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Rubin, Jim – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2013
WebQuests have been a popular alternative for collaborative group work that utilizes internet resources, but studies have questioned how effective they are in challenging students to use higher order thinking processes that involve creative problem solving. This article explains how different levels of inquiry relate to categories of learning…
Descriptors: Internet, Problem Solving, Creativity, Computer Uses in Education
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Casey, Gail – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2013
This article reports on part of the author's PhD action research study. It examines the complexity of features that social media and Web 2.0 offer when combined with face-to-face teaching and learning. Action research was used to help redesign the learning programs of XXX's thirteen Middle Years classes over an eighteen month period. These…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interaction, Internet, Web Sites
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Styliaras, Georgios; Koukopoulos, Dimitrios – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2012
The needs of everyday life for communication and interactivity anywhere and at anytime have led to the tremendous development of mobile devices and applications. Nowadays, we want to have access to enhanced services with high quality at indoor and outdoor environments. Smartphone is a clever new media that supports interactivity and communication…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Internet, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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He, Wu; Hartley, Kendall – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2010
Lesson planning serves as a key means for ensuring the quality of instruction. In an effort to facilitate and improve the literature related to lesson planning, this paper proposes a framework which integrates online lesson planners, databases, case libraries, and Web 2.0 tools such as blogs and wikis to support both pre-service and in-service…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Lesson Plans, Libraries
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Salen, Katie – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2007
Educators and education advocates have recently acknowledged that the ability to think systemically is one of the necessary skills for success in the 21st century. Game-making is especially well-suited to encouraging meta-level reflection on the skills and processes that designer-players use in building such systems. Membership in a community of…
Descriptors: Literacy, Play, Reading Skills, Educational Games
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Bird, Nora – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2006
The World Wide Web (Web), the largest multimedia system in existence, has been heralded by many as the perfect tool for lifelong learning. One topic mentioned in this regard is science, since many adults have little prior knowledge about it and the field is constantly changing. Yet little empirical research has been done to examine how web…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Learning Theories, Lifelong Learning, Internet
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Chen, Jueming; Kinshuk – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2005
The use of computers and the Internet has successfully enabled educational institutions to provide their students and staff members with various online educational services. With the recent developments in mobile technology, further possibilities are emerging to provide such services through mobile devices such as mobile phones and PDAs. By…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Technology Integration
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Zaldivar, Vicente Arturo Romero; Arandia, Jon Ander Elorriaga; Brito, Mateo Lezcano – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2005
In this article, the main characteristics of the educational browser YADBrowser are described. One of the main objectives of this project is to define new languages and object models which facilitate the creation of educational applications for the Internet. The fundamental characteristics of the object model of the browser are also described.…
Descriptors: Internet, Programming, Programming Languages, Computer Software
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Shortridge, Ann; Sabo, George – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2005
In the fall of 1996, the Arkansas Archeological Survey and the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville received a $180,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Teaching With Technology program. The goal of this grant initiative was to encourage creation of content-rich, computer-based materials…
Descriptors: Internet, Grants, Educational Technology, United States History
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Eshet-Alkalai, Yoram – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2004
Digital literacy involves more than the mere ability to use software or operate a digital device; it includes a large variety of complex cognitive, motor, sociological, and emotional skills, which users need in order to function effectively in digital environments. The tasks required in this context include, for example, "reading" instructions…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Technological Literacy, Information Technology, Visual Perception
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Vila, Joaquin; Lim, Billy; Anajpure, Archana – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2004
The most common interaction with the Web is through the ubiquitous browser using visual interfaces. Most search engines use traditional visual interfaces to interact with its users. However, for certain applications and users it is desirable to have other modes of interaction with the Web. Current interfaces limit the mobility of the user and…
Descriptors: Interaction, Internet, Search Engines, Search Strategies
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Dodds, Philip; Fletcher, J. D. – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2004
Empirical evaluations suggest that use of interactive technologies can reduce the costs of instruction by about one-third. In addition, they can either increase achievement by about one-third while holding time constant or reduce time needed to achieve targeted instructional objectives by about one-third. These technologies can be delivered over…
Descriptors: Semantics, Internet, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
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Burch, Randall O. – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2001
Discussion of Web-based distance education focuses on communication issues. Highlights include Internet communications; components of a Web site, including site architecture, user interface, information delivery method, and mode of feedback; elements of Web design, including conceptual design, sensory design, and reactive design; and a Web…
Descriptors: Computer Interfaces, Computer Mediated Communication, Distance Education, Feedback