Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Design and Development Approaches

  3. Computer-Based Tools for Educational Design and Development

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 291-296

About this book


In our contemporary learning society, expectations about the contribution of education and training continue to rise. Moreover, the potential of information and communication technology (ICT) creates many challenges. These trends affect not only the aims, content and processes of learning, they also have a strong impact on educational design and development approaches in research and professional practices. Prominent researchers from the Netherlands and the USA present their latest findings on these issues in this volume.
The major purpose of this book is to discuss current thinking on promising design approaches and to present innovative (computer-based) tools. The book aims to serve as a resource and reference work that will stimulate advancement in the field of education and training. It is intended to be useful in academic settings as well as for professionals in design and development practices.


Instructional Design communication curriculum education evaluation information istance education learning quality

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan van den Akker
    • 1
  • Robert Maribe Branch
    • 2
  • Kent Gustafson
    • 2
  • Nienke Nieveen
    • 1
  • Tjeerd Plomp
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TwenteThe Netherlands
  2. 2.The University of GeorgiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5845-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4255-7
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