Instructional Designs for Microcomputer Courseware / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 98%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (12) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $88.71   
  • Used (10) from $1.99   


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.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805800869
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/1/1988
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)