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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
Aslan, Sinem; Reigeluth, Charles M.; Mete, Sinem Emine – Educational Technology, 2016
In this article, the authors start with a description of the learner-centered paradigm of education. The key tenets of the paradigm are outlined as: Competency-based student progress, competency-based student assessment and records, personal learning plans, project-based learning, just-in-time instructional support, student as self-directed…
Descriptors: Classrooms, Classroom Design, Classroom Techniques, Active Learning
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
Aslan, Sinem; Reigeluth, Charles M.; Thomas, Dee – Educational Technology, 2014
To achieve truly learner-centered instruction and assessment, Reigeluth (1994) and Reigeluth and Karnopp (2013) pointed out the importance of schools providing a caring environment. They indicated that such an environment could be ensured with better interaction and relationships among students and teachers in a small learning community. How can a…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Educational Change, Independent Study
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
Maas, John; Bahn, Theodore I. – Educational Technology, 1983
Explores the development of the systems architecture designed to meet problems identified by an evaluation of management information systems in Minnesota elementary, secondary, and vocational (ESV) education. Now a component of the long-range state plan for ESV information systems, the architecture integrates hardware, application systems, and…
Descriptors: Charts, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Educational Administration
Peterson, Carol J. – Educational Technology, 1974
A discussion of multi-sensory tutorial instruction in Associate Degree Nursing Education using audio-tutorial instructional system as a model, and oral quizzes as an integral part of the evaluation of students. (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Evaluation Methods, Multimedia Instruction, Nursing
Bahn, Theodore I.; Maas, John – Educational Technology, 1981
This summary of a recent evaluation of the Minnesota Management Information System (MIS) focuses on problems encountered during its evolution and on options available to solve those problems. A delineation between state and district information needs is provided, with an emphasis on statewide standards for reporting educational needs. (MER)
Descriptors: Charts, Educational Administration, Educational Needs, Evaluation Methods