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E-Learning and Port Security: Designing and Developing an Advanced Web-based Training Curriculum Using the Latest Instructional Strategies and Technology
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 1535–1540
Creating a successful e-learning experience that provides learners with effective learning strategies embedded in a rich instructional content has always been challenging. The challenge becomes greater when this experience requires a performance...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 1932–1939
This paper focuses on extraneous cognitive load as the reason for lack of quality associated with conventional online discussion. Using the principles of cognitive load theory, four online discussion strategies were designed aiming at reducing the...
Improving the Quality of Online Discussion: The Effects of Strategies Designed Based on Cognitive Load Theory Principles
Distance Education Vol. 34, No. 1 (2013) pp. 21–36
This article focuses on heavy cognitive load as the reason for the lack of quality associated with conventional online discussion. Using the principles of cognitive load theory, four online discussion strategies were designed specifically aiming at...
Indicators of Exemplary Programs in Instructional Design and Technology: Faculty and Student Perspectives
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 66, No. 1 (2018) pp. 173–189
This exploratory study investigated what faculty and current students in Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) programs perceive as indicators of an exemplary program. We surveyed a sample of the faculty and students and asked them to identify...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 66, No. 5 (2018) pp. 1101–1118
The authors searched five scholarly databases for a decade of research publications examining learning from failure as an instructional strategy. Out of 187 publications, 62 were found to be relevant to the topic from which only 12 used experimental ...
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 27, No. 4 (2013) pp. 228–241
This study addressed the argument that online courses rarely use discussion strategies that are specifically designed and constructed for soliciting learners' cognitive presence and higher-order thinking. Prompted by this argument, the authors...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 517–528
Compared to face-to-face learning, online learning has been criticized as deficient in providing the social interaction needed for construction of knowledge in complex learning domains. Online discussion has been used to bridge this gap and produce...
Learner Involvement in Instruction on a Complex Cognitive Task: Application of a Composite Measure of Performance and Mental Effort
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 40, No. 1 (2007) pp. 39–48
This study presents an application of a measure of learner involvement developed by Paas, Tuovinen, van Merrienboer, and Darabi (2005). These authors combined learners' performance scores with their perceived mental effort invested in instruction...
Distance Education Vol. 27, No. 1 (May 2006) pp. 105–122
The International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (IBSTPI) provides a methodology for drafting and validating teaching competencies. This study applied the IBSTPI methodology to identify and validate distance education ...
Instructor-Learner Interaction in Online Courses: The Relative Perceived Importance of Particular Instructor Actions on Performance and Satisfaction
Distance Education Vol. 28, No. 1 (May 2007) pp. 65–79
This article examines the relative perceived importance of 19 instructor actions in online courses according to both instructors and students. The instructor actions were culled from guidelines in the online learning literature base and then...
Effect of Worked Examples on Mental Model Progression in a Computer-Based Simulation Learning Environment
Journal of Computing in Higher Education Vol. 22, No. 2 (August 2010) pp. 135–147
In a diagnostic problem solving operation of a computer-simulated chemical plant, chemical engineering students were randomly assigned to two groups: one studying product-oriented worked examples, the other practicing conventional problem solving....
A Motivational Perspective on the Relation Between Mental Effort and Performance: Optimizing Learner Involvement in Instruction
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 53, No. 3 (2005) pp. 25–34
Motivation can be identified as a dimension that determines learning success and causes the high dropout rate among online learners, especially in complex e-learning environments. It is argued that these learning environments represent a new...