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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1999 (1999) pp. 855–861
This paper describes a theoretically based approach to the design of collaborative distance learning environments by subject experts. There is an obvious growth in the use of distributed and online learning environments. There is some evidence to...
Educational Technology Vol. 32, No. 10 (1992) pp. 21–27
Presents a taxonomy describing various uses of artificial intelligence techniques in automated instructional development systems. Instructional systems development is discussed in relation to the design of computer-based instructional courseware;...
Many researchers are attempting to develop automated instructional development systems to guide subject matter experts through the lengthy and difficult process of courseware development. Because the targeted users often lack instructional design...
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 29, No. 4 (2001) pp. 381–402
Discuses the relationship between philosophy and learning theory and explores implications for instructional design. Highlights include epistemology and ontology; historical trends in philosophy; philosophy and instructional science; and a...
Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 1, No. 3 (2013) pp. 1–9
If one looks back at the last 50 years or so at educational technologies, one will notice several things. First, the pace of innovation has increased dramatically with many developments in the application of digital technologies to learning and...
Innovations in Education and Teaching International Vol. 43, No. 2 (May 2006) pp. 109–120
New information and communications technologies and research in cognitive science have led to new ways to think about and implement learning environments. Among these new approaches to instruction and new methods to support learning and performance...
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 26, No. 3 (1998) pp. 193–203
Analyzes claims with regard to GTE's (Generic Tutoring Environment) epistemological foundations and suggests that GTE's assumptions reveal a reductionist bias through the use of formalism. Implications for courseware design and instructional...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 3128–3131
This presentation reports findings of the Syracuse University Mellon Foundation Cost Effective Use of Technology in Teaching (CEUTT - http://www.ceutt.org) study. The focus of the study was on the effects of e-collaboration on faculty and students....
Educational Technology Vol. 55, No. 2 (2015) pp. 19–25
The many changes in educational technologies have been well documented in both the professional and popular literature. What is less well documented is the changing nature of programs that prepare individuals for careers in the broad multi...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 50, No. 4 (2002) pp. 37–46
Discusses knowledge management systems (KMS) and their application to instructional design. Highlights include a history of computing and instructional systems; computer-supported collaborative work environments; object-oriented systems; reusability;...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (Mar 21, 2016) pp. 2728–2737
There are two new journals in our field that involve the emerging notion of smart educational technologies. Earlier this year, the Smart Learning Institute at Beijing Normal University sponsored the Smart Education Conference. Related efforts in...
Topics: social studies education
Ethics in Educational Technology: Towards a Framework for Ethical Decision Making in and for the Discipline
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 64, No. 5 (2016) pp. 1003–1011
This special issue of "ETR&D" is devoted to ethics in the broad domain of educational technology. Many ethical issues arise involving the study and use of educational technologies. A well-known issue involves the digital divide and the ...
As one of a series of studies being conducted to develop a useful (predictive) model of the instructional design process that is appropriate to military technical training settings, this study performed initial evaluations on two pieces of...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 62, No. 3 (June 2014) pp. 385–392
In an earlier issue of "ETR&D," the editors provided an hierarchical framework of components to support learning and instruction. That hierarchy included information objects, knowledge objects, learning objects, instructional objects,...
Prioritization of Online Instructor Roles: Implications for Competency-Based Teacher Education Programs
Distance Education Vol. 30, No. 3 (November 2009) pp. 383–397
Online instructors need to take on a multi-dimensional role and to be an effective online educator they are required to possess a varied and wider range of competencies. Preparing teachers for online education involves preparing them for a wide...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2000 (2000) p. 1809
The primary objectives of our project include creating an open and flexible web site to host materials on learning theory and instructional design. We will find and evaluate existing web-based materials on these topics which reflect a wide variety ...
Effects of Model-Centered Instruction on Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Engagement with Ill-Structured Problem Solving
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 40, No. 3 (May 2012) pp. 537–557
The goals of this study were to investigate the timing and the mechanism by which two types of model-centered instruction (MCI)--expert modeling (EM) and self-guided modeling (SGM)--might be made increasingly effective, efficient, and engaging for...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2002 (2002) pp. 2368–2371
A growing concern among those who implement online learning environments is how to effectively support and facilitate virtual group work. This paper describes four course projects in a distributed learning environment. The purpose of these efforts...
