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Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 37, No. 3 (May 2009) pp. 227–245
There is not yet a great deal of research in formal online learning environments focusing on the seemingly "off-topic" conversations that small groups engage in as they complete learning tasks together. This study uses the theory of common ground as ...
Collaboration and the social construction of knowledge in an online learning@environment (2003) pp. 1–239
Group projects are one instructional strategy for Internet-based distance education. However, much is still unknown about how groups work together to complete tasks at a distance. This study examined the computer-mediated communication of ten...
Journal of Computing in Higher Education Vol. 18, No. 1 (September 2006) pp. 3–29
There is increasing interest in creating frameworks for online discussions to improve learning outcomes in higher education environments. Many of these frameworks rely on and promote argumentation-based "challenge" models as the primary mode of...
The Impact of CALL Instruction on Classroom Computer Use: A Foundation for Rethinking Technology in Teacher Education
Language Learning & Technology Vol. 6, No. 3 (2002) pp. 108–26
Examined how language teachers apply practical experiences from computer-assisted language learning (CALL) coursework to their teaching. Examines ways in which teachers continue their CALL coursework. Participants were English-as-a-Second-Language...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 54, No. 4 (August 2006) pp. 355–385
Teamwork skills such as conflict resolution and communication strategies are challenging to teach. The use of stories may help develop these complex skills. Although engagement is generally seen as a key component of learning environments, what...
Journal of Interactive Online Learning Vol. 8, No. 1 (2009) pp. 1–22
Educational researchers are interested in whether what is learned in the classroom is transferred to new situations. This qualitative case study explores how computer-mediated communication, specifically web logs (blogs), can extend learning and...
Language Learning & Technology Vol. 7, No. 3 (2003) pp. 119–40
Analyzed the patterns and types of collaborative interactions taking place in three online teacher education classes and used the findings as a guide in the design of instructional interventions. (Author/VWL)
Re-Envisioning Instructional Technology Research in Higher Education Environments: A Content Analysis of a Grant Program
Journal of Computing in Higher Education Vol. 24, No. 3 (December 2012) pp. 164–181
Within the field of instructional technology, scholars have long worked to define the scope and purpose of research and its role in informing practice. Increasingly, researchers outside of the instructional technology field are conducting studies to ...
Teaching in Higher Education Vol. 10, No. 1 (January 2005) pp. 43–55
Project-based team activities are commonly used in higher education. Teams comprised of members from different national cultures can be faced with unique challenges during the creative process. Hofstede's (1991) cultural dimension of power distance...
Debra Lee; Trena M. Paulus; Iryna Loboda; Gina Phipps; Tami H. Wyatt; Carole R. Myers; Sandra J. Mixer
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 54, No. 6 (November 2010) pp. 20–28
As the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville prepared to move their graduate programs online, a nursing faculty grass-roots movement led to the implementation of a faculty development program. This instructional design...