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Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Fulgham, Susan M. – Educational Technology, 2016
In this regular feature of "Educational Technology," Michael F. Shaughnessy and Susan M. Fulgham present their interview with Ryan Watkins, Associate Professor of Educational Technology at the George Washington University and the author of 10 books and more than 95 articles. In this interview, Watkins discusses the following topics:…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Interviews, Electronic Learning, Skill Development
Dutta, Pratima – Educational Technology, 2014
The Bloomington Project School (BPS) is a charter school that has successfully adopted and implemented several learner-centered educational strategies. This case study offers a glimpse into its student-centered, collaborative, and interdisciplinary learning and teaching processes; its mastery-based assessment process; and its successful technology…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Student Centered Curriculum, Program Implementation, Charter Schools
Zhu, Chang – Educational Technology, 2008
Contrary to the long-running controversy as to whether learning is a transmission or a constructive process, this article stresses that the (e-)learning process is both a transmission process from the instructor to the learner and a knowledge construction process of the learner. However, the use of interactive technologies in e-learning needs to…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Learning Processes
Flynn, John L. – Educational Technology, 1992
Describes a study at Florida State University that examined how Gagne's learning theory and events of instruction described and supported learning in the cooperative learning environment of a fourth grade classroom. Examples of instructional events and appropriate actions are given, and it is reported that Gagne's theories support cooperative…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Grade 4
Yang, Shu Ching – Educational Technology, 1996
Discusses a constructive approach to instructional hypermedia. Highlights include attributes of hypermedia, including links and nodes, multimedia environments, nonlinear access to information, and interactivity; instructional applications that stress the learners' active interaction and their control of the learning process; associative or…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Associative Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Cooperative Learning
Educational Technology, 1993
Reviews theories of anchored instruction and addresses issues related to learning, transfer, and assessment. Highlights include video-based macrocontexts; videodisc anchors versus computer-based simulations; cooperative learning; transfer outside the classroom; authenticity; visual anchors versus verbal anchors; situated cognition; and using…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Cooperative Learning, Distance Education
Merrill, M. David – Educational Technology, 1991
Describes and compares various assumptions of instructional design and of constructivism, some of which have been raised in other articles in this issue. Topics discussed include instructional design theory; instructional systems theory; mental models; categories of knowledge; knowledge representation; instructional strategies; collaborative…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Instructional Design, Learning Processes
McLellan, Hilary – Educational Technology, 1994
Provides an overview to this section that continues discussions and responses from a previous issue that addressed situated cognition and its implications for learning. The situated learning model is explained, including the key components of apprenticeship, collaboration, reflection, coaching, multiple practice, and articulation of learning…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Cooperative Learning, Learning Processes, Learning Theories
Hansen, Edmund – Educational Technology, 1990
Discussion of interactive educational technology (IET) focuses on a case study using a hypertext-related concept of interactive video to teach interviewing skills to graduate students. Topics discussed include teaching professional interpersonal skills; intelligent computer-assisted instruction; learning processes; learner control; teacher roles;…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cooperative Learning, Educational Technology, Graduate Students