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Educational Technology Research and Development

1992 Volume 40, Number 1

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Learner Control of Context and Instructional Support in Learning Elementary School Mathematics

    Gary R. Morrison

    This study examined learner-control strategies for selecting problem context and level of instructional support on a computer-based mathematics unit on the metric system. Subjects were 240 sixth... More

    pp. 5-13

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  2. Effects on Children's Achievement and Curiosity of Variations in Learner Control over an Interactive Video Lesson

    Marilyn P. Arnone & Barbara L. Grabowski

    The effects of variations in learner control were examined for an interactive lesson presented as a videodisc visit to an art museum. The 101 first and second grade subjects were assigned to... More

    pp. 15-27

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  3. An Interactive Systems Model Derived from Experts' Perceptions of Human-Computer Issues

    Warren C. Weber

    This survey elicited experts' perceptions of factors affecting development and use of interactive technologies. Responses from 196 respondents were categorized as hardware/technology, software... More

    pp. 29-39

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  4. Emerging Technologies, ISD, and Learning Environments: Critical Perspectives

    Michael J. Hannafin

    Reviews the evolution of instructional systems design and computer-based learning environments, focusing on the effects of technological advances. Classification of learning environments is... More

    pp. 49-63

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  5. The Jasper Experiment: An Exploration of Issues in Learning and Instructional Design

    Discusses the Jasper Woodbury Problem Solving Series, a video-based instructional macrocontext for complex mathematics problem generation and solving. A theoretical framework of assumptions about... More

    pp. 65-80

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  6. Constraints to Curriculum Reform: Teachers and the Myths of Schooling

    Kenneth Tobin & George Dawson

    Discusses myths underlying the curriculum, teacher knowledge of the curriculum, and constructivist perspectives of the curriculum that need to be considered if curriculum reform is to succeed.... More

    pp. 81-92

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  7. Computer-Based Microworlds: A Bridge between Constructivism and Direct Instruction

    Lloyd P. Rieber

    Describes the Space Shuttle Commander software package, which utilizes the dynaturtle microworld to teach elementary and middle school students about Newton's laws of motion. Design considerations ... More

    pp. 93-106

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  8. Information Virus: Contaminated Subject Matter in Instructional Materials

    David Giltrow & Paulina Pannen

    Addresses the problem of outdated, incomplete, or inaccurate subject matter used as the basis for instruction in developing countries, noting that distance education is especially vulnerable. A... More

    pp. 111-15

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  9. The "Countrywide Classroom": Reaching India's Rural Residents

    Connie Howard

    Describes the coproduction by Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the University of Poona (India) of educational videos for use in India's Countrywide Classroom, which presents educational... More

    pp. 115-17

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