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Hathaway, Dawn; Norton, Priscilla – Educational Technology, 2013
Despite the central role that well organized and structured course content plays in engaging online learners with content, the authors point to the absence of guidelines for organizing content in ways that meet course learning goals. Recognizing the need for a design solution and, perhaps, the need for a new design model, "design…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Course Content
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Unal, Zafer; Bodur, Yasar; Unal, Aslihan – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
The researchers in this study undertook development of a webquest evaluation rubric and investigated its reliability. The rubric was created using the strengths of the currently available webquest rubrics with improvements based on the comments provided in the literature and feedback received from educators. After the rubric was created, 23…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Reliability, Instructional Material Evaluation, Scoring Rubrics
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Unal, Zafer; Bodur, Yasar; Unal, Aslihan – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2012
Current literature provides many examples of rubrics that are used to evaluate the quality of web-quest designs. However, reliability of these rubrics has not yet been researched. This is the first study to fully characterize and assess the reliability of a webquest evaluation rubric. The ZUNAL rubric was created to utilize the strengths of the…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Test Reliability, Test Construction, Evaluation Criteria
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Thomas, Jeff – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2011
This study addresses preservice teachers' perceptions toward online experiences, specifically, their perceptions about utilizing an online science methods curriculum versus a traditional methods curriculum. Thirty-eight senior level preservice teachers at a midwestern U.S. university completed surveys about their experiences during their methods…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Curriculum Implementation
Olaniran, Bolanle A., Ed. – Information Science Publishing, 2010
E-learning has become a significant aspect of training and education in the worldwide information economy as an attempt to create and facilitate a competent global work force. "Cases on Successful E-Learning Practices in the Developed and Developing World: Methods for the Global Information Economy" provides eclectic accounts of case…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Operations Research, Distance Education
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Hill, Janette R.; Song, Liyan; West, Richard E. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2009
Since the 1970s, cognitive psychological perspectives have dominated pedagogical frameworks and models for designing technology-mediated teaching and learning environments. More recently, social learning perspectives have received attention as viable or even desirable frames for research and practice related to teaching and learning, particularly…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Socialization, Individual Characteristics, Online Courses
Morch, Anders; Nygard, Kathrine; Andersen, Renate; Mushtaq, Shazia; Nedic, Damir; Olsen, Espen; Hauge, Trond Eiliv; Vedoy, Gunn; Norenes, Svein Olav; Moen, Anne; Nes, Sturle; Olsen, Dorothy S.; Ludvigsen, Sten; Toiviainen, Hanna; Lallimo, Jiri; Toikka, Seppo; Paavola, Sami; Pohjola, Pasi; Hakkarainen, Kai – Online Submission, 2009
This deliverable has been produced in the context of the Knowledge-Practice Laboratory (KP-Lab) project. KP-Lab focuses on innovative practices of working with knowledge in higher education, teacher training, and workplaces. Participants of WP10 are University of Helsinki, University of Oslo and Poyry Forest Industry representing both researchers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Educational Change
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Boitshwarelo, Bopelo – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2009
This paper explores a case of teacher professional development in Botswana where a blended learning solution was attempted. The analysis of the implementation environment reveals deficiencies in policy, schools (workplaces), and training providers. The paper concludes with three recommendations: 1) Schools should support ongoing teacher learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Professional Development, Case Studies
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Griffiths, David; Beauvoir, Phillip; Liber, Oleg; Barrett-Baxendale, Mark – Distance Education, 2009
The use of the Web to deliver open, distance, and flexible learning has opened up the potential for social interaction and adaptive learning, but the usability, expressivity, and interoperability of the available tools leave much to be desired. This article explores these issues as they relate to teachers and learning designers through the case of…
Descriptors: Barriers, Use Studies, Program Development, Standards