-Based Wayfinding Support in Open and Distance Learning.
12: From Engineer to Architecture? Designing for a Social Constructivist Environment.
13: Enriching Computer Support for Constructionism.
14: Individual Differences and Individually Based Systems.
15: An Architecture for Developing Multiagent Educational Applications for the Web.
16: Impact of Individual Differences on Web Searching Performance: Issues for Design and the Digital Divide.
17: Using Bayesian Networks for Student Modeling.
18: A Real-World Case Study.
19: The Effect of Technology on Student Science Achievement.
About the Authors.
Index.