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50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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Han, Heeyoung; Johnson, Scott D. – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between students' emotional intelligence, social bond, and their interactions in an online learning environment. The research setting in this study was a 100% online master's degree program within a university located in the Midwest of the United States. Eighty-four students participated…
Descriptors: Masters Degrees, Graduate Students, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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Erskine, Laura; Johnson, Scott D. – Journal of Education for Business, 2012
The authors offer an exploratory glimpse into the perceived effectiveness of learning approaches presently being used to teach students about sustainability in a business school setting. Sustainability is a topic of growing importance in business and business education. Using teaching approaches generated through self-reports related to the…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Teaching Methods, Sustainability, Student Attitudes
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Dixon, Raymond A.; Johnson, Scott D. – Journal of Technology Education, 2012
A cognitive construct that is important when solving engineering design problems is executive control process, or metacognition. It is a central feature of human consciousness that enables one "to be aware of, monitor, and control mental processes." The framework for this study was conceptualized by integrating the model for creative design, which…
Descriptors: Engineering, Novices, Metacognition, Higher Education
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Dixon, Raymond A.; Johnson, Scott D. – Journal of Technology Education, 2011
This study investigated the mental representations of student and professional engineers while they solved an engineering design problem. The intent was to gain a deeper insight into the differences that exist in the cognitive processes of engineering students and professional engineers as they use mental representations (i.e., propositions,…
Descriptors: Expertise, Novices, Engineering, Professional Personnel
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Johnson, Scott D.; Daugherty, Jenny – Journal of Technology Education, 2008
The focus of research in technology education has evolved throughout its history as the field changed from industrial arts to technology education (Spencer & Rogers, 2006). With the move to technology education, the field has begun to broaden its focus to better understand the teaching, learning, curriculum, and policy implications of preparing…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Technology Education, Educational Quality
Willging, Pedro A.; Johnson, Scott D. – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2009
Although there are many reasons why students dropout of college courses, those reasons may be unique for students who are enrolled in an online program. Issues of isolation, disconnectedness, and technological problems may be factors that influence a student to leave a course. To understand these factors, an online survey was developed to collect…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Dropouts, Online Courses, Surveys
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Johnson, Scott D.; Martinez, Reynaldo L., Jr. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
This article features the University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education, a nonprofit organization representing leading United States universities that offer graduate programs in career and technical education (CTE) and human resource development (HRD). The mission of the Council is to be a recognized force in shaping the future of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Labor Force Development, Human Resources, Consortia
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Yoon, Seung Won; Johnson, Scott D. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2008
With the advancement of Internet communication technologies, distributed work groups have great potential for remote collaboration and use of collective knowledge. Adopting the Complex Adaptive System (CAS) perspective (McGrath, Arrow, & Berdhal, "Personal Soc Psychol Rev" 4 (2000) 95), which views virtual learning teams as an adaptive and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Cooperative Learning, Group Behavior, Development
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Choi, Hee Jun; Johnson, Scott D. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2007
The main purpose of this study was to identify the effects of two major components (ie, video and group discussion) of problem-based video instruction (PBVI) on college students' learning. To achieve this purpose, this study examined whether or not PBVI can improve learner satisfaction, comprehension and retention by comparing the results from…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Computer Assisted Instruction, College Students, Interactive Video
Scagnoli, Norma I.; Buki, Lydia P.; Johnson, Scott D. – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2009
The integration of online technologies in educational practice is rendering new opportunities for teaching and learning. It is known that instructors who have taught fully online courses have acquired new skills and have had the opportunity to implement novel pedagogical practices in the online environment. However, it is unclear whether direct…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics, Online Courses, Educational Practices
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Choi, Hee Jun; Johnson, Scott D. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2005
The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential of a constructivist approach to context-based video instruction for enhancing learning. To achieve this purpose, the authors examined whether video-based instruction that was developed using constructivist theory can affect student learning (i.e., comprehension and retention) and…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Online Courses, Constructivism (Learning), Instructional Effectiveness
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Benson, Angela D.; Johnson, Scott D.; Duncan, John; Shinkareva, Olga N.; Taylor, Gail D.; Treat, Tod – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2008
This article presents the results of a national study of distance learning in postsecondary career and technical education (CTE). The main purpose of this study was to identify the current status and future trends associated with distance learning in postsecondary CTE. The results show that community colleges are (a) actively involved in the…
Descriptors: Noncredit Courses, Community Colleges, Distance Education, Vocational Education
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Johnson, Scott D.; Aragon, Steven R. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2003
The rapid growth of Web-based instruction has raised many questions about the quality of online courses. This chapter presents a conceptual framework that can guide the development of online courses by providing a holistic perspective on online teaching and learning. Although this framework is based on well-recognized theories of learning and…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses, Internet
Johnson, Scott D.; Aragon, Steven R. – 2002
The rapid growth of Web-based instruction has raised many questions about the quality of online courses. It appears that many online courses are simply modeled after traditional forms of instruction instead of incorporating a design that takes advantage of the unique capabilities of Web-based learning environments. This paper describes a research…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Distance Education, Educational Principles, Instructional Design
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Johnson, Scott D.; Miller, Ann N. – Communication Education, 2002
Presents a cross-cultural study of immediacy, with samples of students drawn from a university in the U.S. and a university in Kenya. Identifies positive relationships between verbal immediacy, nonverbal immediacy, credibility, and cognitive learning for both samples, further supporting research done in the U.S. and elsewhere suggesting that…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Credibility, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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