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TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning

1999 Volume 43, Number 5

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Equivalency Theory and Distance Education

    Michael Simonson

    Discusses distance education and the need for an accepted theory. Highlights include theories of independent study; theory of industrialization of teaching; theory of interaction and communication;... More

    pp. 5-8

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  2. Instructional Design for Distance Education

    Sharon Smaldino

    Discusses instructional design for distance education and suggests a systematic process. Topics include planning; learners; course content; teaching strategies; selection of media; learning... More

    pp. 9-13

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  3. Distance Education Research: Messages to the Field

    Gary R. Morrison & Amy B. Adcock

    Identifies six categories of research in the field of distance education. Topics include evaluation reports; research on the technology; research on the process; general instructional research;... More

    pp. 14-18

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  4. Convergent Technologies in Distance Learning Delivery

    Steve Wheeler

    Describes developments in British education in distance learning technologies. Highlights include networking the rural areas; communication, community, and paradigm shifts; digital compression... More

    pp. 19-22

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  5. Designing a College Web-Based Course Using a Modified Personalized System of Instruction (PSI) Model

    Robert V. Price

    Reviews the possibilities of using the World Wide Web for course delivery and support and provides a description of the use of one instructional model, the Personalized System of Instruction, for... More

    pp. 23-28

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  6. The Challenge of Interactive Chemistry at a Distance: The Iowa Chemistry Education Alliance

    Kathy A. Burke & Thomas J. Greenbowe

    Describes ICEA (Iowa Chemistry Education Alliance), a consortium of high school chemistry instructors and university faculty that developed concept-oriented modular units for the high school... More

    pp. 29-31

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  7. In the Quest for Knowledge: Traveling the Back Roads of Iowa

    Nancy J. Maushak

    Examines the integration of technology in Iowa high schools. Highlights include rural versus urban schools; available technology in the classrooms, labs, media centers, and administrative offices; ... More

    pp. 33-37

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  8. What's My Grade? Assessing Learner Progress

    Susan M. Zvacek

    Discussion of student assessment focuses on issues related to distance education. Topics include purposes of assessment; performance-based assessment; constructivist approaches; examples of... More

    pp. 39-43

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  9. Best of Both Worlds: The Nova ITDE Model of Distance Education

    Charles Schlosser & Marsha Burmeister

    Describes Nova Southeastern University's program in Instructional Technology and Distance Education (ITDE) that was developed for graduate students. Highlights include the cluster concept, and face... More

    pp. 45-48

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