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International Journal of Designs for Learning

Nov 03, 2014 Volume 5, Number 2

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Using Analytics for Activity Awareness in Learning Systems

    James Laffey, Christopher Amelung & Sean Goggins

    The purpose of this design case is to tell the story of our work to design context-aware activity notification for learning management systems. The story of the design experience is not simple, in ... More

  2. Creating Minimalist Instruction

    John Carroll

    The early 1980s were disruptive for computing. In many countries, the set of persons who regularly used computing expanded rapidly from a tiny and homogeneous set of data processing professionals... More

  3. Expert Systems and Knowledge-Based Engineering (1984-1991): Implications for Instructional Systems Research

    Jo Oravec

    Expert system technologies are varieties of artificial intelligence (AI) approaches in which decision-making knowledge is codified and modeled. This design case has the challenging task of... More

  4. TICCIT: Building Theory for Practical Purposes

    Andrew Gibbons & A. O'Neal

    In 1971 the National Science Foundation contracted with the MITRE Corporation (MIT Research Corporation) for the production of an experimental system to test the computer-assisted delivery of... More

  5. Automated and Amplified: Active Learning with Computers and Radio (1965-1979)

    Anne Trumbore

    Two combined design cases examine historically significant projects in technology-assisted instruction developed at Stanford in the 1960’s and 1970’s: Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) for... More

  6. MPATI: The Midwest Program on Airborne Television Instruction (1959-1971)

    Monica Tracey & Jill Stefaniak

    It is 1964 and high in the sky, flying in a figure-eight formation over a 200-mile radius and six Midwestern states, is a plane with a large 24-foot antennae hanging from its belly. Transmitting 24... More

  7. SimCalc: Democratizing Access to Advanced Mathematics

    Deborah Tatar, Jeremy Roschelle & Stephen Hegedus

    Historically, what people can learn is co-determined by the representational infrastructure for knowledge building. When Latin was the required medium of knowledge building, few could engage in... More

  8. Disclosing the Design of an African American Educational Technology: Bridge: A Cross Culture Reading Program

    Patricia Young

    Produced in 1977, Bridge: A Cross Culture Reading Program could have transformed what we presently know as urban education. However, Bridge met with the disapproval of parents, communities, and... More

  9. “Making Alcatraz Amazing”: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour

    Elizabeth Boling

    In 1987 the National Park Service and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy launched the Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour as part of the interpretive program educating visitors about the island and its... More