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Gropper, George L. – Educational Technology, 2016
In instruction there is always something that needs to be displayed. Little wonder that in some form or other media utilization is a given. But questions arise. "Is development meant to fit within media capabilities?" "Or are media to be selected because of their capabilities to meet development needs?" When in the…
Descriptors: Media Selection, Instructional Development, Educational History, Educational Media
Strate, Lance – Educational Technology, 2016
Our use of the electronic media to conduct serious discourse raises the question of whether "we are amusing ourselves to death," as Neil Postman argued. The approach known as "media ecology," the study of media as environments, which emphasizes the need to understand context and find balance, provides a basis for the analysis…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Higher Education, Online Courses, Mass Media Effects
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
Anderson, Kate T.; Chua, Puay Hoe – Educational Technology, 2010
Digital storytelling involves the creation of short, personal narratives combining images, sounds, and text in a multimedia computer-based platform. In education, digital storytelling has been used to foster learning in formal and informal spaces worldwide. The authors offer a critical discussion of claims about digital storytelling's usefulness…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives, Multimedia Materials
Chen, Wenli; Seow, Peter; So, Hyo-Jeong; Toh, Yancy; Looi, Chee-Kit – Educational Technology, 2010
The use of mobile technology can help extend children's learning spaces and enrich the learning experiences in their everyday lives where they move from one context to another, switching locations, social groups, technologies, and topics. When students have ubiquitous access to mobile devices with full connectivity, the in-situ use of the mobile…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Educational Media, Educational Technology
Huang, Hsiu-mei – Educational Technology, 2000
Focuses on various technological tools that support online learning: e-mail (voice mail); online discussion groups; online resources; CD-ROM; online courseware; asynchronous communication; synchronous communication; and World Wide Web. Analyzes the attributes of online delivery systems, addressing interactivity and feedback; media features;…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware
Liaw, Shu-sheng – Educational Technology, 2000
Discusses the features of virtual textbooks and characteristics that Web-based systems offer. Describes the four stages in developing virtual textbooks: design, development, delivery, and maintenance. Examines the five considerations that should be addressed when developing a virtual textbook in Web systems: pedagogy, instructional structure,…
Descriptors: Design Requirements, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Electronic Publishing
Campbell, Robert J. – Educational Technology, 2000
To explicate Marshall McLuhan's thinking, three concepts germane to his views on technology are introduced: technology as an extension of man; visual and acoustical space; and the laws of media. The goal is to engender a deeper appreciation of McLuhan to help educators and communication specialists understand how media (technology) can be used to…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Environment, Educational Media, Educational Technology
Hung, W. L. David; Koh, Thiam Seng; Chua, Chee Lay – Educational Technology, 2000
Guidelines are provided for educators to use in exploring the feasibility of technology-oriented tools in teaching and learning based on social-cultural underpinnings, using activity theory as a framework for analysis. This research and development framework is intended to provide a concrete basis for understanding the impact of technology tools…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Development, Educational Environment
Gysbers, Norman C.; Moore, Earl J. – Educational Technology, 1971
The authors discuss three kinds of learning involved in the career development process and look at some of the media techniques that can be used to attain career development objectives. (AA)
Descriptors: Career Development, Educational Media, Learning Processes
Long, R. Charles – Educational Technology, 1971
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Media, Vocational Education
Lippert, Henry T. – Educational Technology, 1971
The author provides a brief look at eight kinds of activities that would provide computer support for a broad range of student and staff activities. (AA)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Media, Equipment Utilization, Higher Education
Gordon, George N. – Educational Technology, 1971
The director of the Communications Center at Hofstra University issues a philosophical challenge to adult educators. In a hard-hitting article, he accuses them of lacking imagination in their whole approach to adult education, especially in their use of the media." (Editor/AK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Media, Educational Quality
Wedemeyer, Charles A. – Educational Technology, 1971
The author argues for a systems approach in applying media and technology to instruction. He outlines three phases, in order of priority: (1) defining the objectives of the process and staffing strategies, (2) developing software and (3) procuring hardware." (Editor)
Descriptors: Educational Media, Educational Technology, Equipment Utilization, Instructional Systems
Revicki, Robert – Educational Technology, 1971
Descriptors: Educational Media, Music Education, Tape Recorders, Teaching Methods
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