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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...
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....
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. 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...
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 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
Incorporating Competency-based Blended Learning in a Chinese Language Classroom: A Web 2.0 Drupal Module Design
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 9, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 529–548
This study aims to create a blended learning environment, based on the concept of competency-based training, in a Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL) classroom at an American university. Drupal platform and web 2.0 tools were used as supplements to...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 21, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 483–513
Adventure learning (AL) provides learners with opportunities to explore real-world issues through authentic learning experiences within collaborative online learning environments. This paper reports on an AL program, designed using Keller’s ARCS...
The Soft-skills Learning Triangle: A Learning Model for Supporting Online Management & Leadership Development
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 21, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 437–463
The purpose of this paper is to present the Soft-skills Learning Triangle (SLT) – a model created to help coaches, mentors, and educators understand how web-technologies can be used to support management learning and soft-skills development. SLT...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 3 (September 2010) pp. 338–359
The integration of technology into preservice teacher education continues to be emphasized as important. The hope is that if future teachers obtain technology skills they will design meaningful technology-mediated learning experiences for their...
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...
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 ...
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
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 1 (March 2010) pp. 145–166
This study examined teacher-learners’ reflections about the use of video production in their K-12 classrooms for evidence of content learning, the factors facilitating teacher use of video production, and the challenges teachers reported. Findings...
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...
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...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 161–182
The purpose of this paper is to introduce a technology integration model designed to assist pre-service teachers to learn meaningful uses of technology in K–12 classrooms. Based on studies in teacher education, learning theory, and technology...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 9, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 51–77
This study describes the design, implementation, and analysis of three related surveys launched to investigate E-Learning in undergraduate humanities classes at a public technological research university. Examined are the independent variables of...
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...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 3 (September 2009) pp. 316–336
GeoThentic, an online teaching and learning environment, focuses on engaging teachers and learners in solving real-world geography problems through use of geospatial technologies. The design of GeoThentic is grounded on the technology, pedagogy, and ...
Preparing Preservice Teachers for 21st Century Classrooms: Transforming Attitudes and Behaviors About Innovative Technology
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 3 (July 2009) pp. 393–418
Keeping-up with progressing technology tools has been a troublesome issue for educational technology instructors for over ten years as they endeavor to prepare beginning teachers to integrate technology in their future classrooms. This paper...
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 ...
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...
Pedagogy First! Making Web-Technologies Work for Soft Skills Development in Leadership and Management Education
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 20, No. 2 (April 2009) pp. 129–155
Most will agree that the use of Internet to support teaching and learning has become a mainstay of management education with the widespread use of online content, discussion boards, document sharing, email, virtual classrooms, etc. But, whether it...
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 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 ...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 20, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 55–74
Several studies have shown the complexities that teachers faced when planning for instruction in technology enhanced learning environments (TELE). Although classroom-oriented instructional development (ID) models have the potential to help teachers...
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...
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...
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...
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...
AACE Journal Vol. 16, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 203–233
The use of podcasting has grown exponentially. Research projects are racing to keep up with this growth to understand implications for learning and instruction. This project specifically attempts to understand if the use and development of podcasts...
Topics: Teachers, Distance Education, Cognition, Training, Interaction, Computers, Community, Mathematics, Accessibility, Integration, Assessment, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Literacy, Culture, Standards, Children, Science, Curriculum, Professional Development, eLearning, Attitudes, Evaluation, Software, Multimedia, Internet, Virtual Environments, Students, Library, Middle School Education, Legal Issues, Information Sciences, Physical Environments, Planning, Research Methods, Social Sciences, Socialization, Schools, Navigation, Learning Objects, Collaboration, Competencies, Communication, Leadership, Graphics, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Computer Sciences, Classrooms, Behavior, Databases, English Language Arts, Inclusive Education, Information Communication Technologies, Health, Government, Ethical Issues, Tutoring, Audio, Creativity, Multicultural Education, Human Computer Interaction
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,...
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...
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
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 27, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 19–46
This article examines how teachers decide what technologies to use in their classrooms and what they expect to gain from adopting technology. Observation, interviews, and document collection were used to collect data as a part of a research project...
Topics: Professional Development, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Integration, Mathematics, Change, Educational Technology, Multimedia, Instructional Design, Teachers, Middle School Education, Students
Investigating Student Attitudes Toward a Synchronous, Online Graduate Course in a Multi-User Virtual Learning Environment
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 16, No. 1 (2008) pp. 5–34
This article describes a graduate distance education course at North Carolina State University, which combined science content and pedagogy with video game design. The course was conducted entirely in a synchronous, online, Virtual Learning...
Topics: Information Communication Technologies, Virtual Environments, Distance Education, Interaction, Community, Instructional Design, Learning Objects, Games, Creativity, Human Computer Interaction, Science, Attitudes, Collaboration, Communication, Curriculum
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 ...
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
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...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 6, No. 3 (July 2007) pp. 455–474
The authors analyzed online interactions in hybrid and blended courses to: (a) investigate if constructs from micro-sociology, such as self-talk, norms, and front-back-stage performance, provide a theoretical context for online interaction, and (b)...
“Second Generation” E-Learning: Characteristics and Design Principles for Supporting Management Soft-Skills Development
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 6, No. 2 (April 2007) pp. 157–185
This article develops the concept of "second generation" e-learning as a new paradigm for thinking about online learning. Whereas "first generation" approaches have been effective for developing technical skills, the same approach has not proven...
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 ...
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
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...
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
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....