ERIC Number: ED423817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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The Use and Effects of Embedded Support Devices in Independent Learning.
This book examines embedded support in course material. The focus is on self-study and associated concepts such as independent learning, distance education, and open education, and the general context is adult and higher education. The seven chapters cover: (1) general introductory material, including a description of the future, distance education and open learning, conventional education, the "Big Bang" in distance education, and challenges of distance education; (2) embedded support, including embedded support devices (ESDs), a theoretical model, and the impact of individual characteristics; (3) research methods, including methods for research in relation to ESDs, opting for a research approach, and a preview of experimental research on ESDs; (4) ESDs in printed learning environments, including research with interviews, research with questionnaires, effect research with different course versions, and eye movement registration; (5) ESDs in electronic learning environments, including research design and results of a collaborative study between the Open University of the Netherlands and the University of Gent (Belgium); (6) assessment and feedback of ESDs, including research design and results of a study of independent learning at the Open University of the Netherlands; and (7) conclusions, discussion, and implications of research findings. Summaries in English and Dutch are included. (Contains 424 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Content, Distance Education, Educational Environment, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Independent Study, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Materials, Learning Strategies, Models, Open Education, Research Methodology, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods
Educational Technology Expertise Centre, Open University of the Netherlands, Otec, P.O. Box 2960, 6401 DL Heerlen, Netherlands.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands