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Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 1, No. 4 (2001) pp. 451–464
Although the science education community values inquiry-based science instruction, the goal remains illusive. In the absence of significant changes designed to provide teachers with better support for inquiry teaching, true inquiry-based instruction ...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 7, No. 4 (October 2008) pp. 641–665
The proliferation of online course designs has changed the learning environments for many students and professors. Recommendations for best practice in online course design frequently include maximizing students' online peer connections, with the...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 23, No. 3 (July 2015) pp. 387–410
Self-directed, inquiry-based learning opportunities focused on transdisciplinary real-world problem solving have been shown to foster creativity in learners. What tools might we provide classroom teachers to scaffold them and their students through...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 18, No. 1 (January 2007) pp. 101–110
The results from our previous investigations support the literature in relation to the frustration that chemistry educationists have been through in the last two decades. Teaching and learning approaches have been developed; unfortunately the growth ...
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 15, No. 2 (April 2006) pp. 137–158
Research on multimedia learning has produced a vast body of findings which, however, are not yet being integrated into a comprehensive framework of reference. For a considerable time, cognitive centered approaches have dominated the literature....
From a Caterpillar to a Butterfly: The Growth of a Teacher in Developing Technology-Enhanced Mathematical Investigations
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 12, No. 1 (2004) pp. 115–138
This article describes the critical experiences of a middle school mathematics teacher as she progressed from a novice to a knowledgeable creator of technology-enhanced learning activities for her classroom. During an eight week intervention,...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 26, No. 3 (July 2015) pp. 229–252
An effective learning community helps foster positive student learning experiences and outcomes. However, in distance learning environments, the communication barriers inevitably hinder the interaction among the students because of the lower levels...
The Impact of Altered Realties: Implications of Online Delivery for Learners’ Interactions, Expectations, and Learning Skills
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 6, No. 1 (January 2007) pp. 55–80
Although research consistently demonstrates that students learn content in online classes as well as their campus based counterparts and are equally satisfied with the quality of their learning, more information is needed that describes how the...
Topics: Interaction, Distance Education, online learning, research, web-based learning, Instructional Design, design, online education, instruction, Professional Development, Web-based Instruction, online teaching, Teaching Methods, Learning Management Systems, Research Methods
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 1, No. 1 (2002) pp. 19–27
In traditional classroom settings, good educators interpret verbal and non-verbal cues, clarify expectations, provide immediate feedback, facilitate activities, promote discussions, elaborate concepts, render guidance, and provide timely and...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 22, No. 1 (2011) pp. 139–165
The purpose of this paper is to explore a teacher professional development program embedded in a networked learning environment, and to offer an emerging model and analytic matrix of 21st century teacher professional development. The Globaloria...
Development of Pedagogical Technology Integration Content Knowledge in Preparing Mathematics Preservice Teachers: The Role of Instructional Case Analyses and Reflection
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 645–669
This qualitative case study explores the potential of technology integration teaching cases to develop preservice mathematics teachers’ Pedagogical Technology Integration Content Knowledge (PTICK). A cohort of eight mathematics education students...
Topics: Mathematics, Educational Technology, Teachers, Instructional Design, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Secondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Post Secondary Education, Students
International Journal of Educational Telecommunications Vol. 5, No. 4 (1999) pp. 361–385
As various institutions choose to purchase and ultimately adapt a course support system to their context, or even develop their own system, they need to give serious consideration to the design of associated professional development programs. At...
A Comparison of Online and Face-To-Face Instruction in an Undergraduate Foundations of American Education Course
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 4, No. 2 (2004) pp. 196–213
This article examines the similarities and differences for one course, Foundations of American Education, when offered in traditional face-to-face and online formats. The data analysis used both qualitative and quantitative measures. Several...
Journal of Interactive Media in Education Vol. 2013, No. 1 (2013)
This paper presents a case study where twelve graduate students undertook the demanding role of the adaptive e-course developer and worked collaboratively on an authentic and complex design task in the context of open and distance tertiary education....
Effectiveness and impact of technology-enabled project-based learning with the use of process prompts in teacher education
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 19, No. 2 (April 2011) pp. 141–167
This study investigated the effectiveness and impacts of process prompts on students’ learning and computer self-efficacy within the technology-enabled project-based learning (PBL) context in an undergraduate educational technology course. If the...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 85–107
To be effective, teacher education programs need to engage teachers in learning as professionals. This includes learning experiences grounded in classroom practice and guidance to develop as professionals so teachers can take on roles of leaders and ...
Poodles, Borg, and Bungee Jumpers: The Development of a Taxonomy of Student Types Encountered in an Introductory Instructional Media Production Course
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 3 (2001) pp. 375–389
An analysis of an introductory multimedia production course for preservice instructional design professionals was conducted at a large Midwestern university. To choose a representative sample of interview subjects, it was necessary to articulate the ...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 25, No. 3 (July 2006) pp. 281–300
The life sciences, in particular molecular genetics, have become a pivotal area of research and innovation, and at the same time are amongst the most controversially discussed in today's society. Despite this discussion, the demand for life science...
