Learner-centered design: a cognitive view of managing complexity in product, information, and environmental design
The issue of complexity, as applied to the way we gather information and learn, is a hallmark of this information age. The sheer amount of data, in addition to the increasingly technological way in which the data are delivered, have had profound effects on the ways in which we process information and, hopefully, learn. In this cutting edge volume, Wayne Reeves, a professor as well as consultant to Sun Microsystems, provides an overview of the field of complexity (including chaos theory, information literacy, and Knowledge Management Tools) and presents a working framework to help guide further research.
Aimed particularly at researchers, professors, and students in the areas of cognitive science and library//information sc
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The Nature and Origins of Cognitive Complexity
Evaluating Cognitive Complexity
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