Technology-Enhanced Support Strategies for Inquiry Learning

Yael Kali, Marcia C. Linn

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Design studies provide evidence for the effectiveness of specific supports for learning in technology-enhanced environments and suggest guidelines for the design and use of such features. The Design Principles Database is a public collaborative knowledge-building tool that helps capture and synthesize this knowledge using “design principles” as a basic construct. In this chapter, we highlight eight pragmatic design principles from the Design Principles Database that are most likely to support learning, and we provide evidence that shows how learning is supported by features in technologies that apply these principles. We discuss the advantages and limitations of design principles to guide a design process and suggest that, for design principles to be more effective for guiding new innovations, they should be complemented with a design patterns approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology
EditorsJ. Michael Spector , M. David Merrill, Jeroen van Merriënboer, Marcy P. Driscoll
Place of PublicationMahwah, NJ
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780203880869
ISBN (Print)9780805858495, 9781135596910
StatePublished - Dec 2007


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