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Eiser, Leslie – Classroom Computer Learning, 1988
Discusses some of the attributes of effective tutorial software programs. Describes four science programs that focus on the physical and earth sciences, and highlights some of their features that are proposed as features of high-quality educational software. (TW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Software Reviews, Computer Uses in Education
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Iona, Mario – Physics Teacher, 1988
Evaluates an elementary textbook (Journeys in Science, volume 3) on thermodynamics. Points out some inadequate expressions and explains the reasons. (YP)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Heat, Misconceptions
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Journal of Chemical Education, 1987
Provides a review of both the Apple and IBM versions of ENZPACK, a software package which is designed to assist in the teaching of enzyme kinetics in courses where this topic is treated in some depth. (TW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Reviews
Folsom, Burton; Leef, George; Mateer, Dirk – 1999
This study examined 16 high school economics textbooks commonly used in Michigan. The textbooks were graded for 12 criteria that form the basis for the sound study of economics: (1) the price system and production; (2) competition and monopoly; (3) comparative economic systems; (4) the distribution of income and poverty; (5) the role of…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Economics, Economics Education, Evaluation Criteria
Frey, Joanne M. – 1999
In "The Invisible Computer," Donald Norman illustrates his theory of invisible computers turning into information appliances with examples of past inventions like the radio, automobile, and phonograph. Second generation computers have evolved as far as technology will allow. At the present time, the technology itself is the driving force…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Adoption (Ideas), Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education
Dolbear, F. Trenery, Jr. – 1988
Three aspects to be considered when teaching a one-semester beginning economics statistics course are coverage, mastery, and applications. There is a difference between coverage and mastery. Moreover, mastery is not an end in itself; instructors must consider how statistics courses will influence students' approaches to other subjects and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Economics, Economics Education
Wiener, Susan J.; Mincy, Ronald B. – 1993
The Urban Institute organized a workshop to receive the reactions of experts to a model for helping underclass youth, the Mentor, Peer Group, and Incentive (MPI) Model. This model uses the three components of mentors, peer groups, and incentives to improve the life chances of adolescent males in socially distressed neighborhoods. Workshop…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Black Youth, Community Programs
Gorrell, Jeffrey – 1992
Learner-centered principles espoused by the American Psychological Association (APA) built on research of the last three decades suggest that learning does not simply entail coordinated cognitive processes. These 12 principles portray factors associated with learning as essential parts of the portrayal of learners as active creators of their own…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Constructivism (Learning)
Alderson, J. Charles, Ed.; And Others – 1987
This guide contains descriptive and evaluative information on 47 major commercially-available English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) tests in current use around the world. For each test, the following information is provided: complete title; acronym; publication date; targeted audience; intended purpose; scoring method; administration type (group or…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Bilingualism, Communication Skills, Comparative Analysis
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
Shou, Priscilla – 1993
The Singer-Loomis Inventory of Personality (SLIP) was developed by two Jungian analysts to allow examination of personality from the perspective of Jung's typology and to solve problems perceived with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, based on Jungian dichotomies. The SLIP is designed to clarify and describe the user's personality based on the…
Descriptors: Adults, Classification, Cognitive Style, Extraversion Introversion
Tiner, Jennifer Frey – 1993
The Values Scale (VS) is a self-report inventory of 106 scored items yielding 21 separate scales for the individual assessment of upper elementary school and middle school students as well as adult members of semi-skilled, skilled, clerical, managerial, and professional occupations. The VS, available in seven languages, measures several intrinsic…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Attitude Measures, Children
Stone, Elizabeth – 1993
The Career Interest Inventory is a paper-and-pencil, self-report career guidance instrument that is designed to assist students in grades 7 through 12 and adults with career decisions. It can be administered to individuals or groups and alone or in combination with the Differential Aptitude Test. It is available in machine-scored and hand-scorable…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Career Choice, Career Counseling
Dolenz, Beverly – 1993
The Career Beliefs Inventory (CBI) is a counseling tool with the purpose of identifying beliefs as they relate to occupational choice and the pursuit of a career. The inventory can be administered individually or to a group ranging in age from grade 8 to adult. The CBI is a 96-item paper-and-pencil test written at an eighth-grade reading level.…
Descriptors: Adults, Beliefs, Career Choice, Career Counseling
Wang, Lin – 1993
The Differential Aptitude Test (DAT) is a multiple aptitude battery designed to measure junior and senior high school students' and adults' ability to learn or succeed in certain areas. The test is suitable for group administration and is primarily for use in educational and vocational counseling, although it may be used in employee selection. The…
Descriptors: Ability, Adults, Aptitude Tests, Career Counseling
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