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Mind and media in dialog: Issues in multimedia composition


In "Minds and Media in Dialogue, " Michael Mills and Roy Pea provide a theoretical view on how images might be incorporated in learning. As indicated in their title, Mills and Pea emphasize the distinction between internal representations - the minds in which learning is accomplished - and external representations - the media which encourage this learning. They suggest that learning is a result of the interaction (or "dialoguer') between these two elements, in a constructivist environment. This chapter presents a good framework in which to consider a range of related issues, including personal creation as a part of learning, the use of media in education, and the dialogue required for learning (between people or within a person). It also considers the link many "multimedia computing activities" have with this process, with their use of "interactive" imagery - e.g., imagery that responds to individual inquiries and activities. Both Mills and Pea have continued this line of reasoning since the conference, contributing to the evolution of multimedia computing. Michael Mills is now an Apple employee, developing new tools to handle movies in computer environments. Roy Pea has completed a number of studies on the use of multimedia in classrooms, and has been active in developing tools for multimedia composition.
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hal-00190553 , version 1 (23-11-2007)


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Michael Mills, Roy D. Pea. Mind and media in dialog: Issues in multimedia composition. Full-Spectrum Learning, 1989, Cupertino, Canada. pp.14-37. ⟨hal-00190553⟩


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