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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...
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....
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 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...
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...
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...