Morgan, M., Brickell, G., Harper, B. (2008). Applying distributed cognition theory to the redesign of the ‘Copy and Paste’ function in order to promote appropriate learning outcomes. Computers & Education, 50(1), 125-147.
Morgan, et. al. (2008) “…learners need to be encouraged to undertake re-crafting of their environment to assist them in their cognitive activities, thereby developing and practicing the skill of constructing mediating artefacts that fix patterns of thinking in ‘permanent or semi-permanent forms’ that can be propagated for later use.” (p. 128)