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Kim, Kyoungna; Grabowski, Barbara L.; Sharma, Priya – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
Only few studies have explicitly attended to the nature of the perceived underlying factors that prompt young adolescents' reflective thinking in association with K-12 learning environment. This paper focuses on an analysis of the factors that are perceived by young students as prompting their reflective thinking and how those factors apply to the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Thinking Skills, Classroom Environment
Lin, Guan-Yu – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
This study articulates the construct of social presence and develops a social presence questionnaire for examining online collaborative learning with tests for reliability and validity. Questionnaire items were developed by revising the social presence questionnaire developed by Picciano in 2002 as well as eviewing research in the literature of…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Online Courses, Graduate Students, Higher Education
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Koszalka, Tiffany A.; Wu, Chun-Ping – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
Classic research methods are ineffective in capturing the dynamic relationships among users, technology, and outcomes for technology integration research. Cognitive research attempts to eliminate environmental variability and test for recall and transferability of knowledge representations. Such approaches lead to arguably ineffective measures of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Research Methodology, Technology Integration, Educational Technology
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Lee, Hye-Jung; Yu, Byeong-Min – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
This research is to articulate a learning process in resource-based well-structured instruction in webbased distance learning environment. To explore the learning process, a web resource-based self-learning program, which is highly structured with structuring elements from literature review, was developed as a college level course. Sixty-seven…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Processes, Distance Education, Web Based Instruction
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Miller, Anita – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
Utilization of technology in secondary schools is varied and depends on the training and interest of the individual instructors. Even though technology has advanced way beyond its utilitarian roots of being viewed solely by educators as a useful machine for teachers to key exams and worksheets on, there are still many secondary educators who still…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Secondary Education, Learning Theories, Educational Technology
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Cifuentes, Lauren; Green, Marybeth; McNamara, Jim – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
The research team identified and tested six criteria that operationalize cultural responsiveness as a factor for evaluating school district Websites: cultural utility, representation of diverse cultures of target populations in graphics, percentage of website topics translated into Spanish, the content of topics translated, the level on which…
Descriptors: School Districts, Internet, Hispanic American Students, Culturally Relevant Education
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Harriman, Susan – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
Student participation in online learning activities is a growing priority for Australian government schools. 'Online projects' have emerged as a new learning form, building on non-computer problem-based learning approaches. This paper reports on a study of online learning projects implemented in classes from year 2 to year 11. The purported…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Web Based Instruction
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Bolliger, Doris U. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
It has been suggested in the existing literature that the use of constructivist approaches in the educational setting contributes to active learning and knowledge transfer for students. This paper provides an overview of constructivist approaches used in a graduate-level instructional media production course at a midwestern comprehensive…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Educational Media, Constructivism (Learning), Active Learning
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Ku, Heng-Yu; Lohr, Linda; Cheng, Yi-Chia – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
Few universities are currently offering an online course with collaborative learning component in Instructional Design. This study shared information on an on-going evaluation of online Instructional Design courses from 94 graduate students who have taken this course, hoping to find out the most effective way to deliver similar courses. This…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Instructional Design, Online Courses, Web Based Instruction
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Youn, Soonkyoung – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
Since the Internet was introduced in the field of Educational Technology, it has predominantly been seen as an instructional tool. A number of educational technologists point out that the Internet can be a powerful instructional tool that encourages learners to be involved in problem-solving by using a great deal of information and to enlarge and…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Virtual Classrooms, Interpersonal Communication, Student Attitudes
Ferguson, Pamela – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
The rapid growth of instructional technologies has provided college faculty with a vast array of educational resources and learning opportunities (Grasha, 2000; Kagima & Hausafus, 2001). As described in the relevant literature addressing this issue, there are several potential advantages in utilizing instructional technologies to enrich the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, College Faculty, Educational Technology, Teacher Attitudes
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Colaric, Susan M.; Fine, Bethann; Hofmann, William – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
There is a wealth of information available on the World Wide Web that can assist pre-service teachers in their course studies. Yet observation of students in a technology integration class indicated that students were not able to find resources efficiently or reliably. The purpose of this study was to establish a baseline of what undergraduate,…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Educational Technology, Computer Literacy, Search Engines
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Valle, Rodrigo del; Duffy, Thomas M. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
Interest in online education has grown rapidly over the past and will continue to grow. An increasing number of universities are offering online learning (OL) opportunities. Teacher professional development is part of this trend as well. Numerous recent studies of online teacher professional development environments have been published. Most…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Web Based Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Online Courses
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del Valle, Rodrigo; Oncu, Semiral; Koksal, Nur Fatma; Kim, Nari; Alford, Paul; Duffy, Thomas M. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
The purpose of this exploratory experimental study was to examine how online cognitive facilitation that promotes cognitive presence, while keeping facilitator's social presence constant, affects student learning and satisfaction in an online community of inquiry. In this context, we explored the following questions: (1) Does online high cognitive…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Participant Satisfaction, Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication
Park, Sanghoon; Lim, Jung – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
The purpose of this paper was to investigate the effects of different types of visual illustrations on learner's learning interest, motivation and achievement, especially in multimedia learning. The participants were drawn from two classes of an "Introduction to Educational Technology" course and randomly assigned to one of the three…
Descriptors: Illustrations, Educational Technology, Multimedia Instruction, Visual Aids
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