Learning to use a word processor provides a study of real complex human learning that is fundamentally 'active', driven by the initiatives of the learner - which are, in turn, based on extensive domain-specific knoweldge and skill, and on reasoning processes which are systematic yet highly creative. State-of-the-art application systems and their training materials presuppose 'passive' learners and are - to that extent - unusable. Some general design implications of active learning were discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Hum Factors in Comput Syst|
|Publisher||Ablex Publ Corp (Hum/Comput Interact)|
|Number of pages||39|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1984|
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