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Slagter van Tryon, Patricia J.; McDonald, Jason; Hirumi, Atsusi – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2018
The ability of novice instructional designers to become skilled problem-solvers, who select and apply appropriate instructional design (ID) models in their work environments, are key competencies generally sought after in introductory ID courses. Yet, the proliferation of ID models, coupled with varied philosophies and practices about how ID is…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Teacher Collaboration, Beginning Teachers, Models
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Lowell, Victoria L.; Ashby, Iryna V. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2018
Instructional designers (IDs) frequently collaborate with subject matter experts, peer IDs, and other professionals (Intentional Futures 2016). Such collaboration often requires an exchange of feedback on design plans and work completed with and for others, as well as self-assessment of one's own skills and work during the design process…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Feedback (Response), Online Courses, Mixed Methods Research
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Stefaniak, Jill; Baaki, John; Hoard, Brent; Stapleton, Laura – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2018
Needs assessment is a fundamental step in the instructional design process where instructional designers must determine the difference between the current state of affairs and a desired state. Throughout the needs assessment process, the instructional designer must feel comfortable making decisions and assumptions based on the information that has…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Instructional Design, Intervention, Protocol Analysis
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Lachheb, Ahmed; Boling, Elizabeth – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2018
Minimal attention has been paid by scholars to practitioners' views of and experiences with instructional design tools. Instructional design practitioners working in diverse setting were surveyed regarding the tools they use in their practice, and interviewed regarding how they explain their choices to use the tools that they do. A survey…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Teacher Surveys, Interviews, Personal Narratives
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Oyarzun, Beth; Stefaniak, Jill; Bol, Linda; Morrison, Gary R. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2018
One current focus of research regarding online courses concentrates on identifying effective design and delivery methodologies. This non-experimental comparative research study investigated two types of learner-to-learner interaction techniques: designed and contextual interactions and their effects on learner achievement, social presence,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Interaction, Student Satisfaction, Online Courses
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Brown, Abbie H.; Green, Timothy D. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2018
Instructional Design literature provides descriptions of established models that are particularly helpful for novices learning the patterns and approaches that have historically proven successful. However, it does not provide as much information about the design process in its largest sense. The popularity of established ID models may cause…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Models, Faculty Development, Expertise
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Ritzhaupt, Albert D.; Martin, Florence; Pastore, Raymond; Kang, Youngju – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this research was to identify the competencies of educational technologists by surveying the professionals within the field. The Educational Technology Competency Survey (ETCS) developed in this research was based on a conceptual framework that emphases the definition of educational technology and associated knowledge, skill, and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Competence, Models, Factor Analysis
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Bardakci, Salih – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2018
This study explores the perception of exclusion in online social networks by synthesizing the Corresponding Fields Model (Helsper in "Commun Theory" 22(4):403-426, 2012). The predictors in the model, including access barriers, insecurity, usage competencies, and cultural mismatch, was empirically tested based on data from 480…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Social Networks, Inclusion
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Shelton, Chris – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2018
When university faculty and students use technology, they do so in a specific context and researchers have acknowledged that in order to understand use (or non-use) of technology in higher education they need to account for this. However, although the importance of context is not questioned, there is little consensus over which contexts are…
Descriptors: Ecology, Models, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Mohamadi, Zohre – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2018
As a response to the advancement of technology into every aspect of human life especially education and the need for more involvement on the side of learners advocated by learner-centered approaches towards education, this study aimed at investigating comparative effect of project-based (PBL) learning and electronic project-based learning (EPBL)…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Electronic Learning, Comparative Analysis
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Schuh, Kathy L.; Van Horne, Sam; Russell, Jae-eun – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2018
In this paper, we discuss the activity systems of students and instructors who used an interactive e-textbook in their instructional activities. Data included instructor interviews and student journals about e-textbook use in eight university courses. Exploration of the data through a cultural-historical activity theory lens indicated that…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Textbooks, College Students, Social Theories
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Lee, Eunbae; Harris, R. Lainie Wilson – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2018
While understanding of domain specific vocabularies is essential in content learning, little research informs teaching practices for glossary learning. This study examines the relationship among vocabulary learning, student autonomy, and course performance through the theoretical framework of self-determination theory and second language…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Glossaries, Personal Autonomy, Vocabulary Development
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Frisch, Jennifer Kreps; Jackson, Paula C.; Murray, Meg C. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2018
We developed an inquiry-driven course to enable students to develop skills they need to effectively use large amounts of information available on the Internet (including evaluating information, synthesizing, and collaborating) and engage more deeply with science content. Student teams collaborated to construct a scientific question, research what…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Biology, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Shang, Hui-Fang – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2018
The ability to read English efficiently and effectively is important for medical students because they have to read a lot of medical texts published in English. This is challenging especially for non-native speakers. This study measures Taiwanese medical students' self-perceived use of metacognitive strategies while reading printed texts and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Medical Students
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Schwarzenberg, Pablo; Navon, Jaime; Nussbaum, Miguel; Pérez-Sanagustín, Mar; Caballero, Daniela – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2018
The flipped classroom has shown a positive effect on academic performance and student satisfaction. However, there are relatively few studies that help us understand when or why this method has a positive effect on students, so as to aid the design of a flipped class. In this study, an instrument for assessing the student learning experience in…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Blended Learning, Academic Achievement, Student Satisfaction
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