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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...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (Mar 26, 2007) pp. 2089–2090
The "Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Library" is real location in a virtual world. Its purpose is to help meet the needs of educators who are using the multi-user virtual environment known as "Second Life" to teach classes. The tools...
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,...
The role of *context in instructional design: A case study examining the re-purposing of Web-based master's degree courses for use in Malawi
The role of @*context in instructional@design: A case study examining the re-purposing of Web-based master's@degree courses for use in Malawi (2003) pp. 1–216
This case study examined how contextual factors influenced the adaptation of on-line courses created in the United States as they were re-purposed for use in Malawi. The investigation starts and ends within Year Two of a five year project...
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...
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...
Review of Educational Research Methods in Desktop Virtual World Environments: Framing the Past to Provide Future Direction
Journal of Virtual Worlds Research Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jan 24, 2014)
This article describes educational research methodologies being used in the investigation and evaluation of desktop virtual world environments (DVWEs) as used to teach a variety of subjects in higher education. Ellis? research framework on...
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...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2755–2756
Technology integration activities at our institution have uncovered myths related to: 1)Technology Awareness; 2)Technology Use; 3)Time Requirements; and 4)Large Scale Training, as experienced through the implementation of our Preparing Tomorrow's...
A Multi-faceted, Organic Approach to a Campus-wide Mobile Learning Initiative: The Case of Boise State University
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 665–672
The paper provides insight into how faculty and staff at Boise State University have approached the challenge of mobile technology integration into educational endeavors across campus. The case presented describes the rationale behind a multi...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 3564–3565
One of the main challenges in preparing teachers to integrate technology in classrooms is helping them overcome barriers created by what can only be described as a "techie" vocabularies. Examples are as common as hearing terms such as LCD projection,...