ERIC Number: ED243442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Cognitive Styles Research: Implications for Instructional Design?
Smith, Patricia L.
Microcomputers have presented instructional designers with an ideal tool with which to deliver individualized instruction. With a few exceptions, however, the results of cognitive styles research do not provide sufficient conclusions upon which to make design decisions. Critically missing in many studies is an explication of the conceptual binding among the information processing "deficits" of a particular style, the information processing requirements of a specific task, and the mechanism within an instructional intervention which reconciles the two. In order to form this foundation of research, programmatic research into a particular style, task, or intervention and qualitative studies which examine in depth how students with particular styles process information are needed. Seven references are listed. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Dallas, TX, January 20-24, 1984). For proceedings, see IR 011 020.