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Lawrence, Jody; Hokanson, Brad – Educational Technology, 2016
Most educational efforts focus on declarative knowledge and information, which are described primarily as "content." This concentration is common for online courses. Few go beyond this limited level of learning to seek changes in skills and character traits such as curiosity or creativity. Using a project-based curriculum, a course on…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Hokanson, Brad – Educational Technology, 2015
This writing looks at an elemental aspect of learning and communication, the question, and contends that questions can be viewed as a technology for education. Questions that we ask in the classroom, online, or in discussion can shape learning and develop skills in students, and they should be more systematically employed in education. This…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, Taxonomy
Hokanson, Brad; McCluske, Marit – Educational Technology, 2014
The most defining characteristic of MOOCs and other massive courses may be their scale. In their popular description, in the pedagogical and technological approach, in course operation, and in impact, the scale of the course is always foremost in mind. Beyond changes in scale, there are challenges and opportunities to adapt the new techniques in a…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Hokanson, Brad; Miller, Charles – Educational Technology, 2010
This article is the third in a series of four articles that present a new outlook on the methods of instructional design. The authors examine the nature of the process of instructional design, with the goal of stimulating discussion about designer roles. In this article, the authors consider the realization of scientific and educational theory…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Instructional Materials, Educational Theories, Theory Practice Relationship
Miller, Charles; Hokanson, Brad; Doering, Aaron; Brandt, Tom – Educational Technology, 2010
This is the fourth and final installment in a series of articles presenting a new outlook on the methods of instructional design. These articles examine the nature of the process of instructional design and are meant to stimulate discussion about the roles of designers in the fields of instructional design, the learning sciences, and interaction…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Technology Uses in Education, Sciences, Models
Hokanson, Brad; Miller, Charles – Educational Technology, 2009
This is the first in a series of four articles presenting a new outlook on the process of instructional design. Along with offering an improvement to current practice, the goal is to stimulate discussion about the role of designers, and more importantly, about the nature of the process of instructional design. The authors present in this article a…
Descriptors: Creativity, Instructional Design, Innovation, Models
Miller, Charles; Hokanson, Brad – Educational Technology, 2009
This article is the second installment in a four-part "Educational Technology" series exploring a contemporary perspective on the process of instructional design. In this article, the authors reintroduce the framework of Role-Based Design (RBD) and describe practical strategies for its integration into design workflow. Next, they examine their…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Architecture, Educational Technology, Artists
Hokanson, Brad; Fraher, Robert – Educational Technology, 2008
This article discusses the use of narrative and myth to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of instructional design. The central aim is to better connect instructional experiences with cognition. Explicitly stated, this writing proposes a structure for the interaction between the new technologies of contemporary education and the culturally…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Mythology, Values Education, Schemata (Cognition)
Hooper, Simon; Hokanson, Brad; Bernhardt, Paul; Johnson, Mark – Educational Technology, 2002
Explains the University of Minnesota Learning Software Design Competition, focusing on its goals and emphasis on innovation. Describes the review process to evaluate and judge the software, lists the winners, identifies a new class of educational software, and outlines plans for future competitions. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Competition, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Computer Software Evaluation
Hokanson, Brad – Educational Technology, 2001
Reviews "The Silk Code" (novel by Paul Levinson, Professor of Communications, New York University) that encourages questions about how to choose and use the full range of technology; and compares and applies its ideas to current practices in educational technology. Topics include divergent views in educational theory; and examples of the…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Educational Technology, Educational Theories, Fiction