The Knowledge Medium: Designing Effective  Computer-Based Educational Learning Environments

The Knowledge Medium: Designing Effective  Computer-Based Educational Learning Environments

Gary A. Berg (California State University, USA)
Indexed In: PsycINFO®
Release Date: July, 2002|Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 280
ISBN13: 9781591401032|ISBN10: 1591401038|EISBN13: 9781591401117|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-103-2


This timely new publication examines the notion of computer as medium and what such an idea might mean for education. The Knowledge Medium: Designing Effective Computer-Based Educational Learning Environments suggests that the understanding of computers as a medium may be a key to re-envisioning educational technology. Because the subject is interdisciplinary, combining science with the humanities, the theoretical discussion draws from a broad range of disciplines: psychology, educational theory, film criticism, and computer science.

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After reading The Knowledge Medium, the readers could discover novel ideas about the computer-based learning environments. - Kashihara, A. (2003).

– Book review: The Knowledge Medium: Designing Effective Computer Based Learning Environments (Author: G. A. Berg). Educational Technology & Society, 6(3), 84-85, Available at

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Gary A. Berg, PhD, is founding Dean of Extended Education at California State University Channel Islands and author of numerous articles on current issues in higher education, educational technology, and media studies, as well as five books including Why Distance Learning? and Lessons from the Edge: For-Profit and Nontraditional Higher Education in America. In addition to a doctoral degree in Higher Education from Claremont Graduate University, he has an MFA in Film and Television from UCLA. Previous to CSUCI, Berg headed continuing education divisions at Chapman University and the California School of Professional Psychology, as well as professional training programs at the Directors Guild of America.