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Computers and Composition Vol. 18, No. 4 (2001) pp. 399–409
This article addresses how online instructors can improve their email communications with students. The characteristics and demands of online instruction are described and characterized as depending on the instructor’s ability to communicate in...
Adapting Instruction to Individual Learner Differences: A Research Paradigm for Computer-Based Instruction
Selected Research and Development Presentations at the 1994 National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division (1994)
This paper examines a research paradigm that is particularly suited to experimentation-related computer-based instruction and integrated learning systems. The main assumption of the model is that one of the most powerful capabilities of computer...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 48, No. 4 (2000) pp. 21–41
Discussion of computer implementation and computer technology integration in classrooms focuses on a study that developed and validated a measure for examining the quality of implementation of an integrated learning system (ILS). Explains the...
1995 Annual National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), (1995)
The relative cognitive requirements and benefits of learning from non-contrived experience and information presentation is considered. The advantages and costs are contrasted with contrived experience and information-reduction that are features of...
Reading Psychology Vol. 9, No. 4 (1988) pp. 455–67
Explains how computers can offer learners powerful assistance in their acquisition of certain visual thinking skills. Describes the limitations and potential of using computers as tools for visual thinking with links to creative writing activities...
The concept of hypertext was introduced by Ted Nelson in 1965, but only recently has the widely available technology caught up with the idea. The new generation of microcomputers featuring large internal memories, graphic interfaces, and large data...
This paper argues that research findings from the study of teaching could be very useful in enhancing knowledge and tools for the design of both conventional and intelligent instructional software. It also suggests that if the ways in which teachers ...