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Journal of Computing in Childhood Education Vol. 7, No. 1 (1996) pp. 93–118
The Indiana Weather Project (IWP) investigated how the joint application of situated learning and constructivist theory might support elementary school students' understanding of weather systems. Results indicated significant cognitive gains during...
Computers in the Schools Vol. 10, No. 1 (1994) pp. 79–124
Discusses collaborative writing with hypermedia and multimedia tools as well as the requisite hardware and software support that foster cognitive and social skills. Proposes research on the impact on and possibilities for students and teachers using ...
USDLA Journal Vol. 16, No. 3 (2002)
Discusses electronic learning in the corporate world and other training settings. Reports results of a Web-based survey that addressed training methods; interest in Web-based learning; organizational support for Web-based courses; types of online...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology Vol. 2009, No. 1 (Jun 23, 2009)
Building on Thomas Friedman's book, The World is Flat, in his book, The World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education, Curt Bonk offers an intriguing look at ten technology trends which he called educational openers. When combined,...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 182–184
Questions about e-learning abound in both corporate and college settings. Who is making the decisions about e-learning? Who owns online courses and materials? What tools and courseware are preferred by trainers and instructors? What pedagogical...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 3371–3380
Abstract: According to Thomas Friedman's book, The World is Flat, worldwide economic trends are flattening. In education, however, opportunities for learning are actually expanding or opening up through a myriad of emerging distance technologies....
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2009 (Oct 26, 2009) pp. 1–4
In 2005, Thomas Friedman introduced us to a flatter world. Four years later, Curt Bonk’s book, "The World Is Open: How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education," helps show us how the flatter world has become much more open for teaching and...
The Effects of Convergent and Divergent Computer Software on Children's Critical and Creative Thinking
This study was undertaken to determine whether convergent or divergent computer software better enhances children's critical and creative thinking skills. Subjects were 40 elementary students (4th, 5th, and 6th grades), who were randomly assigned to ...
Distance Education Vol. 27, No. 2 (August 2006) pp. 249–264
The R2D2 method--read, reflect, display, and do--is a new model for designing and delivering distance education, and in particular, online learning. Such a model is especially important to address the diverse preferences of online learners of varied ...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (Oct 18, 2010) pp. 2581–2587
This study examined the implementation, challenges, and future plans of social learning in the workplace through perspectives of workers in various organizations. To investigate workers’ perspectives, an online survey was conducted. A total of 696...
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 8, No. 3 (Dec 05, 2007)
Unlike conventional models of software development, the open source model is based on the collaborative efforts of users who are also co-developers of the software. Interest in open source software has grown exponentially in recent years. A Google...
Journal of Computing in Higher Education Vol. 11, No. 1 (1999) pp. 3–28
This overview of development of Web-based college courses discusses: costs and benefits of Web tools; a 10-level Web integration continuum; a learner-centered view of Web learning; ways to embed critical thinking, creative thinking, and cooperative...
International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC) Vol. 7, No. 2 (Jun 08, 2014) pp. 10–17
This study aims to identify practical issues and concerns about collaborative learning in the workplace. For this purpose, the study examines perceptions of corporate personnel including learning managers and instructional designers related to...
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 8, No. 1 (Feb 27, 2007)
The open-source software movement is gaining increasing momentum in China. Of the limited numbers of open-source software in China, Red Flag Linux stands out most strikingly, commanding 30 percent share of Chinese software market. Unlike the...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 1547–1553
The R2D2 model—read, reflect, display, and do—is a new model for designing and delivering online learning. Such a model is especially important to address the diverse preferences of online learners of varied generations and Internet familiarity. ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1998 (1998) pp. 1105–1109
This study took place within a teacher education program at a large Midwestern university with vast field observation placements around the state and world. In the first field experience of this program, preservice teachers study for 20 hours with...
The Use of Wikis for Collaboration in Corporations: Perceptions and Implications for Future Research
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (Oct 18, 2010) pp. 2588–2594
This study examines perceptions and issues of corporate people related to collaboration and its tools, and specifically wikis in corporations. First, to identify interest in collaboration tools, a research interest survey for collaboration tools in...
