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Journal of Interactive Learning Research

2019 Volume 30, Number 4

Editors

Gary H. Marks

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 6

  1. A Constructivist Perspective on the Thesis Supervision Process: A Case Study of Sri Lankan Undergraduate Thesis Projects

    Colombage Ranil Peiris, Sirkku Männikkö Barbutiu & Henrik Hansson, Department of Computer Science, Stockholm University, Sweden

    One of the main issues in undergraduate thesis supervision is a lack of understanding about the pedagogical assumptions underpinning the supervision process. In this paper, the concepts of the zone... More

    pp. 425-449

  2. Inquiry Learning with an Interactive Physics Simulation: What Exploratory Strategies Lead to Success?

    Shiva Hajian, Teeba Obaid, Misha Jain & John Nesbit, Simon Fraser University, Canada

    Instructional support is fundamental to successful implementation of Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) in various educational settings. Although research indicates that instructional support can lead to... More

    pp. 451-476

  3. Realistic Authenticity

    Simon Skov Fougt, University College Copenhagen, Denmark; Morten Misfeldt, University og Aalborg, Denmark; David Williamson Shaffer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States

    This study explores the concept of authenticity in education, which has been, over the last 25 years, a powerful metaphor for educational practice, particularly as a guiding principle for some... More

    pp. 477-504

  4. Leveraging Transmedia Game Play and Student Design to Target 21st Century Skills: Instructor Experiences Teaching Computer Literacy in The Broken Window Learning Game

    Scott Warren & Anjum Najmi, University of North Texas, United States; Dennis Beck, University of Arkansas, United States

    There is evidence that video games can promote an inquiry-based and dynamic form of lifelong learning. For example, video games have been shown to support problem-solving processes, developing... More

    pp. 505-537

  5. Establishing the Importance of Interaction and Presence to Student Learning in Online Environments

    Lydia Kyei-Blankson, Illinois State University, United States; Esther Ntuli, Idaho State University, United States; Heather Donnelly, Illinois State University, United States

    With the growing trends in favor of online course offerings in higher education, it is important that researchers continue to focus on investigating the components vital to effectiveness. Using a... More

    pp. 539-560

  6. Near-Peer Facilitated Making for Underserved Populations: Lessons Learned through Program Evaluation

    James Marshall, San Diego State University, United States; Edward Price & Charles De Leone, California State University San Marcos, United States

    “Making” STEM Relevant in Underserved Communities, funded by the National Science Foundation, was Pathways project that aimed to develop a research-based model for supporting and evaluating a... More

    pp. 561-576