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Trimby, Madeline J. – Educational Technology, 1979
Discusses four models of needs analysis: Kaufman's "Needs Assessment," Coffing's "Client Need Assessment," Lee's "Needs-Assessment," and Harless'"Front-End Analysis." A matrix comparing these models is included. (RAO)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Evaluation Methods, Models, Needs Assessment
Borden, Christopher – Educational Technology, 1979
Suggests a common format for analyzing and evaluating learning systems which takes into account costs, skill requirements and sequence, instructional techniques and requirements, motivational factors, and evaluation. (RAO)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Design
Bork, Alfred; Franklin, Stephen – Educational Technology, 1979
Acquaints the reader with the personal computer, emphasizing its use as an aid in the learning process; considers the types of hardware available and software related to educational uses; and offers advice to those just entering this area. (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Microcomputers
Showstack, Richard – Educational Technology, 1979
Proposes the development of a system of "discourse punctuation" that would present printed information more efficiently by designing layout to show the reader the organization of ideas, using such devices as boxes, brackets, and marginal notes to highlight comparisons and contrasts, emphases, relationships, and the relative importance of ideas.…
Descriptors: Captions, Headlines, Layout (Publications), Printing
Collart, Marie E. – Educational Technology, 1979
Introduces the concept of human simulators, identifies their educational advantages, and describes how the teacher can design and implement this simulation strategy. A model for the development of a human simulator is also presented. (RAO)
Descriptors: Guides, Instructional Materials, Models, Simulation
Kite, R. Hayman – Educational Technology, 1979
A planning model for the identification of components, activities, and tasks in educational programs and problem solving situations is described. (RAO)
Descriptors: Componential Analysis, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Planning
Updegrove, Daniel A. – Educational Technology, 1991
Discusses current trends in the use of electronic mail (e-mail) in education. National and international academic networks are described, including BITNET and NSFNET; uses of electronic mail for faculty, administrators, and students are examined; and guidelines for using e-mail are offered. (seven references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Electronic Mail
Clemente, Rebecca; And Others – Educational Technology, 1990
Presents in tabular form a summary of publishing requirements, guidelines, and suggestions from 59 current educational communications, technology, and library science journals and magazines to serve as a reference to potential contributors. (Three references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Communications, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Guidelines
Kaufman, Roger – Educational Technology, 1986
An algorithm or decision chart is presented which provides basic decision steps to help management decide what data should be collected to derive valid and correct objectives, and to determine what levels of objectives will be selected relative to products, outputs, or outcomes of an organization. (MBR)
Descriptors: Algorithms, Decision Making, Needs Assessment, Organizational Effectiveness
Northrup, Pamela Taylor – Educational Technology, 1995
Discusses formative evaluation for multimedia instruction and presents guidelines for formatively evaluating multimedia instruction concurrent with analysis, design, and development. Data collection criteria that include group involvement, data collection strategies, and information to be gathered are presented, and rapid prototypes and…
Descriptors: Criteria, Data Collection, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation
Hon, David – Educational Technology, 1992
Presents a matrix of skills necessary for multimedia development. Skills are identified in business, artistic, and technical areas. These skills are then applied to the following reasons for multimedia use: to condense time and material; to effect rapid skills transfer; and to manage feedback and evaluation. (MES)
Descriptors: Material Development, Matrices, Models, Multimedia Instruction
Whitten, William B., II – Educational Technology, 1992
Potential problems in transferring technology from an idea to a product used by an organization occur in the areas of sponsorship, organization, and timing. Strategies for overcoming barriers include cultivating support, planning, education, cost-benefit analysis, understanding organizational structure, facilitating change, being sensitive to the…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Guidelines, Information Technology, Multimedia Instruction
Reeves, Thomas C. – Educational Technology, 1992
Begins by discussing what interactive multimedia (IMM) is, why it is used, and how it should be evaluated. A pragmatic approach to evaluation is advocated, and a framework for formative evaluation is proposed, which focuses on formative experimentation. The educational goals of IMM technology and methods of formative experimentation are detailed.…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Evaluation Criteria, Formative Evaluation, Hypermedia
Azarmsa, Reza – Educational Technology, 1991
This discussion of computer viruses explains how these viruses may be transmitted, describes their effects on data and/or computer application programs, and identifies three groups that propagate them. Ten major viruses are listed and described, and measures to deal with them are discussed. Nineteen antiviral programs are also listed and…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Consumer Protection, Debugging (Computers), Microcomputers
Martin, Barbara L. – Educational Technology, 1994
Compares factors required for a successful distance education course to requirements for designing a unit of instruction using instructional systems design (ISD). Application of these requirements to video teletraining is discussed to demonstrate that teaching ISD may be accomplished by teaching preservice teachers how to design a distance…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Distance Education, Heuristics, Higher Education
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