Learning in Communities

Part of the series Human-Computer Interaction Series pp 11-16

Learning in Communities: A Distributed Intelligence Perspective

  • Gerhard FischerAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science and Institute for Cognitive Science, University of Colorado

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The power of the unaided individual mind is highly overrated (Arias et al., 2001). In most traditional approaches, human cognition has been seen as existing solely “inside” a person’s head, and studies on cognition have often disregarded the physical and social surroundings in which cognition takes place.