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Learning, Beliefs, and Products: Students' Perspectives with Project-Based Learning
Michael M. Grant
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning Vol. 5, No. 2 (2011) pp. 37–69
Project-based learning offers promise as an instructional method that affords authentic learning tasks grounded in the personal interests of learners. While previous research has presented results of learning gains, motivations, and teacher...
Learning to teach with the web: Factors influencing teacher education faculty
Michael M. Grant
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 7, No. 4 (2004) pp. 329–341
Professional development at postsecondary institutions has primarily been supported through a central faculty development center. With purposive sampling, this small case study explored the ways in which teacher education faculty members were...
Planning & Implementing a Statewide mLearning Initiative for Workforce Development
Michael M Grant
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 3061–3063
In June 2010, the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) launched a plan to explore mobile teaching and learning in Tennessee. Inviting postsecondary faculty from over 25 workforce development centers across the state, exploration about the impacts of...
mLearning: A case study in graduate teacher education
Michael M Grant
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 1844–1848
This session present a case study in mobile learning in higher education. Using findings from quantitative data (survey results) and qualitative data (discussion posts), we will describe a small study for a graduate teacher education course in...
Are Pretty Interfaces Worth the Time? The Effects of User Interface Types on Web-Based Instruction
Jongpil Cheon; Michael M. Grant
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 20, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 5–33
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of three different interface types on Web-based instruction: a text-based interface, a graphical interface and a metaphorical interface. In order to determine differences among three...
Topics: Cognition, Interaction, Human Computer Interaction, eLearning, Instructional Materials, Navigation
Mobile computing devices in higher education: Student perspectives on learning with cellphones, smartphones & social media
Joanne Gikas; Michael M. Grant
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 19, No. 1 (October 2013) pp. 18–26
The purpose of this research was to explore teaching and learning when mobile computing devices, such as cellphones and smartphones, were implemented in higher education. This paper presents a portion of the findings on students' perceptions of...
The Effects of Metaphorical Interface on Germane Cognitive Load in Web-Based Instruction
Jongpil Cheon; Michael M. Grant
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 60, No. 3 (June 2012) pp. 399–420
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a metaphorical interface on germane cognitive load in Web-based instruction. Based on cognitive load theory, germane cognitive load is a cognitive investment for schema construction and...
Project-Based Learning in a Middle School: Tracing Abilities through the Artifacts of Learning
Michael M. Grant; Robert Maribe Branch
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 38, No. 1 (2005) pp. 65–98
The purpose of this study was to explore how individual differences--specifically abilities--were used in the construction of computer-mediated learning artifacts while working within a project-based learning environment. A case study design was...
Exploring How Health Professionals Create eHealth and mHealth Education Interventions
Suha R. Tamim; Michael M. Grant
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 64, No. 6 (2016) pp. 1053–1081
This qualitative study aimed at exploring how health professionals use instructional design principles to create health education interventions. A purposeful sample of 12 participants was selected, using criterion and snowballing sampling strategies....
Applications of Adaptive Technologies in Online Learning
Fethi Ahmet Inan; Michael M. Grant
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2004 (2004) pp. 2701–2706
The World Wide Web has become a widely available platform for educational application. Web based applications can provide an interactive learning environment where students build up their own knowledge However, web is often limited in guidance,...
An Evaluation of Secondary School Physical Education Websites
Grant M. Hill; Michael Tucker; James Hannon
Physical Educator Vol. 67, No. 3 (2010) pp. 114–127
Websites will become increasingly important to physical education departments as they seek to communicate the goals and content of their programs. A well developed website is an educational tool physical educators can use in their efforts to teach...
Is online instruction perceived as effective as campus instruction by graduate students in education?
Janna Siegel Robertson; Michael M. Grant; Lorrie Jackson
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 8, No. 1 (2005) pp. 73–86
At a southern metropolitan university, the researchers examined the students' perceived quality of the learning experience of the online courses as compared to classroom-based learning for graduate education courses. The researchers used ...
The Challenges of Integrating Mobile Technology in the Classroom Examining an iPad Professional Development Project
Michael K. Barbour; Tamme Quinn Grzebyk; Michael M. Grant; Jason Siko
Journal on School Educational Technology Vol. 12, No. 3 (2017) pp. 22–33
The iPad is a tool that could change the way in which teachers prepare and deliver instruction in the K-12 environment. But, while proponents tout its capabilities, school administrators run the risk of purchasing yet another tool without...
A Modified Laptop Program: Putting the Carts in the Classrooms
Michael M. Grant; Steven M. Ross; Weiping Wan; Allison Potter; Yola Wilson
Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2004 (October 2005)
Four fifth grade classrooms embarked on a modified ubiquitous computing initiative in Fall 2003. Two 15-computer wireless laptop carts were shared among the four classrooms in an effort to integrate technology across the curriculum and affect change ...
Action Research Experiences for Scholarly Practitioners in an Online Education Doctorate Program: Design, Reality, and Lessons Learned
Ismahan Arslan-Ari; Fatih Ari; Michael M. Grant; William S. Morris
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 62, No. 5 (2018) pp. 441–449
The purpose of this paper is to present the design and techniques used by the Educational Technology program at the University of South Carolina to prepare scholarly practitioners with action research methods in an online doctoral program. With an...
Assessment of an Interactive Computer-Based Patient Prenatal Genetic Screening and Testing Education Tool
Jennifer M. Griffith; James R. Sorenson; J Michael Bowling; Tracey Jennings-Grant
Health Education & Behavior Vol. 32, No. 5 (2005) pp. 613–626
The Enhancing Patient Prenatal Education study tested the feasibility and educational impact of an interactive program for patient prenatal genetic screening and testing education. Patients at two private practices and one public health clinic...
City Stroll: Hip Hop+Animation+Algebra = Fun+Learning
Juan E. Gilbert; E. Vincent Cross, II; Michael M. Grant; Melanie L. West; Stafford Hood; Keena Arbuthnot
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 536–542
An effective learning system creates personalized contexts for each student. The 'one size fits all' concept is not very effective across a large number of diverse students. An adaptive instruction approach is more suitable for reaching large...
Topics: Culture, Artificial Intelligence, Educational Technology, Students
Teaching and Learning with Mobile Computing Devices: Case Study in K-12 Classrooms
Michael M. Grant; Suha Tamim; Dorian B. Brown; Joseph P. Sweeney; Fatima K. Ferguson; Lakavious B. Jones
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 59, No. 4 (July 2015) pp. 32–45
While ownership of mobile computing devices, such as cellphones, smartphones, and tablet computers, has been rapid, the adoption of these devices in K-12 classrooms has been measured. Some schools and individual teachers have integrated mobile...