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The University of Memphis
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning Vol. 5, No. 2 (2011) pp. 37–69
Project-based learning offers promise as an instructional method that affords authentic learning tasks grounded in the personal interests of learners. While previous research has presented results of learning gains, motivations, and teacher...
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 7, No. 4 (2004) pp. 329–341
Professional development at postsecondary institutions has primarily been supported through a central faculty development center. With purposive sampling, this small case study explored the ways in which teacher education faculty members were...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 53, No. 6 (November 2009) pp. 24–34
The website "Active Listening" was developed within a larger project--"Interactive Web-based training in the subtleties of communication and active listening skill development." The Active Listening site aims to provide beginning counseling...
Examining the relationships of different cognitive load types related to user interface in web-based instruction
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 23, No. 1 (Jan 01, 2012) pp. 29–55
This study proposes a new instrument to measure cognitive load types related to user interface and demonstrates theoretical assumptions about different load types. In reconsidering established cognitive load theory, the inadequacies of the theory...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 3009–3014
Christian spirituality is encouraged through a range of practices including traditional participation in liturgy and reading the Bible. The possibility to use information and communication technology as a means for members of local faith communities ...
Global Learn 2015 (April 2015) pp. 481–486
Learning management systems (LMSs) are comprised of many tools and features. Promotional literature from LMS vendors frequently describes their latest innovations, additions, or revisions but is void of the learning theory on which the development...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 3061–3063
In June 2010, the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) launched a plan to explore mobile teaching and learning in Tennessee. Inviting postsecondary faculty from over 25 workforce development centers across the state, exploration about the impacts of...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 1844–1848
This session present a case study in mobile learning in higher education. Using findings from quantitative data (survey results) and qualitative data (discussion posts), we will describe a small study for a graduate teacher education course in...
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD) Vol. 80, No. 9 (2009) pp. 43–46
Creating a physical education department web site is an excellent way to promote a positive image of the program, because students and parents are able to find important information and improve the lines of communication. A well-designed physical...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 1054–1059
This paper presents theoretical foundations to investigate in what ways a metaphorical interface in Web-based instruction affects learning in terms of cognitive load. The previous study by the authors revealed there were no significant differences...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 3, No. 4 (1994) pp. 259–62
Describes a successful interdepartmental program at a major research-oriented university that melds freshman writing with freshman biology. Extensive, repeated feedback on individual student writing projects from two instructors appears to work...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 20, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 5–33
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of three different interface types on Web-based instruction: a text-based interface, a graphical interface and a metaphorical interface. In order to determine differences among three...
Mobile computing devices in higher education: Student perspectives on learning with cellphones, smartphones & social media
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 19, No. 1 (October 2013) pp. 18–26
The purpose of this research was to explore teaching and learning when mobile computing devices, such as cellphones and smartphones, were implemented in higher education. This paper presents a portion of the findings on students' perceptions of...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 60, No. 3 (June 2012) pp. 399–420
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a metaphorical interface on germane cognitive load in Web-based instruction. Based on cognitive load theory, germane cognitive load is a cognitive investment for schema construction and...
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 38, No. 1 (2005) pp. 65–98
The purpose of this study was to explore how individual differences--specifically abilities--were used in the construction of computer-mediated learning artifacts while working within a project-based learning environment. A case study design was...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 64, No. 6 (2016) pp. 1053–1081
This qualitative study aimed at exploring how health professionals use instructional design principles to create health education interventions. A purposeful sample of 12 participants was selected, using criterion and snowballing sampling strategies....
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2004 (2004) pp. 2701–2706
The World Wide Web has become a widely available platform for educational application. Web based applications can provide an interactive learning environment where students build up their own knowledge However, web is often limited in guidance,...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 2103–2110
The purpose of this study was to explore how individual differences were used in the construction of computer mediated learning artifacts while working within a constructionist learning environment. A case study design was used with five...
The Computer-Assisted Hypnosis Scale: Standardization and Norming of a Computer-Administered Measure of Hypnotic Ability
Psychological Assessment Vol. 7, No. 1 (1995) pp. 49–58
In a counterbalanced, within subjects, repeated measures design, 130 undergraduates were administered the Computer-Assisted Hypnosis Scale (CAHS) and the Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale and were hypnotized. The CAHS was shown to be a...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 4795–4800
The purpose of this paper is to report the experiences of three different, grant-funded teacher professional development projects for STEM education. The projects took place in three different southern U.S. states. Each project involved the Common ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (Mar 21, 2016) pp. 2075–2081
Teachers have shown an interest in learning through massive open online courses. In this paper the authors provide suggestions for the design of MOOC-based professional learning opportunities for teachers based on literature previously condensed on ...
Teaching Evolution through the Hardy-Weinberg Principle: A Real-Time, Active-Learning Exercise Using Classroom Response Devices
American Biology Teacher Vol. 75, No. 7 (September 2013) pp. 476–479
Teaching population genetics provides a bridge between genetics and evolution by using examples of the mechanisms that underlie changes in allele frequencies over time. Existing methods of teaching these concepts often rely on computer simulations...
Physical Educator Vol. 67, No. 3 (2010) pp. 114–127
Websites will become increasingly important to physical education departments as they seek to communicate the goals and content of their programs. A well developed website is an educational tool physical educators can use in their efforts to teach...
Is online instruction perceived as effective as campus instruction by graduate students in education?
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 8, No. 1 (2005) pp. 73–86
At a southern metropolitan university, the researchers examined the students' perceived quality of the learning experience of the online courses as compared to classroom-based learning for graduate education courses. The researchers used ...
