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ERIC Number: EJ787628
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1013
The Current Status of Instructional Design Theories in Relation to Today's Authoring Systems
O'Neil, A. Fred
British Journal of Educational Technology, v39 n2 p251-267 Mar 2008
It is of course very difficult to accurately project important characteristics of the future state of any rapidly evolving field, and the field of authoring systems for computer-assisted instruction (CAI) is no exception. However, strong trends in evolving CAI systems of today would seem to indicate some important characteristics of the software systems underlying tomorrow's automated instructional systems. Under the premise that form follows function, this paper will explore the functional impetus of some of the most important trends extant in terms of their roots in a powerful, emerging technology of instructional design. This technology promises to complement the advancing hardware and software technologies, by supplying that "sine qua non" of successful instructional materials. It is inevitable that systems of the future will make (and indeed are making) significant accommodations of this vital technology as it matures, and therefore some important characteristics of tomorrow's systems can be predicated upon what is already known of this technology of instructional design. [This paper was first published in two parts in "Interactive Learning International," Vol. 2, nos 3 & 4, 1985, 23-26 and 29-33, by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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