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Contemporary Education

1997 Volume 68, Number 2

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 6

  1. Student-Centered Learning and Interactive Multimedia: Status, Issues, and Implications

    Michael J. Hannafin, Janette R. Hill & Susan M. Land

    Summarizes recent developments in student-centered open-ended learning environments, which provide electronic tools and resources for students to use in addressing authentic situated problems and... More

    pp. 94-97

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  2. Distributed Learning and the Internet

    Craig Locatis & Michael Weisberg

    The Internet and the National Information Infrastructure provide a multimedia environment for offering distributed distance education over wide area networks. Distributed education encompasses... More

    pp. 100-3

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  3. Distance Education: Does Anyone Really Want To Learn at a Distance?

    Michael Simonson

    Most students report preferring group learning to distance education. Examines earlier debates about technology in education and the dilemma of students not wanting distance learning but... More

    pp. 104-7

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  4. Today is a Good Day To Begin Using a Computer

    Warren C. Hope

    Argues that teachers who steadfastly refuse to include computers in their personal and professional repertoire of skills, despite the advantages, need to be persuaded of the computer's usefulness. ... More

    pp. 108-9

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  5. Multimedia Improves Learning--Apples, Oranges, and the Type I Error

    Richard P. Lookatch

    Argues that current multimedia research has experimental design problems. Discusses the "myth" of multimedia benefits, economics of multimedia, and dangers of research errors, and maintains that... More

    pp. 110-13

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  6. Strategies for Effective Distance Education

    Dale Findley & Beverly Findley

    Offers 15 strategies for taking advantage of distance education. These include inservicing instructors about the technology being used, allowing instructors to plan together to integrate curriculum... More

    pp. 118-20

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