Cognitive Tools for Learning

  • Piet A. M. Kommers
  • David H. Jonassen
  • J. Terry Mayes
  • Alcindo Ferreira

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 81)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

    1. David H. Jonassen
      Pages 1-6
  3. Semantic Networking as Cognitive Tools

  4. Expert Systems as Cognitive Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-104
    2. Stanley R. Trollip, Renate C. Lippert, Anthony M. Starfield, Karl A. Smith
      Pages 105-123
    3. David H. Jonassen, R. Scott Grabinger
      Pages 125-137
  5. Hypertext as Cognitive Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-148
    2. Nick Hammond
      Pages 149-160
    3. Harold Thimbleby
      Pages 161-168
    4. Stephen W. Draper
      Pages 169-181
  6. Collaborative Communication Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Paulus H. Vossen, Josephine Hofmann
      Pages 185-192
  7. Microworlds: Content Dependent Cognitive Tools

  8. Implementing Cognitive Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-250
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 263-280

About these proceedings


Hypermedia technology needs a creative approach from the outset in the design of software to facilitate human thinking and learning. This book opens a discussion of the potential of hypermedia and related approaches to provide open exploratory learning environments. The papers in the book are based on contributions to a NATO Advanced Research Workshop held in July1990 and are grouped into six sections: - Semantic networking as cognitive tools, - Expert systems as cognitive tools, - Hypertext as cognitive tools, - Collaborative communication tools, - Microworlds: context-dependent cognitive tools, - Implementing cognitive tools. The book will be valuable for those who design, implement and evaluate learning programs and who seek to escape from rigid tactics like programmed instruction and behavioristic approaches. The book presents principles for exploratory systems that go beyond existing metaphors of instruction and provokes the reader to think in a new way about the cognitive level of human-computer interaction.


Ausbildunbgs-software Cognitive Tools Educational Courseware Expert Systems Expertensysteme Mensch-Computer-Interaktion behavior cognition expert system heuristics hypermedia hypertext knowledge base learning mathematics

Editors and affiliations

  • Piet A. M. Kommers
    • 1
  • David H. Jonassen
    • 2
  • J. Terry Mayes
    • 3
  • Alcindo Ferreira
  1. 1.Department of EducationTwente UniversityEnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.School of EducationUniversity of ColoradoDenverUSA
  3. 3.Institute for Computer-Based LearningHeriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-77224-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-77222-1
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