The transition to a "network culture" entails acquisition of a good deal of information and skills, and therefore a learning process, for which the term "e-learning" (electronic learning) has been coined. It applies to a wide array of contexts, including on-line training courses and the great number of services that can be accessed with a computer. Even a simple act such as visiting a website, in fact, requires a learning process. As a consequence, cognitive psychology plays an essential role in developing multimedia presentations and procedures for the electronic transmission of knowledge. This volume offers a synthetic overview of this novel and significant field of study.
Contents: Introduction - 1. New Technologies and Electronic Learning - 2. A Standard Psychological Model of E-Learning - 3. Multimedia Learning - 4. Long-Distance Learning - 5. Learning via Television - 6. Surfing the Internet: An Example of Active Cognitive Processing - Bibliographical References
Nicola Mammarella is a researcher in the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Chieti.
Cesare Cornoldi is a full professor of General Psychology in the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Padua.
Francesca Pazzaglia is an associate professor in the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Padua.