Instructional and Cognitive Impacts of Web-Based Education

Instructional and Cognitive Impacts of Web-Based Education

Beverly Abbey (Austin College, USA)
Release Date: July, 1999|Copyright: © 2000 |Pages: 270
ISBN13: 9781878289599|ISBN10: 1878289594|EISBN13: 9781930708617|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-59-9


Educators are increasingly using web sites in place of traditional content media and instructional approaches such as texts and lectures. This new teaching philosophy has led to a myriad of questions concerning instructional design principles, learners' cognitive strategies, human-Internet interaction factors and instructional characteristics of Web media that transverse political, geographic, and national boundaries.

Instructional and Cognitive Impacts of Web-Based Education is a compendium of materials by noted researchers and practitioners that addresses national and international issues and implications of Web-based instruction and learning, offering suggestions and guidelines for analyzing and evaluating Web sites from cognitive and instructional design perspectives.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Beverly Abbey earned her doctorate of philosophy from the University of North Texas in Information Science, specializing in Computer Education and Cognitive Systems. The idea for this book was conceived while she was an assistant professor in Educational Technology at Texas A&M University-Commerce teaching graduate courses in instructional design, instructional technology theories and multimedia authoring. She has a consultancy business specializing in instructional design and training serving the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Abbey is currently working on research in ethics, cognitive problem solving, instructional technology evaluation and multimedia instructional design. Currently, she is Director of Instructional Technology at Austin College in Sherman, Texas.