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Keeping the ivy on the virtual Ivy League walls: A study of the quality of online postsecondary education from the employers' perspective
Keeping the @?ivy on the @?virtual @?Ivy @?League @?walls: A study of the @?quality of online postsecondary education from the employers' perspective (2007) pp. 1–118
This research investigated, from the perception of the employer, the quality of online Postsecondary education. The research, quantitative in nature, addressed the primary research question: "Are online Postsecondary colleges and universities...
Evaluating Potential Instructional Technology and Design Professionals for Academic and Business Settings: Criteria for Decision-Making
Educational Technology Vol. 28, No. 10 (1988) pp. 34–37
Discussion of differences in skills and abilities needed for instructional designers in academic versus business settings focuses on a survey of Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) and National Society for Performance...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2004 (2004) pp. 1551–1556
Teachers must use different teaching strategies depending on the preparation, learning ability and learning environment of students. Teaching word processing, electronic spreadsheets, databases and presentation software to students who have limited...
Educational Technology Vol. 34, No. 3 (1994) pp. 25–34
Discusses teachers' use of systematic instructional design practices; describes fundamental components of instructional design; explains a teacher planning inventory; and reports on a study of junior and senior high school teachers that examined...
Experience of Using Laptop in Higher Education Institutions: Effects with and of Ubiquitous Computing under Natural Conditions
Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2004 (October 2005)
This study provides an in-depth description of adult learners' perceptions and experiences using laptop computers in higher education institutions. The study also examines the influence on human beings' cognitive activity by using laptops. The...
Instructional Systems Design is an Appropriately Complex Response to the Complexity Associated with Developing Cognitive Tools for Guided Learning Space
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 4243–4248
This article posits that developing cognitive tools for use in a guided learning space is complex. Cognitive tools can be viewed as compound structures with multiple roles of entities, such as media, content, context, peers, etc. The interactive...
Students' Beliefs about Teaching and Learning and Their Perceptions of Student-Centred Learning Environments
Innovations in Education and Teaching International Vol. 55, No. 5 (2018) pp. 602–610
Student-centred learning requires students to be an active participant in knowledge construction. Due to the unique self-directed aspects that characterise student-centred instruction, students may feel uncomfortable and find themselves unprepared...
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 38, No. 1 (2005) pp. 65–98
The purpose of this study was to explore how individual differences--specifically abilities--were used in the construction of computer-mediated learning artifacts while working within a project-based learning environment. A case study design was...
The Effect of Precommitment on Student Achievement within a Technology-Rich Project-Based Learning Environment
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 60, No. 5 (2016) pp. 442–448
This study investigated the effects of precommitment on college students' goal setting and academic performance, and students' attitude towards precommitment-related activities. Precommitment refers to a procedure in which students set up learning...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 45, No. 3 (1997) pp. 73–89
Presents some of the early history of instructional development models; discusses the role of models in instructional development; reviews some of the more influential models; and discusses the possible impact of selected trends on future models of...
Introducing Instructors to Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) in Education: The Stages of Concerns of Nigerian Tertiary Education Instructors towards ICT Innovations
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 2214–2219
This presentation will discuss an ongoing dissertation study.The purpose of this study is to identify stages of concerns cited by Nigerian instructors toward the implementation of information and communication technological innovations such as the...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 2103–2110
The purpose of this study was to explore how individual differences were used in the construction of computer mediated learning artifacts while working within a constructionist learning environment. A case study design was used with five...
Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Meeting 2004 (October 2005)
This is a discussion about the role of a case or authentic scenario in an online learning environment. Using authentic cases for intentional learning promotes effective, cognitive, and affective transfer between learning space and performance space. ...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 60, No. 4 (2016) pp. 365–373
The authors investigated educational technology multimedia competencies for professionals who work in higher education institutions. Similar studies have been proposed, but none of them have focused on competencies required in the context of higher...
The Gateway to Educational Materials: An Evaluation of an Online Resource for Teachers and an Exploration of User Behavior
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 11, No. 1 (2003) pp. 21–51
Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) provides an online, indexed database of lesson plans designed for teachers. This set of studies evaluates this resource and explores characteristics of teachers who use it. Specifically, the authors sought to...
Learning analytics to support self-regulated learning in asynchronous online courses: A case study at a women's university in South Korea
Computers & Education Vol. 127, No. 1 (December 2018) pp. 233–251
With the recognition of the importance of self-regulated learning (SRL) in asynchronous online courses, recent research has explored how SRL strategies impact student learning in these learning environments. However, little has been done to examine...
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 48, No. 6 (November 2017) pp. 1273–1283
This study investigated the online help-seeking behaviors of computer science students with a focus on the effect of achievement goals. The online help-seeking behaviors investigated were online searching, asking teachers online for help, and asking ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) p. 870
The authors of this paper have collected data on the effects of single, double and triple sentence period spacing on reading. This group of authors are a part of a student led research methods team that has conducted research on sentence period...
A Revised Replication Study Typology and A Call for Participation: Replication Studies involving Technology and Teacher Education
Natalie Milman; Rhonda Christensen; J. Michael Spector; Robert Branch; Denise Schmidt-Crawford; Charles Hodges; Arlene Borthwick; Melanie Shoffner; Gerald Knezek; David Rutledge; Meghan Manfra
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (Mar 21, 2016) pp. 1115–1119
In this session panelists will define what replication studies are, explain why they are needed, and invite researchers to conduct multi-site replication studies of technology and teacher education using common methods and measures. Additionally,...
Topics: Research & Evaluation