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Educational Technology

1989 Volume 29, Number 2

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Why Information Technologies Fail

    Diane M. Gayeski

    Discusses successes and failures in the field of instructional technology and suggests methods to design more appropriate systems that would present fewer barriers to adoption. Topics discussed... More

    pp. 9-17

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  2. Logo: Scientific Dedication or Religious Fanaticism in the 1990s?

    Cleborne D. Maddux

    Discusses the appropriate use of Logo and microcomputers in elementary education and gives recommendations for its successful use. Highlights include problems with unsubstantiated claims for the... More

    pp. 18-23

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  3. How Interactive Is Instructional Technology? Alternative Models for Looking at Interactions between Learners and Media

    James G. Thompson & Sally Jorgensen

    Examines the relationship between instructional technology and cognition and discusses interactions between the learner and instructional media. Models of the learning process are described,... More

    pp. 24-26

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  4. Implementing Computer-Aided Learning in a University Environment: Some Practical Advice to a CAL Agency

    Mark David Leiblum

    Discusses some of the problems of implementing computer-aided learning (CAL) in a university environment and describes a centralized CAL service agency that was created at the University of... More

    pp. 27-31

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  5. Communications Satellites: A Rural Response to the Tyranny of Distance

    Gregory Jordahl

    Provides an overview of several current satellites-based instructional systems and assesses their potential role in rural education. Highlights include the Oklahoma Arts and Sciences... More

    pp. 34-38

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  6. Criteria for Evaluating Interactive Instructional Materials for Adult Self-Directed Learners

    Judith K. DeJoy & Helen H. Mills

    Describes a series of evaluation criteria for self-instructional materials for adult learners that focuses on computer-assisted instruction and interactive video instruction. Five categories are... More

    pp. 39-41

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