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Factors Impacting Adult Learner Achievement in a Technology Certificate Program on Computer Networks
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 9, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 97–107
This study investigates the factors impacting the achievement of adult learners in a technology certificate program on computer networks. We studied 2442 participants in 256 institutions. The participants were older than age 18 and were enrolled in...
Connecting Online Learners with Diverse Local Practices: The Design of Effective Common Reference Points for Conversation
Distance Education Vol. 30, No. 3 (November 2009) pp. 317–338
This mixed-methods study probed the effectiveness of three kinds of objects (video, theory, metaphor) as common reference points for conversations between online learners (student teachers). Individuals' degree of detail-focus was examined as a...
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 37, No. 2 (March 2009) pp. 129–149
Using cluster analysis this study investigated the characteristics of learning strategies learners use in online courses with one-on-one mentoring. Three distinct approaches were identified: "Mastery oriented", "Task focused" and "Minimalist in...
Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Meeting 2004 (October 2005)
Interest in online education has grown rapidly over the past and will continue to grow. An increasing number of universities are offering online learning (OL) opportunities. Teacher professional development is part of this trend as well. Numerous...
Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2004 (October 2005)
The purpose of this exploratory experimental study was to examine how online cognitive facilitation that promotes cognitive presence, while keeping facilitator's social presence constant, affects student learning and satisfaction in an online...
Extending the Pedagogy of Threaded-Topic Discussions. Vol. 2001, No. 1 (2001)
Discusses principles to use in evaluating online university courses, including student-faculty contact; cooperation among students; active learning, including course projects; prompt feedback; time on task, including the need for deadlines; high...
Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 8, No. 1 (1999) pp. 1–40
Describes and evaluates a technology source, Strategic Teaching Framework (STF), to support elementary school teachers in adopting a situated, constructivist approach to teaching mathematics. Presents three case studies of teachers as well as a...
Selected Research and Development Presentations at the National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division 1998 (February 1998)
This paper presents a model for designing computer-based simulation environments within a constructivist framework for the K-12 school setting. The following primary criteria for the development of simulations are proposed: (1) the problem needs to...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 43, No. 2 (1998) pp. 15–23
Educators are adopting learner-centered instruction in which students, facilitated by technology, collaborate with peers and engage in problem solving and inquiry. This article discusses ways to use technology in authentic learner inquiry as an...
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association 1997 (March 1997)
The goal of the research reported here was to examine how teachers perceived their role as coach, as well as how they actually interacted with students in a computer simulation environment. Simulations like "The Chelsea Bank" significantly impact...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 6, No. 3 (1997) pp. 161–71
Examines the implementation of a laserdisk-based science curriculum in an elementary school. Issues discussed include ownership of the classroom discussion, constraints on activities, and the teacher's response to the teaching tools. Also examines...
Technical Communication: Journal of the Society for Technical Communication Vol. 42, No. 2 (1995) pp. 262–77
Surveys 28 expert technical editors regarding their views on editing and how computer-based tools could aid their work. Finds that the editing environment, the process of editing, the skills involved, and the errors found all influenced the types of ...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 40, No. 3 (1992) pp. 95–111
Describes the results of a needs analysis conducted to determine the requirements of teachers who wish to restructure their classrooms. The development of Strategic Teaching Frameworks, a hypermedia system to aid teachers and administrators in...
Educational Technology Vol. 31, No. 9 (1991) pp. 12–15
Discusses theories of constructivism, educational technology, and instructional design that were raised in an earlier issue. Topics discussed include process versus content of learning; collaboration; prespecification of knowledge in building...