NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 13 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
van der Meij, Hans; van der Meij, Jan; Voerman, Tessa; Duipmans, Evert – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2018
Video tutorials for software training are becoming more and more popular, but their construction and effectiveness is understudied. This paper presents a theoretical model that combines demonstration-based training (DBT) and multimedia learning theory as a framework for design. The study investigated the effects of video tutorials on motivation,…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Tutorial Programs, Computer Software, Models
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Hancock-Niemic, Mary A.; Lin, Lijia; Atkinson, Robert K.; Renkl, Alexander; Wittwer, Joerg – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2016
The purpose of the study was to investigate the efficacy of using faded worked examples presented in matrices with problem structure variability to enhance learners' ability to recognize the underlying structure of the problems. Specifically, this study compared the effects of matrix-format versus linear-format faded worked examples combined with…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Matrices, Models, Comparative Analysis
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Proske, Antje; Roscoe, Rod D.; McNamara, Danielle S. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2014
Achieving sustained student engagement with practice in computer-based writing strategy training can be a challenge. One potential solution is to foster engagement by embedding practice in educational games; yet there is currently little research comparing the effectiveness of game-based practice versus more traditional forms of practice. In this…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Computer Games, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Hung, Woei – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2011
The success of an intervention depends not only upon its theoretical soundness, but also on proper implementation that reflects the guidelines derived from its theoretical conception. Debates surrounding the effectiveness of problem-based learning (PBL) have focused on its theoretical conception and students' learning outcomes, but implementation…
Descriptors: Evidence, Problem Based Learning, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Schlomske, Nadine; Pirnay-Dummer, Pablo – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2009
The following empirical study examines the acquisition of expertise. The model structures in the domain of empirical methodologies were examined in a time period of two semesters. At each measurement point (N = 5), the model structures of the reference groups were compared with those of the group of learners. The group of learners consisted of (N…
Descriptors: Reference Groups, Research Methodology, Expertise, Models
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Boot, Eddy W.; van Merrienboer, Jeroen J. G.; Veerman, Arja L. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2007
The development of instructional software is a complex process, posing high demands to the technical and didactical expertise of developers. Domain specialists rather than professional developers are often responsible for it, but authoring tools with pre-structured templates claim to compensate for this limited experience. This study compares…
Descriptors: Courseware, Comparative Analysis, Production Techniques, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Zahner, Jane E.; And Others – Educational Technology, Research and Development, 1992
Discusses the evaluation of instructional software, describes two versions of a software evaluation model, and reports the results of two studies that compared evaluative decisions based upon subjective software ratings and data collected using both versions of the evaluation model. Teacher use of student data for decision making is also examined.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Evaluation, Courseware
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Tennyson, Robert D. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 1994
Compares seven positions on media influences on learning that were presented in a previous journal issue; discusses the conflict between advocates of a given approach versus integrated approaches to the solving of complex problems; and presents a model that links cognitive processes to computer-based prescriptions for improvements in learning. (35…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Media, Integrated Activities
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Jonassen, David H. – Educational Technology, Research and Development, 1991
Analyzes the philosophical assumptions underlying instructional systems technology (IST). Cognitive and behavioral learning theories are discussed, their effects on IST are considered, the philosophical paradigms of objectivism and constructivism are compared, applications of constructivism are described, and implications of constructivism for IST…
Descriptors: Behaviorism, Cognitive Processes, Comparative Analysis, Instructional Design
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Grabinger, R. Scott – Educational Technology, Research and Development, 1993
Describes two studies that compared university students' judgments about the readability and studyability of two sets of computer screens: a set of model displays and a set of real screens copied from computer-assisted instruction programs. Relationships among viewers' preferences and field dependence/independence, conceptual style, and gender…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Design Requirements
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
You, Yeongmahn – Educational Technology, Research and Development, 1993
Explains chaos theory; compares a conventional instructional systems design (ISD) approach with chaos theory and dynamic nonlinear systems, including deterministic predictability and indeterministic unpredictability and negative and positive feedback; explores theoretical implications for developing an alternative ISD model; and recommends future…
Descriptors: Chaos Theory, Comparative Analysis, Feedback, Instructional Design
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Edmonds, Gerald S.; And Others – Educational Technology Research and Development, 1994
Presents a conceptual framework for comparing instructional design models and employing appropriate design applications. Highlights include the classification system on which the framework is centered and how the framework allows for the models' instructional context and the size of the audience. (27 references) (KRN)
Descriptors: Classification, Comparative Analysis, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods