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Martinez, Cristobal M.; Ingram-Goble, Adam; Twist, Kade L.; Chacon, Raven – Educational Technology, 2016
This article reviews the design and implementation of a game as an instrument for dialogue, both as a social tool and a shared interface for music performance. Beyond describing the design of "Game Remains," the article shares the details of an impact story of how an installation in Guelph's Musagetes Boarding House Arts in Canada has…
Descriptors: Play, Educational Games, Computer Games, Educational Technology
Hlynka, Denis – Educational Technology, 2012
Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) is most remembered for his statement "The medium is the message," an aphorism that embraces the theme of this issue of "Educational Technology." McLuhan showed as never before the hidden biases within all technologies. Today, 100 years after his birth, his laws of media and perceptive aphorisms…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Educational Technology, Educational Media, Technology
Rumzan, Ismael; Chowdhury, Imran; Mirza, Saudah; Idil, Raidah Shah – Educational Technology, 2010
The use of ICT in the Middle East is expanding at a fast rate; hence managers and decision makers must decide on the best learning solution for their organizations. This article describes how a small team of individuals in Jordan developed an effective learning solution to a social problem. This may provide some useful lessons for other…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Social Problems, Management Systems, Foreign Countries
Asuncion, Jennison V.; Fichten, Catherine S. – Educational Technology, 2003
Discusses results from a survey of Canadian college students with disabilities that investigated how they used computers, types of technologies being used, adaptive software and hardware, and problems accessing or using necessary technology. Includes recommendations for planners of technology integration. (LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Use, Disabilities
Hlynka, Denis – Educational Technology, 2003
While the prevailing discourse in the field of educational technology is one of technology-as-progress, that discourse is seen in this article as a unique United States oriented trend and not a universal one. This article suggests that educational technology is not neutral, but rather is culturally set and conveyed. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cultural Influences, Educational Development, Educational Research
Kennedy, Mary F. – Educational Technology, 1994
Discussion of instructional design and instructional development focuses on four studies conducted in Newfoundland that examined instructional development knowledge, competency, and use among teacher-librarians, secondary school teachers, and elementary school teachers. Results are reported that indicate teacher planning is done using personal…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Heuristics
Hlynka, Denis – Educational Technology, 1994
Considers Canadian contributions to the philosophical basis of educational technology which have helped shape the model shifts now occurring in the field. Four individuals are highlighted: Harold Innis and his work on media; Marshall McLuhan, who built on Innis' work; Ursula Franklin and her philosophical analysis of technology; and Arthur Kroker.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Media Research, Philosophy
Romiszowski, Alexander J.; de Haas, Johan A. – Educational Technology, 1989
Discusses computer mediated communication (CMC) and describes some possible applications of this technology, especially the use of computer conferencing systems. Electronic bulletin boards, online journals, and social communication are discussed, and experiences with using e-mail as a distance education medium between the United States, Canada,…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Distance Education, Electronic Mail, Foreign Countries
Jones, Marlene; Wipond, Kevin – Educational Technology, 1990
Describes the design and development of a computer-managed learning system that aids in curriculum development. Automated Reasoning Tool (ART)--an expert system prototyping tool--is explained; learning objectives are discussed; representation of a curriculum framework is described; and plans for future development of the system are presented.…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer System Design
Winn, Bill; And Others – Educational Technology, 1986
Discusses use of computer graphics to enhance instruction presented via audio-teleconferencing in University of Calgary distance education courses. System design is reviewed; instructional roles of the graphics utilized are discussed; and development of two inservice teacher education courses used to assess the system's effectiveness is described.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Graphics, Distance Education, Electronic Equipment
Dudley-Marling, Curt; Owston, Ronald D. – Educational Technology, 1987
Reviews a criterion-based evaluation of educational software at York University, Ontario, using the York Educational Software Evaluation Scales (YESES). Concern over the quality of available courseware is expressed, and the response of students and teachers is highlighted as the most important criterion for evaluation. (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Reviews, Courseware, Developed Nations
Henaut, Dorothy Todd – Educational Technology, 1971
The author hails the dramatic changes wrought in several communities following visits from Film Board personnel. By introducing films and videotapes into the communities, they persuaded people to communicate freely and to seek their own solutions for local problems." (Editor)
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Community Development, Community Problems, Dialogs (Literary)
Wright, Clayton R. – Educational Technology, 1988
Discussion of course development teams for independent study materials focuses on a model developed at Grant MacEwan Community College (Alberta, Canada) for course team composition and operation. Highlights include advantages and disadvantages of course development teams; responsibilities of team members; objectives of team meetings; and work flow…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Cooperative Planning, Distance Education, Flow Charts
Marker, Gerald; Ehman, Lee – Educational Technology, 1989
Discusses how to prepare teachers to use educational technology and how to affect their attitudes toward change. Technology in public schools in Indiana is examined, and the international Long Distance Learning Network Project (LDLN), which was designed to determine the effectiveness of long-distance learning in elementary and secondary schools,…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Change Strategies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks
Jackson, Lorraine Morlock; Yamanaka, Ellen – Educational Technology, 1985
Describes a study examining relationships between Canadian adult women's ages, goals, literacy, and attitudes toward computers and advanced technology. Results indicate a strong correlation between technical goals, enjoyment, and technical term understanding, and a belief men are more technically literate. Recommendations are made for educating…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Attitudes, Computer Literacy, Educational Needs
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