The Role of Different Media in Designing Learning Environments
11 (2): "Special Issue on AIED 2010"
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