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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

February 1998

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Number of papers: 47

  1. Personalized Independent Learning Systems in High Technology Environments

    Kurt Squire, Christine Johnson & Barbara Bichelmeyer

    In order to be effective, instruction must be more than tailored to the individual: it must be a part of a larger system designed to support individualized learning. An effective individualized... More

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  2. An Implementation Model for Integrated Learning Systems

    Steven C. Mills & Tillman R. Ragan

    This paper describes the development, validation, and research application of the Computer-Delivered Instruction Configuration Matrix (CDICM), an instrument for evaluating the implementation of... More

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  3. Training in Observation Skills for Health Care Professionals: Interactive Multimedia

    Gail E. Fitzgerald, Polly J. Nichols & Louis P. Semrau

    This paper describes an alternative delivery approach for training personnel in observation skills using interactive multimedia technology. The "Classroom Behavior Record (CBR) Observation Training... More

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  4. Implementing Intergenerational Electronic Communications into the Curriculum: Results of a Year-Long Case Study Featuring Second Graders and Senior Citizens

    David Carter-Tod & John M. Roussell

    This paper describes the activities and results of a year-long intergenerational electronic communication project. The fundamental purpose of the project was for two distinct generational groups in... More

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  5. Computer Assisted Automatization of Multiplication Facts Reduces Mathematics Anxiety in Elementary School Children

    Timothy K. Wittman, Henryk R. Marcinkiewicz & Stacie Hamodey-Douglas

    Fourth grade elementary school children exhibiting high and low mathematics anxiety were trained on multiplication facts using the Math Builder Program, a computer program designed to bring their... More

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  6. Evaluation of a Graduate Seminar Conducted by Listserv

    Renee E. Weiss & Gary R. Morrison

    This study examined the efficacy of a class discussion conducted by listserv which was used instead of classroom meetings for a graduate seminar. Research focused on whether this mode of... More

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  7. University Faculty Use of the Internet

    Yu-mei Wang & Arlene Cohen

    This exploratory study was designed to investigate the use of services available on the Internet by faculty in a public university in the United States. It examined the manner and frequency of... More

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  8. Technology Tools for Restructuring Course Delivery

    Mary H. Tipton, Cindy L. Kovalik & Mary B. Shoffner

    As the number and complexity of required technology-related competencies grow, basic teacher education media courses need to develop alternatives to instructor-led lecture-based formats in order to... More

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  9. The Role of Awareness of Cognitive Style in Hypermedia

    Jennifer B. Summerville

    This study examined variables which may be important in the design of instructional environments adapted to accommodate individual differences. Purposes of the study were: (1) to determine whether ... More

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  10. A Paradigm for Enhancing Course Offerings Using CD-ROM, Interactive Video and E-mail

    Jerry Summers & Larry Reck

    This study explored asynchronous delivery modalities in a distance education program and investigated a paradigm for enhancing interactivity in distance education using CD-ROM, interactive video,... More

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  11. The Importance of Physical Place and Lived Topographies

    Michael J. Streibel

    This paper articulates a framework for thinking about the role of place in human experience. The question of why physical place is important in all experience is dealt with through a review of... More

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  12. An Investigation of PreK-12 Educators' Information Needs and Search Behaviors on the Internet

    Ruth V. Small, Stuart Sutton, Michael Eisenberg, Makiko Miwa & Claire Urfels

    The Internet contains a vast array of educational resources, ranging from individual activities to whole curricula. This research study used content analyses and an electronic questionnaire to... More

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  13. Using the ARCS Model To Design Multimedia College Engineering Courses

    Bonnie Shellnut, Timothy Savage & Allie Knowlton

    This paper describes how a Wayne State University (Michigan) multimedia design team is applying Keller's ARCS (Attention, Relevance, Confidence, and Satisfaction) Model of Motivational Design to... More

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  14. Effects of Problem-Based, Networked Hypermedia, and Cooperative Strategies on Visual Literacy Instruction

    Mary B. Shoffner & David W. Dalton

    This study examined the effects of varying instructional strategies on learning in emerging technology-based visual literacy instruction. The study used a completely crossed 2 (organizational... More

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  15. Distance Education: Analysis of Far- and Near-Site Interaction Patterns

    Philip Hsi-Chang Shih, Noriko Hara, Shaoqing Li & Qing Yi

    This paper reports on a study that explored the possibility of measuring distance education classes using the Media Sensor, a device designed to sample and record various electronic impulses... More

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  16. Learner Ability and Learner Control: A 10 Year Literature Review 1987-1997

    Heidi L. Schnackenberg & Ann W. Hilliard

    This paper examines research studies of learner control in computer-based instruction (CBI) from 1987-1997. The review evaluates predictions and conclusions from previous literature reviews, in... More

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  17. Layers of Navigation: Hypermedia Design for an Ill-Structured Domain

    Patricia L. Rogers & Mary Erickson

    This paper describes the development of two World Wide Web sites, "Our Place in the World" (OPITW) and "Chicana and Chicano Space" (CCS), specifically designed as resources for art educators, and... More

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  18. Foundations for Creating Effective Two-Way Audio/Video Distance Education Environments

    Julie Reinhart & Paul Schneider

    This study examined the relationship between students' perceptions of the two-way audio/video classroom and their anxiety, as well as their satisfaction with their distance learning experience.... More

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  19. Conditions that Facilitate Teachers' Internet Use in Schools with High Internet Connectivity: Preliminary Findings

    Jason Ravitz

    This study examined the presence of Ely's conditions that facilitate innovation, as reported by Internet-using teachers in leading-edge schools. The conditions that make up the framework are: (1)... More

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  20. Pre-Service Teacher Preparation and Interactive Information Technologies Critical Mass

    Kay A. Persichitte, Donald D. Tharp & Edward P. Caffarella

    This paper reports on a study which examined critical mass for the use of information technologies (i.e., electronic mail and World Wide Web applications) in schools, colleges, and departments of... More

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