Innovations in Instructional Technology: Essays in Honor of M. David Merrill [NOOK Book]

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M. David Merrill has been active in the field of instructional technology for almost 40 years. His contributions range from basic instructional principles and instructional design theory to development and implementation of learning environments. Innovations in Instructional Technology is a collection of original essays written by leading scholars and practitioners who have worked with and been inspired by Professor Merrill. The chapters in this book represent a sampling of key innovations in the instructional ...
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Innovations in Instructional Technology: Essays in Honor of M. David Merrill

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Overview

M. David Merrill has been active in the field of instructional technology for almost 40 years. His contributions range from basic instructional principles and instructional design theory to development and implementation of learning environments. Innovations in Instructional Technology is a collection of original essays written by leading scholars and practitioners who have worked with and been inspired by Professor Merrill. The chapters in this book represent a sampling of key innovations in the instructional technology field and include knowledge of how people learn, how people solve problems, how designers conceptualize learning spaces, how teachers implement learning activities, and how evaluators assess outcomes.

This volume is divided into five basic areas of research in instructional technology, mirroring the diverse contributions of Dr. Merrill's work:
*four chapters on learning objects and the notion of reusable components;
*three chapters that discuss fundamental aspects of learning and the design of instruction;
*three chapters that address innovations in the area of assessment, evaluation, and model validation;
*three chapters that concern theories of learning and instruction; and
*three chapters on instructional design practice.

The book concludes with a chapter outlining Dr. Merrill's responses to challenges, comments, and questions on the future of the field--ranging from the notion of initial passions with regard to instructional technology to connections between theory and practice to questions of conscience--from an expert panel comprised of many of the contributors to the book.

As Dave Merrill's work will continue to be required reading for students of instructional technology, Innovations in Instructional Technology is a book that will appeal to students, researchers, and practitioners in the field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135616366
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/21/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Innovations in instructional technology : an introduction to this volume
1 Learning objects in public and higher education 1
2 Authoring discovery learning environments : in search of reusable components 11
3 Supporting the mobility and the adaptivity of knowledge objects by cognitive trait model 29
4 A holistic pedagogical view of learning objects : future directions for reuse 43
5 Designing model-centered learning environments : hocus-pocus or the focus must strictly be on locus 65
6 Problem solving : the enterprise 91
7 Elementary principles of design languages and design notation systems for instructional design 111
8 Teamwork skills : assessment and instruction 131
9 Design science as a frame for evaluation of technology in education and training 151
10 Validating instructional design and development models 171
11 Cognition and instructional design for problem-based learning 187
12 New instructional theories and strategies for a knowledge-based society 207
13 Learning theories and instructional design : a historical perspective of the linking model 219
14 Foundations for instructional design : reclaiming the conversation 237
15 Instructional design is not peanuts 253
16 Confessions of a practitioner 263
17 The role of mentoring : slaying dragons - an interview with Dr. Merrill 291
Epilogue : questioning Merrill 303
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