Learning theory in practice: case studies of learner-centered design

Elliot Soloway, Nancy Scala, Shari L. Jackson, Jonathan Klein, Chris Quintana, James Reed, Jeff Spitulnik, Steven J. Stratford, Scott Studer, Jim Eng
1996 Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems common ground - CHI '96  
The design of software for learners must be guided by educational theory. We present a framework for learner-centered design (LCD) that is theoretically motivated by sociocultural and constructivist theories of learning. LCD guides the design of software in order to support the unique needs of learners: growth, diversity, and motivation. To address these needs, we incorporate scaffolding into the context, tasks, tools, and interface of software learning environments. We demonstrate the
more » ... on of our methodology by presenting two case studies of LCD in practice.
doi:10.1145/238386.238476 dblp:conf/chi/SolowayJKQRSSSES96 fatcat:2fsojoygjfa2hg5lb2eyajnxde