Computers have become a topic of concern, debate, argument, dogmatism, and inquiry among a variety of people who are interested in the fate and effectiveness of the educational system. This book presents working hypotheses of ways in which computers may fit into and/or transform classroom education. Through the exploration of learning and cognitive theory as it infuses technological developments, this volume promises to illuminate a number of important issues, including experiential learning and nontraditional computer-based instruction.
Contents: Introduction. P.M. Gildea, G.A. Miller, C.L. Wurtenberg, Contextual Enrichment by Videodisc. C. Chomsky, Books on Videodisc: Computers, Video, and Reading Aloud to Children. V.L. Hanson, C.A. Padden, Computers and Videodisc Technology for Bilingual ASL/English Instruction of Deaf Children. J.T. Guthrie, M.J. Dreher, Literacy as Search: Explorations Via Computer. J.D. Bransford, R.D. Sherwood, T.S. Hasselbring, C.K. Kinzer, S.M. Williams, Anchored Instruction: Why We Need It and How Technology Can Help. D. Nix, Should Computers Know What You Can Do With Them? R.J. Spiro, J-C. Jehng, Cognitive Flexibility and Hypertext: Theory and Technology for the Nonlinear and Multidimensional Traversal of Complex Subject Matter.