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California State University, Fullerton
Building Blocks for Information Architects: Teaching Digital Media Production Within an Instructional Design Program
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 13, No. 3 (July 2004) pp. 265–281
An analysis of an introductory multimedia production course for pre-service instructional design professionals was conducted at a large Midwestern university to determine if and how students’ attitudes toward instructional media production was...
Topics: Instructional Design, Attitudes, Students
Poodles, Borg, and Bungee Jumpers: The Development of a Taxonomy of Student Types Encountered in an Introductory Instructional Media Production Course
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 3 (2001) pp. 375–389
An analysis of an introductory multimedia production course for preservice instructional design professionals was conducted at a large Midwestern university. To choose a representative sample of interview subjects, it was necessary to articulate the ...
Topics: Multimedia, Instructional Design
3D Printing in Instructional Settings: Identifying a Curricular Hierarchy of Activities
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 59, No. 5 (September 2015) pp. 16–24
A report of a year-long study in which the author engaged in 3D printing activity in order to determine how to facilitate and support skill building, concept attainment, and increased confidence with its use among teachers. Use of 3D printing tools...
Developing and Delivering Instructional Technology For
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1998 (1998) pp. 1142–1144
Although its official title is Development and Delivery Utilizing Technology, the students and I wound up referring to the course as “geek boot-camp.” (The term “geek” is one that I and other students in Indiana University’s Department of...
Distance Education Policy Standards: A Review of Current Regional and National Accrediting Organizations in the United States
Suzanne Keil; Abbie Brown
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Vol. 17, No. 3
A review of distance education accreditation policies and standards written by the six United States regional accrediting commissions and two national accrediting organizations: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England...
Topics: Distance Education, Standards, Schools
Simulated Classrooms and Artificial Students: The Potential Effects of New Technologies on Teacher Education
Abbie Howard Brown
Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 32, No. 2 (1999) pp. 307–18
Describes and discusses how simulation activities can be used in teacher education to augment the traditional field-experience approach, focusing on artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and intelligent tutoring systems. Includes an overview of...
QR Codes in the Classroom: Applications of Augmented Reality
Abbie Brown; Tim Green
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 3434–3436
Although QR codes were developed in 1994, United States educators have recently taken an interest in them as mobile devices that can make use of the codes have become commonplace. This presentation explains how to create and use QR Codes in the K-12 ...
Integrating HCI into IDT: Charting the Human Computer Interaction Competencies Necessary for Instructional Media Production Coursework
Abbie Brown; William Sugar
Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2004 (October 2005)
A report on the efforts made to describe the range of human-computer interaction skills necessary to complete a program of study in Instructional Design Technology. Educators responsible for instructional media production courses have not yet...
Time students spend reading threaded discussions in online graduate courses requiring asynchronous participation
Abbie Brown; Tim Green
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 10, No. 6 (Dec 14, 2009) pp. 51–64
The authors report the results of a study that provides bases for comparison between the time necessary to participate in courses delivered asynchronously online and courses delivered in a traditional classroom setting. Weekly discussion threads...
Strategies for the delivery of instructional design coursework: Helping learners develop a professional attitude toward the production process
Abbie Howard Brown
Strategies for the delivery of instructional design coursework: Helping learners develop a professional attitude toward the production@process (1999) pp. 1–250
This study is an analysis of the goals and teaching strategies currently employed to teach introductory multimedia production to students of instructional design. The goal of this study was to begin the process of articulating the phenomenon of...
Second Life in Education: The Case of Commercial Online Virtual Reality Applied to Teaching and Learning
Abbie Brown; William Sugar
Themes in Science and Technology Education Vol. 2, No. 1 (2009) pp. 107–115
Second Life is a three-dimensional, multi-user virtual environment that has attracted particularattention for its instructional potential in professional development and higher educationsettings. This article describes Second Life in general and...