Topics: Simulation, Science Education, Web-based Instruction, eLearning, Educational multimedia, Teaching Methods, Interactive Multimedia Systems, Science, Curriculum, teaching, Educational Technology, Multimedia, collaborative learning, Instructional Design
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 5, No. 3 (2006) pp. 353–360
This study examined adult students' progress in a competency-based online graduate program and their performance in various types of learning opportunities. Learned lessons and effective strategies were summarized. Students valued interaction with...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 9, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 99–114
Problem-based learning, or PBL, is a student-centered instructional approach that is derived from constructivist epistemology. It is based upon ill-structured real-world problems with the goal of strengthening and developing critical thinking and...
Examining the Reflective Outcomes of Asynchronous Computer-Mediated Communication on Inservice Teacher Development
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 2 (2001) pp. 285–308
This study explored the professional development experienc-es of 28 practicing teachers in 10 Chicago suburban schools involved in a two-year technology supported Problem-Based Learning curriculum development effort. Asynchronous computer...
A Journey on Refining Rules for Online Discussion: Implications for the Design of Learning Management Systems
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 20, No. 2 (April 2009) pp. 157–173
Research on asynchronous online discussions has primarily focused on their efficacy in relation to learning outcomes. Rarely are there investigations on how the design of online learning activities or how discussions could be incorporated into...
Textbook Preferences: The Possibilities of Individualized Learning in Social Studies With an Individualized Textbook
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 18, No. 4 (October 2007) pp. 493–510
This study investigated the ideology and perspectives of sixth grade students, parents, and teachers concerning four district approved social studies textbooks from the state adoption list. Student participants were selected using a stratified...
Topics: Multimedia, Curriculum, Social Studies, Attitudes, Teachers, Interaction, Computers, Instructional Design, Change, eLearning, Instructional Materials, Computer Sciences, Human Computer Interaction, Students, Middle School Education, Networking Technologies
Journal of Online Learning Research Vol. 1, No. 2 (August 2015) pp. 219–239
This study investigated the ways in which four K-12 teachers, following professional development in blended learning, designed the online portion of their blended learning courses and how these online components were ultimately enacted with students....
Blogging in the Classroom: A Preliminary Exploration of Student Attitudes and Impact on Comprehension
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 17, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 99–122
This exploratory study uses quantitative and qualitative data to explore (1) whether educational blogging is associated with gains in student comprehension, (2) the relationship between writing medium (online or hard copy) and student time on task,...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 4 (December 2007) pp. 318–326
This study documents the transformation of a graduate-level course for teachers that had traditionally been taught in a face-to-face (f2f) model, in multiple sections, at a large university. By designing the course for online delivery and developing ...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 7, No. 4 (October 2008) pp. 623–639
This article reports on the findings of a research study that was conducted to explore the types of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in use in higher education in South Africa. Specifically, the goal of the study was to explore how e...
International Journal of Educational Telecommunications Vol. 1, No. 4 (1995) pp. 337–365
This review of literature and research into the effectiveness of distance education systems deals with a number of factors which affect their success or failure. These include the influence of distance learning theory upon instructional design and...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 12, No. 1 (2001) pp. 69–88
This article revisits the "Media Effects" debate-whether media, in and of itself, affects learning-and presents an analysis of the various arguments from a learning theory per-spective. Whether one agrees with a particular position is of lesser...
Student perceptions of the web-based homework program WeBWorK in moderate enrollment college algebra classes
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 24, No. 3 (July 2005) pp. 229–253
Twelve of 19 college algebra classes used WeBWorK and 7 used traditional paper and pencil homework (PPH). Given the earlier quantitative result that no significant difference in performance between WeBWorK and PPH classes was found ([authors]), a...
Commentary: Considerations in Pedagogy and Assessment in the Use of Computers to Promote Learning About Scientific Models
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 4, No. 1 (2004) pp. 35–41
Although one role of computers in science education is to help students learn specific science concepts, computers are especially intriguing as a vehicle for fostering the development of epistemological knowledge about the nature of scientific...
E-Learning Teams and Their Adult Learning Efforts in Corporate Settings: A Cross Analysis of Four Case Studies
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 7, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 293–309
Four cases relating to the efforts of e-learning teams in valuing adult learners in their e-learning solutions were examined to better understand how e-learning teams value their adult learners within corporate settings. Two questions guided the...
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 19, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 125–145
The findings from an after-school program entitled Game Design through Mentoring and Collaboration (GDMC) funded by the National Science Foundation’s Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program. A total of 139 middle ...
