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Computers & Education Vol. 88, No. 1 (October 2015) pp. 303–314
This study investigated the occurrence of the redundancy effect in a normal classroom when presenting multiple formats of information with the assistance of electronic slideshows. A virtual classroom that simulates a normal classroom was developed...
Extended Automatic Pointing Assistive Program--A Pointing Assistance Program to Help People with Developmental Disabilities Improve Their Pointing Efficiency
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 31, No. 3 (2010) pp. 672–679
The latest research adopted software technology to improve pointing performance is through an Automatic Pointing Assistive Program (APAP). However, APAP has some limitations. This study evaluated whether two children with developmental disabilities...
Assisting People with Developmental Disabilities Improve Their Collaborative Pointing Efficiency with a Multiple Cursor Automatic Pointing Assistive Program
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 31, No. 2 (2010) pp. 600–607
This study evaluated whether four persons (two groups) with developmental disabilities would be able to improve their collaborative pointing performance through a Multiple Cursor Automatic Pointing Assistive Program (MCAPAP) with a newly developed...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2002 (2002) pp. 2161–2164
The purpose of the three focus groups with the seven advisory panel members and 16 students was to evaluate the program in general so as to improve and strengthen the program. The participants of the focus groups identified the important or...
Journal of Agricultural Education Vol. 43, No. 4 (2002) pp. 1–11
Students in web-based courses (n=74) completed the Group Embedded Figures Test and an online questionnaire on learning strategies and patterns. They used strategies to determine important ideas from lectures and memorize key concepts. They used...
Web-based Learning: Relationships among Student Motivation, Attitudes, Learning Styles, and Achievement
Journal of Agricultural Education Vol. 42, No. 4 (2001) pp. 12–20
Of 74 students taking web-based agriculture courses, two-thirds were identified as field independent. There were no achievement differences between field-dependent and field-independent students. Students enjoyed the convenience and pacing and were...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 993–994
This poster presentation will provide an overview of the course design of the Master of Science in Agronomy Distance Education Program at Iowa State University. The presentation will share experiences of the course design and formative evaluations ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 2303–2308
The purpose of this paper is to report the various formative evaluation activities that have been conducted for the Masters of Science in Agronomy Distance Education Program at Iowa State University and to provide useful recommendations for...
Journal of Agricultural Education Vol. 40, No. 1 (1999) pp. 57–65
Using exploratory factor analysis, data from 132 agriculture faculty showed that they rated the academic rigor of off-campus courses (in terms of active learning, effort, and high cognitive levels) lower than on-campus courses. Their opinions were...
Comparing Quality in On-Campus and Off-Campus Courses: Perceptions of College of Agriculture Faculty
Journal of Agricultural Education Vol. 40, No. 1 (1999) pp. 49–56
In a study using a total quality management framework, 132 agriculture faculty perceived off-campus courses as being lower in quality. There were small quality differences on user- and value-related factors, but greater disparities in manufacturing...
Relationships among student attitudes, motivation, learning styles, learning strategies, patterns of learning, and achievement: A formative evaluation of distance education via Web-based courses
(1998) pp. 1–122
The World Wide Web (WWW) is the latest in a long line of educational technologies, and the list of courses on it is growing daily. Formative evaluations would help educators enhance teaching and learning in Web-based courses. This study analyzed the ...