Educational Technology Vol. 34, No. 5 (1994) pp. 37–46
Provides a conceptual framework for evaluating Automated Instructional Design (AID) and Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI) systems. Evaluation systems including personal, pedagogical, product-oriented, user-oriented, and context-oriented methods...
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 21, No. 4 (1993) pp. 239–53
Describes the Advanced Instructional Design Advisor, an Air Force project which involves the development and testing of automated instructional design guidance for use by Air Force technical training specialists in the development of computer-based...
Computers in Human Behavior Vol. 13, No. 2 (1997) pp. 127–55
System dynamics has been shown to be an effective tool in managing the complexities of domains that involve complex structures. A framework is suggested for using system dynamic tools and technologies as the basis for constructing highly engaging...
International Conference of the Association for the Development of Computer-Based Instructional Systems (ADCIS) 1994 (February 1994)
Researchers are developing automated instructional design systems which guide subject matter experts (SMEs) through the complexities of courseware development. Enabling SMEs to perform many of the authoring activities associated with courseware...
Education Sciences Vol. 5, No. 3 (2015) pp. 221–237
In 1972, Edsger Dijkstra claimed that computers had only introduced the new problem of learning to use them effectively. This is especially true in 2015 with regard to powerful new educational technologies. This article describes the challenges that ...
Formative Assessment in Complex Problem-Solving Domains: The Emerging Role of Assessment Technologies
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 20, No. 4 (2017) pp. 312–317
Much of the focus on learning technologies has been on structuring innovative learning experiences and on managing distance and hybrid learning environments. This article focuses on the use of technology as an important formative assessment and...
International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 304–308
A variety of substantive issues confront education with respect to technology support for learning increasingly complex knowledge. How can learners acquire and maintain deep understanding about difficult-to-understand subjects? We argue that...
Topics: Educational Technology
Evaluation and Program Planning Vol. 26, No. 2 (2003)
Reviews two books that are representative of the substantive books aimed at those who wish to design effective distance learning. Together these books provide a reasonably complete perspective on how to design effective distance learning. They have...
Preliminary Recommendations Regarding Preparation of Teachers and School Leaders to Use Learning Technologies
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 1 (March 2017) pp. 1–9
A national symposium on the role of efficacy research in the development, adoption, and implementation of educational technology will take place in 2017. The Educational Technology Efficacy Research symposium represents the culmination of a year...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 7, No. 2 (2004) pp. 14–18
This paper provides a reflective overview of the eight papers collected in this special issue of "Educational, Technology and Society" that is based on ICALT-2003. We provide a very brief description of the conference and then discuss the eight...
Proceedings of the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (14th, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, October 18-20, 2017)
These proceedings contain the papers of the 14th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2017), 18-20 October 2017, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 58, No. 1 (February 2010) pp. 3–18
Effective and efficient measurement of the development of skill and knowledge, especially in domains of human activity that involve complex and challenging problems, is important with regard to workplace and academic performance. However, there has...
Current Practice in Designing Training for Complex Skills: Implications for Design and Evaluation of ADAPTIT
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 474–479
ADAPTIT is a European project within the Information Society Technologies programme that is providing design methods and tools to guide training designers according to the latest cognitive science and standardization principles. An extensive needs ...
Providing Novice Instructional Designers Real-World Experiences: The PacifiCorp Design and Development Competition
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 49, No. 2 (2005) pp. 20–21
According to the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (ibstpi) new technologies and methods have made instructional design practice more complex and sophisticated today than it was in the early years of the...
Reflections on Preparing Educators to Evaluate the Efficacy of Educational Technology: An Interview with Joseph South
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 1 (March 2017) pp. 11–16
Joseph South an educational researcher, technology consultant, and former director of the U.S. Office of Educational Technology provided oversight for development of the 2016 National Educational Technology Plan and the related Educational...
The Open University of Indonesia and Florida State University: Communication, Collaboration, and the Important Work of Training Teachers
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 53, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 20–22
Since the summer of 2006, faculty from the Florida State University (FSU) College of Education and Learning Systems Institute and the Open University of Indonesia (Universitas Terbuka, or UT) have worked together to strengthen UT's distance teacher...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 1999 (1999) pp. 323–328
Our aim is to describe and illustrate a theoretically based approach to the design of collaborative distance learning environments for complex domains. There is an obvious growth in the use of distributed, online learning environments. There is...
