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Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Meeting

October 2005

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Number of papers: 120

  1. Investigation of Source of Motivation in a Hybrid Course

    Omer Delialioglu

    The current study investigated the sources of motivation for learning in a hybrid course. The subjects of the study were 25 students taking a hybrid course that was designed and developed covering ... More

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  2. The Digital Divide: Focused Research Results On Peer Mentoring, Scalability and Occupational Self Efficacy In a Home-Based Technology Integration Program

    Sandra Sutton Andrews, Angel Jannasch-Pennell & Samuel A. DiGangi

    The existence of a "digital divide" in which portions of society do not have sufficient access to technology or the information and skills that technology use imparts was of concern for educators... More

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  3. Students' Lived Experience Of Using Weblogs In a Class: An Exploratory Study

    Ying Xie & Priya Sharma

    Recently, attempts have been made to use Weblog and other personal webpublishing technologies to support individual and social reflection in higher education. Due to Weblog's highly individual and ... More

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  4. Project Management for Web-Based Course Development

    Dong Li & Rick Shearer

    Transferring face-to-face courses into Web-based courses is a trend in higher education. Whether this course transition is for distance education or for resident instruction, faculty members play a... More

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  5. Making Connections in Teacher Education: Electronic Portfolios, Videoconferencing, and Distance Field Experiences

    James D. Lehman & Jennifer Richardson

    Today, teacher education programs are faced with a variety of challenges. They must prepare future teachers to meet national and state standards with regard to both content and pedagogy in an era... More

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  6. Moving Toward SCORM Compliant Content Production at Educational Software Company: Technical and Administrative Challenges

    Can Kultur, Erden Oytun, Kursat Cagiltay, M Yasar Ozden & Mehmet Emin Kucuk

    The Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) aims to standardize electronic course content, its packaging and delivery. Instructional designers and e-learning material producer... More

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  7. Online Learning Environments: A Report of an Instructional Design Case Event

    Myung Hwa Koh & Robert Maribe Branch

    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... More

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  8. Using Asynchronous Discussion to Promote Collaborative Problem Solving among Preservice Teachers in Field Experiences: Lessons Learned from Implementation

    Dave S. Knowlton

    Designers who are charged with creating online environments that support students' problem-solving efforts and instructors who are searching for instructional strategies to support students'... More

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  9. Never Mind the Prescriptions, Bring on the Descriptions: Students' Representations of Inquiry-Driven Design

    Dave S. Knowlton

    Instead of designing by following prescriptive models, students may benefit by approaching design as a process of free inquiry. This paper considers the impact of this inquiry-based approach on... More

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  10. Meta-What?: Metadata and Information Management For School Library Media Collections

    Allison G. Kaplan

    The purpose of this paper is two-fold. First, is to familiarize the reader with some advances in cataloging that may not be so esoteric in the near future for school librarians. Second, is to... More

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  11. Improving Computer Instruction: Experiments and Strategies

    Howard K. Kalman & Maureen L. Ellis

    Today, undergraduate students enter college with increasingly more sophisticated computer skills compared to their counterparts of 20 years ago. However, instructors are still using traditional... More

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  12. The Effects of High-Structure Cooperative versus Low-Structure Collaborative Design of Decision Change, Critical Thinking, and Interaction Pattern during Online Debates

    Sunyoung Joung & John M. Keller

    The terms "cooperative" and "collaborative" are sometimes used interchangeably in reference to group learning activities in classrooms and in online settings. However, they can be viewed as... More

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  13. Mentoring Student Teachers Into The Profession: Intentionally Creating a Culture of Inquiry in the Context of Media and Technology Practice

    Michele Jacobsen, Sharon Friesen & Pat Clifford

    What is the nature of onsite and online mentoring which enables student teachers to design inquiry-based, technology rich learning experiences? In this case study, faculty and expert teachers... More

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  14. In What Ways Do Preservice Teachers Utilize an Online Learning Support System?

    Fethi A. Inan, Soner Yildirim & Ercan Kiraz

    This study explored how preservice teachers perceived and utilized the Online Learning Support System designed and developed to provide a platform for presenting utilities like content, news, and... More

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  15. Reading Assessment Strategies for On-Line Learners

    Jeonghee Huh & Atsusi Hirumi

    Compared to conventional classroom settings, e-learning relies heavily on a student's reading ability. However, many students, particularly those at-risk or those who may have already dropped out... More

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  16. Integrating Technology in Classrooms: We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us

    Brad Hokanson & Simon Hooper

    This paper considers the potential of technology in education, examines what it means to "integrate" technology in the classroom, outlines barriers to technology integration, and considers several ... More

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  17. Online Education Evaluation: What Should We Evaluate?

    Khe Foon Hew, Shijuan Liu, Ray Martinez, Curtis J. Bonk & Ji-Yeon Lee

    In recent years, Web technologies have helped expand distance education in higher education. Online programs have become widely and generally accepted in many countries. According to the U.S.... More

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  18. Self-Regulation Strategies and Technologies for Adaptive Learning Management Systems for Web-based Instruction

    Heeok Heo & Sunyoung Joung

    The current study identifies the potential problems of current web-based instruction and learning management systems in terms of its lack of flexibility and customization required for individual... More

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  19. Inquiry on Storytelling for the Web-Based Environmental Learning Environment

    Heeok Heo

    The purpose of this study is to investigate story telling-retelling as a learning strategy to facilitate meaningful learning on environmental education in web-based learning environments. Because... More

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  20. Improving Open Online Content Development for K-12 Education

    Vedat G. Diker

    The study summarized in this paper explored policies for improving open online content development projects with respect to growing the development community and improving the quantity and quality ... More

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