Addressing diverse learner preferences and intelligences with emerging technologies: Matching models to online opportunities
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 34, No. 2 (Mar 25, 2009)
This paper critically reviews various learning preferences and human intelligence theories and models with a particular focus on the implications for online learning. It highlights a few key models, Gardner’s multiple intelligences, Fleming and...
(2014) pp. 1–368
Many ideas and events led to the development of the TEC-VARIETY framework and the 100+ activities for motivating and retaining online learners described in this book. Much of it has its roots in the mid-1980s, long before most educators had ever...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 2010–2015
R2D2 method—read, reflect, display, and do—is a new model for designing and delivery distance education, and, in particular, online learning. Such a model is especially important to address the diverse preferences of online learners of varied...
Topics: Distance Education
The Use of Weblogs in Learning and Assessment in Chinese Higher Education: Possibilities and Potential Problems
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 7, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 41–65
Weblogs are beginning to be used in educational settings in China, sending hope for changes in both learning and assessment. This article summarizes two recent Weblogs studies involving new ideas of student assessment in China. While these case...
International Journal of Educational Telecommunications Vol. 5, No. 4 (1999) pp. 401–417
This paper reports the results of a breakout session focused on learner issues within the context of the ED-MEDIA '99 Seminar on WWW-based course-support systems. The authors summarize a large number of points that were discussed by the participants ...
Asynchronous Computer Conferencing as Mindtools: Implications for Integrating Mindtools in the Classroom
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 840–843
We report on the findings of a study that was completed in July of 2002 regarding the affordances of asynchronous conferencing to foster quality computer-mediated interactions. Specifically, we investigated the extent to which COW, can be used to...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2004 (2004) pp. 1984–1989
Across educational settings, online group development is a prominent issue. Both instructors and learners can support better group development process by being aware of which stage the group is in. Understanding group conflicts and utilizing...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 1302–1305
Transfer of training is a critical issue for HRD in the corporate sector. However, research indicates that no more than 20 % of corporate investment in training results in performance improvement or transfer of training to the workplace. Researchers ...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 44, No. 3 (1996) pp. 83–97
Discusses writing instruction and the use of educational computer programs; provides a theoretical framework that includes cognitive tool partnerships, learning theory, writing research, and the Vygotskian theory of mediated learning; and describes...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1998 (1998) pp. 887–889
Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) is an emerging research area in educational technology. The prolifera tion of research literature indicates various virtues and drawbacks (Ahern, Peck, & Laycock, 1992; Henri, 1992; Kuehn, 1994) in analyzing...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2004 (2004) pp. 2935–2940
There is a significant gap in the research on teacher online moderation as well as in student engagement online. In response, this study explores the linkages between forms of teacher moderating and student behavioral, emotional, and intellectual...
Examining the Roles of Blended Learning Approaches in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Environments: A Delphi Study
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 13, No. 3 (2010) pp. 189–200
In this study, a Delphi method was used to identify and predict the roles of blended learning approaches in computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) environments. The Delphi panel consisted of experts in online learning from different...
The Development of Children's Writing Awareness and Performance within a Generative/Evaluative Computerized Prompting Framework
The use of a generative and evaluative computerized prompting framework to improve the teaching of writing skills was studied with 164 children in grades 6, 7, and 8 with high or low writing skills, who were randomly assigned to control or treatment ...
Computers in Human Behavior Vol. 8, No. 1 (1992) pp. 39–62
Discussion of cognitive process research on writing focuses on a study of sixth, seventh, and eighth grade middle school students that tested a generative-evaluative model of composition. Treatments for experimental and control groups of ability...
1995 Annual National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), (1995)
This study analyzed new forms of student social interaction and dialogue within asynchronous communications of six middle schools and six high schools participating in the World Forum. In the World Forum, students discussed, questioned, and debated...
Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2004 (October 2005)
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 discourse depends greatly on the teacher (Anderson, Rourke, ...
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 28, No. 2 (2000) pp. 115–52
This study analyzed discussion in an online conference that supplemented class discussion using an instructional method called the starter-wrapper technique within a graduate level educational psychology course. Describes use of a model for content...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 53, No. 3 (May 2009) pp. 43–48
With the emergence of the Web 2.0 and other technologies for learning, there are a variety of special places that did not exist previously in which to pursue learning. Not just a few dozen more but millions more. Many of these are not the physical...
