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University of Missouri
Journal of Learning Disabilities Vol. 19, No. 6 (1986) pp. 376–79
Nine elementary students with attention problems and behavior disorders participated in a comparison of computer assisted instruction (CAI), traditional instruction (TI), and no practice on the mastery of spelling words. Both CAI and TI were...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2000 (2000) p. 1813
Materials to assist early childhood educators in working with young children with behavioral problems are currently in high demand. Multimedia programs offer an effective method for providing instruction based on authentic cases for developing...
Situating Training for Early Childhood Educators in An Authentic Multimedia Learning Environment: The Case of Chelsea
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) p. 495
Expert and Novice Performance in a Hypermedia Learning Environment for Classroom Observation Skills: The Impact of Prior Teaching Experience
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 19, No. 2 (1998) pp. 115–31
This study of graduate students examined the process and outcomes of novice and expert teachers who learned a classroom-observation coding system through a hypermedia learning environment. The training program was designed as a modular, skills-based ...
TEACHING Exceptional Children Vol. 24, No. 2 (1992) pp. 15–21
This article offers teachers basic information on using authoring programs and hypermedia to develop computer-assisted instructional programs as well as a seven-step systematic instructional design and development model involving preplanning,...
Computers in the Schools Vol. 10, No. 1 (1994) pp. 47–68
Examines a design model for hypermedia materials and gives direction in the development of course support materials for teacher education. Describes design guidelines for matching hypermedia activities to instruction goals and presents results of...
Relationships Between Teacher Education Students’ Epistemological Beliefs and Their Learning Outcomes in a Case-Based Hypermedia Learning Environment
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 2 (April 2006) pp. 255–285
Personal epistemological beliefs, what individuals believe about the nature of knowledge, have been known to influence many aspects of learning. This study examines the relationships between the epistemological beliefs of teacher education students...
Topics: Cognition, research, teacher education, Multimedia, hypermedia, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, problem solving, Teaching Methods, Interactive Multimedia Systems, Research Methods
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 1336–1338
The presenters will report the results of a research project designed to evaluate the effectiveness of new EPSS software created for children to provide them tools for managing their personal behaviors in classroom settings. The presenters will...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 496–497
This paper reports the process and results of a qualitative study conducted in a graduate course on designing hypermedia learning environments for children. Learning to produce software using Authorware Professional, graduate students from many...
Showcases: Design and Development of EPSS to Scaffolding Students with Learning Disabilities and/or Emotional/behavioral Disorders
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 2817–2821
Program development and services for secondary students with learning disabilities (LD) and/or emotional and behavioral disorder (E/BD) are currently a very high priority in public schools in the USA. This showcase reports the development of new...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 1947–1952
Students enrolled in an undergraduate introductory special education class were provided the option of supplementing traditional reading/lecture instruction with an interactive multimedia program to determine if individual or paired use of the...
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 15, No. 3 (July 2006) pp. 261–284
This article describes the development of multimedia stories produced by ESL children using a children-as-designers approach. The rationale for the project was based on the use of technology to help second-language learning children express their...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 1008–1009
This brief paper reports the design, progress, and preliminary results of a study conducted to determine the nature of online dialogue among pre-/in-service teachers after training in the use of a student/teacher hypermedia software tool. Teachers ...
Education and Treatment of Children Vol. 18, No. 3 (1995) pp. 348–59
This paper describes a series of computer-based, interactive videodisc training programs being developed for training personnel to work with children having emotional and behavioral disorders. The first program, "Perspectives on Emotional and...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 1711–1712
This paper looked at the variation of structure and participations for online conferences. Four different structural models were used in designing the conferences, which were (1) Open-ended discussions by expert, (2) Scaffolded discussion with...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 510–515
This paper is a report of user studies for developing learning strategy tool software for children. The prototype software demonstrated is designed for children with learning and behavioral disabilities. The tools consist of easy-to-use templates...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 16, No. 2 (1997) pp. 191–207
Presents methods and outcomes of a semester-long course involving cooperative hypermedia authoring and instructional strategies for preservice teachers. Posttest findings revealed that participants showed a decrease in computer anxiety through their ...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 38, No. 2 (2008) pp. 201–233
In this literature review, the effects of computer-mediated instruction on the learning of students with mild and moderate disabilities are synthesized from 1996 onward that extends our previously published synthesis for the period 1987-1995....
