ERIC Number: ED319392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Formative Research in the Design of Educational Computer Software. Technical Report No. 49.
Honey, Margaret A.
Noting that formative research on educational computer software has traditionally focused on comprehensibility, appeal, and usefulness, this report argues that these three elements tell us very little about the actual role that the formative researcher plays in the instructional design process. This paper outlines the complexity of the tasks and skills required in formative research by presenting a case study of the design of an educational computer program, "Maya Math," one of the classroom modules developed as part of the "Second Voyage of the Mimi" project at Bank Street College of Education. (GL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bank Street Coll. of Education, New York, NY. Center for Children and Technology.
Note: A version of this paper was presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association (Boston, MA, October 1987).