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Journal of Interactive Learning Research

July 2009 Volume 20, Number 3

Editors

Gary H. Marks

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 5

  1. Increasing Student Discourse to Support Rapport Building in Web and Blended Courses Using a 3D Online Learning Environment

    James Jones, Scott Warren & Michael Robertson, University of North Texas, United States

    This article presents research conducted between 2002 and 2007 that examines user discourse, message flow, and exchange frequency in Web-only courses, blended courses, and then the same types of... More

    pp. 269-294

  2. A Formative Analysis of Instructional Strategies for Using Learning Objects

    Robin Kay, Liesel Knaack & Bill Muirhead, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

    To date, limited research has been done examining and evaluating the instructional wrap for using learning objects effectively. The current study examined instructional strategies used by 15... More

    pp. 295-315

  3. Motivational Challenges of Adult Learners in Self-Directed e-Learning

    Kyong-Jee Kim, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Korea (South)

    Learner motivation is a key to effective instruction and is critical to creating a successful online learning environment; yet, there is a paucity of theory and empirical research on how to create ... More

    pp. 317-335

  4. Risk and Responsibility: A Self-Study of Teaching with Second Life

    Florence Sullivan, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, United States

    This article argues for the use of self-study as a research methodology for learning technology scholars to advance knowledge and improve practice in the use of emerging technologies in the... More

    pp. 337-357

  5. The Effect of Hypertext Annotation Presentation Formats on Perceived Cognitive Load and Learner Control

    Yuanming Yao, Bethune Cookman University, United States; Michele Gill, University of Central Florida, United States

    The impact of hypertext presentation formats on learner control and cognitive load was examined in this study using Campbell and Stanley's (1963) Posttest Only Control Group design. One hundred... More

    pp. 359-373