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Educational Technology

1984 Volume 24, Number 1

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 8

  1. Variables of Computer Screen Display and How They Affect Learning

    Michael D. Hathaway

    Reviews research findings on variables in computer screen displays and their effects on learning for use by purchasers or designers of computer systems for instructional purposes. Variables... More

    pp. 7-11

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  2. Microcomputers and School Effectiveness

    George G. Bear

    Reviews research on effective teacher characteristics and generalizes them to effective microcomputer instruction. Characteristics discussed include allocating adequate time for academic tasks,... More

    pp. 11-15

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  3. Interactive Features in the Design of Videodisc Materials

    Vicki Blum Cohen

    Describes features that can increase quality of student interaction in computer based materials, with emphasis on interactive videodisc projects. The features discussed include nonlinear format,... More

    pp. 16-20

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  4. The Generic Disc: Realizing the Potential of Adaptive, Interactive Videodiscs

    David H. Jonassen

    Discusses conflict between instructional potential of interactive videodiscs and interests of educational publishers and proposes a generic videodisc as a solution. Generic disc design preferences,... More

    pp. 21-24

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  5. Videodisc-Computer Interfaces

    Dean Zollman

    Lists microcomputer-videodisc interfaces currently available from 26 sources, including home use systems connected through remote control jack and industrial/educational systems utilizing computer ... More

    pp. 25-27

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  6. A Comparison of Microcomputer-Based, Computer Managed Instruction (CMI) Software Programs (with an Evaluation Form)

    William Phillip Gorth & Paula M. Nassif

    Discusses design and evaluation issues relating to computer managed instruction (CMI). Major functions described include establishing identification database, processing performance data, report... More

    pp. 28-32

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  7. A Dyslexic Can Compose on a Computer

    Valarie M. Arms

    Describes the strategies used by a technical writing teacher who encouraged a dyslexic university engineering student to use a microcomputer as an aid in composition writing, and discusses how a... More

    pp. 39-41

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  8. The Tape Recorder as an Instructional Aid in Special Education

    Barrie Jo Price

    Discusses uses of tape recorder as an accommodative technique for mainstreamed learning disabled students in content-area classes to address some problems encountered by regular classroom teachers.... More

    pp. 42-44

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