T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

T.H.E. Journal is an application of technology journal for educators and administrators in higher education, K-12 and industry training. Founded in 1973, it is published 11 months per year by T.H.E. Journal.T.H.E. Journal subjects include education, management and administration. The editor-in-chief is Katherine Grayson. The managing editor is Olivia LaBarre.

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 9, April

An Integration/inservice Model That Works
Five years ago we had 30 Apple IIe computers tucked away in a lab and the only teachers who used them were the business teacher, a computer programming instructor and an occasional math teacher. We worked each year presenting inservice to our faculty...
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Assessment Tests Provide Feedback for Elementary Teachers & Parents
In Dr. Sandra Edwin's experience, conventional standardized tests are filled with limitations. The principal of Parkview Elementary in Chula Vista, Calif., feels that these tests do not provide the kind of feedback that leads to better student performance....
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Audio Products
Cards: The Next. Generation It is safe to say that the second generation of audio cards is now the standard; this means 16-bit, versus 8-bit. Just as no one is satisfied with EGA video any more, the quality of 8-bit sound just doesn't cut it. ...
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Connecting with the Future Today
If the purpose of education is to prepare our citizenship to live, work and learn in a global economy, then we must examine the components that will produce a highly resourceful citizen. Certainly the quality of life in our country will be dependent...
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Development And/or Delivery Platforms
Reaching Legal Age If 1993 was the "adolescence" of multimedia systems, then 1994 is the year of "legal age" multimedia platforms. Current systems can do everything on an adult level-develop and play back multi media applications with acceptable...
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Ergonomics Play Important Role in New Learning Habitats
The old flip-top wooden school desk of yore is an icon of innocence, youth and American learning. It is also one of the most uncomfortable pieces of furniture in existence. With the advent of computers, the traditional school desk has metamorphosed...
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Faculty Uses of Computers: Fears, Facts and Perceptions
Higher education spent billions of dollars on computer equipment' during the 1980s. Unfortunately, current studies indicate that the use of computers for instructional purposes has not yet hit the mainstream of university education. Some researchers...
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Grant Helps Engineering Department Bring Technology to Design Curriculum
Last October the engineering accreditation board, ABET, visited California Polytechnic University in Pomona and announced that new criteria had been established for 1994. It was determined that each engineering student should have a meaningful design...
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Improving Technology Implementation in Grades 5-12 with the ASSURE Model
Most middle schools and high schools have computers and other technologies. However, are they being implemented for maximum effectiveness? Teacher training is an important ingredient in improving technology implementation. Technology is defined...
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Mass Storage Devices
New Needs The need for mass storage devices has never been disputed, however their importance is even more apparent, what with the growing number of multimedia authors. Those involved in multimedia rely increasingly on digital media--clip art,...
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"Mastery Learning" Helps College Students Conquer Chemistry
Organic Chemistry. These two little words strike fear into the hearts of a large percentage of hapless undergraduate students. But definitions are made to be transformed. And that's what two professors at Northeast Missouri State University are hoping...
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Miscellaneous
Multimedia Networks Video servers, CD-ROM networks, media-on-demand systems--all of these could be called multimedia networks. This is a maturing area, and one of great interest to both vendors and users, especially in education. Starting with...
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Multimedia Discs
Just the Facts According to Video-Based Training and Education in Wisconsin, interactive videodisc systems have been installed at over 19,000 schools across the U.S. This reflects what teachers and studies have found to be true: interactive technologies...
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Output Devices
The Market According to T.H.E. Journal's recent survey, educators are planning to purchase several types of output devices this year. Approximately $174 million will be spent on black-and-white laser printers, $183 million will be used to purchase...
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Players
Survey Results Last June 3,927 districts responded to a survey conducted by Market Data Retrieval. It was found that 48.3% of those districts used CD-ROM drives in 1991; that number grew to 73% in 1993. MDR also found that videodisc player usage...
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Presentation Devices
The Market Pacific Media Associates, a multimedia market research firm, predicts that the worldwide market for LCD panels will grow from $367 million in 1992 to $831 million by 1997. Technologies and features are expected to grow as well. Educators...
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Software
Authoring Educators were the first to embrace authoring programs. The advent of multimedia has only widened interest, within the education community and outside of it as well. Of course all of this attention has brought new tools to the table. ...
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"Teacher First" Station Puts Interactive Curriculum on Portable Cart
A new teacher presentation station developed by Jostens Learning Corp., Teache r First puts a new spin on the integrated learning system concept by providing interactive courseware--loaded with full-motion video, animation, sound and graphics-in an...
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Teaching and Learning Adaptations in the Use of Interactive Compressed Video
A considerable amount of journal space has been provided to articles that seek to share the myriad applications of different kinds of media in various educational settings. These articles serve not only to help us understand different types of technologies,...
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Teletraining Institute: Uniquely Serving the Needs of Distance Education
Creating and delivering instruction at a distance requires proper planning and program development. The Teletraining Institute, located on the campus of Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater, Okla., is the nation's only formal training source...
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The Haphazard Evolution of Our Document-Imaging System
By 1989, the building that houses the administrative offices for Charlottesville Public Schools had simply run out of square footage. There is little room to turn around; if you decide to do so, you must do so carefully, and at the risk of dipping...
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Video & Graphic Devices
Answering Demand No doubt due to popular demand, video is the area within multimedia experiencing the greatest number of technical advancements. This applies not just to motion video hardware, but also to still-image devices, scanners and highly...
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