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Educational Technology Vol. 56, No. 6 (2016) pp. 47–52
This article describes initial success in developing an interdisciplinary studio for teaching collaborative creativity and design, with faculty from multiple departments co-teaching and co-mentoring interdisciplinary student groups engaged in social ...
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 25, No. 3 (2011) pp. 135–151
This article, originally published in "Distances et Savoirs" (D & S--7/2009. "A la Croisee des Recherches," p571-584) reviews the key ideas related to increasing student learning and support described in selected chapters from the second edition of...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 54, No. 5 (September 2010) pp. 69–75
Students usually have plenty of experience with online social technologies, but they lack understanding about how to use these tools and methods for course learning. This article is designed to help college students who are anxious about...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 296–300
According to Hargrave and Hsu (2000), the majority of teacher preparation programs offer only one course in developing technology skills. There might be only one course, but there are usually many different levels of technology abilities among the...
Skills vs. Integration? Finding the Right Balance of Technology Instruction in a Single Preservice Course
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 1462–1467
According to Hargrave and Hsu (2000), most teacher preparation programs offer only one course in developing technology skills. This paper outlines the struggles of one team of teachers as they redesigned the instructional technology course for...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (Oct 18, 2010) pp. 391–395
For students to be marketable and competitive in today’s global marketplace, they need to posses an understanding of, and abilities directly related to innovation; where they posses the aptitude and capacity to generate, develop, and implement new...
portal: Libraries and the Academy Vol. 9, No. 3 (July 2009) pp. 317–325
The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) enabled the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to develop increased visibility among leaders shaping the development of the Internet. It also provided a mechanism for ARL member institutions and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017 (Mar 05, 2017) pp. 1093–1098
Most educators agree that educational efficacy increases when teachers use data to make instructional decisions. Teachers also develop experiential knowledge that assists in many of the day-to-day decisions made in the classroom. When teachers...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 57, No. 3 (June 2009) pp. 315–332
The twenty-first century economy often requires the innovative production of conceptual and physical artifacts. These innovations frequently are developed collaboratively within communities of workers. Previous theories about the nature of work and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 1395–1401
This presentation reports the findings from our investigation of the professors designated as the most innovative users of technology at our university. After seeking nominations from department heads, we selected thirty-five of the most successful...
Topics: Educational Technology
Communities of Innovation: Individual, Group, and Organizational Characteristics Leading to Greater Potential for Innovation
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 58, No. 5 (September 2014) pp. 53–61
In this paper I will explain what I see as some of the core attributes of "Communities of Innovation," or communities fostering collaborative creativity, and what we have learned from the research literature about each attribute. There is...
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 15, No. 6 (Oct 22, 2014)
This design-based research study explored whether sense of community was maintained while flexibility in the course was increased through an adoption of a unique blended learning model. Data collected in this study show a significant drop in the...
Journal of Online Learning Research Vol. 5, No. 1 (March 2019) pp. 97–118
In this interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) study, we found that the experiences of online teachers are highly complex and individualized, and that the development of their concerns as teachers is largely unaffected by years of teaching...
Educational Technology Vol. 56, No. 5 (2016) pp. 45–48
With increasing interest in competency and outcome-based education, and the blending of formal and informal learning, there is increasing need for credentials to match these learning paradigms. In this article, the authors discuss the benefits,...
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 45, No. 4 (Jul 23, 2014) pp. 545–556
In this paper, we review findings from an analysis of the past decade (2001–10) of research in 10 major journals in the field of instructional design and technology. Each research paper published in these journals during this decade was categorized...
Information Technology and Libraries Vol. 11, No. 4 (1992) pp. 405–19
The first of two articles on MELVYL, the University of California's online library system, discusses the next generation of public access information retrieval systems for research libraries based on lessons learned from 10 years of MELVYL. The...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 63, No. 2 (April 2015) pp. 161–184
In this study we examined student and instructor perceptions of text and video feedback in technology integration courses that combined face-to-face with online instruction for teacher candidates. Items from the Feedback Environment Scale (Steelman...
Blogs, Wikis, and Aggregators: A New Vocabulary for Promoting Reflection and Collaboration in a Preservice Technology Integration Course
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 1653–1658
Recently, weblog (blogs) and wiki technologies have exploded into the public awareness. While these technologies have been around for several years, they are now garnering more attention both inside and outside the educational world. Starting in...
