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Pressman, Israel; Rosenbloom, Bruce – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1984
Describes and evaluates costs of hardware, software, training, and maintenance for computer assisted instruction (CAI) as they relate to total system cost. An example of an educational system provides an illustration of CAI cost analysis. Future developments, cost effectiveness, affordability, and applications in public and private environments…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Costs
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Denton, Jon J.; And Others – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1985
In a study conducted to examine potential of two-way television as an instructional medium, classroom observation data were collected from 32 presentations--two-way television and conventional--by seven medical faculty to medical students. Results reveal similar instructional strategies regardless of presentation mode, and mixed reaction by…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Conventional Instruction, Educational Television, Higher Education
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Hortin, John A.; And Others – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1985
A study designed to determine whether graduate students could be taught to use visual thinking for problem solving stressed two activities: (1) imagery for problem solving, and (2) active participation by students. Results indicate subjects given training in visual thinking were able to use it to solve verbal problems. (MBR)
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Higher Education, Imagery, Problem Solving
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Hodes, Carol L. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1998
Offers faculty a systematic way to implement technology/print combinations relative to distance learners' needs and backgrounds. Categorizes types of learner interactions, and discusses the relevance of the entry-level knowledge of the learner to appropriate technology selection. (AEF)
Descriptors: Appropriate Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Distance Education, Faculty
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McGrath, Carolyn – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1998
Based on analysis of discussions of fiction using Dedalus Interchange in literary analysis classes, it was found that synchronous electronic conferencing exposed students to more viewpoints, deemphasized traditional authority, increased metalinguistic awareness, decreased inhibition and gender barriers, and facilitated increased social…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Software, English Instruction
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Daly, Joanne English – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1998
Addresses the following obstacles faced by faculty and students in the use of World Wide Web-based support and instruction: multiple skill levels of students performing Web research; credibility of Web information; reliability of campus computer-network systems; inequality of access to student computing resources; and lack of understanding of…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Equal Education
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Pence, Harry E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1997
Despite criticism, lecture continues to be a major instructional method in higher education. Discusses characteristics of effective lectures and variations of lecture presentation using electronic mail, multimedia, the World Wide Web, and CD-ROMs. Argues that lectures provide a sense of place and community and that technology can mediate human…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Conventional Instruction, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Handley, Elaine; Oaks, Susan – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1997
Describes the planning and implementation of an online writing center for adult students of SUNY Empire State College, a non-residential, independent-study distance-learning institution. Highlights informational and facilitative properties of hypertext and the need for a personalized instructor "voice." Components of the program included…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Distance Education, Group Discussion
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Heuer, Bronwen; And Others – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1997
To facilitate the integration of technology into the learning environment, the Office of Instructional Computing at the State University of New York at Stony Brook engages students as peer mentors and as technology mentors to faculty. Examines the two mentoring relationships, the design of the programs, and the pros and cons of such programs. (PEN)
Descriptors: Consultants, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Higher Education
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Duchastel, Philip – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1997
Although the Web is being used to support instruction, it is used to support a traditional model of university instruction, sacrificing much of its potential. Presents a generic six-point model of Web-based university instruction: specify goals to pursue; accept diversity of outcomes; request production of knowledge; evaluate at the task level;…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Global Approach
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Hesser, Lois Ann; Kontos, George – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1997
Examines masters and doctoral programs at Nova Southeastern University (FL) that rely on technological delivery systems: autobridge, videotapes, electronic mail, compressed video, electronic library access, bulletin boards, and a virtual classroom. A survey of doctoral students indicated that the students received instruction which enabled them to…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Dial Access Information Systems, Distance Education, Doctoral Programs
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Downing, Charles E.; Rath, Gustave J. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1997
Presents a case study in which Internet technology was used to create an Intranet for college classes. A survey of 82 students enrolled in two undergraduate courses suggests that the Internet, using the Intranet model, can serve as a starting point for an electronic classroom. Also includes the Internet usage survey instrument. (PEN)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Internet, Measures (Individuals)
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Skudrna, Vincent J. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1997
Discusses the role of computer assisted instruction (CAI) in undergraduate education via a survey of related literature and specific applications. Describes an undergraduate computer concepts course and includes appendices of instructions, flowcharts, programs, sample student work in accounting, COBOL instructional model, decision logic in a…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Flow Charts
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Ben-Jacob, Marion G. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1997
Introductory courses in computer science at colleges and universities have undergone significant changes in 20 years. This article provides an overview of the history of introductory computer science (FORTRAN, ANSI flowchart symbols, BASIC, data processing concepts, and PASCAL) and its future (robotics and C++). (PEN)
Descriptors: Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Flow Charts, Higher Education
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Hashim, Yusup – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 1997
Experienced teachers enrolled in an educational technology certificate course at the Universiti Sains Malaysia took charge of classroom instruction while the teacher managed the instructional process. Postcourse evaluations indicated that the 64 teacher/students preferred learner-centered and collaborative teaching and that it helped them learn…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Higher Education
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