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Journal of Interactive Learning Research

July 2008 Volume 19, Number 3

Editors

Gary H. Marks

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 7

  1. A Study of Educational Simulations Part I - Engagement and Learning.

    Wendy K. Adams, Sam Reid, Ron LeMaster, Sarah B. McKagan, Katherine K. Perkins, Michael Dubson & Carl E. Wieman, University of Colorado, United States

    Interactive computer simulations with complex representations and sophisticated graphics are a relatively new addition to the classroom, and research in this area is limited. We have conducted over... More

    pp. 397-419

  2. Nontraditional Students’ Perception of a Blended Course: Integrating Synchronous Online Discussion and Face-to-Face Instruction

    Joseph Blankson, Carle Foundation Hospital, USA, United States; Lydia Kyei-Blankson, Illinois State University, USA, United States

    Nontraditional students are rapidly becoming the majority group on campuses across America. These students are often hard pressed for time and in order to provide them with equal learning... More

    pp. 421-438

  3. Electronic Field Trips as Interactive Learning Events: Promoting Student Learning at a Distance

    Jerrell C. Cassady & Alison Kozlowski, Ball State University, United States; Mark Kornmann, National Park Foundation, United States

    Creating authentic digital learning experiences associated with classic field trip locations is a growing educational practice. One form of this developing field of educational programming is an... More

    pp. 439-454

  4. E-Publishing’s Impact on Learning in an Inclusive Sixth Grade Social Studies Classroom

    James Gentry, Tarleton State University, United States

    This study combined the use of student authored books and the use of children's literature with a process created by Conden and McGuffee (2001) described as e-publishing, which uses students... More

    pp. 455-467

  5. Foundation for Measuring Engagement in Educational Games

    Kristian Kiili, Tampere University of Technology, Finland; Timo Lainema, Turku School of Economics, Finland

    ** Invited as a paper from ED-MEDIA 2006 ** This study is part of an ongoing attempt to develop a usable and valid scale for assessing the flow experience in educational games. The purpose of... More

    pp. 469-488

  6. Design, Implementation and Deployment of PAIRwise

    Allan Knight, Kevin Almeroth & Bruce Bimber, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States

    Increased access to the Internet has dramatically increased the sources from which students can deliberately or accidentally copy information. This article discusses our motivation to design,... More

    pp. 489-508

  7. Spatial Cognition Support for Exploring the Design Mechanics of Building Structures

    Margit Rudy & Richard Hauck, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

    ** Invited as a paper from ED-MEDIA 2006 ** A web-based tool for visualizing the simulated structural behavior of building models was developed to support the teaching of structural design to... More

    pp. 509-530