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Educational Technology

1993 Volume 33, Number 4

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 8

  1. Instructional Transaction Theory: Knowledge Relationships among Processes, Entities, and Activities

    M David Merrill

    Discussion of instructional transaction theory focuses on knowledge representation in an automated instructional design expert system. A knowledge structure called PEA-Net (processes, entities, and... More

    pp. 5-16

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  2. Optimizing the Instructional Moment: A Guide to Using Socratic, Didactic, Inquiry, and Discovery Methods

    Mark Keegan

    Discussion of basic instructional methods highlights four in particular: didactic, Socratic, inquiry, and discovery. Examples and descriptions of each method are given for elementary, secondary,... More

    pp. 17-22

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  3. Virtual Reality in the Classroom

    Veronica S. Pantelidis

    Considers the concept of virtual reality; reviews its history; describes general uses of virtual reality, including entertainment, medicine, and design applications; discusses classroom uses of... More

    pp. 23-27

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  4. Variables Affecting Distance Educational Program Success

    Ellen D. Wagner

    Discusses variables that affect the success of distance education programs in elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education or corporate training environments. Topics addressed include needs... More

    pp. 28-32

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  5. Comprehensive Systems Design in Education: Selecting the Scope of Design Inquiry

    Bela H. Banathy

    Discussion of educational systems design focuses on a framework for exploring the scope of design options to help transform the existing educational system. Staying within the existing system,... More

    pp. 33-35

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  6. Technology for Education: What Is the Federal Role?

    P Alistair MacKinnon & Clesson S. Bush

    Discusses problems that have impeded the use of learning technologies in education, including costs, training educators, and the confusion of networks and databases. Greater involvement by the... More

    pp. 37-41

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  7. Distance Learning and Intellectual Property Protection

    Edward A. Pisacreta

    Examines laws governing intellectual property that affect distance education. Topics addressed include copyright law, particularly the concept of fair use; traditional applications of copyright law... More

    pp. 42-44

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  8. The Utility of Computer Tracking Tools for User-Centered Design

    Geri Gay & Joan Mazur

    Describes tracking tools used by designers and users to evaluate the efficacy of hypermedia systems. Highlights include human-computer interaction research; tracking tools and user-centered design;... More

    pp. 45-59

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