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Catalysts, Emphases, and Elements of Virtual Learning Communities: Implications for Research and Practice
Quarterly Review of Distance Education Vol. 2, No. 1 (2001) pp. 5–18
Examines theoretical and conceptual issues around promoting the growth of virtual learning communities and considers issues around using communication technologies in formal and informal learning environments. Highlights include: the theoretical...
Educational Communication and Technology: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Development Vol. 27, No. 2 (1979) pp. 103–13
Junior high school and college students participated in three experiments that explored the effects of postquestion treatments on learning from slide/tape presentations. Results seem to indicate that inserted postquestions can increase the learning...
Canadian Journal of Educational Communication Vol. 24, No. 1 (1995) pp. 3–26
Summarizes the results of literature on color use in multimedia screen design for instructional purposes. Discusses problems and the lack of guidance for instructional designers. Suggests renewed research and the development of a connoisseurial...
The Effect of Interaction and Perceived Need for Training on Learning and Time Spent Learning from Computer-Based Instruction
Canadian Journal of Educational Communication Vol. 17, No. 3 (1988) pp. 147–58
Describes study that examined the effects of embedded questions and review frames on learning from computer-based instruction as well as the effect of perceived need for training on performance. Experimental and control group treatments for...
Journal of Interactive Instruction Development Vol. 8, No. 4 (1996) pp. 3–14
Discussion of HTML (HyperText Markup Language) focuses on its use for developing CD-ROMs. Topics include the World Wide Web; cross-platform compatibility; the incorporation of text, graphics, audio, and video; learner control over display...
Journal of Learning Design Vol. 1, No. 3 pp. 1–18
Instructional designers regularly engage in a process of professional and personal transformation that has the potential to transform the culture of institutions through faculty-client relationships. Instructional designers promote new ideas and...
The Critical, Relational Practice of Instructional Design in Higher Education: An Emerging Model of Change Agency
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 57, No. 5 (October 2009) pp. 645–663
This paper offers an emerging interpretive framework for understanding the active role instructional designers play in the transformation of learning systems in higher education. A 3-year study of instructional designers in Canadian universities...
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 9, No. 3 (2000) pp. 223–251
Large-scale hypertext implementations designed to provide information are common enough (especially as websites); however, large-scale instructional equivalents are, at this juncture, rarer. This article discusses: l the design and development of a...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 18, No. 4 (October 2007) pp. 461–477
This article reports on the analysis of online discussions among graduate students studying the theoretical and philosophical foundations of educational technology, with the aim of understanding the process of learning through discourse in these...