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Wang, Yu-Mei – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2014
Facilitation of online discussions presents a challenge to online learning instructors. Unlike in face-to-face courses, students in online learning do not have physical contacts with instructors. They might view instructors as authoritarian figures and perceive instructor's comments as impersonal. This article details the author's personal…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Computer Mediated Communication, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies
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Kahn, Russell L. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
This article develops and applies an analytic matrix for searching and using Web 2.0 resources along a learning continuum based on learning styles. This continuum applies core concepts of cognitive psychology, which places an emphasis on internal processes, such as motivation, thinking, attitudes, and reflection. A pilot study found that access to…
Descriptors: Cognitive Psychology, Taxonomy, Web 2.0 Technologies, Cognitive Style
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Yang, Yong-Chil; Park, Eunmi – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2012
This study is designed to address aspects of self-regulation and self-efficacy as they relate to critical issues in the design and evaluation of online learning programs. It begins with a discussion of the rapid growth of distance learning programs at all levels and across virtually all disciplines of educational programming. Much of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Distance Education
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Singh, Gurmukh – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2012
The present article is primarily targeted for the advanced college/university undergraduate students of chemistry/physics education, computational physics/chemistry, and computer science. The most recent software system such as MS Visual Studio .NET version 2010 is employed to perform computer simulations for modeling Bohr's quantum theory of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Quantum Mechanics, Physics, Chemistry
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Gradel, Kathleen; Edson, Alden J. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
This article focuses on meshing technology-enhanced learning with cooperative learning pedagogy, to address teaching/learning challenges in higher education online and hybrid courses. Illustrations of implementation are made using coursework exemplars. Start-up solutions and sample applications are summarized. The purposes of this article are to…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Group Activities, Educational Strategies, Online Courses
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Adams, Ruifang Hope; Strickland, Jane – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
This study investigated the effects of computer-assisted feedback strategies that have been utilized by university students in a technology education curriculum. Specifically, the study examined the effectiveness of the computer-assisted feedback strategy "Knowledge of Response feedback" (KOR), and the "Knowledge of Correct…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Control Groups, Technology Education, Experimental Groups
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O'Connor, Eileen – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
Given the challenges facing higher education in the fast-changing educational and social environment, what can be learned from an instructor who has braved the rapidly changing stream of technologies and has subsequently developed a personal and productive approach to using emerging technologies to teach better and farther? What aspects of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Distance Education, Online Courses, Social Environment
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Gardner, Joel; Jeon, Tae – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
Merrill proposes First Principles of Instruction, including a problem- or task-centered strategy for designing instruction. However, when the tasks or problems are ill-defined or complex, task-centered instruction can be difficult to design. We describe an online task-centered training at a land-grant university designed to train employees to use…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Land Grant Universities, Web Based Instruction, Instructional Design