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TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 53, No. 4 (July 2009) pp. 17–18
Recently, two friends of the author, both from Malawi, Africa, graduated with doctorates in instructional technology. Each of their dissertation studies focused on aspects of diffusion of innovation within their home countries. As he read and...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 52, No. 3 (June 2008) pp. 22–25
Though many U.S.-based distance programs were originally developed for domestic use, a number of programs are expanding their offerings to students living outside North America. As a result, a number of contextual factors impinge upon the design of...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 53, No. 2 (March 2009) pp. 18–21
This article presents an interview with Dr. Luca Botturi, winner of the 2008 Educational Communication and Technology (ECT) Foundation Robert deKeiffer International Fellowship Award. Dr. Botturi, an Italian originally from the suburbs of Milano,...
Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education Vol. 17, No. 3 (2016)
The ubiquity of online programs in higher education requires continued focus on designing instructional environments that improve students' learning. We examine students' perceptions of sense of community and learning, as well as academic...
New Directions for Teaching and Learning Vol. 118 (2009) pp. 85–94
Instructional designers working in international settings are often interested in reports on how particular courses or programs have been implemented in other contexts; doing so either confirms or extends their own experiences. In the hope that such ...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 52, No. 6 (November 2008) pp. 19–21
Since the inception of the field of anthropology, scholars have debated a definition for the word "culture." The number of definitions available and the diverging schools of thought means that there is little hope for consensus on the issue, if in...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 58, No. 4 (July 2014) pp. 27–35
The field of educational technology has seen marked growth from just a small number of distance-based doctoral programs to nearly 20 today. Creating and sustaining a quality doctoral program of any kind requires a substantial amount of work; the...
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 19, No. 3 (Jul 11, 2018)
Very little research has been conducted about what it is like to teach a MOOC. Given this, a mixed methods study, involving a survey of 186 MOOC instructors and 15 follow-up interviews, was conducted to explore the motivation, experiences, and...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 60, No. 4 (2016) pp. 330–335
Individual strategies to increase response rate and survey completion have been extensively researched. Recently, efforts have been made to investigate a combination of interventions to yield better response rates for web-based surveys. This study...