Showing Up to Class in Pajamas (or Less!): The Fantasies and Realities of On-Line Professional Development Courses for Teachers
Abbie Brown; Tim Green
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas Vol. 76, No. 3 (2003) pp. 148–51
Considers the current state of on-line course design and delivery. Discusses several advantages and disadvantages of on-line instruction. Concludes that teachers seeking professional development opportunities should give careful consideration to on...
The Roles That Librarians and Libraries Play in Distance Education Settings
Amanda Corbett; Abbie Brown
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Vol. 18, No. 2
This article explores the literature that focuses on the various roles librarians and libraries play in distance education settings. Learners visit libraries either in person or via networked computing technology to ask for help with their online...
Podcasting and Video Podcasting: How it Works and How it’s Used for Instruction
Abbie Brown; Tim Green
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (Mar 26, 2007) pp. 1915–1921
This paper addresses the questions: What is podcasting?; What is video podcasting?; When is video podcasting a helpful addition to a live or online course?; What educational institutions are currently making use of podcasting for instruction?; and, ...
Advanced Technology Opportunities for Education Students: The SIMMS Example
Abbie Brown; Bob Appelman
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 2672–2676
In a department or school of education, how does one set up an environment that acknowledges the importance of developing simple instructional design solutions, while simultaneously offering students opportunities to experiment with cutting-edge...
Topics: Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Multimedia, Students
Antecedents of Computer-Based Instruction and Its Current Relationship to Our Discipline: An Examination of the Last Fifty Years of DAVI/AECT Convention Presentations
William Sugar; Abbie Brown
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 52, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 59–69
In this article, the authors explore the origins of computer-based instruction (CBI) and its influences on the Instructional Design and Technology profession. Specifically, the authors first identify four particularly popular CBI methodologies: (1)...
High School Graduates Describe Four Types of Online Identities
Koh Herlong; Abbie Brown
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (Mar 21, 2016) pp. 1079–1083
The paper is a report on one of the findings of a study of 9 nine high school graduates on their perspectives on the creation of online identities. An unexpected result of the interviews was the organic emergence of the identification of four types ...
Topics: Research & Evaluation, Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technologies
Video Podcasting in Perspective: The History, Technology, Aesthetics, and Instructional Uses of a New Medium
Abbie Brown; Timothy D. Green
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 36, No. 1 (2008) pp. 3–17
An examination of the current state of the art of podcasting, with a focus on video podcasting. Included are a review of the history and technical aspects of podcasting and an overview of current educational applications of podcasting. A detailed...
Welcoming the Culture of Computing into the K-12 Classroom: Technological Fluency and Lessons Learned from Second Language Acquisition and Cross Cultural Studies
Abbie H. Brown; Anne Campbell
Multicultural Education Vol. 10, No. 2 (2002) pp. 10–14
Discusses the integration of innovative technologies into the K-12 curriculum and its impact on instructional programs for linguistically and culturally diverse students. Describes the debate over whether the culture of computing is inclusive or...
Enhancing Social Presence in Online Learning: Mediation Strategies Applied to Social Networking Tools
Kristopher M. Joyce; Abbie Brown
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Vol. 12, No. 4 (2009)
An exploration of the mediation strategies applied to social networking tools for purposes of enhancing social presence for students participating in online course work. The article includes a review of the literature, specific examples from the...
Effective Online Learning at Western Governor’s University
Ian J. Quitadamo; Abbie Brown
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 1182–1188
Internet-based, distance learning solutions may prove effective in facilitating advanced study coursework for remotely located, place-bound students. However, the conditions for promoting online learning success have not been entirely defined. We...
Topics: Students, Instructional Design
Online Student Services: Current Practices and Recommendations for Implementation
Tabitha L. Bailey; Abbie Brown
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 44, No. 4 (2016) pp. 450–462
Recommendations for planning and development of online student services based on a review of the literature on research conducted in a variety of college settings. Focus topics include the institutional website, help desks and information centers,...
Danger Will Robinson! Are We Lost in Space or Are We Adequately Preparing our Future Teachers to Assess and Handle the (Real and Perceived) Threats of Technology Use in Classroom?
