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Dwyer, Christopher P.; Hogan, Michael J.; Harney, Owen M.; Kavanagh, Caroline – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2017
Critical thinking (CT) is a metacognitive process, consisting of a number of sub-skills and dispositions that, when used appropriately, increases the chances of producing a logical conclusion to an argument or solution to a problem. Though the CT literature argues that dispositions are as important to CT as is the ability to perform CT skills, the…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Metacognition, Interaction, Personality Traits
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Gogus, Aytac – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2013
Cognitive scientists investigate mental models (how humans organize and structure knowledge in their minds) so as to understand human understanding of and interactions with the world. Cognitive and mental model research is concerned with internal conceptual systems that are not easily or directly observable. The goal of this research was to…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Software Evaluation, College Students, Comparative Analysis
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Yang, Dazhi; Richardson, Jennifer C.; French, Brian F.; Lehman, James D. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2011
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a content analysis model for assessing students' cognitive learning in asynchronous online discussions. It adopted a fully mixed methods design, in which qualitative and quantitative methods were employed sequentially for data analysis and interpretation. Specifically, the design was a…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Factor Analysis, Data Analysis, Content Analysis
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Johansen, Justin; Wiley, David – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2011
The purposes of this study were to (a) determine the cost of converting BYU Independent Study's e-learning courses into OpenCourseWare, (b) assess the impact of opening those courses on paid enrollment in the credit-bearing versions of the courses, and (c) use these data to judge whether or not an OpenCourseWare program could be financially…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Independent Study, Distance Education, Sustainability
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Tracey, Monica W. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2009
This is a report of one case of a design and development research study that aimed to validate an overlay instructional design model incorporating the theory of multiple intelligences into instructional systems design. After design and expert review model validation, The Multiple Intelligence (MI) Design Model, used with an Instructional Systems…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Program Implementation, Models, Validity
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Capelo, Carlos; Dias, Joao Ferreira – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2009
This study aims to be a contribution to a theoretical model that explains the effectiveness of the learning and decision-making processes by means of a feedback and mental models perspective. With appropriate mental models, managers should be able to improve their capacity to deal with dynamically complex contexts, in order to achieve long-term…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Models, Decision Making, Learning Processes
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Seok, Soonhwa – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2009
The purpose of this study was to identify and validate items applicable to evaluating online courses at the postsecondary level. Items were derived from a review of the literature. Four judges rated the similarity of the items by making pair-wise comparisons utilizing multidimensional scaling (MDS). The study consisted of five stages. Stage I…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Multidimensional Scaling, Course Evaluation, Test Items
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Belland, Brian R.; Glazewski, Krista D.; Richardson, Jennifer C. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2008
Problem-based learning (PBL) is an instructional approach in which students in small groups engage in an authentic, ill-structured problem, and must (1) define, generate and pursue learning issues to understand the problem, (2) develop a possible solution, (3) provide evidence to support their solution, and (4) present their solution and the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Problem Based Learning, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Models
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Kim, Yanghee; Baylor, Amy L. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2006
Teaching and learning are highly social activities. Seminal psychologists such as Vygotsky, Piaget, and Bandura have theorized that social interaction is a key mechanism in the process of learning and development. In particular, the benefits of peer interaction for learning and motivation in classrooms have been broadly demonstrated through…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction, Learning Processes
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Plass, Jan L.; Salisbury, Mark W. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2002
Reviews currently available instructional systems design models and describes a new design model for Web-based knowledge management (KM) systems, based on a living-systems approach, and the mechanisms it contains for accommodating change and growth. Illustrates the application of the phases of the model in the development of a KM system with…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer System Design, Design Preferences, Educational Technology
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Clariana, Roy B.; Wagner, Daren; Murphy, Lucia C. Roher – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2000
Considers the effects of feedback on memory with an emphasis on retention of initial error responses. Applies a connectionist approach to explain feedback effects. High school students completed a computer-based lesson with either delayed feedback, single-try immediate feedback, or multiple-try immediate feedback. Findings indicate a connectionist…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Evaluation, Feedback, High School Students
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Cates, Ward Mitchell; Bruce, Ronald R. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2000
Discussion of computer-based online help systems for instructional software focuses on three types of learner support: for optimizing use of a computer program; for learning content; and for monitoring and enhancing learning. Proposes a multi-dimensional model of learner-support space defined by the intrusiveness of the delivery methods and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Learning Strategies, Models