Panel: Designing Case-based Hypermedia Learning Environments for Problem Solving Across Professional Fields
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 1680–1682
This panel focuses on underlying design principles for creating case-based hypermedia learning environments for building problem solving skills in two professional practice fields—teacher preparation and medical education. The panelists provide an ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2012 (Jun 26, 2012) pp. 1336–1339
This poster session demonstrates an EPSS for young children, PictureTools, developed as part of a Steppingstones Technology of Innovation project. Using a recursive design process recommended for developers of children’s software, ten new behavior...
Empirical Advances in Technology-Assisted Instruction for Students with Mild and Moderate Disabilities
Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 28, No. 4 (1996) pp. 526–53
This literature review synthesizes the effects of technology-assisted instruction on the learning of students with mild and moderate disabilities for the 1988-95 period. Empirically based findings are discussed in the skill areas of reading, written ...
An Evaluation Model for Practice Fields in Teacher Education: Contexts, Process, Outcomes, and Transfer
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 1750–1757
Practice fields provide authentic learning experiences where users come to "know about problems and practices" faced in real professional practice and develop knowledge and skills to transfer to professional roles. Evaluating learning outcomes and...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 233–236
Presenters will demonstrate CBR•Tools™- a flexible computerized observation data collection system that can be used with one or two target students, or target and peers, to collect behavioral observation in classroom settings. Flexibility in the...
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 12, No. 4 (2003) pp. 377–398
Current theories of learning emphasize the importance of learner-centered, active, authentic, environments for meaningful knowledge construction. From this perspective, computerized case-based learning systems afford practice fields for learners to...
Usability testing of an Electronic Performance Support System for Young Children with learning disabilities and behavioral disorders: lessons learned
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (Oct 18, 2010) pp. 1750–1755
This paper describes lessons learned from the process of designing and conducting usability testing of an Electronic Performance Support System (EPSS) for young children with learning disabilities and behavioral disorders (LD/BD). Two pilot tests...
International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning Vol. 6, No. 4 (October 2014) pp. 22–38
This paper describes the design and initial testing of AnswerPro, a mobile academic peer support system for school pupils aged 11-16 years. AnswerPro is a mobile optimised web application that enables pupils to seek support with school work from...
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia
Current theories of learning emphasize the importance of learner-centered, active, authentic environments for meaningful knowledge construction. From this perspective, case-based
Selected Research and Development Presentations at the National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division 1998 (February 1998)
This paper describes an alternative delivery approach for training personnel in observation skills using interactive multimedia technology. The "Classroom Behavior Record (CBR) Observation Training Program," includes three videodiscs that contain...
The Virtual Resource Center in Behavioral Disorders: Dissemination and Evaluation of Instructional Supports via the World Wide Web
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1999 (1999) pp. 1579–1584
This paper presents a World Wide Web site designed to provide training and ongoing support for students and professionals preparing to work with children with behavioral disorders, and their instructors. Design features and content of the site are ...
Topics: Learning Outcomes
Using Electronic Performance Support Systems to Improve Academic Performance of Secondary Students with Disabilities
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 28, No. 3 (2013)
A key challenge in secondary education and transition is ensuring that students with disabilities are prepared to access and participate in postsecondary education. Electronic performance support systems offer potential for addressing needs of...
Beyond the Innovation: System Supports for the Implementation of Performance Support Software for Children
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 1758–1765
Electronic performance support system (EPSS) tools are an innovative approach for helping children and youth become more successful in school. The use of EPSS tools for students with special needs provides a non-intrusive method for teaching school...
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 1999 (1999) pp. 1225–1226
In a recently developed series of training materials designed to help school personnel work with youngsters with behavioral problems, Teacher Problem-Solving Skills in Behavioral Disorders, interactive multimedia case studies were combined with...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 2846–2854
Presenters will demonstrate three computerized programs in an electronic performance support system for secondary students with learning disabilities and emotional or behavioral disorders. The system is designed to meet special behavior, learning...
Multimedia Case Studies for Behavior Disorders: A Comparison of Perceptions of Usability Between Majors and Nonmajors
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 1385–1386
This presents the findings of a study of the use of a hypermedia program, Perspectives on Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, with undergraduate students in introductory courses in special education (SE). Upon completion of the chapter on BD we...
