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Duffy, Francis M. – Educational Technology, 2014
This article presents a simile for understanding the power of paradigms, mental models, and mind-sets as religion-like phenomena. The author clarifies the meaning of the three phenomena to help readers to see how the phenomena become significant sources of resistance to change. He concludes by outlining a paradigm-shifting process to assist…
Descriptors: Barriers, Systems Approach, Resistance to Change, Educational Change
Watson, Sunnie Lee; Watson, William R. – Educational Technology, 2014
At-risk student bodies in public school districts have very different cultures of learning from mainstream learning communities. Policies and practices in schools tend to isolate these student bodies for convenience in administration and instruction, and little consideration is given to whether these experiences of isolation from the larger…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Student Participation, Educational Change, Change Strategies
Watson, William R.; Watson, Sunnie Lee – Educational Technology, 2014
Higher education is under enormous pressure to transform itself and embrace a new paradigm. Operating under an outdated model that no longer aligns with the realities of modern society, institutions of higher education are recognizing the need to drastically remake themselves or possibly cease to exist. This article explores the current landscape…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Systems Approach
Kim, Daniel H. – Educational Technology, 2014
The importance of public education has never been greater as we enter the dawn of a new millennium. Innumerable efforts have been focused on improving public education, but the unfortunate result has been an array of fractured, piecemeal efforts. What is needed is a systemic approach to go from "tweaking" to "transforming"…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Change, Systems Approach, Case Studies
Christakis, Alexander; Hammond, Debora; Jackson, Michael; Laszlo, Alexander; Mitroff, Ian; Snowden, Dave; Troncale, Len; Carr-Chellman, Alison; Spector, J. Michael; Wilson, Brent – Educational Technology, 2013
Scholars representing the field of systems science were asked to identify what they considered to be the most exciting and imaginative work currently being done in their field, as well as how that work might change our understanding. The scholars included Alexander Christakis, Debora Hammond, Michael Jackson, Alexander Laszlo, Ian Mitroff, Dave…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Science Education, Reflection, Scholarship
Hoban, Charles F. – Educational Technology, 2010
Appointment of a national Commission on Instructional Technology under the Public Broadcasting Act points up the need for broad participation in defining agreeable boundaries of the field of instructional technology. The assignment is complicated by a posture of pessimism in a new power structure of instructional technology, or "learning systems,"…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Innovation, Educational Technology
Bernardez, Mariano – Educational Technology, 2009
While most organizations react to economic downturns by downsizing and cutting training and educational "costs," a few others thrive under adversity by engaging in innovative practices supported by extensive and creative uses of educational technology. This article examines how diverse organizations benefit from the cycles of "creative…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Environment, Educational Innovation, Systems Approach
Watson, Sunnie Lee; Reigeluth, Charles M. – Educational Technology, 2008
This article, the third in a series of four installments, begins by discussing the need for paradigm change in education and for a critical systems approach to paradigm change, and examines current progress toward paradigm change. Then it explores what a learner-centered, Information-Age educational system should be like, including the APA…
Descriptors: Models, Systems Approach, Educational Change, Individualized Instruction
Solomon, David L. – Educational Technology, 2002
Discusses various ways in which context may be interpreted to enhance learning and performance; illustrates domains of learning using a hockey team as an example; and suggests implications for learning, performance, and instructional design. Highlights include an ecological systems model; and examples of individual development, team learning, and…
Descriptors: Individual Development, Instructional Design, Learning, Learning Strategies
Liu, Ming-Chou – Educational Technology, 2001
Examines the developmental needs for Web-based courses, focusing on content, user interface, and pedagogy. Studies the Web course development process as a system, explores various stages in the process, and includes graphs and tables designed to be used as management tools for the effective development of Web-based courses. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Interfaces, Content Analysis, Graphs
Ruffini, Michael F. – Educational Technology, 2000
Provides basic guidelines for designing and creating a faculty Web site using a systems approach. Describes instructional design principles used in Web site design, including considering the target audience, clear objectives, home page and contents, site navigation structure, page design, text and graphics, and selecting a Web authoring program.…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Authoring Aids (Programming), Computer Graphics, Computer Uses in Education
Carr-Chellman, Alison A. – Educational Technology, 2000
Discusses the current situation in educational systems based on a consideration of scientific concepts including chaos theory, complexity, and dynamical social systems. Highlights include systemic change in education; perturbation; self-organization; dissipation of rigid structures; sensitivity to initial conditions; entropy; bifurcations; and…
Descriptors: Chaos Theory, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Scientific Concepts
Ullery, J. William – Educational Technology, 1971
The director of Project ABLE, a research program which intended to base development" in occupational education upon a unique combination of the most effective features of modern educational technology," gives a brief history and description of the project and states where to obtain furter information. (Author/AA)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Individualized Instruction, Projects, Systems Approach
Parker, Ronald K.; Whitney, David C. – Educational Technology, 1971
A description of a comprehensive educational system designed to enhance the learning of preschool children through involvement of both the children and their parents." (Author/AA)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Discovery Learning, Parent Participation, Preschool Education
Kaufman, Roger A. – Educational Technology, 1971
The author presents a possible generic model for educational management and attempts to relate this model to several tools currently being used for the quantifiable improvement of education." Appended are 33 references. (Author/AA)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Models
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