Instructional Software. Deborah Lyman EdTech 541 Summer 2012. By PresenterMedia.com. What is instructional software?.
Instructional software is defined by Doering and Robyler (2013) as software that is “designed… to deliver instruction or to aid in the delivery of instruction” (pg 77).
Taken from Doering and Roblyer (2013)
Drill and Practice
Designed to give students practice solving skills. These programs usually give immediate feedback.
Designed as stand alone lessons, these programs are usually used to replace instruction rather than be used as an add-on to teacher instruction.
These games are created to add competition and game-like rules to learning activities.
This software is focused on developing content-specific problem solving skills.
This software is used to simulate real-world experience. They either teach how to do something or about something.
Software should always have a positive impact on student achievement.
Combining learning with gaming and entertainment