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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
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
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
Caldwell, Robert M. – Educational Technology, 1980
Presents specific guidelines for designing instructional programs that will be delivered on microcomputers so that these programs will use the capacity of the microcomputer system in a way that will develop in learners a range of cognitive skills and help learners to evolve useful learning strategies. (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Development
Carr, Clay – Educational Technology, 1988
Describes hypertext, a significantly different form of data retrieval, and gives an example of how it might be used in computer-based training. Hypertext software is discussed, including TextPro and KnowledgePro; the relationship between hypertext and expert systems is explored; and a hypertext document, PC-Hypertext, is described. (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Databases, Expert Systems
Caffarella, Edward P. – Educational Technology, 1987
Presents and discusses a form for the evaluation of microcomputer software for computer-assisted instruction which covers the following areas: (1) program goals; (2) program content; (3) audience; (4) instructional strategies; (5) program design; (6) appropriate use of computers; (7) program techniques; (8) cost/benefit analysis; and (9) overall…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cost Effectiveness, Courseware, Educational Objectives
Cortinovis, Renato – Educational Technology, 1992
Presents an engineering environment oriented to the development of hypermedia applications for training. Training trends are described; requirements for a computer-based training (CBT) strategy are outlined; a hypermedia course structure is examined; microinstructional events (MIEs) are explained; and technology requirements and selection are…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Software Development, Computer Software Selection
Duquette, Cheryll – Educational Technology, 1985
Discusses highlights of a literature review on guidelines for formative evaluation of courseware and the development of a formative evaluation instrument by the Kanata High Technology Training Association (Ottawa). The eight dimensions of the resultant questionnaire are listed and a copy of the evaluation instrument is included. (MBR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Objectives, Courseware, Field Tests
Johnson, Craig W.; Orban, Deborah A. – Educational Technology, 1985
Routines developed for an ongoing course in research methods and statistics provides examples of the custom instructional applications that can be created using extended BASIC and a light pen, including title and transition displays, progressive disclosure, animation, overlays, and simulations. Strengths of this technique are reviewed. (MBR)
Descriptors: Animation, Classroom Techniques, Computer Graphics, Computer Simulation
Zollman, Dean – Educational Technology, 1984
Lists microcomputer-videodisc interfaces currently available from 26 sources, including home use systems connected through remote control jack and industrial/educational systems utilizing computer ports and new laser reflective and stylus technology. Information provided includes computer and videodisc type, language, authoring system, educational…
Descriptors: Electronic Equipment, Merchandise Information, Microcomputers, Tables (Data)
Talab, Rosemary Sturdevant – Educational Technology, 1984
Defines copyright, and discusses what a copyright protects, the five basic rights of a copyright owner, and the rights of the software program owner. Also discussed are other forms of educational software protection including trademarks, trade secrets and patents, and software usage, copy protection, and possible future developments. (MBR)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Copyrights, Court Litigation, Documentation
Raimondi, Sharon L. – Educational Technology, 1984
Discusses educational uses, types, operation, advantages, popular features, and subscription rates of electronic communication networks. Factors to consider when choosing a network are described, and a table listing networks designed for educators includes information on the network producer, target audience, features, subscription rates, and…
Descriptors: Computers, Costs, Databases, Educational Needs
Fetter, Wayne R. – Educational Technology, 1984
An evaluation form used at Ashland College (Ohio) for critical evaluation of educational software is presented. The form covers basic product information, program content, educational appropriateness, organizational and technical components, teacher's manual, and product revision. (MBR)
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Instructional Materials
Sales, Gregory C. – Educational Technology, 1985
This discussion of issues to be considered in setting up an efficient computer classroom focuses on the selection, preparation, and furnishing of facilities intended for instructional use: selection and room preparation; power, lighting, and telecommunication; avoidance of equipment problems; and furniture selection. (11 references) (MBR)
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Classroom Furniture, Climate Control, Design Requirements
Bunson, Stanley N. – Educational Technology, 1988
Outlines design and management factors to be considered when developing a microcomputer lab for an instructional media center (IMC). Highlights include environmental considerations, including spatial arrangements, furniture, power requirements, temperature control, and lighting; software and hardware acquisition; and administrative considerations,…
Descriptors: Budgets, Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Classroom Furniture
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