ERIC Number: ED329215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond Courseware: A Report and Bibliography Prepared for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation on Computing Technology in Higher Education.
Bantz, David; And Others
This annotated bibliography is based on a literature search which was commissioned to complement the report on a conference hosted by Dartmouth University (New Hampshire) in October 1988. An introductory essay describes the conference, which brought together 30 educators from a wide variety of institutions for 3 days to reflect on the effectiveness of educational computing, and to use this reflection to help define appropriate future directions for computing technology in higher education. The research studies are listed alphabetically by principal author and the theme or trend from the conference to which it is related is indicated. The 13 themes are Alternative Methods (22 citations); Cognitive Styles and Personality Types (25); Control Issues (9); Future/Effectiveness of Computer-assisted Instruction (7); Human Factors (14); Hypertext/Hypermedia (13); Interactive multi-media (26); Kinds, Styles, Modes of Learning (9); Large Databases and Lab Data (13); Problem-solving-based Learning (20); Research and Evaluations (23); Simulation versus Authentic (11); and Tests and Evaluation Methodology (3). This publication also contains a bibliography of reviews of instructional software selected from scholarly journals within academic disciplines or from anthologies published by academic presses. The reviews are listed alphabetically under the following subjects: biology, chemistry, economics, education, engineering, English, general composition or writing, geology, history, language, mathematics, medicine, philosophy, physics, psychology, and science. Each review meets some or all of the following criteria: (1) identifies needs of the discipline which the software purports to address; (2) describes the use of the software to enhance learning; (3) compares the software to other software in similar areas; and (4) reports on the evaluation of software effectiveness. (DB)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Courseware, Databases, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Human Factors Engineering, Hypermedia, Instructional Effectiveness, Interactive Video, Locus of Control, Media Research, Microcomputers, Multimedia Instruction, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York, NY.; Interuniversity Communications Council (EDUCOM), Princeton, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Dartmouth Coll., Hanover, NH.