ERIC Number: EJ872173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
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The Riddle of the Smart Machines
Howell, Dusti D.
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v54 n1 p33-37 Jan 2010
Hundreds of graduate students were introduced to the fields of instructional design and educational technology with the riddle of the smart machines, yet over the years no one has answered it correctly. After revealing the surprising answer to this riddle, both the negative and positive impacts of smart machines are analyzed. An example of this is given by developing practical interventions for the shortcomings of the award-winning simulation program The Oregon Trail.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Intervention, Computer Simulation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon