Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning

2012 Edition
| Editors: Norbert M. Seel

Interactive Learning Techniques

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1428-6_331

Synonyms

Definition

Interactive learning techniques encompass the repertoire of instructional strategies that can be incorporated into interactive learning environments to enable learning to occur. There are three key components that must be included in every interactive learning technique: engagement, interaction, and feedback. First, the learner must be motivated, either intrinsically or extrinsically, to engage with the content to process, tasks to accomplish, and/or problems to solve that are at the core of any interactive learning environment. Second, the learner must be enabled to interact with the relevant content, tasks, and problems in ways that can be clearly understood by the learner as well as by the digital system. Third, the decisions and actions the learner takes within an interactive learning environment must be recognized by the digital system and acknowledged through meaningful feedback and assessment.

Theoretical Background

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional TechnologyCollege of Education, The University of GeorgiaAthensUSA