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Developing Educational Software: a professional tool perspective

Hinostroza, Juan Enrique and Rehbein, L and Mellar, Harvey and Preston, Christina (2000) Developing Educational Software: a professional tool perspective. Education and Information Technologies, 5 (2). pp. 103-117. ISSN 1360-2357. DOI UNSPECIFIED

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The selection, and use of educational software and its impact in schools are still controversial issues. In this paper we present an alternative conceptualisation of educational software based on considering the software as an instrument for teachers’ professional performance. We review previous work in the areas of the design, development and evaluation of educational software and of the process of educational innovation. The review of these four areas converges to demonstrate the need for knowing and considering the context of use of educational software and for understanding users' perspectives about its roles and possibilities and hence supports a consideration a perspective on educational software which sees it as a professional tool for teachers performance of their teaching role.

Item Type: Article
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Controlled Keywords: Educational software, Pedagogy, Evaluation, Professional tool, Cognitive tool
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > London Knowledge Lab
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2010 10:10
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 08:42
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