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Educational Technology Research and Development

1992 Volume 40, Number 3

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Number of articles: 8

  1. The Use of Informational Feedback in Instruction: Implications for Future Research

    Edna H. Mory

    Reviews past research that examined which variables might affect learning from feedback and identifies areas that need further research. Topics discussed include feedback as reinforcement; modeling... More

    pp. 5-20

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  2. Cooperative Learning and Computer-Based Instruction

    Simon Hooper

    Examines the origins of small-group learning and distinguishes cooperative learning from other methods. Highlights include assessing the effects of cooperative learning, including cognitive effects... More

    pp. 21-38

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  3. Mental Models: A Research Focus for Interactive Learning Systems

    Hueyching Janice Jih & Thomas Charles Reeves

    Discussion of user-friendly computer systems focuses on the use of learners' mental models to help in the design of interactive learning systems. Topics addressed include interactivity; human... More

    pp. 39-53

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  4. Evaluating Instructional Software: A Simplified Model

    Jane E. Zahner

    Discusses the evaluation of instructional software, describes two versions of a software evaluation model, and reports the results of two studies that compared evaluative decisions based upon... More

    pp. 55-62

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  5. A Critical Review of Elaboration Theory

    Brent Wilson & Peggy Cole

    Discusses elaboration theory, an instructional design model for sequencing and organizing courses that is based on cognitive research, and offers suggestions for updating the model to reflect new... More

    pp. 63-79

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  6. Elaborating the Elaboration Theory

    Charles M. Reigeluth

    Comments on the preceding article which examined elaboration theory and offered suggestions for updating it to reflect new knowledge. Highlights include the simplifying conditions method; internal ... More

    pp. 80-86

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  7. Some Uneasy Inquiries into ID Expert Systems

    Craig Locatis & Ok-choon Park

    Describes approaches to developing software automating instructional design (ID), including comparison of information management and expert system approaches. Topics addressed include alternative... More

    pp. 87-94

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  8. Classroom Restructuring: What Do Teachers Really Need?

    Barry J. Fishman & Thomas M. Duffy

    Describes the results of a needs analysis conducted to determine the requirements of teachers who wish to restructure their classrooms. The development of Strategic Teaching Frameworks, a... More

    pp. 95-111

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