resources published in the IDT Record should function as gateways
to help our readership explore emergent issues within Instructional
Design and Technology, and also to explore issues outside
our field that will enrich us or stimulate new thinking about
what we do.
thinking in engineering
Science ... (1996), by Vladimir Hubka and W. Ernst
Eder and edited for the web by Filippo A. Salustri. The
authors present design science as "... a knowledge
system in which products are seen as objects to be developed
within engineering design processes. The authors have
developed this design science from a division of the knowledge
system along two axes. One deals with knowledge about
technical systems and design processes while the other
presents descriptive statements." The physical book
is available at amazon.com.
... Buckminster Fuller's view of design from the perspective
of global problem solving based on rigorous research.
design for communicating information
The visual thinking weblog
... from XPLANE, a commercial firm specializing in visual
maps and stories for corporate applications. This blog is
a one-stop shop for links to ideas and practices that widen
our viewpoint on communication.
Society of the Learning Sciences ...
"a new professional society founded to help unite and
support scientific and educational work in the study of
Hypermedia and Multimedia Links
following collection of links was created by Dr. Kira
King to help
educators through the process of integrating hypermedia
and educational environments. Included are the areas of:
multimedia, & hypertext overview
hypermedia & instructional technology
Future of hypermedia
Recommended by Frank Choltco-Devlin.
Gettting In-Depth with Games
Joystick101.org ... a website of articles, reviews, news, diaries, open
discussions and interviews, edited and maintained by people with an educational
awareness of what makes games successful. Recommended by Kurt Squire.
Computer Technology in Middle School Classrooms
Meridian ... an electronic journal which "features research findings,
practitioner articles, commentary, and book excerpts by educational researchers,
technology designers, middle school teachers, and authors who wish to
share and expand teaching and learning experiences with computer technologies
in middle school classrooms and beyond." Recommended by Beth Snoke.