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Dimensions of a Knowledge Support System: Multimedia Cases and High Bandwidth Telecommunications for Teacher Professional Development
Selected Research and Development Presentations at the 1996 National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (1996)
The Common Thread Case Project is a multi-year project that uses multimedia compact disc technology and high-bandwidth telecommunications to provide a unique, case-based professional development network for teachers in the midst of systemic reform...
Examining Data Driven Decision Making via Formative Assessment: A Confluence of Technology, Data Interpretation Heuristics and Curricular Policy
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 11, No. 2 (June 2011) pp. 205–222
Although the term data-driven decision making (DDDM) is relatively new (Moss, 2007), the underlying concept of DDDM is not. For example, the practices of formative assessment and computer-managed instruction have historically involved the use of...
Communities of Practice in Online Classes? Evidence from a Qualitative Content Analysis of a Discussion Forum
Global Learn 2010 (May 17, 2010) pp. 4200–4209
Abstract: Communities of Practice (Wenger 1998) have received much consideration for virtual learning communities, but little research has been done to examine the actual texts of discussion forums in online education to identify elements of the...
Educational Technology Vol. 33, No. 4 (1993) pp. 45–59
Describes tracking tools used by designers and users to evaluate the efficacy of hypermedia systems. Highlights include human-computer interaction research; tracking tools and user-centered design; and three examples from the Interactive Multimedia...
Common Thread Case Project: Developing Associations of Experienced and Novice Educators through Technology
Journal of Teacher Education Vol. 47, No. 3 (1996) pp. 185–90
Describes an exploratory study that examined the potential of combining teaching cases with telecommunications to stimulate learning communities of new and experienced teachers. Experienced and beginning history teachers had informal subject matter...
Exploring the Instruction of Fluid Dynamics Concepts in an Immersive Virtual Environment: A Case Study of Pedagogical Strategies
Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Meeting 2004 (October 2005)
The deployment of immersive, non-restrictive environments for instruction and learning presents a new set of challenges for instructional designers and educators. Adopting the conceptual frameworks of Sherin's (2002) learning while teaching and...
Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 22, No. 2 (1989) pp. 119–26
Discussion of the philosophies and theories of language learning focuses on the development of a hypermedia language program. Levels of knowledge analysis are discussed, communicative language proficiency is described, learner interactions with the...
Towards a Person-Centered Model of Instruction: Can An Emphasis on the Personal Enhance Instruction in Cyberspace?
Quarterly Review of Distance Education Vol. 2, No. 3 (2001) pp. 193–207
A person-centered instructional design model was developed for virtual, Web-based environments, based on the work of Carl Rogers. This model attempts to address several issues raised in the literature. A person-centered instructional model is...
Conceptualizing a Narrative Simulation to Promote Dialogic Reflection: Using a Multiple Outcome Design to Engage Teacher Mentors
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 58, No. 3 (June 2010) pp. 325–342
Experienced teachers, tasked with mentoring, often find themselves inundated with large amounts of didactic information as they prepare for guiding new interns. In an effort to develop training that would both prepare new mentors and revitalize...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 2689–2694
A critical factor in the successful integration of computers into teaching and learning is teacher training. In the literature, there are descriptions of several applications of videoconferencing technology to support the development of preservice...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 2257–2260
Inquiry based instruction is an accepted practice in science education. Models such as the 5E approach have long been used in classrooms at all levels of education. As we seek to integrate the ever-emerging technologies into classroom practice care...
Social Education Vol. 74, No. 3 (2010) pp. 148–151
Podcasting remains one of the hot "buzz words" in technology today--both in and out of schools. For high school economics teachers, there is a growing number of podcasts targeted for instruction on economics. While the podcasts can be useful...