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Educational Technology

1994 Volume 34, Number 5

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 10

  1. Novex Analysis: A Cognitive Science Approach to Instructional Design

    James C. Taylor

    Describes the Novice-Expert (Novex) Analysis, a nine-step approach to instructional design aimed at effecting the shift from novice to expert by creating a series of learning activities to enable... More

    pp. 5-13

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  2. Higher Education: The Time for Systemic and Systematic Change

    Jerrold E. Kemp & Ron J. McBeath

    Proposes the benefits of instructional design reforms for college courses. Design steps include how to evaluate needs, establish goals, and make changes. A detailed example is provided of a... More

    pp. 14-19

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  3. Supplementary Classroom Instruction via Computer Conferencing

    Richard S. Velayo

    Discusses the implementation of computer conferencing (CC) as a learning environment to supplement classroom instruction at the postsecondary level. The teacher's role, student characteristics,... More

    pp. 20-26

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  4. Language Is Like the Human Body: Teaching Concepts through Analogy

    Patricia M. Davis & Gayle V. Davidson

    Describes 15 types of analogies, their facilitating function in mental processing, the kinds of knowledge for which they are most effectively employed, and their applicability across subject matter... More

    pp. 27-32

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  5. Thinking Out Loud: Do We Dare Not Be Politically Correct?

    Bruce W. Tuckman

    Presents an entertaining look at changes in educational trends and attitudes. This humorous treatment compares and contrasts constructivist versus behaviorist learning approaches, intrinsic versus ... More

    pp. 33-34

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  6. Distance Education: Obstacles and Opportunities

    Barry Willis

    Examines current academic culture and how it affects growth in nontraditional and distant student populations. Characteristics examined include goal ambiguity, limited flexibility in adapting... More

    pp. 34-36

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  7. Evaluating Automated Instructional Design Systems: A Complex Problem

    Begona Gros & J Michael Spector

    Provides a conceptual framework for evaluating Automated Instructional Design (AID) and Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI) systems. Evaluation systems including personal, pedagogical, product... More

    pp. 37-46

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  8. Multimedia Electronic Tools for Learning

    William Sweeters

    Popular electronic tools for learning--tutorials, educational databases, learning nodes, simulations and educational games--are described, and their functions as part of the learning system are... More

    pp. 47-52

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  9. E-Mail as an Effective Teaching Supplement

    Don J. Poling

    The use of electronic mail (e-mail) to facilitate communications between professors and students is presented. Examples of uses include announcements, students' questions, counseling, distribution ... More

    pp. 53-55

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  10. Mathematical Explorations in Logo: Report of a Pilot Study from Costa Rica

    Laurie D. Edwards

    Reports on a pilot study that examined use by sixth-grade students in Costa Rica of a mathematical microworld written in LOGO. The investigation had three phases: (1) open exploration of the... More

    pp. 56-61

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