ERIC Number: ED453827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
What Makes Educational Software Educational?
Polonoli, Keith E.
This article is a primer for educators hoping to choose instructional software for their classrooms. The following four basic principles that all quality educational software has in common are discussed: (1) an adherence to learning theory, including behavioral and cognitive theory; (2) employment of gaming features; (3) culturally sensitive content; and (4) the elicitation of an emotional response from the learner. In addition, a brief discussion of the instructor's responsibility in using software is presented. (Contains 12 references.) (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Virginia Society of Technology in Education Journal, Volume 15, Number 1, Fall 2000, pp. 6-31.