An investigation of practices and tools that enabled technology-mediated caring in an online high school
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 14, No. 5 (Oct 31, 2013)
The ethic of care has been an important part of the dialogue related to learning in traditional K-12 learning environments particularly because emotional relationships and caring pedagogies have been shown to be particularly important for adolescent ...
Benefits and Challenges of Using Live Modeling to Help Preservice Teachers Transfer Technology Integration Principles
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education Vol. 23, No. 4 (2007) pp. 131–141
One method underutilized in training teachers to use technology is to use live modeling sessions. This study qualitatively investigates how the use of modeling sessions impacted students. In this study we found that modeling was perceived by most...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 1659–1666
Because most teachers do not use technology effectively in their teaching, most preservice students have not experienced a good model that they can emulate. If preservice programs can replace these poor models that students experienced in their K-12 ...
"I Don't Think That Word Means What You Think It Means": A Proposed Framework for Defining Learning Communities
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 65, No. 6 (2017) pp. 1569–1582
In this paper we address the obfuscation surrounding the concept of learning communities by operationalizing "community" according to four characteristics that serve as boundaries for defining a community: access, relationships, vision,...
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 39, No. 6 (November 2011) pp. 821–841
Creativity researchers have drawn on cognitive principles to characterize individual innovation. However, few comprehensive frameworks have been developed to relate social innovation to social cognition research. This article introduces the...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 187–190
In this study, we examined instructor text and video feedback in technology integration courses that combined face-to-face with online instruction for preservice teachers. Analysis of feedback comments found video comments had significantly higher...
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 50, No. 1 (January 2019) pp. 64–79
Using the online Scopus database, we retrieved all instructional design and technology (IDT) scholarship between 2007 and 2017 across 65 journals. In this paper, we analyzed the research and trends in this corpus of IDT scholarship and investigated...
The Adolescent Community of Engagement Framework: A Lens for Research in K-12 Online Learning Environments
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (Oct 18, 2011) pp. 2176–2183
Although K-12 online learning has experienced exceptional growth, research in the field has lagged, possibly in part because of the lack of a comprehensive framework that explicitly addresses the unique student and environmental characteristics of...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 18, No. 2 (April 2019) pp. 205–228
Each year students spend thousands of hours participating in discussion forums. Yet there has not been sufficient scholarship on the observable effects of discussion forums on learning outcomes, and there is not a clear understanding of the role...
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 15, No. 6 (Oct 22, 2014) pp. 289–312
This design-based research study explored whether "sense of community" was maintained while flexibility in the course was increased through an adoption of a unique blended learning model. Data collected in this study show a significant...
Benefits, challenges, and perceptions of the multiple article dissertation format in instructional technology
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 32, No. 2 (Jun 11, 2016)
This study used survey data to investigate the benefits, challenges, perceptions, and current practices of the multiple article dissertation format in instructional technology. Online surveys were sent to current students, alumni, faculty, and...
Computers in the Schools Vol. 21, No. 1 (September 2004) pp. 127–148
Teacher education programs in the United States are trying to equip tomorrow's teachers with the technology skills needed to impact learning in the classroom. During the past decade there has been a realization that teaching technology skills alone...
The Influence of Asynchronous Video Communication on Learner Social Presence: A Narrative Analysis of Four Cases
Distance Education Vol. 34, No. 1 (2013) pp. 48–63
Online courses are increasingly using asynchronous video communication. However, little is known about how asynchronous video communication influences students' communication patterns. This study presents four narratives of students with varying...
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 15, No. 3 (Jun 16, 2014)
This mixed method research examined instructors’ use of video feedback and its impact on instructor social presence in 12 blended sections of three preservice educational technology courses. An independent samples t-test was conducted and found no...
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 15, No. 3 (June 2012) pp. 195–203
Online learning has become a reality for many students in higher education. Unfortunately, something that has also become a reality is a sense of isolation in online courses, and Moore (1980) has warned that students' sense of distance can threaten...
Social Learning Theory and Web-Based Learning Environments: A Review of Research and Discussion of Implications
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 23, No. 2 (2009) pp. 88–103
Since the 1970s, cognitive psychological perspectives have dominated pedagogical frameworks and models for designing technology-mediated teaching and learning environments. More recently, social learning perspectives have received attention as...
Educational Technology Vol. 54, No. 2 (2014) pp. 26–31
In this study, the authors examined the journal "Cognition and Instruction" to discover trends from the past decade (2003-2012). They looked at trends in article topics, research methods, authorship, and article citations by analyzing...
