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Balajthy, Ernest – Journal of Reading, Writing, and Learning Disabilities International, 1990
The article examines the potential impact of computer-based text technologies, called hypermedia, on disabled readers. Discussed are hypertext, the hypercard, and implications of metacognitive research (such as author versus user control over text manipulations), instructional implications, and instructional text engineering. (DB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Media, Hypermedia
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Balajthy, Ernest – Reading Research and Instruction, 1988
Examines two major reasons that schools have adopted computers without careful prior examination and planning. Surveys a variety of criticisms targeted toward some aspects of computer-based instruction in reading in an effort to direct attention to the beneficial implications of computers in the classroom. (MS)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Balajthy, Ernest – Journal of Reading, Writing, and Learning Disabilities International, 1989
The article examines decision-making expert systems and discusses their implications for diagnosis and prescription of reading difficulties. A detailed description of how a reading diagnostic expert system might operate to aid classroom teachers is followed by a discussion of advantages and limitations of expert systems for educational use.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Decision Making, Diagnostic Teaching, Disabilities
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Balajthy, Ernest – Reading Teacher, 1987
Discusses the need for and the problems with teaching keyboarding to elementary school students, and the types of software necessary for meaningful instruction. (JC)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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Balajthy, Ernest – Reading Teacher, 1987
Notes two trends in the development of basal-related software and describes the Scott, Foresman Reading Courseware and the Ginn Reading Software. (JC)
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Reading Comprehension
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Balajthy, Ernest – Reading Research and Instruction, 1987
Examines questions typically asked about the effectiveness of computer-based reading instruction, suggesting that these questions must be refined to provide meaningful insight into the issues involved. Describes several critical problems with existing research and presents overviews of research on the effects of computer-based instruction on…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Balajthy, Ernest – Reading Teacher, 1989
Presents eight guidelines to consider when using computers for language instruction, emphasizing computer use in a social and purposeful context. Suggests computer software which adheres to these guidelines. (MM)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education
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Balajthy, Ernest – Journal of Reading, 1985
Discusses how computers can "converse" with students for teaching purposes, demonstrates how these interactions are becoming more complex, and explains how the computer's role is becoming more "human" in giving intelligent responses to students. (HOD)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software
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Balajthy, Ernest – Reading Teacher, 1986
Offers suggestions for using classroom computers for individualized instruction in spelling and tips for choosing spelling software. (FL)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Elementary Education, Individualized Instruction, Microcomputers
Balajthy, Ernest – 1999
This paper surveys issues that draw together instructional technology (IT) with the goals of the traditional classroom curriculum. Ways that IT serves to further the traditional educational goals of developing lifelong learners who function with skills, knowledge, and wisdom are examined, as well as the potentials and challenges of IT. The first…
Descriptors: Appropriate Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Critical Thinking, Educational Objectives
Balajthy, Ernest – 1989
The first section of this report lists a variety of advantages and disadvantages of educational applications of Local Area Networks (LANs), with descriptive and evaluative comments on how the Union County Computers in the Curricula Network Project (Cranford, New Jersey) dealt with each. The second section of the report describes the following…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Course Descriptions, English (Second Language), Higher Education
Balajthy, Ernest – 1989
Results of the 1985-86 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) survey of American students' knowledge of computers suggest that American schools have a long way to go before computers can be said to have made a significant impact. The survey covered the 3rd, 7th, and 11th grade levels and assessed competence in knowledge of computers,…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
Balajthy, Ernest – 1989
In its second year of operation (1988-1989 academic year), the Electronic Writing Center (EWC) of the Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey has expanded its capabilities and the amount of service it provides to at-risk students through the Computers in the Curricula Project. Major changes include: (1) increased numbers of classes and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, High Risk Students
Balajthy, Ernest – 1993
A diagnostic evaluation was conducted on Thomas, a fifth-grade student, to identify levels of reading and major word identification strategies. Initial testing conducted at Thomas' home revealed that he appeared to have an unusually positive attitude toward reading, considering the difficulties it had presented him since kindergarten. Learning…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary School Students, Evaluation Methods, Grade 5
Balajthy, Ernest – 1994
A kindergarten teacher, two preservice teachers, and a college consultant on educational computer technology designed and developed a 10-day whole-language integrated unit on the theme of Beatrix Potter's "Benjamin Bunny." The project was designed as a demonstration of the potential of integrating the CD-ROM-based version of…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Computer Uses in Education, Integrated Activities
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