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Educational Technology

1984 Volume 24, Number 2

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 9

  1. Educational Computing Software: State of the Art in 1984: An Interview with Michael W. Allen

    Dr. Allen discusses computer based instruction, today's educational software, qualifications for software designers and the importance of the author in the purchaser's view, courseware authoring... More

    pp. 7-10

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  2. Microcomputer Videogame Based Training

    James E. Driskell & Daniel J. Dwyer

    Examines advantages of using videogame format for training, including practicality, relatively inexpensive hardware, ability to use multi-purpose software modules, motivational advantages of... More

    pp. 11-17

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  3. 'Light and Wires in a Box': The Computer-Oriented Information Age in Support of Effective Higher Education

    Suzanne E. Lindenau

    Describes the computer-oriented information age, skills workers will need to keep pace, and how information technologies (microcomputers, communications satellites, and cable systems) can be... More

    pp. 18-23

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  4. Does Training Affect Initial Task Confidence?


    Questions the effects of training on the confidence people have in their ability to perform newly-learned tasks. Factors that affect confidence and measurement of confidence are discussed, and... More

    pp. 23-26

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  5. Live, Dead, and Terminally Ill Metaphors in Computer Terminology, or Who Is More Human, the Programmer or the Computer?

    Don L. F. Nilsen

    Discusses the botanical, animal, clothing, and genealogy metaphors and personification present in terminology which describes the computer and its functions, and asserts that computers are becoming... More

    pp. 27-29

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  6. Copyright, Fair Use, and the School Microcomputer Lab

    Rosemary Sturdevant Talab

    Defines copyright, and discusses what a copyright protects, the five basic rights of a copyright owner, and the rights of the software program owner. Also discussed are other forms of educational... More

    pp. 30-32

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  7. Computer Technology for Administrative Information and Instructional Management in School Districts

    Fredric L. Splittgerber & Norbert A. Stirzaker

    Indicates the major areas of decision making for computer utilization by school districts are administrative information and instructional management, and suggests districts formulate a master plan... More

    pp. 36-38

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  8. Electronic Communication Networks

    Sharon L. Raimondi

    Discusses educational uses, types, operation, advantages, popular features, and subscription rates of electronic communication networks. Factors to consider when choosing a network are described,... More

    pp. 39-41

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  9. Educational Technology's Problems and Challenges in the Arab World

    Husni Ayesh

    Discusses problems of centralization versus decentralization, tradition versus modernization, teacher status, administrative burdens, and educational objectives in relation to the use of... More

    pp. 42-44

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