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Maddux, Cleborne D. – Computers in the Schools, 1991
Proposes a new professional organization to promote discovery and dissemination of knowledge concerning technology and teacher education. Problems typical of group activities are discussed, and it is suggested that the new organization should avoid these pitfalls by being action oriented. Submission of manuscripts and literature reviews related to…
Descriptors: Committees, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Group Activities
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Willis, Jerry – Computers in the Schools, 1993
Argues that questions about hardware, software, and teacher training are no longer the most important topics in educational technology. Today the major issues are related to instructional strategies, instructionally appropriate software, training and support as a process, and facilitative organizational structures. (Contains 16 references.) (KRN)
Descriptors: Computer Software Selection, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Educational Strategies
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Harrington, Helen – Computers in the Schools, 1991
Discusses the use of technology in teacher education programs that are concerned with preparing students for a rapidly changing society. The distinction between preparing teachers to use technology and using technology to prepare teachers is emphasized, and distinctions between training and learning are discussed. (27 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Higher Education, Information Technology, Instructional Design
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White, Charles S. – Computers in the Schools, 1991
Describes methods of using technology in a preservice social studies methods course that show how technology can support teacher planning and how technology can increase teacher effectiveness. Knowledge of instructional materials is discussed, and how to demonstrate the integration of technology into the curriculum through simulations for decision…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Curriculum Development, Databases
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Martorella, Peter H.; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1991
Discusses the effectiveness of interactive video systems and their use in teacher education programs. Reports on preservice and in-service teacher education programs that use interactive video are reviewed, and topics for future research using a component-based definition of interactive video systems are suggested (41 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Interactive Video, Literature Reviews
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Maddux, Cleborne D. – Computers in the Schools, 1996
The hypermedia nature of the World Wide Web may represent a true paradigm shift in telecommunications, but barriers exist to the Web having similar impact on education. Some of today's college students compare the Web with "bad TV"--lengthy pauses, links that result in error messages, and animation and sound clips that are too brief.…
Descriptors: Criticism, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Higher Education
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Maddux, Cleborne D. – Computers in the Schools, 1992
Discussion of positive and negative aspects of educational computing focuses on the use of the Logo programing language. Topics addressed include access to computers; software; teacher training, both preservice and inservice; implementation of computers; claims about the benefits of using computers; the role of schools in culture; and future…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education
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Willis, Jerry – Computers in the Schools, 1992
Discusses reasons for the slower acceptance of educational technology in the humanities. Highlights include teacher training; support staff skills; software development; lack of equity in funding for hardware and software; technology diffusion; and a description of the Concerns-Based Adoption Model, a comprehensive model of change in education.…
Descriptors: Computer Software Development, Courseware, Educational Change, Educational Finance
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Reed, W. Michael; Overbaugh, Richard C. – Computers in the Schools, 1993
Describes a study of teacher education students at West Virginia University that was conducted to determine the effects of a computer-awareness learning module, instructional format, and prior computer use on computer anxiety. The relationships among performance, computer anxiety, and prior experience are also discussed. (Contains 12 references.)…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Analysis of Variance, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy
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Wiburg, Karin M. – Computers in the Schools, 1991
Discusses issues involved in teaching teachers about technology. Topics discussed include what students need to know; the changing role of teachers; the need for new forms of student evaluation; and guidelines for student teachers on developing computer-based lessons, including two examples of computer-based lessons for elementary school students.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Education, Guidelines, Higher Education
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Overbaugh, Richard C. – Computers in the Schools, 1994
Describes the development of an interactive video simulation, the "Classroom Management Simulation," that teaches eight basic principles of classroom management to preservice teachers. Highlights include the instructional design process, including task analysis; the use of HyperCard for programming; and results of field testing. (LRW)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation
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Rosenthal, Nina Ribak; Demetrulias, Diana Mayer – Computers in the Schools, 1988
Discusses gender bias in educational software programs and describes two studies that explored the ability of preservice and inservice teachers to detect bias in software programs. Evaluation instruments used to measure gender bias are described, and the need for instruction in equity issues is discussed. (23 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Arias, Armando, Jr.; Bellman, Beryl – Computers in the Schools, 1990
Describes a project that uses computer mediated communication in universities in the United States and Mexico to teach minority students effectively. BESTNET (Binational English and Spanish Telecommunications Network) is explained, use for distance education is discussed, computer conferencing and electronic mail are described, and problems of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Preparation, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks
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Burton, John K.; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1988
Eight articles review and report on research involving computers and problem solving skills. Topics discussed include research design; problem solving skills and programing languages, including BASIC and LOGO; computer anxiety; diagnostic programs for arithmetic problems; and relationships between ability and problem solving scores and between…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Arithmetic, Computer Assisted Instruction