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Aspects of Educational and Training Technology Series

1992 Volume 25, Number

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Number of articles: 11

  1. Converting a Conventional Taught Course into Distance-Learning Form

    Henry Ellington & Ann Lowis

    Because working nurses found it impossible to take time off to become professionally qualified, Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology (Scotland) converted its conventionally taught course into a ... More

    pp. 8-13

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  2. Assessing Higher-Order Thinking Skills in Computer Based Education

    Alex Romiszowski & Glenn LeBlanc

    Structural communication applies principles of cognitive psychology to the design of self-instructional materials. While most early implementations took print form, advances in computer and... More

    pp. 125-29

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  3. Predictor Variables in Computer Assisted Language Learning

    Stephen K. Clark

    Investigates several instruments measuring intelligence and prior conceptual knowledge/achievement to determine how well they predict outcomes in computer assisted language learning. Concludes that... More

    pp. 145-49

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  4. AMAS: Activity Matching Ability System

    Marissa Edwards

    The Activity Matching Ability System (AMAS) is a computer- based system that helps place disabled persons in suitable jobs. Discusses the assessment of job activities and of individuals to perform ... More

    pp. 155-57

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  5. Evaluation of the Learner and the Learning

    Keith Barker

    Discusses classroom computer applications in engineering: a student learning assessment program providing remedial work, positive reinforcement, teacher information for follow-up lesson preparation... More

    pp. 161-64

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  6. Developing Competence through the Design of CAL

    David Charles

    Describes the development and implementation of a stand-alone computer assisted learning package for the manufacturing division of Digital Equipment Corporation. Trial tests of the courseware... More

    pp. 165-71

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  7. Developing Competence through CBT

    Philip Barker

    Discusses the application of computer based training (CBT) to human-computer interface design. Describes course considerations; courseware; and software environment for practice, and presents a... More

    pp. 172-78

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  8. Computer Based Tutorial with Mastery Class

    John G. Dyke

    Final-year computer studies students in an expert systems class were given conventional tutorials, computerized tutorials, and computer tutorials with a mastery class. Both groups using tutorials... More

    pp. 185-90

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  9. Using Computer Conferencing to Develop Competence

    R M. Hall

    Provides an overview of computer conferencing and discusses its advantages and efficacy in developing industry-valued competences in terms of: ease of information dissemination, time efficiency,... More

    pp. 191-97

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  10. The MEDA Project: Developing Evaluation Competence in the Training Software Domain

    Joan Machell & Murray Saunders

    The MEDA (Methodologie d'Evaluation des Didacticiels pour les Adultes) tool is a generic instrument to evaluate training courseware. It was developed for software designers to improve products, for... More

    pp. 198-202

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  11. Workshop Report: Developing Strategies for Evaluating Courseware

    Donatella Persico & Chris Bell

    Outlines a workshop to develop and discuss strategies for formative evaluation of courseware and to create evaluation tools appropriate to those strategies. After watching a software demonstration,... More

    pp. 203-4

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