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ERIC Number: ED334985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
CBI: Systems or Medium?
Higginbotham-Wheat, Nancy L.
This paper addresses one area of conflict in decisionmaking in computer-based instruction (CBI) research: the relationship between the researcher's definition of CBI either as a medium or as an integrated system and the design of meaningful research questions. (A medium is defined here as a device for the delivery of instruction, while an integrated system incorporates the medium, the learner, the designer, all of the experimental variables, the hardware, the learning environment, and the software, all working together toward the intended outcome of learning.) Through a review of the literature, this paper not only explores the differing definitions of CBI as either a system or a medium, but provides examples of CBI utilized as each. Implications for researchers based on the definition of CBI as a system or a medium are discussed, and guidelines for evaluating current research in the field are provided. (31 references) (Author/BBM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research Presentations at the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology; see IR 015 132.