Innovations in Instructional Technology: Essays in Honor of M. David Merrill
J. Michael Spector, Celestia Ohrazda, Andrew Van Schaack, David A. Wiley
Routledge, Apr 21, 2006 - Computers - 384 pages
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Cognition and Instructional Design for ProblemBased Learning
Other editions - View all
activities adapt analysis andthe approach assessment automated behavior building blocks canbe Celestia chapter cognitive apprenticeship cognitive traits communication complex computer≠based concepts Dave Merrill design languages Dijkstra discovery learning domain educational psychology Educational Technology effective e≠learning evaluation example experience Gagnť goals ID model implementation instructional design instructional development instructional strategies instructional technology instructional theory Instructional transaction instructionaldesign integrated interaction inthe knowledge objects Lawrence Erlbaum Associates learning environments learning objects learning outcomes learning tasks learning technologies learningobjects mental models MerriŽnboer Merrill’s metacognitive methods micro≠level NETg notation system O’Neil ofinstructional oflearning ofthe onthe organization paradigm pedagogical performance practice prescriptions principles problem solving procedures psychology question Reigeluth representation reuse SCORM Seel sequence SimQuest specific structure suchas teachers teaching Tennyson thelearner TICCIT tothe troubleshooting University University of Twente Utah State University validation