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Bond, Lloyd; Jaeger, Richard; Smith, Tracy; Hattie, John – Education Matters, 2001
Although nearly 200 million has been invested in producing and rewarding National Board-certified teachers, a study by Lloyd Board and colleagues is the first to assess whether such teachers perform better than their peers. It is uncertain whether researchers' 13 measures of teacher expertise actually correlate with improved student achievement.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Evaluation
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Hudson, Barry J. – CD-ROM Professional, 1995
Examines issues of CD-ROM networking for companies; identifies cost savings and focuses on administrative and technical problems. Highlights include slower access speed, technical design deficiencies, inconsistency in search engines and user interfaces, installation problems, drive letter selections, designs that work for LAN access, questions to…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Administrative Problems, Comparative Analysis, Computer Interfaces
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Murphy, Cheryl A. – Computers in Human Behavior, 1995
Evaluates six "open" (empty of content and customized by users) software programs using the literature-based characteristics of documentation, learner control, branching capabilities, portability, ease of use, and cost-effectiveness. Interviewed computer-knowledgeable individuals to confirm the legitimacy of the evaluative characteristics. (LRW)
Descriptors: Branching, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Evaluation, Cost Effectiveness
Brownstein, Erica M.; And Others – 1993
Applications are now available that allow teachers to create presentations and programs tailored to the exact needs of their students. This paper examines tools that may be used for presentations. Programming environments that may be used to develop computer aided instructional programs are also compared and contrasted. The availability of…
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development
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Dennison, Bill; Fitz, John; Lauder, Hugh; Walford, Geoffrey; West, Anne – Educational Management & Administration, 1999
Five reviewers of "School Choice and Competition: Markets in the Public Interest?" (Routledge, 1998), by Philip Woods, Carl Bagley, and Ron Glatter, critique this comprehensive study of three educational quasi-markets in Great Britain. Areas such as social stratification, overall student achievement, diversity, and innovation appear to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Competition, Cost Effectiveness
Briscoe, Ellen D.; Wall, Catherine – Database, 1992
Describes consumer or business-oriented online services that provide access to current news information and offers a less expensive alternative to standard online databases. Online clipping services are discussed, their costs are examined, and profiles of five services are compared: CompuServe, CompuServe as a gateway to IQuest, DELPHI, DIALCOM,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Information Services
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Kostoff, Ronald N.; And Others – Evaluation Review, 1994
Articles in this special issue deal with the assessment of the impact of research and are divided into segments concerning semiquantitative approaches; qualitative approaches; and quantitative and fiscal approaches. These articles illustrate the importance of the role of motivation and associated incentives. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Economic Factors, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization
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Cooper, Samuel; Cohn, Elchanan – Economics of Education Review, 1994
Borg, Mason, and Shapiro in "The Economic Consequences of State Lotteries" (Praeger, 1991) argue that the Florida lottery creates an implicit tax that is inequitable and inefficient. These conclusions are unconvincing. Are lotteries really responsible for 35% reductions in pupil spending in lottery states? Additional work by Borg and…
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance
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Sykes, David; Swinscoe, Paul C. – Journal of Interactive Instruction Development, 1995
Compares methods of providing digital video in computer-based training. A tabulation of performance, quality, and cost is provided, and techniques of compression and decompression are described together with hardware and/or software needs. Networking digital video, and the impact of emerging standards on the development of future products are also…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics
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Rowe, Neil C.; Laitinen, Kari – Information Processing & Management, 1995
Describes a software tool that deciphers abbreviations by finding whole-word equivalents or "disabbreviations." Presents results of experimental studies that test the tool's disabbreviation of technical text in computer programs. Findings show that the prototype tool is easy to use, finds correct disabbreviations, improves text…
Descriptors: Abbreviations, Computer Software, Computer Software Evaluation, Cost Effectiveness