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Educational Technology

January 1980 Volume 20, Number 1

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Number of articles: 10

  1. A Retrospective and Prospective on Technology in Education: The "Saw-Tooth Curve" and the Process of Change

    Bruce W. Tuckman

    Discusses educational theory development noting that, as theories become too complex, they are replaced by simpler ones. Future educational theories may relate intellectual performance to physical ... More

    pp. 7-10

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  2. Utilization of Technological Media, Devices, and Systems in the Schools

    Ralph W. Tyler

    Discusses the lack of extensive adoption of technological media; the motives for using new technology; and assumptions concerning the universality of educational problems, how learning is... More

    pp. 11-15

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  3. Happy Birthday, Ed Tech! A Grim Look at Past, Present, Future

    George N. Gordon

    Notes some of the successes and failures associated with educational technology, and suggests that the future challenge will be away from creativity and toward application. (RAO) More

    pp. 16-18

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  4. Two Decades of Educational Technology: Personal Observations

    W James Popham

    Reflects on the emergence of instructional technology which, albeit imperfect, is enormously potent. (RAO) More

    pp. 19-21

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  5. The Passion for the Practical: Are Educational Technologists Losing Their Idealism?

    Roger Kaufman

    Reflects on the shift in educational technology from an innovative style attempting useful change, to a narrow, conservative style emphasizing practicality. Systematic model types are analyzed in... More

    pp. 22-28

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  6. Musings of an Educator-Technologist, or I Never Could Get My Mother to Understand What I Did for a Living

    Albert L. Goldberg

    Discusses what educational technology is today, who practices it and their concerns, and its likely future. In summary, 45 propositions, aphorisms or lessons learned, dealing with the past, present... More

    pp. 29-36

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  7. Is Instructional Technology Dead?

    George L. Gropper

    Traces the development of instructional technology over the past quarter century, and expresses the need for a single knowledge base, something definitive on which all in the field can agree. (RAO) More

    pp. 37-39

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  8. Anasynthesis Revisited: Systems Engineering in a Time of Educational Lethargy

    Leonard C. Silvern

    The development of anasynthesis--the process of analysis, synthesis, modeling, and simulation--as applied to decision making and problem solving in education and training is explored, and its... More

    pp. 40-46

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  9. Education and Technology: The Changing Basics

    Dwight W. Allen & Lawrence N. McCullough

    Notes the changing role of technology in education and society and explores the increased use of educational technology with its sophisticated simplicity, new skills development, and the humanizing... More

    pp. 47-53

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  10. Educational Technology and Accountability

    Richard W. Burns

    Suggests that accountability is a result of progress in the technological development of tools useful in the field of education, and that its future will be possible only with a viable educational ... More

    pp. 54-55

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