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Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Meeting

October 2005

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Number of papers: 120

  1. A Learning Process in Resource-Based Well-Structured Instruction in Web-Based Distance Learning Environment

    Hye-Jung Lee & Byeong-Min Yu

    This research is to articulate a learning process in resource-based well-structured instruction in webbased distance learning environment. To explore the learning process, a web resource-based self... More

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  2. Socio-Cultural Context for Online Learning: A Case Study Viewed from Activity Theory Perspective

    Xiaojing Liu

    The complexities of digital age pose challenge to existing instruction technology theory as it applies to a distance learning environment. Through the lens of Activity Theory, this study takes a... More

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  3. A Cultural Historical Activity Theory [CHAT] Analysis of Technology Integration: Case Study of Two Teachers

    Tiffany A. Koszalka & Chun-Ping Wu

    Classic research methods are ineffective in capturing the dynamic relationships among users, technology, and outcomes for technology integration research. Cognitive research attempts to eliminate ... More

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  4. Social Presence Questionnaire of Online Collaborative Learning: Development and Validity

    Guan-Yu Lin

    This study articulates the construct of social presence and develops a social presence questionnaire for examining online collaborative learning with tests for reliability and validity.... More

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  5. Small Group Learning in an Online Asynchronous Environment

    Susan A. Brewer & James D. Klein

    This article reports the results of a study conducted to examine the use of small group learning strategies in an online college course. The study examined the effect of four types of positive... More

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  6. Exploring the Instruction of Fluid Dynamics Concepts in an Immersive Virtual Environment: A Case Study of Pedagogical Strategies

    Cindy Lio & Joan Mazur

    The deployment of immersive, non-restrictive environments for instruction and learning presents a new set of challenges for instructional designers and educators. Adopting the conceptual frameworks... More

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  7. Exploring the Presentation and Format of Help in a Computer-Based Electrical Engineering Learning Environment

    Jana Reisslein, Robert K. Atkinson & Martin Reisslein

    This study investigated whether it was more beneficial to provide the learners in computer-based learning environments access to on demand (self-regulated) help after they committed an error in... More

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  8. Experience of Using Laptop in Higher Education Institutions: Effects with and of Ubiquitous Computing under Natural Conditions

    Xiaopeng Ni & Robert Maribe Branch

    This study provides an in-depth description of adult learners' perceptions and experiences using laptop computers in higher education institutions. The study also examines the influence on human... More

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  9. Linkage between Instructor Moderation and Student Engagement in Synchronous Computer Conferences

    Shufang Shi, Unya Mishra & Curtis J. Bonk

    Current theories of learning have emphasized the value of dialogue for student engagement and achievement (Cazden, 2001; Bruffee, 1992). Research has also shown that the nature of classroom... More

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  10. Effects of Varied Animation Strategies in Facilitating Animated Instruction

    Bradley D. Ausman, Huifen Lin, Khusro Kidwai, Mine Munyofu, William J. Swain & Francis Dwyer

    The use of animation and audio as a virtual panacea for everything from advertising to educational videos and instruction has created the presumption that any materials that use them 'must be... More

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  11. Effects of Online Cognitive Facilitation on Student Learning

    Rodrigo del Valle, Semiral Oncu, Nur Fatma Koksal, Nari Kim, Paul Alford & Thomas M. Duffy

    The purpose of this exploratory experimental study was to examine how online cognitive facilitation that promotes cognitive presence, while keeping facilitator's social presence constant, affects... More

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  12. A Case Study on the Development and Implementation of a Graduate Level Human Performance Technology Course

    David Wenhao Huang, Debbie Matthys, Xuemei Wu & Scott Schaffer

    Given the emerging trend of innovating Instructional Design process (ID) for Human Performance Technology (HPT) related application in order to more effectively addressing organizational... More

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  13. Impact of Cognitive-Based Instructional Intervention on Learning Motivation: The Implementation of Student-Made Glossary in a Programming-Oriented Engineering Problem-Solving Course and Its Impact on Learning Motivation

    David Wenhao Huang, Hans Aagard & Heidi Diefes-Dux

    This article describes the purpose, development, and implementation of a cognitive-based instructional intervention and its impact on learning motivation. The study was conducted in a programming... More

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  14. What Ever Happened to Crayons? How Interactive Activities such as NetConferenceing Enlist Learning

    Ruth Gannon-Cook & Caroline Crawford

    Interactive activities offer innumerable possibilities within eLearning environments. As such, one possibility within the interactive activity realm is netconferencing, so as to support the... More

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  15. A Modified Laptop Program: Putting the Carts in the Classrooms

    Michael M. Grant, Steven M. Ross, Weiping Wan, Allison Potter & Yola Wilson

    Four fifth grade classrooms embarked on a modified ubiquitous computing initiative in Fall 2003. Two 15-computer wireless laptop carts were shared among the four classrooms in an effort to... More

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  16. Forming Virtual Learning Community within Online Course: Students' Perspectives

    Fengfeng Ke

    This research intends to explore students' aspect and impact on forming virtual learning communities within online courses. A formal online course that is on the process of building virtual... More

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  17. Ensuring Quality in Online Education Instruction: What Instructors Should Know?

    Yi Yang & Linda Cornelious

    With a growing number of courses offered online and degrees offered through the Internet, there is a considerable interest in online education, particularly as it relates to the quality of online... More

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  18. Engendering Technology Use in the Classroom

    Barbara Rosenfeld & Manuel Martinez-Pons

    The purpose of this study was twofold: a) to test the hypothesis that participation in a course providing theory and practice in the classroom use of technology engenders such use and results in... More

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  19. Effects of Instructional Events in Computer-Based Instruction

    Florence Martin, James Klein & Howard Sullivan

    Forty years ago, Robert Gagne published the first edition of his book The Conditions of Learning (1965) in which he proposed nine events of instruction that provide a sequence for organizing a... More

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  20. Effect of Visual Scaffolding and Animation on Students? Performance on Measures of Higher Order Learning

    Khusro Kidwai, Mine Munyofu, William J Swain, Bradley D. Ausman, Huifen Lin & Francis Dwyer

    Animation is being used extensively for instructional purposes; however, it has not been found to be effective on measures of higher order learning (concepts, rules, procedures) within the... More

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