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Savitsky, David – Educational Technology, 1984
Ten working guidelines for use in developing educational software programs present standards evolved by one courseware producer for program content, learner motivation, the learning environment, educational objectives, field testing, learner control of the learning experience, monitoring and reviewing learner's activities, documentation, accuracy…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Diagnostic Teaching, Documentation, Educational Environment
Awotua-Efebo, Ebi Bio – Educational Technology, 1984
Presents guidelines for cost effective product development for training managers charged with quality control of products and training specialists who design materials. Discusses phases of educational product development--diagnosis, design, development, and evaluation. (MBR)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Design Requirements, Guidelines, Instructional Development
Martin, Barbara L. – Educational Technology, 1984
Describes the variety of types of products produced by instructional designers, discusses the role of the designer, lists the critical instructional design attributes needed by instructors who design and implement loosely structured instructional products, and discusses prototype evaluation methods for less flexible, instructor-centered products.…
Descriptors: Competence, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Design, Literature Reviews
Caldwell, Robert M. – Educational Technology, 1980
Presents specific guidelines for designing instructional programs that will be delivered on microcomputers so that these programs will use the capacity of the microcomputer system in a way that will develop in learners a range of cognitive skills and help learners to evolve useful learning strategies. (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Development
Carlson, Helen L.; And Others – Educational Technology, 1989
Describes methods for using videodisc technology in training human service professionals for use in college curriculums or for inservice education. Methods explained include videotaping from the learner's point of view, using a Simulation System Trainer, and a programing technique that saves learner responses for later evaluation. (10 references)…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Evaluation Methods, Feedback, Higher Education
De Bloois, Michael – Educational Technology, 1987
Describes a number of different frames of reference through which educators can look at the opportunity presented by compact-disc interactive (CD-I) technology, and proposes general guidelines to help them begin thinking about a more creative role as prospective authors of CD-I materials. (MES)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Guidelines, Instructional Design, Interactive Video
Duquette, Cheryll – Educational Technology, 1985
Discusses highlights of a literature review on guidelines for formative evaluation of courseware and the development of a formative evaluation instrument by the Kanata High Technology Training Association (Ottawa). The eight dimensions of the resultant questionnaire are listed and a copy of the evaluation instrument is included. (MBR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Objectives, Courseware, Field Tests
Rothe, J. Peter – Educational Technology, 1983
A modified set of criteria based on sociology is suggested as a framework for evaluating the social implications of educational software. Six analytic categories are discussed: language usage, knowledge, ideology, profit, culture, and ethics. Procedures for applying the critical framework are outlined, and 32 references are listed. (MBR)
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Educational Research, Evaluation Criteria, Instructional Materials
Boling, Elizabeth – Educational Technology, 1994
Examines features to consider when redesigning instructional materials to electronic format from print. Topics discussed include physical presence; human-computer interface; resolution and screen size; online help; interactivity; motion and sound; and software tools. Examples of screen designs are included. (Contains 11 references.) (LRW)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Courseware
Leiblum, Mark David – Educational Technology, 1989
Discusses some of the problems of implementing computer-aided learning (CAL) in a university environment and describes a centralized CAL service agency that was created at the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Courseware development and implementation are described, and CAL research and evaluation are discussed. (16 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries
Johnson, James F.; And Others – Educational Technology, 1985
Describes a method for videodisc courseware development utilized by the University of Notre Dame Interactive Videodisc Laboratory staff, which includes production of a storyboard as the final component of the design phase. The three steps of group storyboarding, formative evaluation, and generation of production documents are discussed in detail.…
Descriptors: Courseware, Formative Evaluation, Instructional Design, Material Development
Braden, Roberts A. – Educational Technology, 1986
Reviews relevant features for interactive video images of the four primary technologies that merge to intertwine themselves in interactive video (computers, television, instructional design, visual design); outlines critical structural elements of interactive video; and presents guidelines for creating interactive video images. (MBR)
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Guidelines, Instructional Design, Interactive Video
Fedale, Scott V. – Educational Technology, 1985
A workable solution to the problem of how to test out an interactive video program before paying for videotape production and editing involves creating a videotape template of the computer program's flowchart to reproduce the actual interactive experience and thus check for program accuracy. (MBR)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Flow Charts, Formative Evaluation, Material Development
Cates, Ward Mitchell – Educational Technology, 1992
Discusses design principles that apply to the creation of effective instructional hypermedia or multimedia products that meet the needs of teachers and students. Topics addressed include the adoption of technological innovations; curricular issues; the development of thinking skills; user needs; videodisks; interactive systems; context; and print…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Context Clues, Courseware, Curriculum Development
Smith, Peter E. – Educational Technology, 1989
Presents guidelines for developing computer-assisted instructional materials that are based on theoretical instructional theories, including behaviorism; neobehaviorism (imitation and modeling); information processing; cognitive psychology; and learning styles. Guidelines highlight feedback and reinforcement, practice opportunities, sequencing,…
Descriptors: Behaviorism, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Psychology, Computer Assisted Instruction