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T.H.E. Journal Vol. 16, No. 2 (1988) pp. 85–89
Summarizes the sources, statistical methods, and general findings from the review. Poses findings on specific questions of research. Gives implications of past research for the future. (MVL)
Is Choice Important in Distance Learning? A Study of Student Motives for Taking Internet-Based Courses at the High School and Community College Levels
Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 32, No. 1 (1999) pp. 157–171
Examines factors that motivate community college and virtual high school students to choose online or traditional course formats. Findings indicate that, for students who chose distance learning, control over pace and timing of learning was more...
The National Educational Technology Standards (NETS): A Review of Definitions, Implications, and Strategies for Integrating NETS into K-12 Curriculum
International Journal of Instructional Media Vol. 27, No. 2 (2000) pp. 133–46
Provides a historical and current context for National Education Technology Standards (NETS) that were developed for elementary and secondary education, describes their implications for priorities such as school funding, and suggests curriculum...
Computers in the Schools Vol. 5, No. 3 (1988)
This review of research on microcomputers and their impact on education highlights literature reviews and findings from 1975 to the present; meta-analysis issues and procedures; findings of research on instructional effectiveness; word processing;...
A Deconstructed Example of a Type 4 Study: Research to Monitor and Report on Common Uses and Shape Desired Directions
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 1 (March 2007) pp. 590–598
The previous articles in this series of outstanding examples of educational technology studies (see Roblyer, 2005, 2006) reiterated the common plaint about the lack of useful studies and the difficulties inherent in doing meaningful, useful research ...
Toward More Effective Microcomputer Courseware through Application of Systematic Instructional Design Methods
AEDS Journal Vol. 17, No. 1 (1983) pp. 23–32
Discusses some reasons courseware developers have not embraced the systematic approach to microcomputer courseware design and describes ways systematic design could have a positive impact on courseware acceptance in classrooms. Twenty-two references ...
The Greening of Educational Computing: A Proposal for a More Research-Based Approach to Computers in Instruction
Educational Technology Vol. 25, No. 1 (1985) pp. 40–44
Presents a rationale for future research relating to educational computing, discusses beneficial studies that have been undertaken, and outlines specific areas where further research is needed, including studies on achievement, retention, and...
A Rubric for Assessing the Interactive Qualities of Distance Learning Courses: Results from Faculty and Student Feedback
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 2925–2930
Results of studies of distance learning courses indicate that interactive qualities seem to be a major factor in determining course quality as reflected in student performance, grades, and course satisfaction. That is, the more interactive the...
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Vol. 11, No. 4
Virtual schooling has the potential to offer K-12 students increased access to educational opportunities not available locally, but comparatively high dropout rates continue to be a problem, especially for the underserved students most in need of...
Matching Course Needs and Distance Learning Formats: Evolving Guidelines for Planning, Design, and Delivery
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1999 (1999) pp. 245–249
During the past five years, College of Education faculty at the State University of West Georgia have used various combinations of interactive audio/video, online, face-to-face, and hands-on formats to deliver preservice and inservice media and...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 1177–1181
The paper reviews the past uses of Virtual Reality (VR) applications for students with special needs. Although VR technology shows promise for helping these groups, applications have been slow to emerge. Reasons for the lag in development include ...
T.H.E. Journal Vol. 14, No. 6 (1987) pp. 63–67
Reviews the efforts undertaken in the Florida Model Microcomputer Trainer Project (FMMTP) and its statewide impact. Outlines its procedural strategies, trainer curriculum, networking system, and the results of its multiplier effect. (ML)
This paper presents five designs (three one-group and two two-group) which can be effectively employed to study computer-based methods in non-laboratory settings, including actual classroom implementation, where a non-treatment control design may...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 2074–2076
As part of its activities funded by the U. S. DOE as a PT3 Implementation Grant, Project InSight, led by a consortium at the University of West Georgia, has three objectives to promote more visual communication of ideas and skill training among...
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 17, No. 2 (2003) pp. 77–98
Distance learning theory and research holds that interaction is an essential characteristic of successful distance learning courses. However, the lack of definition as to what constitutes observable, measurable interactive qualities in distance...
Preparing Teachers for the "Schools that Technology Built": Evaluation of a Program to Train Teachers for Virtual Schooling
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 37, No. 4 (2005) pp. 399–409
As a result of the growth of virtual schools across the United States, K-12 school courses and diplomas are increasingly offered, either completely or partly, at a distance. In light of this increase, it is apparent that there will be demand for...
"Teaching Online Made Me a Better Teacher": Studying the Impact of Virtual Course Experiences on Teachers' Face-to-Face Practice
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education Vol. 25, No. 4 (2009) pp. 121–126
Anecdotal accounts from teachers have long suggested the possibility that virtual teaching experiences have a positive impact on face-to-face teaching practices, a so-called "reverse impact" phenomenon. Survey and focus group data collected as part...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 521–527
Despite the recent explosion in the numbers of school students choosing to take virtual courses, dropout rates are usually reported to be higher than in face-to-face courses. To help address this problem, the North Central Educational Regional...
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 22, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 90–109
Two lines of research have emerged to study the causes and prevention of student failure in virtual (K-12) schools: studies of learner characteristics and studies of learning environment characteristics. To develop a useful model for predicting...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 4364–4365
The editors of several leading educational technology journals are collectively initiating a dialog to identify productive directions for research in the core content areas. An overview will be provided of the overall goals and objectives of this...
Topics: Educational Technology
Illustrating the “virtual” in virtual schooling: Challenges and strategies for creating real tools to prepare virtual teachers
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 10, No. 1 (2007) pp. 27–39
Virtual schooling, or the practice of offering K-12 courses via distance technologies, has rapidly increased in popularity since its beginning in 1994. Although effective interaction with and support for students in these environments requires a...
Topics: Virtual Environments