Educational Technology Vol. 55, No. 5 (2015) pp. 35–39
An interdisciplinary approach from linguistics, information sciences, learning sciences, and educational technology is used to explore the concept of information. Several key issues are highlighted, including: (1) learning language through meaning...
Design of a Dual-Mapping Learning Approach for Problem Solving and Knowledge Construction in Ill-Structured Domains
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 16, No. 4 (2013) pp. 71–84
Problem solving has been increasingly used as an important approach to learning especially in ill-structured domains. It is assumed that knowledge can be better consolidated and extended through problem-solving experience. However, many learners do...
Connecting problem-solving and knowledge-construction processes in a visualization-based learning environment
Computers & Education Vol. 68, No. 1 (October 2013) pp. 293–306
Learning through problem solving has been widely adopted as an effective learning paradigm in challenging domains such as medical education. For effective learning through practical experience, problem solving and knowledge construction should be...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 49, No. 1 (2001) pp. 65–72
This article is a workshop report and exploration of interim outcomes related to the role and significance of online teachers and exposes a range of ways of understanding online teaching, including from competency, humanistic and cognitive...
Innovation versus Replication in Research Findings:Has the Novelty of New Research Findings Worn Off?
Rhonda Christensen; J. Michael Spector; Ann Thompson; Denise Schmidt-Crawford; Glen Bull; Gerald Knezek
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1126–1129
There is a growing recognition for a need to replicate research studies in the field of education. Replication can lend credibility as well as support for decision-making that is based on sound research. Many policy decisions regarding educational...
Topics: Research & Evaluation
Educational Technology Vol. 54, No. 5 (2014) pp. 35–41
This is the 25th anniversary of the Hong Kong Association for Educational Communications and Technology (HKAECT; see http://www.hkaect.org/). The silver anniversary annual meeting will be held at the University of Hong Kong December 8--10, with the...
David Gibson; Gerald Knezek; John Mergendoller; Penny Garcia; Pamela Redmond; J. Michael Spector; Daniel Tillman
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 1839–1843
This panel will present insights concerning digital performance assessment of project-based learning that documents progress toward meeting learning goals for 21st Century knowledge and skills. Presented by Panelists from 2010 National Technology...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 1784–1785
This paper explores issues concerning the skills and competences of online teachers. We report on an international two-day workshop with practitioners and researchers. We cover a range of ways of understanding online teaching, including...
Distance Education Vol. 26, No. 3 (November 2005) pp. 405–423
Collaborative learning has been gaining momentum as a promising pedagogy in higher education. Research on student collaboration is increasing. However, one arena is often overlooked--faculty collaboration. In this article, a cross-institutional...
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 29, No. 1 (January 2013) pp. 76–85
The purpose of this exploratory mixed methods study was to investigate how teacher beliefs were related to technology integration practices. We were interested in how and to what extent teachers' (a) beliefs about the nature of knowledge and...
Educational Research Review Vol. 11, No. 1 (January 2014) pp. 56–72
Research on e-learning in the workplace has proliferated over the past decade. Various topics on e-learning in workplace settings have emerged, showing the complex, dynamic and multi-disciplinary nature of the field. In this context, there is a need ...
Lingguo Bu; Elizabeth Jakubowski; Lydia Dickey; Nermin Bayazit; Orhan Curaoglu; Hyewon Kim; Recep Cakir; J. Michael Spector
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 4025–4029
New mathematics learning technologies support model-centered learning and instruction through their representational flexibility, interactivity, and dynamic interconnections.Using the next-generation graphing calculators, we conducted two five-week...
Alexander Christakis; Debora Hammond; Michael Jackson; Alexander Laszlo; Ian Mitroff; Dave Snowden; Len Troncale; Alison Carr-Chellman; J Michael Spector; Brent Wilson
Educational Technology Vol. 53, No. 5 (2013) pp. 64–78
Scholars representing the field of systems science were asked to identify what they considered to be the most exciting and imaginative work currently being done in their field, as well as how that work might change our understanding. The scholars...
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
J. Michael Spector; Barbara Grabowski; Barbara Sorensen; James Klein; Ileana de la Teja; Rod Sims; Dennis Fields; Jan Visser; Tim Spannaus
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 2029–2032
Online technologies continue to impact teaching and training. Keeping up with competencies required in modern learning environments is a challenge for staff developers, online teachers and trainers and instructional designers. This symposium will...