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Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 24, No. 6 (2015) pp. 875–887
This article explains how issues regarding dual credit and Advanced Placement high school science courses could be mitigated via a flipped classroom instructional model. The need for advanced high school courses will be examined initially, followed...
Motivation is a game: Massively multiplayer online games as agents of motivation in higher education
Computers & Education Vol. 123, No. 1 (August 2018) pp. 174–194
Stakeholders in the education arena are seeking effective and affordable ways to integrate technology in curriculum. One technology integration approach that has received attention is using commercial digital games as technological tools in the...
Educational Technology Vol. 54, No. 3 (2014) pp. 34–38
At-risk student bodies in public school districts have very different cultures of learning from mainstream learning communities. Policies and practices in schools tend to isolate these student bodies for convenience in administration and instruction,...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 57, No. 5 (September 2013) pp. 42–46
Higher education faces increasing pressures to change to better meet the needs of modern society. Systemic change applies systems thinking and systems theory to change a complex system to a new paradigm. This paper argues for the need for the...
Enrolment Purposes, Instructional Activities, and Perceptions of Attitudinal Learning in a Human Trafficking MOOC
Open Learning Vol. 31, No. 3 (2016) pp. 273–287
This study examines learner enrolment purposes, perceptions on instructional activities and their relationship to learning gains in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for attitudinal change regarding human trafficking. Using an author-developed...
An Argument for Clarity: What Are Learning Management Systems, What Are They Not, and What Should They Become?
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 51, No. 2 (March 2007) pp. 28–34
The application of computers to education has a history dating back to the 1950s, well before the pervasive spread of personal computers (Reiser, 1987). With a mature history and varying approaches to utilizing computers for education, a veritable...
The Role of Technology and Computer-Based Instruction in a Disadvantaged Alternative School's Culture of Learning
Computers in the Schools Vol. 28, No. 1 (2011) pp. 39–55
New approaches to instruction are increasingly being advocated to meet the needs of diverse learners. Educational researchers have identified the further development and application of computer-based instruction technologies for managing...
Educational Technology Vol. 54, No. 3 (2014) pp. 47–51
Higher education is under enormous pressure to transform itself and embrace a new paradigm. Operating under an outdated model that no longer aligns with the realities of modern society, institutions of higher education are recognizing the need to...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 35, No. 1 (Mar 21, 2019)
Despite arguments about the importance of self-regulated learning (SRL) in massive open online courses (MOOCs) (Terras & Ramsay, 2015), understanding of the topic is limited. This study offers a systematic review of empirical research on SRL in...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 61, No. 6 (2017) pp. 560–569
Knowing how to effectively design attitudinal change instruction for various learning settings is essential for instructional designers. However, the research on instructional design for attitudinal change instruction has been relatively dispersed...
Educational Media International Vol. 55, No. 2 (2018) pp. 170–181
This study (N = 427) examined perceived attitudinal learning gains (i.e., cognitive, affective, and behavioral learning) related to the course topic by comparing a self-paced version of a Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) with a fixed-scheduled...
Instructor’s Use of Social Presence, Teaching Presence, and Attitudinal Dissonance: A Case Study of an Attitudinal Change MOOC
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 17, No. 3 (May 16, 2016)
This study examines a MOOC instructor’s use of social presence, teaching presence, and dissonance for attitudinal change in a MOOC on Human Trafficking, designed to promote attitudinal change. Researchers explored the MOOC instructor’s use of social ...
A Team of Instructors’ Use of Social Presence, Teaching Presence, and Attitudinal Dissonance Strategies: An Animal Behaviour and Welfare MOOC
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 18, No. 2 (Apr 04, 2017)
This case study examined a team of instructors\u2019 use of social presence, teaching presence, and attitudinal dissonance in a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Animal Behaviour and Welfare (ABW), designed to facilitate attitudinal learning. The ...
Learning outcomes of a MOOC designed for attitudinal change: A case study of an Animal Behavior and Welfare MOOC
Computers & Education Vol. 96, No. 1 (May 2016) pp. 83–93
This study examines the case of an Animal Behavior and Welfare MOOC that specifically targeted attitudinal change in its learners. Attitudinal learning outcomes were evaluated using an author-developed survey with questions on perceptions in the...
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 23, No. 3 (2015) pp. 332–343
In order to meet the needs of today's knowledge economy, education needs to move beyond the industrial age approach of treating all learners as if they are the same and adopt a learner-centered model of education suitable for the information age. To ...
Educational Media International Vol. 53, No. 3 (2016) pp. 168–183
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have gained significant attention in recent years for their potential to impact education at a global scale. This paper presents the findings from a study that examined the cases of three MOOCs, including Human...
Educational Media International Vol. 54, No. 3 (2017) pp. 245–260
This study seeks to examine perceptions of attitudinal change in relation to the primary assessment activity within four Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that were designed for attitudinal learning. The purpose of this study was twofold. First,...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 3347–3352
The purpose of this presentation is to introduce our technology integration model created based on the situated learning theory. There have been many studies examining means to assist pre-service teachers in understanding technology integration....
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 62, No. 2 (2018) pp. 190–196
While Open Digital Badges (ODBs) has gained an increasing recognition as micro-credentials, many researchers foresee the role of ODBs as an innovative learning tool to enhance learning experiences beyond that of an alternative credential. However,...
Computers & Education Vol. 114, No. 1 (November 2017) pp. 274–285
The aims of the study were to investigate learner profiles in a MOOC focused on attitudinal learning, Science of Happiness, based on learner self-assessment of “happiness” and relationships with demographics, attitudinal learning gains and preferred ...
Instructional Design, Facilitation, and Perceived Learning Outcomes: An Exploratory Case Study of a Human Trafficking MOOC for Attitudinal Change
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 64, No. 6 (2016) pp. 1273–1300
This exploratory case study describes the design and facilitation of a massive open online course (MOOC) for attitudinal change regarding human trafficking. It examines the course from the learners', instructor's, and instructional designer's...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 50, No. 2 (March 2006) pp. 20–26
It is important for all Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) members to understand the ways society is changing as people evolve deeper into the information age, and to recognize that these changes require a change in...