The Role of Different Media in Designing Learning Environments

In IJAIED 11 (2): "Special Issue on AIED 2010"

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As a broader array of communication tools is developed, designers of learning environments need a better understanding of what kinds of communication each medium is best suited for. Each of the new media have different affordances and constraints. One of our principles for the design of learning environments is “Render unto each medium what it does best.” This paper is an attempt to state some of what we know about what different media are good for.