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January 2009 Volume 53, Number 1

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Number of articles: 12

  1. Who Goes There? Staying Anonymous on the Internet

    Don E. Descy

    Privacy is a thing of the past. Monitoring is everywhere. If one is looking at this online, the author is sure that lots of information has been stored and linked to anyone about that action.... More

    pp. 7-8

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  2. Ethical Issues in Second Life

    Hope R. Botterbusch & R S. Talab

    There are many unethical and illegal behaviors that take place in Second Life. This article offers several scenarios which represent some of these behaviors, including copyright infringement. It is... More

    pp. 9-13

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  3. Tips for K-12 Educators for Helping Students Communicate and Create Using Visual Motion Media, Photography, and Technology

    This paper describes a particular lesson plan--the "Illustrating Project"--that has been successful for many classroom educators. The Illustrating Project calls for students, individually or in... More

    pp. 14-15

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  4. The Open University of Indonesia and Florida State University: Communication, Collaboration, and the Important Work of Training Teachers

    Thomas F. Luschei, Dewi Padmo & J Michael Spector

    Since the summer of 2006, faculty from the Florida State University (FSU) College of Education and Learning Systems Institute and the Open University of Indonesia (Universitas Terbuka, or UT) have ... More

    pp. 20-22

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  5. Virtual Worlds Come Alive at AECT 2008 Convention

    Tom Atkinson, Janet Daugherty & Lisa Etelamaki

    In 2007, Mary Herring, AECT (Association for Educational Communications and Technology) President-Elect, assembled a task force to focus on issues and opportunities presented by virtual... More

    pp. 29-35

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  6. AECT Convention, Orlando, Florida 2008 Report

    Eddie Vega

    This article presents several reports that highlight the events at the 2008 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) International Convention in Orlando, Florida. At the... More

    pp. 42-44

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  7. Instructional-Design Theory to Guide the Creation of Online Learning Communities for Adults

    Martha M. Snyder

    The Internet provides a powerful delivery system for learning. With improvements in web-based applications and information technology come new opportunities and challenges for educators to design, ... More

    pp. 48-56

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  8. Comprehensive Assessment of Student Collaboration in Electronic Portfolio Construction: An Evaluation Research

    Charles Xiaoxue Wang

    Over the past four years, the Technology Proficiency Self-Assessment (TPSA) created by Ropp (n.d.) and the Student Information Survey designed by Shoffner (2007a) were used to monitor the... More

    pp. 58-66

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  9. Designing for Enhanced Conceptual Understanding in an Online Physics Course

    Joanna C. Dunlap, Thomas E. Furtak & Susan A. Tucker

    The calculus-based, introductory physics course is the port of entry for any student interested in pursuing a college degree in the sciences, mathematics, or engineering. There is increasing demand... More

    pp. 67-73

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  10. Clickers in the Classroom

    Kathy Kenwright

    The Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is investigating the use of audience response systems (ARS) in its lecture style classes. ARS, ... More

    pp. 74-77

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  11. Turning Lemons into Lemonade: Teaching Assistive Technology through Wikis and Embedded Video

    Oliver Dreon & Nanette I. Dietrich

    The authors teach instructional technology courses to pre-service teachers at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. The focus of the instructional technology courses is on the authentic use of... More

    pp. 78-80

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  12. Performance Assessment Design Principles Gleaned from Constructivist Learning Theory (Part 1)

    Thomas W. Zane

    Just as objectivist theories have provided foundations for traditional tests, constructivist theories can offer foundations for performance assessment design and development methods. The tenets and... More

    pp. 81-88

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