Tim Green; Abbie Brown; LeAnne Robinson
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 2403–2408
Today’s K-12 classroom instruction must step beyond content knowledge and the skills assessed on district, state, and national assessments to also include the goal of increasing student technology literacy. To achieve this, students need to engage...
Integrating Technology in the Inclusive Classroom: Issues and Instructional Strategies
Marty Bray; Tim Green; Abbie Brown
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 3899–3901
Inclusion seeks to meet the needs of exceptional children by bringing all of the exceptional children's services to the student in the regular classroom setting. This presentation demonstrates how differentiated instruction can help integrate...
Topics: Educational Technology, Integration, Children, Classrooms, Inclusive Education
Twenty-First Century Literacy: A Matter of Scale from Micro to Mega
Abbie Brown; Patricia J. Slagter van Tryon
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas Vol. 83, No. 6 (2010) pp. 235–238
Twenty-first century technologies require educators to look for new ways to teach literacy skills. Current communication methods are combinations of traditional and newer, network-driven forms. This article describes the changes twenty-first century ...
The Current State of Screencast Technology and What is Known About its Instructional Effectiveness
Abbie Brown; Kenneth Luterbach; William Sugar
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 1748–1753
Screencasting is rapidly becoming a popular method of presenting content for instruction. Educators are finding the software used to produce screencasts easier to use and there is evidence in the literature that a wide variety of disciplines find...
The Retention of Experienced Faculty in Online Distance Education Programs: Understanding Factors that Impact their Involvement
Tim Green; Jeffery Alejandro; Abbie Brown
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 10, No. 3 (May 27, 2009)
The study sought to determine factors that affect faculty decisions regarding their involvement in teaching online distance education courses. A survey was administered to online distance education faculty across the United States to determine those ...
Beyond Teaching Instructional Design Models: Exploring the Design Process to Advance Professional Development and Expertise
Abbie H. Brown; Timothy D. Green
Journal of Computing in Higher Education Vol. 30, No. 1 (2018) pp. 176–186
Instructional Design literature provides descriptions of established models that are particularly helpful for novices learning the patterns and approaches that have historically proven successful. However, it does not provide as much information...
Faculty Productivity in the 21st Century: Using Social Media and Network Analysis to Generate and Illustrate Impact
Abbie Brown; John Cowan; Tim Green
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (Mar 21, 2016) pp. 638–649
The authors engaged in a multi-year study on post-secondary faculty use of social media and the reporting and assessment of academic productivity. The presentation includes a review of the current literature related to faculty productivity, social...
Topics: Graduate Education & Faculty Development, Research & Evaluation
Teacher-Directed Software Design: The Development of Learning Objects for Students with Special Needs in the Elementary Classroom
Abbie Brown; Darcy Miller; LeAnne Robinson
Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual Vol. 2003, No. 1 (2003) pp. 173–186
Working with special education teachers in elementary settings student instructional designers created three instructional tools based on the concept of "Learning Objects." Graduate and undergraduate students under the supervision of two faculty...
Topics: Teachers, Instructional Design, Elementary Education, Learning Objects, Students
Using Multimedia Graphic Organizer Software in the Prewriting Activities of Primary School Students: What Are the Benefits?
Barbara Lorenz; Tim Green; Abbie Brown
Computers in the Schools Vol. 26, No. 2 (2009) pp. 115–129
The use of multimedia graphic organizer software and how it influenced the prewriting process for primary school children were evaluated. An analysis of writing samples generated by second-grade students with diverse writing abilities was carried...
Widgets on the Web: Using Computer-Based Learning Tools
Darcy Miller; Abbie Brown; LeAnne Robinson
TEACHING Exceptional Children Vol. 35, No. 2 (2002) pp. 24–28
This article describes Widgets, computer-based learning tools designed to meet the instructional need for computer-based flexible tools that can be used across ability levels. It discusses development of three Widgets for students with mild...
