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Journal of Interactive Learning Research

October 2017 Volume 28, Number 4

Editors

Gary H. Marks

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 9

  1. Editorial: How Real-Virtual-Relationships Impact Learning

    Kristine E. Pytash & Richard E. Ferdig, Kent State University, United States

    Technology has changed how we interact with others. This is not a recent phenomenon; one could argue that technology has always has impacted how we engage with ourselves and our community. For... More

    pp. 309-313

  2. Reimagining Health and Disability Through Relationships in Virtual Worlds

    Donna Davis, University of Oregon, United States; Derek Moscato, Western Washington University, United States

    This study explores how visual narratives stemming from the experience of healthy embodiment in social virtual worlds, especially for individuals living with chronic disease or disability, both... More

    pp. 315-340

  3. The impact of eWriters on literacy motivation, self-efficacy, and the real-virtual-relationships between parents and teachers

    Richard E. Ferdig, Kristine E. Pytash, Karl W. Kosko, Riza Memis, Kelli Ryan & John Dunlosky, Kent State University, United States

    This study set out to examine two important aspects of the use of eWriters by early elementary students. First, it explored the impact of eWriters on literacy motivation and self-efficacy of... More

    pp. 341-357

  4. Conversations with Freudbot in Second Life: Mining the Virtuality of Relationship

    Bob Heller, Athabasca University, Canada

    The unstructured conversations of students who chatted with Freudbot in his Second Life virtual office over a 32 month period were examined in order to better understand the nature of the virtual... More

    pp. 359-370

  5. Examination of a Social-Networking Site Activities Scale (SNSAS) Using Rasch Analysis

    Hassan Alhaythami & Aryn Karpinski, Kent State University, United States; Paul Kirschner, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands; Edward Bolden, Case Western Reserve University, United States

    This study examined the psychometric properties of a social-networking site (SNS) activities scale (SNSAS) using Rasch Analysis. Items were also examined with Rasch Principal Components Analysis ... More

    pp. 371-395

  6. “I’ve had conversations that have gone on for hours”: A portrait of an autistic youth’s online relationship building.

    William Kist & Kate Morgan, Kent State University, United States

    This article examines what that immersion in virtual worlds has looked like for Jason (a pseudonym), a 21-year-old person diagnosed on the autism spectrum who has participated in virtual games... More

    pp. 397-416

  7. Hands Across the Pond: Transatlantic Collaboration Through a Mobile Phone App

    Clarice Moran, Kennesaw State University, United States

    Preservice teachers need opportunities to understand the special needs of English Language Learners (ELLs) before they begin to teach them, yet frequently their exposure is limited to a journal... More

    pp. 417-437

  8. The Virtual Mentor: Harnessing the Power of Technology to Connect College and Career Ready Leaders

    Matthew Ohlson & Suzanne Ehrlich, University of North Florida, United States; Justin Lerman, University of North Florida, Doctoral Student, United States; Amanda Pascale, University of North Florida, United States

    Research shows that mentoring is a way to enhance learning teaching and learning outcomes. CAMP (Collegiate Achievement Mentoring Program) Osprey is a mentoring program where collegiate students... More

    pp. 439-457

  9. Effects of Pedagogical Agent Gestures on Social Acceptance and Learning: Virtual Real Relationships in an Elementary Foreign Language Classroom

    Robert Davis, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea (South); Pavlo Antonenko, University of Florida, United States

    Pedagogical agents (PAs) are lifelike characters in virtual environments that help facilitate learning through social interactions and the virtual real relationships with the learners. This study... More

    pp. 459-480