The Alexander Romanovich Luria Site
Documenting and Assessing Learning in Informal
and Media-Rich Environments:
A Report to the MacArthur Foundation
In keeping with the ethos of our orientation, we create interventions (sometimes referred to as “design experiments”) both as a means of initiating changes thought to be beneficial in the settings where we do our research and as a means of assessing the generalizability of findings from more restricted laboratory settings. We find comparisons across the different realms in which we conduct research and the continual confrontation of theory with practice to be powerful sources of insight and theoretical development.
International collaboration in research is fundamental to understanding human cognition. Hence, in addition to using computers and computer networking as a research tool, we use these same means to promote discussion and collaboration among geographically distant people. We invite anyone interested in our efforts to contact us through any of the people whose information is contained in these pages.
Phone: (858)534-2355. Fax: (858) 534-7746
Mike Cole, Director