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Journal of Interactive Learning Research

January 2009 Volume 20, Number 1

Editors

Gary H. Marks

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 5

  1. Are Pretty Interfaces Worth the Time? The Effects of User Interface Types on Web-Based Instruction

    Jongpil Cheon, Texas Tech University, United States; Michael M. Grant, The University of Memphis, United States

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of three different interface types on Web-based instruction: a text-based interface, a graphical interface and a metaphorical interface.... More

    pp. 5-33

  2. Facilitating Technology-Enhanced Problem-based Learning (PBL) in the Middle School Classroom: An Examination of How and Why Teachers Adapt

    Peggy A. Ertmer, Purdue University, United States; Krista D. Glazewski, New Mexico State University, United States; Donna Jones & Anne Ottenbreit-Leftwich, Indiana University, United States; Yuksel Goktas, Ataturk University, Turkey; Kelly Collins, Purdue University, United States; Aslihan Kocaman, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

    Despite the challenges inherent in adopting problem-based learning (PBL) in the middle school classroom, successful PBL teachers are able to find suitable solutions. In this exploratory study we... More

    pp. 35-54

  3. Formulating Guidelines for Instructional Planning in Technology Enhanced Learning Environments

    Cher Ping Lim, Edith Cowan University, Australia

    Several studies have shown the complexities that teachers faced when planning for instruction in technology enhanced learning environments (TELE). Although classroom-oriented instructional... More

    pp. 55-74

  4. A Case Study of Design-Based Research for Creating a Vision Prototype of a Technology-Based Innovative Learning Environment

    Yuxin Ma, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, United States; Stephen W. Harmon, Georgia State University, United States

    Design-based research is a burgeoning research paradigm holding the promise of introducing more socially responsible studies to transform education. However, there is a lack of methodological... More

    pp. 75-93

  5. A Framework for Assessing High School Students’ Intercultural Communicative Competence in a Computer-Mediated Language Learning Project

    Hsinyi Peng, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan; Wei-Hsin Lu, City College of New York, United States; Chao-I Wang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

    "** Invited as a paper from ED-MEDIA 2006 **" -- original title as "A Framework for the Assessing of Intercultural Communicative Competence: A Mixed Approach" The purposes of this study were to... More

    pp. 95-116