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Title: Selecting an authoring system 1988: How the vendors make it more difficult

Abstract

The information and demonstration packages provided by vendors of authoring systems are not adequate to make a thorough evaluation of the product. Usually, data critical to the evaluation process is absent in favor of detailed descriptions of features of the system. The difficulties we encountered in evaluating authoring systems prompted several recommendations for vendors to include in their packages. These recommendations include allowing the prospective customer to actually use the system, providing information on instructional strategies and sequences that can be achieved with the system, and expanding the information provided on computer-managed instruction (CMI) capabilities and applications. The paper does not include any reference to specific vendors or systems, for the purpose is to increase awareness of a specific problem in the field. 12 refs.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6757599
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-88-2572; CONF-881173-1
ON: DE88015696
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 30. international conference of the Association for the Development of Computer-Based Instructional Systems (ADCIS), Philadelphia, PA, USA, 7 Nov 1988; Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; EDUCATIONAL TOOLS; COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE; COMPUTER CODES; COMPUTER GRAPHICS; EDUCATION; INFORMATION; PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES; TRAINING; 990220* - Computers, Computerized Models, & Computer Programs- (1987-1989); 990000 - General & Miscellaneous

Citation Formats

Trainor, M S, and Schultejann, P A. Selecting an authoring system 1988: How the vendors make it more difficult. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Trainor, M S, & Schultejann, P A. Selecting an authoring system 1988: How the vendors make it more difficult. United States.
Trainor, M S, and Schultejann, P A. Fri . "Selecting an authoring system 1988: How the vendors make it more difficult". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6757599.
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