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Children's Learning Strategies, Encoding Processes, and Navigational Decisions in a Hypermedia Concept Lesson
Selected Research and Development Presentations at the 1996 National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 1997 (1997)
High ability, highly verbal fifth grade students (n=12) were studied, by employing think aloud protocols, to identify students' use of learning strategies, encoding processes, and navigational decisions in a hypermedia lesson on propaganda...
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2016 (Jun 28, 2016) pp. 1074–1081
Abstract: This presentation is about lessons learned from my online teaching experiences as both an instructor and researcher. My early teachings began with blended course formats through various free LMSs and my research focus was related to...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2014 (Jun 23, 2014) pp. 708–713
Social and participatory media offer a plethora of ways for students to communicate, collaborate, and learn in schools. Using a social learning approach, Casey (2013a) investigated ways that social media could be integrated into Australian public...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2014 (Jun 23, 2014) pp. 714–725
This article discusses the design of social networking sites created through a PhD action research study. Social and participatory media was used as an active, flexible and motivating learning management system. The study investigated ways in which...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 862–866
Online learning in colleges and universities has had phenomenal expansion over the last two decades. The idea of virtual learning environments held, and still holds, promise for both students and college administrators. For students, being able to ...
Training in Instructional Design Practices: Does It Increase Preservice Teachers’ Ability to Integrate Technology?
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2019 (Jun 24, 2019) pp. 570–580
Teacher education programs prepare preservice teachers to effectively work in the PK-12 schools. Most U.S. programs require preservice teachers to complete an educational technology course; the focus is typically on knowledge about technology rather ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 647–652
This study examined the types of messages posted by graduate students (n= 11) in four online debates in a semester course. Researchers coded the debates to determine whether student participation was substantive (directly related to the topic) or...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 267–271
The purpose of the study was to examine how students (n = 14) participated in a web-based graduate course discussions. The focus of this examination was to analyze the interactions that occurred during synchronous (chat) and asynchronous (listserv)...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 2364–2372
Because of their potential to support student learning, using threaded discussions within online learning is of interest to instructors, and determining what factors influence student participation in online discussions becomes a crucial discovery...
Use Self- and Peer-Review to Reduce Communication Apprehension and Improve Speech Performance of Undergraduates
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1182–1190
This study investigated the effects of type of reviewing (self or peer) on speech performance and communication apprehension of undergraduates (N = 183) in a public speaking course. Ten intact classes were randomly assigned to either self-review or...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2017 (Jun 20, 2017) pp. 1116–1124
A new student orientation is arranged to assist students in their adjustment to college. To do so, it is essential for the program to provide students an opportunity to connect to other students, instructors, academic advisors, and the university....
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2012 (Jun 26, 2012) pp. 2611–2616
Abstract. Most concerns with online assessment revolve around security issues and accommodating for special needs or disabilities of learners in relation to student learning. However, there might be other intervening variables to take into...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 1972–1977
This study focused on online debates and discussion in a course in which only female students were enrolled to examine whether females would engage in online debate, and if so, would their messages to each other contain traditional elements of...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 1999 (1999) pp. 1292–1293
Web-based instruction (WBI) is an emerging delivery system used by public school systems, postsecondary institutions, military training centers, and business and industry to provide learners with education and training opportunities. There are...
Using Instructional Design Principles to Prepare College Instructors and Preservice Teachers to Integrate Technology into the Classroom
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 1940–1945
Abstract: College instructors in Teacher Education Programs need an understanding of instructional design (ID) principles to help guide their own teaching and demonstration of technology integration. Such understanding has never been more important...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (Mar 29, 2010) pp. 84–91
Effective assessment is vital in educational activities. We propose Intelligent Web-Based Assessment System (IWAS) to assess both learning and teaching. IWAS provides a foundation for more efficiency in instructional activities and, ultimately,...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2017 (Jun 20, 2017) pp. 630–636
A needs assessment process was conducted with alumni on their views of our instructional design graduate program to help determine its overall effectiveness. We asked whether their primary responsibilities in their current jobs were related to...
Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2004 (October 2005)
The presentation describes the revisions to a course and the resulting student attitudes and learning. Learning Tools was revised in 2003 from oncampus only to both oncampus and online delivery. Revisions were made by standardizing the two versions, ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 361–366
The study examined how female and male graduate students (n = 13) participated in the discussions in a web-based course by analyzing the interactions of a mixed gender group in both online chats and threaded discussions. The discussions were drawn...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 2341–2350
The idea that online debates are beneficial and promote learning is not new. Yet, students do not actively participate or participate as well as anticipated. One factor affecting participation is instructor guidance. For this case study, two...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2012 (Jun 26, 2012) pp. 2617–2622
Higher education and technology are linked through a multitude of activities involved in productivity, research, teaching, and learning. Appropriate choices for using and integration technology into higher education are influenced by challenges...
Content Analyses of Asynchronous Discussions in Online and Blended Course Sections: Completing Phase 2 of Our Study
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2018 (Jun 25, 2018) pp. 1846–1855
At the 2017 Ed Media conference, we presented preliminary findings about discussion participation by students in either a blended or fully online section of the same course. The content analyses findings indicated some differences in number of...
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 1999 (1999) pp. 1380–1381
Most of the recent research investigating the effects of multimedia on student writing has converged on the computer's capability to process text (Hartley, 1993). And, to date, much of this research has centered on the use of word processors to...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3687–3694
This study examined student participation in online debates from within and across four different course offerings using asynchronous discussions. The first debate included additional guidance for debating. The second debate, midway through each...
Content Analyses of Student Asynchronous Discussions in Online and Blended Sections of a Graduate Course
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2017 (Jun 20, 2017) pp. 621–629
A content analyses was conducted on the asynchronous discussions from students in either a blended section or an online section. Preliminary findings suggest that students in the blended section had greater numbers (about double) of total messages...
Exploration of Students’ Social Presence and Discussion Interaction Patterns in Online and Blended Course Sections
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2016 (Jun 28, 2016) pp. 1032–1039
This paper is a report on the findings of a study conducted on a graduate level educational psychology course with online and blended sections. Social network analysis was used to discover differences in interaction patterns between the two groups. ...