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Hirumi, Atsusi – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2013
Advances in technology offer a vast array of opportunities for facilitating elearning. However, difficulties may arise if elearning research and design, including the use of emerging technologies, are based primarily on past practices, fads, or political agendas. This article describes refinements made to a framework for designing and sequencing…
Descriptors: Interaction, Electronic Learning, Design Preferences, Curriculum Design
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Chen, Baiyun; Hirumi, Atsusi; Zhang, Ning Jackie – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2007
It is synthesized that advance organizers (AOs)--an effective orienting device in traditional classroom instruction--may enhance students' information literacy in self-directed online classes. The current study investigated 2 types of advance organizers, graphic and text, in a fully Web-based undergraduate course of health care ethics. Both the…
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Information Literacy, Web Based Instruction, Distance Education
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Hirumi, Atsusi – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2005
Educational institutions across the country are adopting guidelines to help assure the quality of e-learning programs and courses. Corporations are also adopting guidelines, but their focus is on the interoperability and reusability of learning objects. While there are commonalities, there are also significant differences between how education and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Quality, Guidelines, Higher Education
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Hirumi, Atsusi – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2002
Proposes a three-level framework for classifying elearning (electronic learning) interactions in distance education. Illustrates how the framework may be used to design and sequence electronic learning interactions, analyze planned interactions to reduce the need for costly revisions, and organize research to help interpret findings and guide…
Descriptors: Classification, Instructional Design, Interaction, Man Machine Systems
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Hirumi, Atsusi – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2000
Describes efforts by a team of faculty, staff, students, and administrators at a small southwestern university to "Web-base" a graduate degree program. Identifies eight functional system components that must be addressed and aligned to promote distance learning. Discusses key issues and decisions made during development of the system in the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Development, Distance Education