Digital setting for instruction

Aldo Nigro (Cibernetica scolastica, World Education System Society (WESS), Messina, Italy)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Publication date: 1 December 2000

Abstract

Considers learning as the passage of information from one code to another; from the biological ones (DNA/PROTEIN/PATTERN) to the psychic (LANGUAGE). Believes that the circulation of information between the codes is a spontaneous phenomenon due to the informational presence of the environment: teaching must technically accelerate learning, acting on environmental information. Considers the traditional school setting, where the environmental cultural source is the teacher. However, the teacher acts above all through his own presence, stimulating direct communication through gaze. Discusses how in the new education setting the cultural source is the computer, which can directly flood the environment with the whole of humanity’s knowledge. The teacher is therefore the catalyst providing above all the digital stimulus, with his gaze acting on the student’s halo/joint. Didactic communication technology must increase digital communication that is, usually, neglected: one of the solicitation means is represented by the chromatic environmental one, namely, blue, that is the most suitable, and by the strengthening of gaze, through telegaze.

Keywords

Citation

Nigro, A. (2000), "Digital setting for instruction", Kybernetes, Vol. 29 No. 9/10, pp. 1103-1112. https://doi.org/10.1108/03684920010342170

Download as .RIS

Publisher

:

MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited

Please note you might not have access to this content

You may be able to access this content by login via Shibboleth, Open Athens or with your Emerald account.
If you would like to contact us about accessing this content, click the button and fill out the form.
To rent this content from Deepdyve, please click the button.