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A Holistic Model of Thinking Skills in the Digital Era

A Holistic Model of Thinking Skills in the Digital Era
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Author(s): Yoram Eshet-Alkalai (The Open University of Israel, Israel)
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 6
Source title: Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, Second Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Patricia L. Rogers (Bemidji State University, USA), Gary A. Berg (California State University Channel Islands (Retired), USA), Judith V. Boettcher (Designing for Learning, USA), Caroline Howard (HC Consulting, USA), Lorraine Justice (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong) and Karen D. Schenk (K. D. Schenk and Associates Consulting, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-198-8.ch154

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Abstract

The present paper presents an updated version of the holistic model of Eshet-Alkalai (2004), adding to it the real-time thinking skill. The paper discusses the value of these skills in refining our understanding of how people interact with digital environments, and examines their application in improving communication among users, scholars and designers of digital environments. The digital thinking skills that are discussed in the paper are the, photo-visual, reproduction, branching, information, socio-emotional and real-time thinking skills . It is suggested that these six digital thinking skills exist in every learner, but their “volume” or “magnitude” differ from person to person.

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