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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
King, Kathleen P. – Educational Technology, 2011
In a world dominated by change and transformation, this article explores instructional technology connections to and applications of transformative learning. The author provides an overview of the theory of transformative learning, which embraces the hallmarks of 21st century learning. Rather than focusing solely on how to use technology,…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
Johnson, Tristan E.; Khalil, Mohammed K.; Spector, J. Michael, Ed. – Educational Technology, 2008
Working in teams is an important aspect of learning in various educational settings. Although education has embraced instructional strategies that use multiple learners to facilitate learning, the benefits of team-based learning need to be substantiated. There are limited efforts to evaluate the efficacy of learning processes associated with…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Teamwork, Learning Processes, Learning Theories
McMeen, George R. – Educational Technology, 1983
Verbal information contained in a multimedia presentation should be seen in a holistic sense. A close interrelationship exists between audio and visual; they express information for a common purpose. The task of the designer is to interweave them meaningfully. (MBR)
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Instructional Materials, Learning Processes, Learning Theories
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
Baker, Eva L. – Educational Technology, 1973
An outline of some instructional principles by which reading instruction may be analyzed. (Author/HB)
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Systems, Learning Processes
Dixon, Clarence O. – Educational Technology, 1973
A brief review of research on the neurophysiology and biochemistry of learning. (AK)
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Literature Reviews
Flynn, John L. – Educational Technology, 1992
Describes a study at Florida State University that examined how Gagne's learning theory and events of instruction described and supported learning in the cooperative learning environment of a fourth grade classroom. Examples of instructional events and appropriate actions are given, and it is reported that Gagne's theories support cooperative…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Grade 4
Moore, Joyce L.; And Others – Educational Technology, 1994
Discusses the relationship between situated cognition and anchored instruction in response to criticism of a previous article. Topics addressed include school versus nonschool settings; learning by observing models; "real-world" problem solving; transfer of training; and future work. (26 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Criticism, Futures (of Society), Learning Processes, Learning Theories
King, Paul E.; Behnke, Ralph R. – Educational Technology, 1999
Discusses the value of feedback in performance improvement and reviews an emerging theoretical perspective called feedback intervention theory as well as emerging technologies and practices related to feedback delivery in instruction. Topics include theories of learning; electronically mediated communication; and immediate feedback. Contains 53…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Technology, Feedback, Instructional Design
Jonassen, David H. – Educational Technology, 1993
Describes learning environments, including cognitive flexibility hypertexts, anchored instruction, and computer-supported intentional learning environments. A brief history of educational technology is presented; and problems with open learning environments are discussed, including inappropriate learning theory, deficient metacognitive skills, and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Environment, Educational Technology
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
Kember, David; Murphy, David – Educational Technology, 1990
Discusses limitations of current instructional design theory and suggests new approaches that should be emphasized. Constructivist theories of learning in cognitive psychology are described, research into student learning is reviewed, and the systems approach is discussed in conjunction with the use of objectives. (47 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Cognitive Psychology, Educational Theories, Educational Trends
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