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Lin, Xiaodong; And Others – Educational Technology, 1995
Discusses insights from both the instructional design community and members of research groups seeking to transform typical classrooms into "learning communities," and encourages discussion among members of these two communities. Gives an overview of frameworks for instructional design, and the principles of learning communities. (71…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cooperative Learning, Discussion, Educational Development
Hunka, S. – Educational Technology, 1989
Discussion of the use of authoring systems for courseware development focuses on guidelines to be considered when designing authoring systems. Topics discussed include allowing a variety of instructional strategies; interaction with peripheral processes such as student records; the editing process; and human factors in computer interface design,…
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer System Design
Swick, Kevin J. – Educational Technology, 1989
Discusses roles that parents and teachers can perform to facilitate children's interactions with computers. Highlights include: (1) designing computer environments, including learner control, learning activities, and relating computer experiences to other learning processes; (2) adult interactions with children; and (3) observation and feedback…
Descriptors: Child Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Environment, Feedback
Bowers, Dennis – Educational Technology, 1989
Discusses the value of creating design documentation for computer software so that it may serve as a model for similar design efforts. Components of the software design document are described, including program flowcharts, graphic representation of screen displays, storyboards, and evaluation procedures. An example is given using HyperCard. (three…
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Software, Evaluation Methods, Flow Charts
Carlisle, Kenneth E.; Coulter, Philip D. – Educational Technology, 1990
Discusses job aids as a method to improve human performance by replacing the requirement for a specific skill or knowledge. Types of job aids are described, the role of job aids in training is explained, job aid design is examined, and benefits of job aids are discussed. (10 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Design Requirements, Flow Charts, Improvement, Performance Factors
Hanson, LuEtt – Educational Technology, 1989
Reviews multichannel learning research to find the best ways to combine audio and video in television to improve learning, and summarizes the research findings into principles for instructional television production. Highlights include the effects of redundancy on learning and on audience attention, message clarity, and problems in instructional…
Descriptors: Audience Response, Educational Television, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Processes
Coaxum, Callie B.; And Others – Educational Technology, 1989
Presents a systematic approach for small colleges to plan effectively for the acquisition of information resources, i.e., computers and telecommunications, based on five recommendations: (1) assign task force to assess needs; (2) establish institutional goals; (3) identify the technology required to meet the goals; (4) determine financial…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Computer Uses in Education, Cost Estimates, Higher Education
Swick, Kevin J. – Educational Technology, 1989
Discusses the role of computers with young children and suggests that effective use should be based on an understanding of how children learn. Topics discussed include curriculum goals; criteria to consider when buying computers; teacher training; software selection; environmental considerations; and criteria for integrating computers into early…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Criteria
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
Kearsley, Greg – Educational Technology, 1988
Discusses some of the major aspects of authoring hypertext documents and databases as forms of interactive instruction. Highlights include knowledge structuring; root documents; authoring tools; screen formats; computer graphics; collaboration among authors; cognitive processes; and degree of learner control. (LRW)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Cognitive Processes, Collaborative Writing, Computer Assisted Instruction
Stager, Sue; Green, Kathy – Educational Technology, 1988
Discusses the role of educational technology consultants who may be classroom teachers with no formal training in consulting. Consulting models are described, including content-oriented and process-oriented approaches; Schein's process facilitator model is examined; and Kurpius' consulting model is explained and expanded. (LRW)
Descriptors: Consultants, Educational Technology, Models, Noninstructional Responsibility
Hathaway, Warren E. – Educational Technology, 1989
Describes the steps needed to develop a computer-managed learning system that is derived from a network-based curriculum such as the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT). System components that are described include curriculum mapping, including objectives; lesson outlines; and a framework for evaluating students and instructional…
Descriptors: Computer Managed Instruction, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
Harper-Marinick, Maria; Gerlach, Vernon S. – Educational Technology, 1986
Describes a five-step set of procedures for designing and developing instruction that promotes student-teacher interaction and teacher responsiveness. The steps described address instructional content, objectives, questions, boundaries, and entry behavior. (MBR)
Descriptors: Algorithms, Behavioral Objectives, Course Content, Instructional Design
Brodeur, Doris R. – Educational Technology, 1986
Reviews seven commercially produced test generator programs appropriate for use by classroom teachers or individual instructors and identifies item construction and test formatting features that facilitate test design and delivery. Test generator programs and their manufacturers are listed. (MBR)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Software, Costs, Evaluation Criteria
Gropper, George L. – Educational Technology, 1988
Describes a technology of text display that can help to make learning from text more effective. Topics discussed include the effect of text displays on the ways learners process information; implications of these effects for instructional design; and how text displays join with text content to help with verbal, experiential, and visual processing.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Content Analysis, Experiential Learning, Instructional Design
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