Current trends in eLearning based on
knowledge space theory and cognitive psychology
Dietrich Albert, Cord Hockemeyer, Gudrun Wesiak
The importance of knowledge space theory and cognitive psychology
for research and development in eLearning is focused on. Especially,
it is shown that research on adaptivity and course development
directly contributes to the components of eLearning systems, i.e.
knowledge base, student model, teaching model, and interactive human
computer interface. The main aspects with respect to adaptivity
concern the directions and objectives, the objects, and the level of
individualisation of adaptivity. Regarding the development of courses,
we concentrate on competencies, learning and teaching strategies, as
well as knowledge assessment and structuring knowledge domains.
Furthermore, it is argued that psychological methodology is
well-prepared for improving eLearning systems. In sum, psychology in
co-operation with other disciplines has the chance to shape the
eLearning systems of the future.
Key words: knowledge space theory, applied
cognitive psychology, competencies, adaptivity, eLearning
Prof. Dr. Dietrich Albert
Institut für Psychologie
PABST SCIENCE PUBLISHERS
Lengerich, Berlin, Riga, Rom, Wien, Zagreb