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Programmed Instruction and Interactive Media [microform] : A Third Consideration / Jason Cruthirds and Michael S. Hanna
Bib ID 5599663
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Cruthirds, Jason
Online Versions
Description [S.l.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1996 
15 p. 

Rapid development of computer-based instructional methods, combined with the rapid evolution of the Internet and the World Wide Web, have made it technologically possible to develop fully interactive self-study materials. While programmed instruction methods were developed in the 1960s and early 1970s, they were not widely used and, although lessons learned from early research may be applied, new technology has generated new questions. One of the most perplexing of these questions centers on the locus of control. How much control should the learner have, and how much should be retained by the learning program? Maintaining appropriate controls when instructional materials are put on the Web is an example of one problem. Presence of "hot links" invite the learner to jump through cyberspace because they imply related, although not necessarily hierarchical, information. Once a learner jumps to a related Website, nothing can yet guarantee that the learner will return to the learning program. What teachers can do to maintain appropriate controls in that environment is, as yet, undetermined and can only be answered by working teachers willing to build interactive multimedia materials, then conduct applied research. (Contains 16 references.) (Author/CR)


ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern States Communication Association (Memphis, TN, March 27-31, 1996).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Computer Assisted Instruction.  |  Computer Managed Instruction.  |  Computer Mediated Communication.  |  Higher Education.  |  Independent Study.  |  Instructional Innovation.  |  Internet.  |  Learner Controlled Instruction.  |  Locus of Control.  |  Multimedia Materials.  |  Technology Integration.  |  Interactive Teaching  |  Cyberspace Interactive Computer Systems
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.  |  Opinion Papers.
Other authors/contributors Hanna, Michael S., author
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