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dc.contributor.authorGee, James Paul
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-21T15:10:03Z
dc.date.available2022-02-21T15:10:03Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifierONIX_20220221_9780262288255_22
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/78502
dc.description.abstractA proposal to move the academic area of digital media and learning toward more coherence. In this report, noted scholar James Paul Gee discusses the evolution of digital media and learning (DMAL) from its infancy as an “academic area” into a more organized field or coherent discipline. Distinguishing among academic areas, fields, disciplinary specializations, and thematic disciplines, Gee describes other academic areas that have fallen into these categories or developed into established disciplines. He argues that DMAL will not evolve until a real coherence develops through collaboration and the accumulation of shared knowledge. Gee offers a concrete proposal of one way scholars in DMAL could move the area forward to a more cohesive, integrated, and collaborative enterprise: the production of what he terms “worked examples.” In Gee's sense of a worked example, scholars attempting to build the new area of DMAL would publicly display their methods of valuing and thinking about a specific problem, proposing them as examples of “good work” in order to engender debate about what such work in DMAL might come to look like and what shape the area itself might take. The goal would not be for the proposed approach to become the accepted one but for it to become fodder for new work and collaboration. Gee concludes by offering a sample worked example that illustrates his proposal.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFD Media studies::JFDV Advertising & society
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JN Education::JNV Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)
dc.subject.otherMedia studies
dc.subject.otherEducational equipment and technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)
dc.titleNew Digital Media and Learning as an Emerging Area and "Worked Examples" as One Way Forward
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.7551/mitpress/8563.001.0001
oapen.relation.isPublishedByae0cf962-f685-4933-93d1-916defa5123d
oapen.relation.isbn9780262288255
oapen.relation.isbn9780262513692
oapen.imprintThe MIT Press
oapen.pages92
oapen.place.publicationCambridge


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