Examining the anatomy of a screencast: Uncovering common elements and instructional strategies
William Sugar; Abbie Brown; Kenneth Luterbach
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 11, No. 3 (Oct 13, 2010) pp. 1–20
The researchers engaged in cooperative inquiry in order to explore screencasts as online instructional tools. In total, each researcher analyzed 37 screencasts, which provided over two hours of instruction. The content area of these screencasts...
Educational Technology professionals in higher education: Multimedia production competencies identified from a Delphi study
Lee Daniels; William Sugar; Brown Abbie; Brent Hoard
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 1711–1714
Abstract: During this presentation, we report on the results of a recent Delphi study. Eleven Educational Technology professionals, who work in higher education and PK-12 settings, identified key multimedia competencies required of entry-level...
Computer Technology Courses for Pre-Service Teachers: a Comparison of Four University’s Approaches
Abbie Brown; Bob Appelman; Timothy Green; Lisa Hansen
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 1225–1231
This paper is a description of the Educational Technology/Instructional Technology courses developed and delivered within the teacher education programs at four diverse state universities. Each university is presented as an individual case. The ...
Topics: Educational Technology
Identifying Multimedia Production Competencies and Skills of Instructional Design and Technology Professionals: Results from recent job postings
Lee Daniels; Brent Hoard; William Sugar; Abbie Brown
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 1715–1721
Abstract: We describe and discuss results from a recent analysis of over six month’s of Instructional Design and Technology job advertisements (n=609). Specific job skills from these postings were categorized and analyzed. The data set includes...
Identifying Multimedia Production Competencies and Skills of Instructional Design and Technology Professionals: An Analysis of Recent Job Postings
William Sugar; Brent Hoard; Abbie Brown; Lee Daniels
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 40, No. 3 (2012) pp. 227–249
In an effort to document necessary multimedia production competencies of Instructional Design and Technology graduates, a recent analysis of over 7 months' worth of Instructional Design and Technology job advertisements (n = 615) were conducted....
Carrots, Velvet Whips, and Propeller Beanies: Providing Incentives That Facilitate Institutional Change
Abbie Brown; John Davis; Kathy Onarheim; Ian Quitadamo
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 1521–1523
The directors of PT3 projects at Washington State University, University of Idaho and Milwaukee Public Schools articulate the participation incentives each of their programs offers teachers. The group also sent a request to PT3 project directors...
Instructional Uses of Podcasting in Online Learning Environments: A Cooperative Inquiry Study
Abbie Brown; Carol Brown; Bethann Fine; Kenneth Luterbach; William Sugar; David C. Vinciguerra
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 37, No. 4 (2009) pp. 351–371
A report on the results of a year-long cooperative inquiry study in which 11 faculty members at a southeastern university examined their various uses of podcasting for instruction. Through participation in the study, members developed insights into...
Multimedia production curricula: Identifying essential competencies and skills
Harold Daniels; William Sugar; Abbie Brown; Tim Green; Florence Martin; Albert Ritzhaupf; M. j. Bishop
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 1097–1099
This panel discussion is will explore the issue of properly educating Instructional Design and Technology students with the necessary multimedia production competencies and skills for their respective careers. Panelists will include seven...
Development of an Online Orientation for an Instructional Technology Masters Program
Michael Dixon; Pamela Beveridge; Charlotte Farrior; Beth Ann Williams; William Sugar; Abbie Brown
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 56, No. 6 (November 2012) pp. 44–48
Four graduate students were tasked with creating a real-world solution to a problem faced by the instructional technology masters program in which they were participating. While taking an online course in multimedia instructional product development,...
Editorial: Implementing the Teacher Education Initiative
Glen Bull; Marshall George; Melanie Shoffner; Cheryl Mason Bolick; John Lee; Janice Anderson; David Slykhuis; Joe Garofalo; Robin Angotti; Elizabeth West; Mary Herring; Sara Dexter; Abbie Brown; Mark Hofer
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 12, No. 2 (June 2012) pp. 115–121
Representatives from ten specialty professional associations affiliated with the National Technology Leadership Coalition (NTLC) are collaborating with Microsoft Corporation to develop an innovative professional development opportunity for teacher...