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Duffy, Thomas M.; Raymer, Pamela L. – Educational Technology, 2010
This article focuses on the practical issues in implementing instructional approaches based on constructivist views of learning. The authors do not view this as a procedural guide, but rather believe that the design of these inquiry based learning (IBL) approaches must be guided by the view of learning represented in constructivist frameworks.…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Inquiry, Active Learning, Teaching Methods
Collins, Mauri P.; Berge, Zane L. – Educational Technology, 2003
Presents an instructional design framework that stresses the alignment of learning outcomes, learning activities, and evaluation and feedback. Focuses on student learning rather than instructional input; encourages faculty development to enable them to design their own courses; considers course resources, practice activities, and interaction; and…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Feedback, Higher Education
Shibley, Ivan A. – Educational Technology, 2001
Discusses the amount of money being spent to buy computers for classrooms and emphasizes the need for more money to be spent on teacher training to successfully integrate computers into the curriculum. Reviews state surveys on technology plans and teacher training and considers the effects of staff development on student achievement. (LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Educational Finance
Boutwell, Richard C.; Barton, Grant E. – Educational Technology, 1974
Descriptors: Aptitude, Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Development
Bell, Frederick H. – Educational Technology, 1974
Article suggests several reasons for the successful use of computers to augment learning and offers some principles and procedures for catalyzing creativity in computer-related learning environments. (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science, Learning Activities, Learning Processes
Lord, W.; And Others – Educational Technology, 1973
Articles purpose is to clarify the present situation with regard to learning system terminology and classification by suggesting an alternate framework which does not rely to any large extent on rigorous definitions. (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Definitions, Educational Technology, Learning Activities
Ruth, Leo – Educational Technology, 1973
Author states that subjecting all English teachers to a flattening, homogenizing planning methodology, merely sets up restricted channels for thinking, trivializing the work of able teachers and sanctifying the ineptitude of weak ones. Routinized response to formula drives out real thinking, real planning. (Author)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives
Duchastel, Philippe C. – Educational Technology, 1983
Presents a scheme for comparing the text-learning outcomes derivable from study of either text or a summary of the text and considers some practical study strategies students might adopt when summaries are available and when they are not. The value of summaries in instructional situations is discussed. (MBR)
Descriptors: Intermode Differences, Learning Activities, Learning Processes, Learning Strategies
Streibel, Michael J. – Educational Technology, 1993
Discussion of the socially situated and constrained nature of educational computing focuses on situated critical pedagogy and computer education. Four areas are highlighted in an examination of teaching/learning situations: (1) praxis, i.e., a relationship between action and reflection; (2) situated critical pedagogy; (3) interpretive processes;…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science Education, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning
McLellan, Hilary – Educational Technology, 1993
Examines evaluation in a situated learning context. Topics discussed include a model for evaluation in a computer learning environment; portfolios, including written, electronic, and video formats; summary statistics; diagnosis; reflection and self-assessment; story construction or scenario design; learners as designers of instruction; and…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Computer Assisted Instruction, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Diagnosis
Harley, Shaun – Educational Technology, 1993
Discussion of situated learning focuses on classroom instruction. Topics addressed include individual uniqueness; a knowledge community, including the process of knowledge acquisition; situated instruction, including the role of the teacher; authentic activity, including teacher-student interaction; and implications for educational technology. (26…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Experiential Learning, Individual Differences, Learning Activities
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
Tripp, Steven D. – Educational Technology, 1993
Discusses situated learning and instruction. Topics discussed include situated cognition theories; prescriptions for instructional design; adapting instructional design to situated learning; evaluating situated learning; situated cognition and the role of the teacher; different types of problem-solving activities; and the work of the Cognition and…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning, Higher Education
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
Morgan, Robert M. – Educational Technology, 1973
A look at how developing countries, specifically Korea, are beginning to look to educational technology as a partial solution to their educational problems. (Author)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational Technology, Learning Activities
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