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From social algorithm to pedagogical application: some implications for educational software.

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dc.contributor.author Pratt, Dee
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-16T12:22:18Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-16T12:22:18Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01-16
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of 9th IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE 2006). Lima, 4-6 October 2006: 139-145. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://er.dut.ac.za/handle/123456789/49
dc.description Proceedings of 9th IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE 2006). Lima en_US
dc.description.abstract Educational software geared to literacy development is too often based on what computer programs can do rather than on any deep-level consideration of the social process involved or how social processes are learned. As social psychology suggests that young people learn social behaviour by means of social algorithms, it is suggested that designers of educational software should consider identifying the algorithm involved as a basis for effective program design. Apart from resulting in versatile courseware, following this process means that the program structure itself can be made to reinforce the algorithm to be learned. This innovative educational design process is demonstrated by showing how a writing tutor program was designed around a composing algorithm underpinned by a deep structure of communicative functions. The resulting application could then be used flexibly in a variety of different educational contexts because the commonalities and variables in composing had been established. en_US
dc.subject Courseware en_US
dc.subject Modelling en_US
dc.subject Composition en_US
dc.subject Design en_US
dc.subject Algorithms en_US
dc.title From social algorithm to pedagogical application: some implications for educational software. en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.contributor.faculty Academic Support en_US
dc.description.approach Theoretical en_US


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