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TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning

2001 Volume 45, Number 1

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Using Web Tools, Collaborating, and Learning Online

    Karen L. Murphy & Lauren Cifuentes

    Describes a case study of a graduate class that investigated how students learn and collaborate in a Web-based course designed according to the current social-constructivist conception of learning.... More

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  2. Interactivity in Online and Face-to-Face Sections of a Graduate Nursing Course

    Christine L. Thornam & Sally Phillips

    Discussion of online education and the possible loss of teacher-student relationships focuses on a case study of a graduate nursing course that compared interactivity in online and face-to-face... More

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  3. Instructional Syntax Analysis: Beyond CBT

    Hoyet Hemphill

    Explains instructional syntax analysis, a tool to demonstrate and analyze the interaction and communication between the computer instructional system and the computer user. Focuses on two areas of ... More

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  4. Synchronous and Asynchronous Communication Tools in Distance Education

    Rovy Branon & Christopher Essex

    Describes a study that examined current practices of distance educators regarding their use of synchronous (chat) and asynchronous (bulletin board) text-based communication in online courses, based... More

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  5. A Constructivist Model of an Online Course

    Barbara Lewis, Barbara Spector & Ruth Burkett

    Describes a constructivist model of an online course being taught at the University of South Florida on science, technology, and society interaction (STS) and its relationship to science teaching. ... More

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  6. Action Research on Training Students To Be Independent Learners

    Amy S. C. Leh

    Discussion of the paradigm shift regarding the instructor's role as facilitator focuses on an action research conducted in a graduate course in which the presenter employed teaching strategies that... More

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  7. Literature Ladders: Linking Books and Internet Resources

    Annette Lamb

    Describes Literature Learning Ladders, a project that uses books for children and young adults as the focal point for technology-rich thematic activities. Explains the use of Internet Web sites to ... More

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  8. Genetics in Practice: A Template for Interactive Case Studies

    Erin Edwards, Andy Walker, Kathleen Bergeson, John Louviere, Kris Robinson, Joseph Higgins & Charles Harris

    Describes the development of a template for interactive case studies that was used for an online continuing medical education course on genetics for health care providers. Discusses goals of the... More

    pp. 29-31

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  9. A Primer on Building Web Sites for the Blind

    Nathan Lowell & Stephanie Roberts

    Provides design options for making Web sites more accessible to blind or visually impaired users. Highlights include valid alt-tags on graphics; helpful link text; cascading style sheets (CSSs) to ... More

    pp. 32-33

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  10. Two Places at Once: A Reality through Technology

    Tim Smith, Elizabeth C. Anderson, Michael L. Brazfield & Steve Zsiray

    Describes videoconferencing using Sorensen EnVision, a hardware-accelerated desktop videoconferencing solution that allows low bandwidth communication using the Internet. Presents example of its... More

    pp. 41-42

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