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 38, No. 3 (2006) pp. 349–367
This study focuses on the use of electronic discussion boards with elementary-aged English as a Second Language (ESL) students. The purpose of the study is to investigate students' communicative competence in a computer-mediated communication...
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 26, No. 2 (2011) pp. 23–38
This article reports findings from a follow-up study of teacher education students who utilized multimedia cases in coursework in preparation for teaching students with emotional/behavioral disorders. The purpose of the study was to examine the...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 3884–3892
This paper reports findings from a two-year research project in the United States focusing on case-based instruction in higher education. The instruction incorporates the use of interactive, multimedia cases and online discussions and chats to...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 582–589
This study compares the experiences of students and instructors participating in three different asynchronous online discussion formats used to support collaborative and social aspects of multi-media case-based instruction. Data were collected and...
The Effects of Instructional Implementation on Learning with Interactive Multimedia Case-Based Instruction
Katherine Mitchem; Kevin Koury; Gail Fitzgerald; Candice Hollingsead; Kevin Miller; Hui-Hsien Tsai; Shenghua Zha
Teacher Education and Special Education Vol. 32, No. 4 (2009) pp. 297–318
Interactive, multimedia cases with technology supports present new ways of teaching and learning in teacher education. In this mixed-methods, naturalistic study, the authors investigate how and what participants learn from multimedia cases and, in...
Kevin Koury; Candice Hollingsead; Gail Fitzgerald; Kevin Miller; Katherine Mitchem; Hui-Hsien Tsai; Shenghua Zha
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 20, No. 4 (October 2009) pp. 445–467
The focus of this article is a mixed methods naturalistic research project investigating the relationship between learners’ time working within multimedia cases and learners’ outcomes. Research was conducted across multiple delivery contexts in four ...
Gail Fitzgerald; Kevin Koury; Katherine Mitchem; Candice Hollingsead; Kevin Miller; Meeaeng Ko Park; Hui-Hsien Tsai
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 31–63
This paper reports findings from a two-year multi-site, multi-method naturalistic research project on the use of multimedia case instruction to prepare teachers for teaching students with emotional/behavioral disorders. Participants were 251 teacher ...
Kid Tools: Self-Management, Problem- Solving, Organizational, and Planning Software for Children and Teachers
Intervention in School and Clinic Vol. 43, No. 1 (September 2007) pp. 12–19
This article provides an overview of KidTools, an electronic performance software system designed for elementary and middle school children to use independently on classroom or home computers. The software system contains 30 computerized research...
Enhancing Case-Based Learning in Teacher Education Through Online Discussions: Structure and Facilitation
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 19, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 331–349
This multi-case study compares the experiences of students and instructors participating in three different online discussion formats used to support the collaborative and social aspects of case-based instruction. Data were collected and analyzed...
Supporting Professional Development in Special Education with Web-Based Professional Learning Communities: New Possibilities with Web 2.0
Peña L. Bedesem; Katherine J. Mitchem; Gail Fitzgerald; Kevin Miller; Candice Hollingsead; David F. Cihak Don D. McMahon; Mona Leigh Guha Elizabeth Foss; Greg Walsh; Jennifer Higgins and Michael Katz; Katherine J. Mitchem; Gail Fitzgerald; Kevin Miller; Candice Hollingsead; David F. Cihak Don D. McMahon; Mona Leigh Guha Elizabeth Foss; Greg Walsh; Jennifer Higgins and Michael Katz; Peña L. Bedesem; Katherine J. Mitchem; Gail Fitzgerald; Kevin Miller; Candice Hollingsead; David F. Cihak Don D. McMahon; Mona Leigh Guha Elizabeth Foss; Greg Walsh; Jennifer Higgins and Michael Katz; Peña L. Bedesem; Katherine J. Mitchem; Gail Fitzgerald; Kevin Miller; Candice Hollingsead; David F. Cihak Don D. McMahon; Mona Leigh Guha Elizabeth Foss; Greg Walsh; Jennifer Higgins and Michael Katz; Elizabeth L. Hardman
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 27, No. 4 (2012) pp. 17–31
This article describes the challenges in organizing professional learning communities (PLCs) in special education, identifies the teacher and student benefits of using a PLC approach to professional development, and discusses the promise and...