This book addresses the objective of providing actors considering educational software issues (computer scientists and educationalists) with means for thinking the relationships between pedagogical settings and software and working together in a multidisciplinary way, in particular when constructing educational software. This objective is addressed within the perspective of providing a substratum for actors to understand each other’s perspectives and elaborate common ground. It is meant to provide a resource for conducting the context-dependent work of building, refining or confirming the adopted common ground, definitions, tools, strategies, etc.

Content :
- highlight of the fact that what is referred to by the “design of educational software” may be subject to very different perspectives, and the importance of making explicit matters of concern.
- general conceptualization that helps in disentangling issues and clarifying matters of concern.
- set of items that help in characterizing (1) the way the pedagogical setting is considered and (2) the software properties and construction processes.
- set of methodological considerations.
- perspective on the field anchored in an engineering approach, and propositions related to how to push the field forward.
Different examples illustrating issues and propositions.

Audience :
This book addresses the field in a transversal way and does not describe a particular methodology, its content has heuristic value for conducting development projects.
This book is for actors engaged in research or development projects that require inventing, designing, adapting, implementing or analyzing educational software and related issues.
The core audience comprises Masters students, Ph.D. students, researchers and engineers from Computer Science and Human and Social Sciences (e.g., education, psychology, pedagogy, philosophy, communication or sociology) interested in the issues raised by educational software design and analysis, and the variety of perspectives that may be adopted.
This book may also be of interest for teachers engaged in, for example, the development of ICT-based innovations.


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