Modeling Technologies

Roy B. Clariana, Johannes Strobel

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10 Scopus citations

Abstract

Modeling technologies are a powerful tool for affecting learning. Although dynamic modeling is not an easy task, modeling technologies are maturing. As tools become easier to use, more people will build models, and this is likely to drive learning theory and practice in new directions (Hadwin et al., 2005). This chapter centers on one aspect of modeling: dynamic modeling with technology, where students build dynamic models that “run.” This chapter particularly does not address other forms of modeling technologies such as concept mapping (as a form of modeling domain knowledge), expert systems (modeling of problems), and case databases (modeling experiences). The chapter begins with the conceptual framework for modeling with technology, describes extant dynamic modeling tools, reviews investigations of the factors associated with modeling technologies in the classroom, and points to future design and research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology, Third Edition
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages329-344
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781135596910
ISBN (Print)9780203880869
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences

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