Strategies for Preparing Preservice Social Studies Teachers to Effectively Integrate Technology: Models and Practices
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 1 (March 2009) pp. 46–59
This paper describes strategies used by the authors to assist preservice social studies teachers with understanding and applying models and practices for effectively integrating technology into their future classrooms—thus, strengthening the link...
Journal of Online Learning Research Vol. 1, No. 3 (December 2015) pp. 253–274
Teachers are typically abstracted from the design process and not referred to as instructional designers. However, they are constantly designing instruction (or adapting instructional materials) on a daily basis. Teachers provide a unique...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 1 (March 2010) pp. 133–144
Writing personal narratives provides students with additional techniques for making deeper connections to subject matter. Content-related narrative development offers a departure from the traditional methods of teaching and learning and enables...
Topics: Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Creativity, Video, Schools, Inclusive Education, Classrooms, Multicultural Education, Students, Personality, Integration, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Literacy, Cognition, Teachers, Community, Computers, Interaction, Internet, Multimedia, Professional Development, Curriculum, Preservice Teacher Education, Standards, Culture, Communication
Factors That Influence Mentor and Teacher Interactions During Technology Integration Collaborative Apprenticeships
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 16, No. 1 (2008) pp. 35–61
This study examined factors that influence teachers' technology integration during Collaborative Apprenticeships designed to provide onsite, ongoing, and just-in-time peer mentoring to create technology-enhanced materials. Results indicate that...
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 11, No. 4 (2002) pp. 323–343
The main goal of this article is to offer a current analysis of the research about the design of virtual environments of learning from a constructivist approach. The great proliferation of virtual environments for learning in different levels ...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 7, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 133–152
This study further validated the use of the technology acceptance model (TAM), as a helpful tool for understanding instructors' intentions to use web-enhanced instruction. The TAM literature suggests perceptions of the usefulness and ease of use of...
Topics: Evaluation, Instructional Design, Teachers, Distance Education, Training, Computers, Professional Development, Faculty, eLearning, Instructional Materials, Human Computer Interaction, Information Communication Technologies, Post Secondary Education, Research Methods
Student Participation Patterns in Online Discussion: Incorporating Constructivist Discussion into Online Courses
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 9, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 79–98
The purpose of this article was to explore student participation patterns in online discussion boards related to their characteristics and question types. The characteristics of students enrolled in an online course and the impact of types of...
AACE Journal Vol. 14, No. 3 (2006) pp. 221–233
This article proposes a research agenda that addresses the gap between theory and practice in the area of instructional theory. It reflects the beliefs of this writer and attempts to address current issues in the field of instructional technology....
International Journal of Educational Telecommunications Vol. 3, No. 1 (1997) pp. 3–21
The union of telecommunication technologies and computer networks has given us new tools to support teaching and learning. Taken together, these tools can be used for computer-mediated communication (CMC) (Bates, 1995). Santoro (1995) lists three...
AACE Journal Vol. 15, No. 1 (2007) pp. 23–38
Today, undergraduate students enter college with increasingly more sophisticated computer skills compared to their counterparts of 20 years ago. However, many instructors are still using traditional instructional modes and methods to teach this new...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 18, No. 1 (January 2007) pp. 85–100
This article presents a description of the design of a learning environment focussed on topical scientific issues in an online and distance education setting. The subject area, genetic modification (GM), is a controversial and complex subject, of...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 2 (June 2010) pp. 175–196
This article documents the curricular decisions made by a teacher educator research team whose guiding theoretical focus for intern practice is dialogic instruction. Over a 2-year sequence, teaching interns used video and Web 2.0 technologies to...
Educational Game as Supplemental Learning Tool: Benefits, Challenges, and Tensions Arising from Use in an Elementary School Classroom
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 20, No. 4 (October 2009) pp. 487–505
This article examines the qualitative findings from a mixed-methods comparison study of the use of an online multi-user virtual environment called Anytown which supplemented face-to-face writing instruction in a fourth grade classroom to determine...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 3 (2001) pp. 391–405
Like a scene from a Wild West land grab, would-be pioneers in the wilderness of online learning are surging forward with thoughts awash with optimism, trepidation, and a profound sense of staking a claim in this new educational environment. Even for ...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 2 (June 2009) pp. 95–116
Today’s children are bombarded by a range of media, and it is the responsibility of teachers to equip students to engage critically. Just as teachers are responsible to teach critical literacy, teacher educators must help empower teachers to become ...
Assessing Student Achievement and Progress with Online Examinations: Some Pedagogical and Technical Issues
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 7, No. 3 (July 2008) pp. 383–402
Published papers on the area of online assessment have mainly focused on instructors' assessment of online discussion forums or computer-assisted testing in a highly structured environment with a narrow focus on multiple choice or true-false types...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 3 (September 2007) pp. 217–226
Globalization has stretched the scope of the online learner population from a homogeneous profile of mostly adult, mostly employed, place-bound, goal-oriented, and intrinsically motivated to one that is heterogeneous, younger, dynamic, and...