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Wedman, John F.; Stefanich, Greg P. – Educational Technology, 1984
Offers guidelines for designing computer-based testing which demands high-level cognitive functioning of students using computer-assisted instruction as a learning mode. Examples of conceptual, principle, and procedural learning evaluation approaches, strengths and weaknesses within the formats described, and suggestions for improving the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Objectives, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing, Evaluation Methods
Stuart, John A.; Burns, Richard W. – Educational Technology, 1984
Presents a classification scheme applicable to systematic instructional design, which partitions the cognitive domain into the four levels of knowledge, understanding, mental processes, and strategies, each of which encompasses specific instructional objectives. Guidelines are offered to assist in the design and construction of these instructional…
Descriptors: Classification, Cognitive Processes, Decision Making, Guidelines
Savitsky, David – Educational Technology, 1984
Ten working guidelines for use in developing educational software programs present standards evolved by one courseware producer for program content, learner motivation, the learning environment, educational objectives, field testing, learner control of the learning experience, monitoring and reviewing learner's activities, documentation, accuracy…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Diagnostic Teaching, Documentation, Educational Environment
Gorth, William Phillip; Nassif, Paula M. – Educational Technology, 1984
Discusses design and evaluation issues relating to computer managed instruction (CMI). Major functions described include establishing identification database, processing performance data, report formulation, and utility functions. Evaluation issues discussed include customized versus generic CMI, user-friendliness, documentation, data entry…
Descriptors: Computer Managed Instruction, Documentation, Evaluation Criteria, Microcomputers
Splittgerber, Fredric L.; Stirzaker, Norbert A. – Educational Technology, 1984
Indicates the major areas of decision making for computer utilization by school districts are administrative information and instructional management, and suggests districts formulate a master plan to identify their information needs in these areas. Specific computer applications discussed include information reporting and several instructional…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs
Awotua-Efebo, Ebi Bio – Educational Technology, 1984
Presents guidelines for cost effective product development for training managers charged with quality control of products and training specialists who design materials. Discusses phases of educational product development--diagnosis, design, development, and evaluation. (MBR)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Design Requirements, Guidelines, Instructional Development
Martin, Barbara L. – Educational Technology, 1984
Describes the variety of types of products produced by instructional designers, discusses the role of the designer, lists the critical instructional design attributes needed by instructors who design and implement loosely structured instructional products, and discusses prototype evaluation methods for less flexible, instructor-centered products.…
Descriptors: Competence, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Design, Literature Reviews
Maher, Charles A.; Mossip, Caroline E. – Educational Technology, 1984
Describes a management-oriented system for the evaluation of educational programs for gifted children in public schools. Referred to as the Program Analysis and Review System, the approach comprises three sequential steps of program specification, documentation, and outcome determination, which are discussed in detail. (MBR)
Descriptors: Course Objectives, Documentation, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education
Wileman, Ralph E.; Gambill, Thomas G. – Educational Technology, 1983
Discusses three phases of instructional design (ID)--definition of instructional parameters, analysis and synthesis of instructional alternatives, and implementation of instructional plan--and presents a 15-step ID model. Included for each step are a descriptive name, boxed example, and rationale and (as applicable) current state of technology for…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Formative Evaluation, Graphs, Instructional Design
Yeaman, Andrew R. J. – Educational Technology, 1983
Summarizes the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety's recommendations for computer stations in industrial settings and proposes their adaptation to educational institutions. The human side of computer applications is stressed; solutions to educational problems are described; and a checklist of requirements for student comfort is…
Descriptors: Classroom Furniture, Design Requirements, Educational Facilities Design, Human Factors Engineering
Lanese, Lorena D. – Educational Technology, 1983
Looks at training practices in the business community to see how adult learning theories--individual differences in adult learners, positive environment for adult learning, personalization of adult learning needs, using adult learner's experience, and formalizing the use of practice in training--are being applied. (MBR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Continuing Education, Educational Environment
Klingstedt, Joe Lars – Educational Technology, 1983
Defines the concept of the learning contract, describes its purposes, and offers a rationale for its use. Typical components and how they might be negotiated are discussed as well as contract implementation and some advantages and cautions to be considered when using this approach. A checklist and 12 references are included. (MBR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Contracts, Individualized Instruction, Learning Motivation
Marcus, Stephen; Blau, Sheridan – Educational Technology, 1983
Argues that when students interrupt their thought flow during composition writing to edit language, syntax, or mechanics, the pauses obstruct fluency and dilute concentration. Use of the word processor for invisible composition is described to show how computers reduce time spent on composing and alter quantity and quality of time. (MBR)
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Microcomputers
Grossnickle, Donald R. – Educational Technology, 1980
Discusses the use of educational impact statements and presents a functional process model for change facilitation. A specific example of the adaptation of this process is provided, going through the steps of: preplanning, strategy selection, implementation, and adoption, evaluation, research, and modification, monitoring, and follow-up. (RAO)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Innovation, Instructional Development
Fessler, Ralph – Educational Technology, 1980
This article offers some strategies for closing the linkage between initial needs assessment and the implementation of change. Examined are: prioritizing needs through criteria analysis, developing a cyclical implementation/staff inservice plan, and utilizing an analytical problem solving approach to curriculum and decision making. (Author/RAO)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Needs Assessment
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