Educational Technology Vol. 54, No. 5 (2014) pp. 45–49
In this study the authors analyzed articles published in the "Journal of Distance Education" from 2003-2012. They analyzed the frequency of author-provided keywords and common abstract phrases, type and frequency of authorship, the type of ...
Thinking Beyond Zoom: Using Asynchronous Video to Maintain Connection and Engagement During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 28, No. 2 (2020) pp. 383–391
The COVID-19 pandemic forced colleges and universities to move all in-person courses to a remote or online learning format. As a result, many faculty, including teacher educators, opted to transition their courses to live synchronous web meetings...
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 15, No. 3 (Jun 16, 2014) pp. 232–256
This mixed method research examined instructors' use of video feedback and its impact on instructor social presence in 12 blended sections of three preservice educational technology courses. An independent samples t-test was conducted and found ...
Reflections from the Introduction of Blogs and RSS Feeds into a Preservice Instructional Technology Course
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 50, No. 4 (August 2006) pp. 54–60
Reflection and professional development are two key practices that characterize an effective teacher and that are frequently overlooked in preservice training (Bowles, 2003; Halen-Faber, 1997; Patrick & Reinhartz, 1999). Reflection can be defined as ...
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 33, No. 1 (April 2017) pp. 61–73
Online and blended instructors are increasingly providing student feedback via asynchronous video, and students have reported in previous research that they are better able to perceive their instructors' social presence in video as compared to text. ...
Effectiveness of Undergraduate Instructional Design Assistants in Scaling a Teacher Education Open Badge System
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 19, No. 4 (December 2019) pp. 825–849
This article describes an examination of how undergraduate instructional design assistants (IDAs) scaled up an open badge system by assisting in creating open badges. External reviewers rated the open badge rubrics created by seven of these IDAs...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 55, No. 1 (July 2010) pp. 32–36
Mendeley is a free, web-based tool for organizing research citations and annotating their accompanying PDF articles. Adapting Web 2.0 principles for academic scholarship, Mendeley integrates the management of the research articles with features for...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 57, No. 6 (November 2013) pp. 88–95
This paper describes the design, development, and implementation of Open Badges into a secondary education preservice course on instructional technology. Open Badges provide a new way of issuing credentials to individuals who demonstrate knowledge,...
Educational Technology Vol. 55, No. 1 (2015) pp. 44–48
The authors examined articles published in the "Journal of Computing in Higher Education" between 2003 and 2012 with the purpose of determining the main themes of these articles, the types of research published, the major contributing...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 20, No. 1 (March 2020) pp. 176–198
Technology integration models are theoretical constructs that guide researchers, educators, and other stakeholders in conceptualizing the messy, complex, and unstructured phenomenon of technology integration. Building on critiques and theoretical...
Educational Technology Research Journals: "Journal of Computer Assisted Learning," 2002-2011
Educational Technology Vol. 54, No. 1 (2014) pp. 40–46
In this study, the authors analyzed all research articles published between 2002 and 2011 in the "Journal of Computer Assisted Learning," in order to understand the research topics methods, major contributing authors, and most-cited...
Educational Technology Research Journals: "International Journal of Technology and Design Education", 2005-2014
James M. Christensen; Brian Jones; Jessica Rose Cooper; Laura McAllister; Mark B. Ware; Richard E. West
Educational Technology Vol. 55, No. 3 (2015) pp. 36–42
This study examines the trends of the "International Journal of Technology and Design Education" over the past decade (2005-2014). The researchers looked at trends in article topics, research methods, authorship, and article citations by...
Teaching, Doing, and Sharing Project Management in a Studio Environment: The Development of an Instructional Design Open-Source Project Management Textbook
Educational Technology Vol. 53, No. 6 (2013) pp. 24–28
In this article, the authors present an example of a project-based course within a studio environment that taught collaborative innovation skills and produced an open-source project management textbook for the field of instructional design and...
Educational Technology Research Journals: "Journal of Educational Computing Research," 2003-2012
Educational Technology Vol. 55, No. 2 (2015) pp. 43–48
This article analyzes articles published in the "Journal of Educational Computing Research" ("JECR") from 2003 to 2012. The authors analyzed the articles looking for trends in article types and methodologies, the most common...
Educational Technology Vol. 55, No. 5 (2015) pp. 43–48
This study examined the journal "Interactive Learning Environments" to discover trends from 2004-2013. The authors looked at trends in article topics, research methods, authorship, citations, keyword frequencies, phrase counts of article...