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Characteristics of Computer-based Tools for Education and Training Development: An Introduction

  • Nienke Nieveen
  • Kent Gustafson
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Abstract

Currently, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) permeates almost every profession, including those of designers and developers in education and training. This part of the book consists of ten examples of recently created design and development tools (see chapter 14 through 23). These tools can be classified in many ways. A conceptual framework can be of help when organizing the tools into different types. In this introductory chapter such a framework is presented with the following set of attributes: type of output; purpose and evidence of benefits; type of development process supported and any underlying theory; task support; and intended user group. The framework appeared to be useful in analyzing the tools presented in the following chapters. Results of the analysis are presented in an extended table. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the interpretations of the analysis and projected future trends.

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Education development Training development Computer support tools Electronic performance support systems 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nienke Nieveen
    • 1
  • Kent Gustafson
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TwenteThe Netherlands
  2. 2.The University of GeorgiaUSA

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