The portability of computer-related educational resources: summary and directions for further research

Italo de Diana, Betty A. Collis

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    In this Special Issue of the Journal of Research on Computing in Education, the portability of computer-related educational resources has been examined by a number of researchers and practitioners, reflecting various backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. A first iteration of a general model of factors that influence the portability potential of educational software was given in the opening chapter by Collis and De Diana (1990b). In this final chapter of the special issue the general model is reconsidered, based on a synthesis of the intervening articles. Some factors were found to receive little notice by the authors of those articles; other factors were identified that were not explicit in the initial general model. Altogether, the perspectives of the authors complement each other and as a set support the validity of the model.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)335-341
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of research on computing in education
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1990


    • Software portability
    • Cross culture
    • Technological change

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