“Learning” from the Computer-Based Instructor’s point of view really boils down to building blocks and the stacking of those blocks.
It all starts with facts, for example, “rain is water” or “rain is wet.” Sounds simple enough right? With facts we can build concepts, such as, “when rain falls it makes the street wet.” Now, we take another concept like, “my car slides off the road in wet weather.” THEREFORE, and here’s the principle, “driving in the rain is dangerous”or “driving in the rain could easily cause an accident.”
It is the understanding of those underlying facts and concepts, when matched together, which leads us to larger principles. Sometimes we confuse facts as concepts or concepts as principles, but they are all building blocks for understanding the world around us.
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