APEC Cyber Academy: Integration of Pedagogical and HCI Principles in an International Networked Learning Environment

APEC Cyber Academy: Integration of Pedagogical and HCI Principles in an International Networked Learning Environment

C. S. Lin (National University of Tainan, Taiwan) and C. C. Chou (University of St. Thomas, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-328-9.ch009
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Abstract

This chapter introduces how APEC Cyber Academy, an international networked learning environment designed for K-12 students, can foster global collaboration through the integration of sound pedagogy and human computer interaction (HCI). Pedagogical principles that encourage project-based learning, knowledge construction, collaborative learning, community building, and critical thinking are incorporated into the design of this human computer interface. Furthermore, HCI is enriched by 3D virtual reality, multi-player games, an intelligent agent, video/voice conferencing, text-to-speech technologies, and instructional modules that are rooted in constructivist and self-regulated learning. APEC Cyber Academy provides a platform for engaging students in global collaboration and increasing information and communications technology (ICT) skills.

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