The issue of complexity, as applied to the way we gather information and learn, is a hallmark of this information age. The sheer amount of data, in addition to the increasingly technological way in which the data are delivered, have had profound effects on the ways in which we process information and, hopefully, learn. In this cutting edge volume, Wayne Reeves, a professor as well as consultant to Sun Microsystems, provides an overview of the field of complexity (including chaos theory, information literacy, and Knowledge Management Tools) and presents a working framework to help guide further research. Aimed particularly at researchers, professors, and students in the areas of cognitive science and library//information sc

Tools for Learner-Centered Design (Or, Do Not Mistake Convenience for Simplicity)
Tools for learner-centered design (or, do not mistake convenience for simplicity)

Appropriate design is a hard job. But without it, our tools will continue to frustrate, to confuse more than clarify, and to get in the way rather than merge with the task.

—Donald Norman
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The LCD focus of this chapter is on presenting the LCDtool kit. The LCDtool kit contains the following:

  • Design and evaluation tool in a scale format
  • Design and evaluation tool in a questionnaire format
  • Design and evaluation tool in a checklist format

In our mission to discover and describe a LCD method that focuses on the management of complexity and is based on cognitive and information science research, we have reviewed six productive sources ...

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