The impact of Chinese language lessons in a virtual world on university students' self-efficacy beliefs
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 28, No. 3 (Jan 01, 2012) pp. 400–419
It was found in the two-year study reported in this article that a single collaborative language lesson using Second Life can result in a statistically significant increase in student self-efficacy beliefs across a range of specific and...
What are users thinking in a virtual world lesson? Using stimulated recall interviews to report student cognition, and its triggers
Journal of Virtual Worlds Research Vol. 3, No. 1 (Apr 29, 2010)
Stimulated recall is an empirically rigorous introspection data collection tool that allows the interviewer to elicit, identify and explore participants\u2019 thinking. In this study it was used to identify the types of thinking skills and...
The Challenges of Integrating Mobile Technology in the Classroom Examining an iPad Professional Development Project
Journal on School Educational Technology Vol. 12, No. 3 (2017) pp. 22–33
The iPad is a tool that could change the way in which teachers prepare and deliver instruction in the K-12 environment. But, while proponents tout its capabilities, school administrators run the risk of purchasing yet another tool without...
Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2004 (October 2005)
Four fifth grade classrooms embarked on a modified ubiquitous computing initiative in Fall 2003. Two 15-computer wireless laptop carts were shared among the four classrooms in an effort to integrate technology across the curriculum and affect change ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 1719–1722
During this session, we will present the findings to date of this longitudinal evaluation effort. We will provide background information for the project, including an overview of other laptop initiatives. We will explain the methods we have used...
Action Research Experiences for Scholarly Practitioners in an Online Education Doctorate Program: Design, Reality, and Lessons Learned
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 62, No. 5 (2018) pp. 441–449
The purpose of this paper is to present the design and techniques used by the Educational Technology program at the University of South Carolina to prepare scholarly practitioners with action research methods in an online doctoral program. With an...
Assessment of an Interactive Computer-Based Patient Prenatal Genetic Screening and Testing Education Tool
Health Education & Behavior Vol. 32, No. 5 (2005) pp. 613–626
The Enhancing Patient Prenatal Education study tested the feasibility and educational impact of an interactive program for patient prenatal genetic screening and testing education. Patients at two private practices and one public health clinic...
Juan E. Gilbert; E. Vincent Cross, II; Michael M. Grant; Melanie L. West; Stafford Hood; Keena Arbuthnot
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 536–542
An effective learning system creates personalized contexts for each student. The 'one size fits all' concept is not very effective across a large number of diverse students. An adaptive instruction approach is more suitable for reaching large...
Lisa Benson; Dean Elliott; Michael Grant; Doug Holschuh; Beaumie Kim; Hyeonjin Kim; Erick Lauber; Sebastian Loh; Thomas C. Reeves
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 1615–1621
Heuristic evaluation is a methodology for investigating the usability of software originally developed by Nielsen (1993, 2000). Nielsen's protocol was modified and refined for an evaluation of an e-learning program by participants in a doctoral...
Michael M. Grant; Suha Tamim; Dorian B. Brown; Joseph P. Sweeney; Fatima K. Ferguson; Lakavious B. Jones
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 59, No. 4 (July 2015) pp. 32–45
While ownership of mobile computing devices, such as cellphones, smartphones, and tablet computers, has been rapid, the adoption of these devices in K-12 classrooms has been measured. Some schools and individual teachers have integrated mobile...
Andrea C. Burrows; Joe Garofalo; Steven Barbato; Rhonda Christensen; Michael Grant; - Kinshuk; Jennifer Parrish; Christine Thomas; Tandra Tyler-Wood
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 4 (December 2017) pp. 478–482
uring this National Technology Leadership Summit (NTLS; see ntls.info), concurrent “strand” deliberations took place over 2 days. One of those strands was entitled American Innovations in the Content Areas: STEM, and the discussion within that...
Michael Henderson; Hui Huang; Scott Grant; Lyn Henderson; Michelle L.L. Honey; Scott Diener; Kelley Connor; Max Veltman; David Bodily
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2009 (2009) pp. 475–479
Glen Bull; Charles Hodge; Chrystalla Mouza; Kinshuk ,; Michael Grant; Leanna Archambault; Jered Borup; Richard E. Ferdig; Denise A. Schmidt-Crawford
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 19, No. 2 (June 2019) pp. 117–128
Any concept that is widely adopted by scholars and practitioners inevitably is used in ways that the originators did not intend. Expansion of a concept in this way can be described as conceptual dilution. Conceptual dilution does not refer to the...
How are Australian higher education institutions contributing to change through innovative teaching and learning in virtual worlds?
Brent Gregory; Sue Gregory; Denise Wood; Yvonne Masters; Mathew Hillier; Frederick Stokes-Thompson; Anton Bogdanovych; Des Butler; Lyn Hay; Kim Flintoff; Stefan Schutt; Robyn Alderton; Ieva Stupans; Lindy McKeown Orwin; Andrew Cram; Grant Meredith; Jenny Grenfell; Francesca Collins; Allan Ellis; Lisa Jacka; Ian Larson; Andrew Fluck; Helen Farley; Jay Jay Jegathesan; Dale Linegar; Debbie McCormick; Jason Zagami; John Campbell; Angela Thomas; Nona Muldoon; Ali Abbas; Ian Burnett; Sheila Scutter; David Ellis; Suku Sinnappan; Katrina Neville; Ashley Aitken; Simeon Simoff; Xiangyu Wang; Mandy Salomon; Kay Souter; Greg Wadley; Michael Jacobson; Anne Newstead; Gary Hayes; Scott Grant; Alyona Yusupova
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2011 (2011) pp. 475–490
Over the past decade, teaching and learning in virtual worlds has been at the forefront of many higher education institutions around the world. The DEHub Virtual Worlds Working Group (VWWG) consisting of Australian and New Zealand higher education...