APEC Cyber Academy: Integration of Pedagogical and HCI Principles in an International Networked Learning Environment


Teacher Education

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Book Chapter


human computer interaction (HCI), collaborative learning, 3D virtual reality, multi-player games, information and communications technology (ICT)


This chapter introduces how APEC Cyber Academy, an international networked learning environment designed for K-12 students, can foster global collaboration through the integration of sound pedagogy and human computer interaction (HCI). Pedagogical principles that encourage project-based learning, knowledge construction, collaborative learning, community building, and critical thinking are incorporated into the design of this human computer interface. Furthermore, HCI is enriched by 3D virtual reality, multi-player games, an intelligent agent, video/voice conferencing, text-to-speech technologies, and instructional modules that are rooted in constructivist and self-regulated learning. APEC Cyber Academy provides a platform for engaging students in global collaboration and increasing information and communications technology (ICT) skills.



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Enhancing Learning Through Human Computer Interaction

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Lin, C. S., & Chou, C. C. (2007). APEC cyber academy: Integration of pedagogical and HCI principles in an international networked learning environment. In E. McKay (Ed.), Enhancing learning through human computer interaction (pp. 154-177). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-328-9.ch009