Educational Media International Vol. 35, No. 2 (1998) pp. 82–89
Twelve learner-centered recommendations for Web-based instruction are discussed, relating to safe learning communities; student engagement; students' choice; facilitating learning; public and private feedback; apprenticing student learning;...
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association 2002 (April 2002)
During the 1998-1999 school year faculty from Indiana University's School of Education (Bloomington) began in in-service teacher education program, Teacher Institute for Curriculum Knowledge about Integration of Technology (TICKIT). TICKIT was...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning Vol. 2017, No. 1 (2017)
Want to know what e-learning will look like in 2020 or 2025? Interested in the untapped potential and emerging niche or growth areas? Or might you want to better understand the challenges awaiting each of these new possibilities of e-learning? The E-...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2017 (Oct 17, 2017) pp. 509–515
There is a pressing need to better understand the instructional design and delivery methods of instructors of massive open online courses (MOOCs) In response, this mixed method study focused on how MOOC instructors encourage online interaction The...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 3689–3697
This is the second of a two-part study of the Wikibookian community. Our initial study explored the basic demographics, purpose and goals, ownership, collaborative work experiences, successes and failures, and advantages and disadvantages of...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 2329–2333
Wikis are purposefully created to provide an open environment to users who want to share ideas and virtually collaborate on their work. One emerging Wiki technology, the Wikibook, is an interesting phenomenon finding its way into various educational ...
Topics: Educational Technology
The Future of Blended Learning and the Emerging Competencies of Human Resource Development Professionals in Taiwan
International Research Conference in the Americas of the Academy of Human Resource Development 2007 (2007)
The purpose of this study was to explore the future direction of blended learning in workplace in Taiwan and to probe into emerging competencies of human resource development (HRD) professionals. One hundred and twelve participants who worked in...
The TICKIT to Teacher Learning: Designing Professional Development According to Situative Principles
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 32, No. 4 (2005) pp. 329–340
Professional development that leads to change in teacher practice is hard to find, especially professional development focused on technology integration. The Teacher Institute for Curriculum Knowledge about the Integration of Technology (TICKIT)...
An investigation of the relationship between flow in computer-mediated interaction and virtual learning team effectiveness
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 2919–2928
Teamwork has become an increasingly important part of online learning environments. The widespread use of virtual teams in online courses has not been companied by adequate research to address those issues that affected the learning and productivity ...
The Present and Future State of Blended Learning in Workplace Learning Settings in the United States
Performance Improvement Vol. 47, No. 8 (September 2008) pp. 5–16
This article reports a survey about blended learning in workplace learning settings. The survey found that blended learning gained popularity in many organizations but also that several barriers exist in implementing it. This survey also includes...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 959–964
The purpose of this study is to explore the current status of blended learning in Taiwan and to probe into the benefits and obstacles of utilizing blended learning. 112 participants who work in various types of organizations, including government,...
Topics: Professional Development
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 8, No. 4 (October 2009) pp. 438–445
As Internet access increases in Asia and the rest of the world, the use of e-learning has expanded to offer formal as well as informal educational opportunities that were previously not possible to hundreds of millions of learners. As access widens, ...
The Present State and Future Trends of Blended Learning in Workplace Learning Settings across Five Countries
Asia Pacific Education Review Vol. 10, No. 3 (September 2009) pp. 299–308
This article reports survey findings related to the current status and future trends of blended learning in workplace learning settings from diverse cultures. This particular survey was conducted of 674 training and human resource development...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 19, No. 3 (1998) pp. 269–306
The purpose of this study was to foster preservice teacher learning of educational psychology by creating a Web-based learning community using actual case situations experienced during field observations. Participants (146 undergraduate students)...
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 5, No. 1 (2002) pp. 1–19
In this study, the World Lecture Hall provided an entry point to examine Web-based syllabi of current college courses offered in schools of education. An initial overview of the course syllabi in the World Lecture Hall, in conjunction with a review...