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Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 47, No. 1 (1999) pp. 5–27
Describes a theoretically and empirically based framework for how users formulate and employ information-seeking strategies in open-ended information systems (OEISs). Discusses challenges related to OEISs. Describes OEIS theoretical and users'...
Overcoming Obstacles and Creating Connections: Community Building in Web-Based Learning Environments
Journal of Computing in Higher Education Vol. 14, No. 1 (2002) pp. 67–86
Presents several strategies that have proven successful for community building in Web-based learning environments. Discusses challenges to community building in terms of space, time, and tools, and how to overcome these challenges. (EV)
Journal of Public Service & Outreach Vol. 2, No. 3 (1997) pp. 36–43
Discusses the construction and feasibility of World Wide Web-based learning environments (WBLEs) for distance education, looking at issues in distance education and Web-based technologies, suggesting guidelines for creation of WBLEs, and presenting...
Flexible Learning Environments: Leveraging the Affordances of Flexible Delivery and Flexible Learning
Innovative Higher Education Vol. 31, No. 3 (October 2006) pp. 187–197
The purpose of this article is to explore the key features of "flexible learning environments" (FLEs). Key principles associated with FLEs are explained. Underlying tenets and support mechanisms necessary for the implementation of FLEs are described....
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 42, No. 2 (1997) pp. 31–37
Explores issues associated with developing Web sites for large organizations based on experiences at AECT (Association for Educational Communications and Technology). Topics include examining the audience, establishing guidelines, design issues,...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 46, No. 5 (2002) pp. 22–26
Considers instructional theory and defines terminology related to teaching, including instruction, curriculum, teaching, and learning. Discusses historical perspectives; curriculum theory; recent works indexed under instructional theory and...
Quarterly Review of Distance Education Vol. 3, No. 4 (2002) pp. 383–93
Describes a study that explored best practices for community building in university Web-based learning environments. Explains use of embedded case study design and discusses results that indicated that incorporating community-building strategies...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 49, No. 3 (2001) pp. 37–52
Several issues related to the educational uses of varied resources must be addressed in order to successfully implement resource-based learning environment. This paper traces the changing nature of resources and perspectives in their use for...
Selected Research and Development Presentations at the 1996 National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (1996)
The purpose of this study was to identify the strategies used by learners in an open-ended hypermedia information system. Four participants were drawn from an introductory technology-for-teachers course incorporating a unit on telecommunications....
Selected Research and Development Presentations at the National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division 1998 (February 1998)
This paper presents a framework and model for design of open-ended learning environments (OELEs). First, an overview is presented that addresses key characteristics of OELEs, including: use of meaningful, complex contexts; provision of tools and...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 45, No. 4 (1997) pp. 37–64
Examines strategies used by adult learners in an open-ended hypermedia information system. Findings indicated: (1) a variety of strategies are used by learners; (2) self-reported knowledge appears to affect the strategies used; and (3) perceptions...
Collaborate to Learn, Learn to Collaborate: Examining the Roles of Context, Community, and Cognition in Asynchronous Discussion
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 36, No. 1 (2007) pp. 89–123
This study explored how asynchronous discussion supported by a Web-based learning system facilitated collaborative learning. The participants in this study consisted of the instructor, facilitators, and the students in a master's level course at a...
Social Learning Theory and Web-Based Learning Environments: A Review of Research and Discussion of Implications
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 23, No. 2 (2009) pp. 88–103
Since the 1970s, cognitive psychological perspectives have dominated pedagogical frameworks and models for designing technology-mediated teaching and learning environments. More recently, social learning perspectives have received attention as...
Contemporary Education Vol. 68, No. 2 (1997) pp. 94–97
Summarizes recent developments in student-centered open-ended learning environments, which provide electronic tools and resources for students to use in addressing authentic situated problems and to support students' thinking and problem-solving...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 43, No. 2 (2010) pp. 183–205
Online groupwork is becoming an increasingly popular instructional strategy. Although researchers have questioned the benefits of groupwork in online learning environments, little empirical research has examined the challenges it presents. The...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 55, No. 1 (February 2007) pp. 27–50
Current teaching and learning methods reveal marked differences between how students approach learning and how instructors approach teaching. Little attention has been paid to understanding these differences and their implications for designing...
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association 1998 (April 1998)
This paper reports outcomes from a development and evaluation effort focused on a specific World Wide Web-based learning environment (WBLE) for school library media specialists (SLMS). Background information is provided explaining how the decision...
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 7, No. 1 (2004) pp. 59–70
Online courses and programs continue to grow in higher education settings. Students are increasingly demanding online access, and universities and colleges are working to meet the demands. Yet many questions remain re: the viability and veracity of...
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 25, No. 2 (2011) pp. 91–104
Distance education, particularly online education, is becoming a standard experience in formal learning environments, particularly at the postsecondary level. As more faculty and students have expectations that distance education is a part of the...