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Davidson-Shivers, Gayle V.; Luyegu, Eunice; Kimble, Barbara E. – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2012
Non-participation and poor quality participation in online environments is often discussed in the literature. Interaction and engagement in online discussions are critical for understanding and constructing new knowledge. In this case study, we examined messages posted by graduate students in four online debates for quantity and quality. The…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Persuasive Discourse, Student Participation, Debate
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MacKinnon, Gregory; Saklofske, Jon – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2011
A virtual world was created in an effort to supplement the study of the novel "The Natural Daughter". The educational impact of the virtual world experience on college students of English Literature was assessed using concept mapping as a measure of conceptual change. While conceptual change was evident, the origin of the growth was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Internet, Computer Simulation
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Bulger, Monica E.; Mayer, Richard E.; Almeroth, Kevin C.; Blau, Sheridan D. – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2008
Although engagement and learning appear linked, quantitatively measuring this relationship is challenging. New technologies offer a window into studying the interactions among classroom activity, student engagement, and positive learning outcomes in computer-equipped classrooms. A Classroom Behavioral Analysis System (CBAS) was developed to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Internet, Lecture Method, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Judd, Terry; Kennedy, Gregor – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2008
Audit trail analysis can provide valuable insights to researchers and evaluators interested in comparing and contrasting designers' expectations of use and students' actual patterns of use of educational technology environments (ETEs). Sequence analysis techniques are particularly effective but have been neglected to some extent because of real…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Investigations, Recreational Facilities, Educational Technology
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Lai, Ah-Fur; Chen, Deng-Jyi; Chen, Shu-Ling – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2008
The IRT (Item Response Theory) has been studied and applied in computer-based test for decades. However, almost of all these existing studies evaluated focus merely on test questions with text-based (or static text/graphic) type of presentation form illustrated exclusively. In this paper, we present our study on test questions using both…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Semantics, Difficulty Level, Item Response Theory