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University of North Texas
Rapid Prototyping for Speedy Program Design: Designing a Program for Volunteering Undergraduates Working in a Virtual World
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 3122–3125
Abstract: This paper investigates the instructional design methods used when designing and developing a virtual world’s program for undergraduate students. The Instructional System Design (ISD) of Rapid Instructional Design was used to develop a...
Gender Differences and Middle School Students’ Views of Smartphone and Social Media for Learning, Social Connection, and Entertainment
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2014 (Jun 23, 2014) pp. 684–690
Both educators and researchers have lately shown increasing interest in use of mobile devices and social media for learning. Researchers seek to discover how these technology tools are best used, mostly used, and how they contribute to social...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 60, No. 2 (2016) pp. 98–101
During several panel presentations at the AECT Annual Convention in Indianapolis in November 2015, concerns with MOOCs were raised. In this paper the authors discuss a few of those concerns of extra interest, and explain the relatively new...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 1609–1614
Transmedia offers a new way of learning: through story shared and distributed over various media. This paper shares a background to transmedia storytelling and alternate reality games, further proposes a means by which we may create engaging...
Traits, Skills, & Competencies Aligned with Workplace Demands: What Today's Instructional Designers Need to Master
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 3126–3132
What are the traits, skills, and key competencies that instructional designers must have to be successful at finding and attaining employment? Analysis conducted on fifty-nine online instructional design job postings identified key competencies...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 1909–1914
Abstract: Technology Affinity and STEM Semantic Survey data were gathered from 152 high school students, general college students, and preservice teacher candidates during 2011 to investigate how well technology affinity and STEM disposition...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 58, No. 6 (November 2014) pp. 12–13
It is becoming increasingly vital to publish and share research as well as get citations for the purpose of researcher visibility. The publishing options available for research distribution seem endless. It really is an academic jungle out there!...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (Oct 18, 2011) pp. 2452–2454
Surveys assessing digital technology affinity and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) dispositions were administered to approximately 200 higher education learners during the summer and fall of 2011. Findings were that digital...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2014 (Oct 20, 2014) pp. 1564–1569
Today digital footprints are left all over the Internet for others to find. This article reviews the means through which scholars can organize research and connect digital scholarship for increased visibility and impact. A survey of the literature...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 1572–1579
Abstract: This paper is a report on the validation of a new version of the Computer Attitude Questionnaire (CAQ) which is an instrument for measurement of student attitudes toward computers (comfort and learning with), empathy, creativity, and...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 15, No. 4 (2016) pp. 483–508
University efforts in the first year of college promote freshman student engagement in learning with the objective of improving retention and persistence, and are likely to ultimately lead to college success with timely graduation. This paper...