The problems associated with the process of educational software design are complex and need to be considered from a number of different perspectives. In this study a number of factors are identified as contributing to difficulties generally experienced by software designers. It is suggested, however, that the factor which underlies all others is ineffective or inefficient communication. As the design of Educational Software Systems is a complex, multidisciplined process, the communication of primary interest is that between experts from different disciplines. To help focus on such problems and processes most discussion is in terms of two representative experts: a Teacher or Educator, and a Computer Programmer or Systems Analyst.
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