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Casey, Patrick J. – Computers in the Schools, 1997
Argues that including computer programming in the curriculum as a medium for instruction is a feasible alternative for teaching problem solving. Discusses the nature of problem solving; the problem-solving elements of discovery, motivation, practical learning situations and flexibility which are inherent in programming; capabilities of computer…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education
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Zehavi, Nurit – Computers in the Schools, 1995
Describes three integrated development cycles for a series of software packages for teaching mathematics: (1) development of a software package, including rationale and didactics; (2) cognitive studies leading to a more effective interaction between student, software, and teacher; and (3) organization of pedagogical knowledge for software…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Courseware
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Fitzgerald, Gail E. – Computers in the Schools, 1994
Examines a design model for hypermedia materials and gives direction in the development of course support materials for teacher education. Describes design guidelines for matching hypermedia activities to instruction goals and presents results of pilot test conducted in support of methods. (JKP)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Software Development, Computer Uses in Education
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Bonk, Curtis J.; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1994
Discusses collaborative writing with hypermedia and multimedia tools as well as the requisite hardware and software support that foster cognitive and social skills. Proposes research on the impact on and possibilities for students and teachers using collaborative writing in hypermedia environments. (102 references) (JKP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Style, Collaborative Writing, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Lehrer, Richard; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1994
Discusses the concept of knowledge design and its implementation with hypermedia composition tools; explains the instructional model used in research conducted on hypermedia presentations created by a ninth-grade history class; summarizes students' comments about their projects; and examines implications for the restructuring of schools. (JKP)
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Cognitive Style, Computer Software Development, Computer Uses in Education
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Willis, Jerry – Computers in the Schools, 1992
Discusses reasons for the slower acceptance of educational technology in the humanities. Highlights include teacher training; support staff skills; software development; lack of equity in funding for hardware and software; technology diffusion; and a description of the Concerns-Based Adoption Model, a comprehensive model of change in education.…
Descriptors: Computer Software Development, Courseware, Educational Change, Educational Finance
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Myers, Robert J.; Burton, John K. – Computers in the Schools, 1994
Defines hypermedia and related terminology and provides an overview of the history of the development of hypertext, hypermedia, and associated technology. Discusses implications of use of hypermedia in education, such as possible change in the structure of the classroom and the role of teachers. (JKP)
Descriptors: Computer Interfaces, Computer Software Development, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Media
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Romiszowski, Alex; Abrahamson, Andrew – Computers in the Schools, 1994
Provides brief history of Structural Communication (SC) methodology and discusses its use for teaching eighth-grade literature. Examines strengths and weaknesses of SC in print and hypermedia formats, and discusses the computer-based implementation of this participatory method of instruction. (JKP)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware
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Overbaugh, Richard C. – Computers in the Schools, 1994
Describes the development of an interactive video simulation, the "Classroom Management Simulation," that teaches eight basic principles of classroom management to preservice teachers. Highlights include the instructional design process, including task analysis; the use of HyperCard for programming; and results of field testing. (LRW)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation
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de Vries, Sjoerd; de Diana, Italo – Computers in the Schools, 1999
Presents results of experiments with the use of adaptable courseware. Discusses characteristics of educational software and influences on curricular implementation; adaptable educational software; applied adaptable courseware and related adaptation instruments; the research method; and experimental results. Concludes that adaptable courseware will…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware
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McCormick, Theresa E.; McCoy, Sue Boney – Computers in the Schools, 1990
Discusses the incorporation of multicultural nonsexist education (MCNSE) concepts into the educational software used in computer-assisted instruction (CAI). Forty software programs for K-12 social studies are reviewed in terms of six forms of bias, and suggestions for enhancing the integration of CAI with MCNSE are offered. A software evaluation…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Computer Software Reviews, Computer Software Selection
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Weller, Herman G.; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1994
Discussion of hypermedia-based instruction (HBI) focuses on the effects of cognitive style on student achievement. The development of interactive software for eighth-grade students studying computer ethics is described; gender differences are examined; problems are identified; and information-accessing frequency is discussed. (LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy