Comprehensive Systems Design: A New Educational Technology

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Comprehensive Systems Design: A New Educational Technology, held in Pacific Grove, California, December 2–7, 1990

  • Charles M. Reigeluth
  • Bela H. Banathy
  • Jeannette R. Olson
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 95)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Editors’ Introduction

    1. Charles M. Reigeluth, Bela H. Banathy, Jeannette R. Olson
      Pages 1-5
  3. The Framing Papers

  4. Thematic Contributions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. The Conceptual and Empirical Contexts of Comprehensive Systems Design

    3. The Systems Design Focus

    4. A Systems View of Designing Educational Systems

    5. The Educational Context of Systems Design

    6. High Technology Focus in Systems Design

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 437-442

About these proceedings


Educational technology in the broadest sense is knowledge and competence forimproving the educational process: for using hardware (equipment), software (methods), and "underware" (underlying organizational structures). This volume in the Special Programme on Advanced Educational Technology presents the results of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop on educational systems design as a new educational technology. The objective of the workshop was toadvance our knowledge about the comprehensive systems design approach for improving educational systems. The workshop was organized for the transdisciplinary interaction of three scientific groups representing design science, organizational/systems science, and educationaltechnology. Participants were selected based on their scholarship as members of one or more of these three groups. The book opens with theframing papers sent by the editors to participants prior to the workshop, then presents five sets of thematic contributions: the conceptual and empirical contexts of comprehensive systems design, the systems design focus, a systems view of designing educational systems, the educational context of systems design, and high technology focus in systems design.


Ausbildungsmethoden Computer Educational systems Hardware Pädagogik Rechnerunterstützter Unterricht Systementwurf calculus educational technology knowledge base learning pedagogics proving systems design systems theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles M. Reigeluth
    • 1
  • Bela H. Banathy
    • 2
  • Jeannette R. Olson
    • 1
  1. 1.Instructional Systems Technology DepartmentIndiana University, School of EducationBloomingtonUSA
  2. 2.International Systems Institute and Saybrook Graduate SchoolCarmelUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63445-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-58035-2
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