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Educational Technology

1992 Volume 32, Number 2

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 5

  1. Instructional Transaction Shells: Responsibilities, Methods, and Parameters

    M David Merrill

    Describes instructional transactions as patterns of learner interactions designed to enable learners to acquire certain kinds of knowledge or skill and identifies four primary components of an... More

    pp. 5-26

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  2. Constructivism Revisited: A Search for Common Ground

    Peggy Cole

    Offers comments on earlier articles that discussed constructivism and instructional development. Social negotiation of meaning and objectivity is addressed, a multiple-perspective continuum for... More

    pp. 27-34

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  3. System Planning and Technology: An Example in Substance Abuse Prevention Training

    Robert E. Stephens

    Describes how a system approach, often used in instructional systems design, was applied to the solution of a societal problem, i.e., how to enable small communities with limited resources to carry... More

    pp. 35-38

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  4. Toward a Personality Profile of a Successful Computer-Using Teacher

    Yaacov J. Katz

    Discusses personality and attitudinal attributes that are significantly related to teachers' positive computer-oriented attitudes. The role of teachers in computer-assisted instruction is... More

    pp. 39-41

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  5. "Open" Software Design: A Case Study

    Harry McMahon

    Discusses the use of open software, i.e., software which is essentially empty of content and can be customized by users to fit their own context, and describes the development and evaluation of one... More

    pp. 43-55

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