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Instruction Design for Microcomputing Software

1st Edition

Edited by David Jonassen


468 pages

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Selected as one of the outstanding instructional development books in 1989 by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, this volume presents research in instructional design theory as it applies to microcomputer courseware. It includes recommendations -- made by a distinguished group of instructional designers -- for creating courseware to suit the interactive nature of today's technology. Principles of instructional design are offered as a solid base from which to develop more effective programs for this new method of teaching -- and learning.


"The book does an admirable job of presenting the current state of the art. It provides excellent coverage of the various instructional theories…."

American Scientist

Table of Contents

Contents: Part I:Instructional Design and Courseware Design. Introduction. M.D. Roblyer, Fundamental Problems and Principles of Designing Effective Courseware. W. Wager, R.M. Gagn, Designing Computer-Aided Instruction. M.D. Merrill, Applying Component Display Theory to the Design of Courseware. Part II:Interactive Designs for Courseware. Introduction. toc D.A. Salisbury,Effective Drill and Practice Strategies. W.E. Montague, Promoting Cognitive Processing and Learning by Designing the Learning Environment. D.H. Jonassen, Integrating Learning Strategies into Courseware to Facilitate Deeper Processing. B.J. Schimmel, Providing Meaningful Feedback in Courseware. Part III: Adaptive Designs for Courseware.Introduction. AExternal Adaptations. C.A. Carrier, D.H. Jonassen, Adapting Courseware to Accommodate Individual Differences. S.M. Ross, G. Morrison, Adapting Instruction to Learner Performance and Background Variables. R.D. Tennyson, D.L. Christensen, MAIS: An Intelligent Adaptive Learning System. BInternal Adaptations. W. Hannum, Designing Courseware to Fit Subject Matter Structure. Part IV::Toward Intelligent CAI on Microcomputers.Introduction. S.A. Dennenberg, Semantic Network Designs for Courseware. W.E. McKay, Tutoring, Information Databases, and Iterative Design. J.M. Scandura, The Intelligent Rule Tutor. G. Kearsley, Authoring Systems for Intelligent Tutoring Systems on Personal Computers. Part V:Designing Motivating Courseware.Introduction. J. Keller, K. Suzuki, Application of the ARCS Motivation Model in Courseware Design.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Computers & Technology