W. Michael Reed: At the Beginnings Using Computers in Education for Higher-Order Learning

Part of the Educational Media and Technology Yearbook book series (EMTY, volume 35)


Dr. William Michael “Mike” Reed was an accomplished, dedicated, and recognized educator in instructional technology. Strongly rooted in the classroom, Mike was driven in the early 1980 s and 1990 s to explore the uses of computers in education beyond computer literacy itself. His work evolved from the possible connections between computer literacy and problem solving (computer programming and use as a means to increase problem-solving ability), to the use of computers in the creative writing process (computers as a tool in a higher-order process), to hypermedia and multimedia, to structure to-be-learned material (computers as a design extension). In the process he was at the forefront of the movement from computing in education as a means unto itself to computing as a learner, and designer, tool.




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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instructional Technology Program, Department of Curriculum and InstructionUniversity of TexasAustinUSA
  2. 2.Instructional Systems Development/Educational PsychologyVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA

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