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. [Focus on pages 125-132]
Resource: (Mediating Artefact) “Out in the Field” | Technology Integration Observation Instrument
Distributed Cognition Cases to Analyze
- Blended Learning Energizes High School Math Students: Educator Peter McIntosh helps his students to take ownership of their learning by using interactive subject-mastery tools like Khan Academy. High (9-12)
- Differentiating Instruction Through Interactive Games: Using tech tools and games acquired through grants and his own resourcefulness, second-grade teacher Robert Pronovost tailors math instruction to match students’ individual learning styles. (multi-age)
- Exploring Emigration: Maps & Migration : Using maps and technology to explore geography /Grades 6-8, Social Studies
- Poetry WorkStations : Students analyze poetry with PodCasts and WebLogs / Middle School 4-8 Language Arts
- Enhancing Chemistry Basics with Technology : Grades 9-12 / Science / Peer Teaching
- Potential Energy: Problem Solving with Technology : Grades 9-12 / Science / Physics
- Google Docs in the Classroom : Grades 9-12 / All Subjects / Collaboration
- The Learning Landscape: Kids Monitor Terrain with Technology : Grades 3-7 / Environmental Science
Concepts from Morgan, M., Brickell, G., Harper, B. (2008):
- Mediating Artefacts
- Re-crafting their environment
- Interaction Strategies (How relate to Instructional Activities and Pedagogic Strategies)?
- Manipulating content (manipulating external vehicles).
Discussion | Interaction Strategies
“This study is particularly concerned with the effect of interaction strategies that have been embedded into the interface of the tools that learners employ.” (p. 129)
- Potential interaction strategies in a graphic organizer: Compare & Contrast
- Analysis of the interaction strategy implicit in a given protocol: A Gallery Walk
- Analysis of a video lesson: Exploring Emigration: Maps & Migration : Using maps and technology to explore geography /Grades 6-8, Social Studies.