Title: Determining characteristics of an information support system for designing discovery learning environments

Authors: Jules M. Pieters, Renate Limbach, Ton De Jong

Addresses: Department of Instructional Technology, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands. ' Previously affiliated with The Inspectorate of Education; (this paper is published in her memory). ' Department of Instructional Technology, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands

Abstract: Designing instruction can be supported by introducing the designer into the steps to be taken that go from analysis through design and development to implementation and evaluation. Recent approaches emphasise the tasks to be carried out, irrespective of the order in which these take place. This article addresses the support needed to carry out such tasks. An information system is suggested and a needs analysis has been carried out in order to create the framework of the system and to fill the system with task-relevant information as well.

Keywords: instructional design; information systems; discovery learning; learning environments; process analysis; information support; learning technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLT.2007.012369

International Journal of Learning Technology, 2007 Vol.3 No.1, pp.72 - 86

Published online: 07 Feb 2007 *

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