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Gropper, George L. – Educational Technology, 2016
Psychological testing can serve as a prototype on which to base a data-generated approach to instructional design. In "testing batteries" tests are used to predict achievement. In the proposed approach batteries of prescriptions would be used to produce achievement. In creating "test batteries" tests are selected for their…
Descriptors: Models, Instructional Design, Instructional Materials, Correlation
Gropper, George L. – Educational Technology, 2016
A prescription favored in this article calls for the joint use of "learning maps" and "instructional maps." Why then the "Vs." in the title? Simply put, it is a rhetorical device. It calls attention to a key difference between the two. This article explicates the difference. It also informs how alone and in…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Concept Formation, Instructional Design, Models
Aji, Sandeep – Educational Technology, 2016
One of the most explosive areas of growth in the field of higher education is currently in emerging international markets. In developing nations, lack of access to high-quality teachers and educational materials is often the key obstacle preventing students from gaining the skills and knowledge they need to pursue new opportunities and advance in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
Gropper, George L. – Educational Technology, 2015
Instructional design can be more effective if it is as fixedly dedicated to the accommodation of individual differences as it currently is to the accommodation of subject matters. That is the hypothesis. A menu of accommodation options is provided that is applicable at each of three stages of instructional development or administration: before,…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Individual Differences, Student Needs, Remedial Instruction
Nworie, John – Educational Technology, 2015
While successful instructional innovation is the result of efforts of individual faculty and instructional support staff, it is also influenced by institutional and contextual factors that include personal characteristics, pedagogies, curricula, and other tangible and intangible dynamics. These same forces can also work in concert to assure…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Recker, Mimi M.; Yuan, Min; Ye, Lei – Educational Technology, 2013
The widespread availability of high-quality Web-based tools and content offers new promise and potential for supporting teachers as creators of instructional activities. When coupled with a participatory Web culture and infrastructure, teachers can share their creations as well as leverage from the best that their peers have to offer to support a…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Material Development, Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice
Hokanson, Brad; Miller, Charles – Educational Technology, 2010
This article is the third in a series of four articles that present a new outlook on the methods of instructional design. The authors examine the nature of the process of instructional design, with the goal of stimulating discussion about designer roles. In this article, the authors consider the realization of scientific and educational theory…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Instructional Materials, Educational Theories, Theory Practice Relationship
Amiel, Tel; Squires, Josh; Orey, Michael – Educational Technology, 2009
E-learning promises to reach a more heterogeneous student body comprised of non-traditional learners. As educational institutions reach out to new students, serious concern must be paid to cultural concerns and individual differences. Learning objects provide a framework to think about localizing educational content. The authors provide an…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Resource Units, Instructional Materials, Instructional Design
Combs, Liesl Baum; Cennamo, Katherine S.; Newbill, Phyllis Leary – Educational Technology, 2009
Critical and creative thinking skills are essential for students who plan to work and excel in the 21st-century workforce. This goal of the project reported in this article was to define critical and creative thinking in a way that would be useful for classroom teachers charged with developing such skills in their students. To accomplish their…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Creative Thinking, Teachers, Thinking Skills
Kearsley, Greg, Ed. – Educational Technology, 2008
Issues associated with the preparation of engineering faculty to teach online courses are examined. This includes: the nature of online teaching, engineering course materials, training faculty to teach online, use of online resources, course development, and evaluation of online courses. Selection of faculty and providing adequate support are…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Engineering Education, College Faculty, Computer Uses in Education
Swan, Karen; Kratcoski, Annette; van't Hooft, Mark – Educational Technology, 2007
Highly mobile devices are not just little computers or calculators. They have unique affordances and constraints that matter in teaching and learning. In addition, kids not only like portable digital technologies but use them as integral parts of their lives. If schools do not reconsider what they teach and how and where they teach it, students…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Student Attitudes, Educational Technology, Computers
Norris, Cathleen; Shin, Namsoo; Soloway, Elliot – Educational Technology, 2007
This article proposes three guidelines for mobile technology design that address the needs and goals of teachers who are considered mainstream with regard to technology use. Devices should be easy to learn and use, focused on the curriculum, and instruction-friendly. Only if the three guidelines are followed by hardware and software developers…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Educational Technology, Computer Software, Computers
Tinker, Robert; Horwitz, Paul; Bannasch, Stephen; Staudt, Carolyn; Vincent, Tony – Educational Technology, 2007
This article introduces two contrasting ways of using highly mobile information technology for educational purposes. The first example uses mobile devices and scientific probes to gather information; the second uses a combination of mobile and desktop computers to disseminate it by way of podcasts. The examples also show that mobile devices…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Information Technology, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
West, Paul G. – Educational Technology, 2007
This article describes a network among the Commonwealth's 28 smallest countries created to enhance the professional capacity of educators, developing new course materials, and enabling the transfer of courses and qualifications across borders. The focus is on topics such as entrepreneurship, tourism, professional development of educators, life…
Descriptors: Virtual Universities, College Faculty, Virtual Classrooms, Computer Uses in Education
Subramony, Deepak, Prem – Educational Technology, 2003
Edgar Dale's (1946) Cone of Experience model-and various adaptations-have been used by practitioners for decades. However, little has been accomplished by way of examining and refining the model (and its associated theories). This article suggests several philosophical perspectives by which gaps in the prevalent version of Dale's Cone could be…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Educational Research
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