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Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Meeting

October 2005

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Number of papers: 120

  1. The Development and Evaluation of Multi-Level Assessment Framework for Analyzing Online Interaction

    Hae-Deok Song & Virginia Yonkers

    Interaction is one of the key variables involved in successful online learning. Previous studies analyzing online interaction are limited in their ability to reveal dynamic aspects of interaction... More

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  2. Motivational Influences in Self-Directed Online Learning Environments: A Qualitative Case Study

    Kyong-Jee Kim

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the problems associated with learner motivation in Web-based instruction, in particular in self-directed online learning environments. This study is... More

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  3. Learning in 3D: Students' Experiences of Online Projects in NSW Schools

    Susan Harriman

    Student participation in online learning activities is a growing priority for Australian government schools. 'Online projects' have emerged as a new learning form, building on non-computer problem-... More

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  4. Learning from Experience, for Experienced Staff

    Betty Collis, Burney Waring & Gerry Nicholson

    Business needs in multinational corporations call for courses that involve problem solving and creating and sharing new knowledge based on workplace situations. The courses also need to be... More

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  5. CHESt--An Educational Tool That Understands Students' Questions

    Serge Linckels & Christoph Meinel

    New technologies are used in many courses and for many occasions. Good teachers try to use the best tool and the best method to introduce or to treat difficult subjects by presenting the... More

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  6. The Effect Of Oral Description In Complementing Animated Instruction In A Web-based Learning Environment On Undergraduate Students Achievement Of Different Educational Objectives

    Jeff Swain, Mine Munyofu, Khusro Kidwai, Huifen Lin, Bradley Ausman & Francis Dwyer

    The purpose of this study was to test the principle of modality by using audio to deliver verbal information when that information is designed to support non-verbal information such as animations... More

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  7. An Online Simulation in Pediatric Asthma Management

    Keith B. Hopper

    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that nearly 20 million Americans suffer from asthma, 6.3 million of which are children (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2004). It is not ... More

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  8. Investigating the Relationships among Instructional Strategies and Learning Styles in Online Environments

    Omur Akdemir & Tiffany A. Koszalka

    Researchers investigated differences in learner preferences for different types of instructional strategies and learning styles in online environments. Results suggested that matches between... More

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  9. A Model for Integrating Technology and Learning in Public Health Education

    Shaowen Bardzell, Jeffrey Bardzell, Hyo-Jeong So & Junghun Lee

    As computer interfaces emerge as an instructional medium, instructors transitioning from the classroom continue to bear the burden of designing effective instruction. The medium of the computer... More

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  10. Improving School Children's Mathematical Word Problem Solving Skills through Computer-Based Multiple Representations

    Tufan Adiguzel & Yavuz Akpinar

    Instructional resources that employ multiple representations have become commonplace in mathematics classrooms. This study will present computer software, LaborScale which was designed to improve... More

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  11. Teaching Computer Skills to Beginners: What and How?

    Qi Dunsworth, Florence Martin & Ann Igoe

    This report describes an evaluation of Computer Literacy, which is an undergraduate general studies course, offered by College of Education at a large southwestern university. The purpose of this... More

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  12. Implementation of a Technology-Enhanced Problem-Based Learning Curriculum: A Year-Long Study of Three Teachers

    Sung Hee Park, Peggy Ertmer & Jeff Cramer

    This paper describes the experiences of three middle school teachers following a two-week summer workshop in which they were introduced to a technology-enhanced problem-based learning (PBL)... More

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  13. Analysis of Essential Skills and Knowledge for Teaching Online

    Jia-Ling Lee & Atsusi Hirumi

    This study identifies and posits guidelines for assessing the skills and knowledge of online distance ducators. Findings derived from Cooper?s (1998) synthesis research method reveal sixteen skills... More

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  14. Teacher Educators' Beliefs and Technology Uses in Relation to Preservice Teachers' Beliefs and Technology Attitudes

    Hua Bai & Peg Ertmer

    This study explored teacher educators' pedagogical beliefs and technology uses in relation to preservice teachers' pedagogical beliefs and attitudes toward technology. Correlation and regression... More

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  15. Taking Synchronous Online Courses in the United States: The Perceptions from Asian Students

    Chun-Min Wang

    Online learning has become a new paradigm in education, but very few research-based studies have addressed the multicultural aspects of online learning. Using interviews and observations, this... More

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  16. Impediments to Faculty Engaging in Web-Based Instruction: Clarification of Governing Policies

    Wanjira Kinuthia

    An exploratory study was conducted with faculty and administrators at Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) to determine the level of reported knowledge and experience with policies... More

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  17. Students' Perceptions towards the Quality of Online Education: A Qualitative Approach

    Yi Yang & Linda F. Cornelius

    How to ensure the quality of online learning in institutions of higher education has been a growing concern during the past several years. While several studies have focused on the perceptions of... More

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  18. Helping Learners Gain Diagnostic Problem Solving Skills: Specific Aspects of the Diagnostic Pathfinder Software Tied to Learning Outcomes

    Jared Danielson, Holly Bender, Erik Mills, Pamela Vermeer & Vanessa Preast

    Problem solving is of critical importance in many disciplines. In medicine, the clinician's ability to arrive at the correct diagnosis often means the difference between life and death. Despite its... More

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  19. Hairy Questions: The Difference a Bearded Instructional Character Makes to Middle School Students

    Theodore Kopcha & Leslie Christine Barrett

    There's no keeping up with what teenagers think is in or out; status changes by the minute. But when you develop computer-based instruction (CBI) for that population of users, you'd like to know... More

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  20. Student Attitudes toward Web-Enhanced and Web-Based Versions of a Learning Tools Course

    Gayle V. Davidson-Shivers, Jane E. Wimberg & M Katherine Jackson

    The presentation describes the revisions to a course and the resulting student attitudes and learning. Learning Tools was revised in 2003 from oncampus only to both oncampus and online delivery.... More

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