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Koehler, Adrie A.; Ertmer, Peggy A. – Educational Technology, 2016
Case-based instruction (CBI) offers a promising method for promoting problem-solving skills in learners. However, during CBI, the instructor shoulders major responsibility for shaping the learning that takes place. Research indicates that the facilitation techniques used during case discussions influence what gets covered, and to what extent,…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Web Based Instruction, Problem Solving
Fulgham, Susan M.; Shaughnessy, Michael F. – Educational Technology, 2014
Jan Herrington is a Professor of Education at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia, where she teaches educational technology in the School of Education, including a compulsory first year unit called "Living and Learning with Technology." She has been active in the promotion and support of the effective use of educational…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Interviews, Profiles, Higher Education
Subramony, Deepak Prem; Molenda, Michael; Betrus, Anthony K.; Thalheimer, Will – Educational Technology, 2014
Critics have been attempting to debunk the mythical retention chart at least since 1971. The earliest critics, David Curl and Frank Dwyer, were addressing just the retention data. Beginning around 2002, a new generation of critics has taken on the illegitimate combination of the retention chart and Edgar Dale's Cone of Experience--the corrupted…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Validity, Data Collection
Subramony, Deepak Prem; Molenda, Michael; Betrus, Anthony K.; Thalheimer, Will – Educational Technology, 2014
In response to the wide-scale proliferation of "the cone of learning"--a fanciful retention chart confounded with Dale's Cone of Experience--the authors make four major claims debunking this fantasy and provide documentary evidence to support these claims. The first claim is that the data in the mythical retention chart do not make…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Validity, Data Collection
Subramony, Deepak Prem; Molenda, Michael; Betrus, Anthony K.; Thalheimer, Will – Educational Technology, 2014
The authors are attempting to set the record straight regarding the sources frequently cited in the literature of the mythical retention chart and the corrupted Dale's Cone. They point out citations that do not actually connect with relevant works; provide correct citations of sources that are often cited erroneously; add references for overlooked…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Validity, Data Collection
Harmon, Stephen W. – Educational Technology, 2011
This article examines the affordances of virtual worlds for initiating a transformative learning experience for adults. In particular, it addresses the capacity of virtual worlds to allow creation of an alternate self which requires some level of personal self-reflection; provide atypical experiences that can initiate reflection; allow experience…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Learning Experience, Adult Education, Adult Students
Hopper, Keith B. – Educational Technology, 2003
Discusses online course design in higher education and cautions against blindly accepting constructivist and collaborative learning strategies. Explains many of the problems associated with these strategies, including the use of technology; considers social change; and describes groupthink and its influence in online courses. (LRW)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Higher Education, Learning Processes, Learning Strategies
Rowland, Gordon; Hetherington, John; Raasch, Jennifer – Educational Technology, 2002
Discusses factors that contribute to powerful learning experiences based on the results of two studies that examined diverse groups and more coherent groups of individuals. Topics include the highly individual nature of learning; problems that can create for instructional designers; relevance of learning to life and/or work; active learning; and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Individual Differences, Instructional Design, Learning Experience
van Merrienboer, Jeroen J. G.; Seel, Norbert M.; Kirschner, Paul A. – Educational Technology, 2002
Discusses the use of mental models to build bridges between three models of instructional design that are described and thus provide a more powerful foundation: one that stresses learning outcomes in knowledge structures; one that focuses on learning processes; and one that focuses on real-life task performance and strategies for authentic…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Learning Processes, Learning Strategies, Models
Lim, Byung-Ro; Plucker, Jonathan A.; Nowak, Jeffrey A. – Educational Technology, 2001
Explains learning-by-Web design, an emerging approach to learning-by-design that uses the Web as a vehicle to conduct a project. Discusses student's motivation, the effects of group collaboration on student learning, the effects of content structure, the effects of Web publicity, visual design considerations, and balancing learning both design…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Guidelines, Hypermedia, Learning Processes
Chiou, Guey-Fa – Educational Technology, 1992
Discusses the design of computer-based learning materials and computer-based learning environments. Topics addressed include learning strategies; the roles of the learner and the computer; appropriate information technology; the situated learning concept; learning environment metaphors; the use of microcomputers and hypermedia; and personal…
Descriptors: Appropriate Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Courseware
Thompson, James G.; Jorgensen, Sally – Educational Technology, 1989
Examines the relationship between instructional technology and cognition and discusses interactions between the learner and instructional media. Models of the learning process are described, including reactive, proactive, and interactive models; examples of each are given; and their implications for instructional design are suggested. (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Instructional Design
Duchastel, Philippe C. – Educational Technology, 1983
Presents a scheme for comparing the text-learning outcomes derivable from study of either text or a summary of the text and considers some practical study strategies students might adopt when summaries are available and when they are not. The value of summaries in instructional situations is discussed. (MBR)
Descriptors: Intermode Differences, Learning Activities, Learning Processes, Learning Strategies
Sherrard, Carol – Educational Technology, 1988
Discussion of memory for text information focuses on an earlier study which appeared to show that it is better for students to study a summary of a textbook chapter than to study the chapter itself. Topics discussed include recognition memory, recall, how to test memory, and psychological research. (10 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Learning Strategies, Memory, Psychological Studies
Brown, John Seely; Duguid, Paul – Educational Technology, 1993
Discusses situated learning in the workplace and in the classroom. Topics addressed include operationalization versus legitimization of educational theories; instruction versus learning; explicit versus implicit instruction and knowledge; individual versus social context; systems narrowly construed versus systems broadly construed; and legitimate…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Theories, Experiential Learning, Instructional Design
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