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A comparison of three instructional methods—teacher-directed lecture- and text-based instruction, analog video instruction, and multimedia anchored instruction—on the knowledge, beliefs, and skills of preservice teachers
A comparison of three instructional methods—teacher@-directed lecture- and text@-based instruction, analog video instruction, and multimedia anchored instruction—on the knowledge, beliefs, and skills of preservice@teachers (2008) pp. 1–238
The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to examine the comparative effects of multimedia anchored instruction (MAI) to analog video instruction (AVI) and to teacher-directed, lecture- and text-based instruction (TDI) on the knowledge,...
Effects of Content Acquisition Podcasts to Develop Preservice Teachers' Knowledge of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Exceptionality Vol. 20, No. 1 (2012) pp. 1–19
A critical issue facing the field of education is the need to improve teachers' preparation to effectively manage student behavior in the classroom. Many pre- and in-service teachers receive exposure to evidence-based behavioral interventions, such...
A Research Synthesis of the Literature on Multimedia Anchored Instruction in Preservice Teacher Education
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 26, No. 2 (2011) pp. 1–22
More than 20 years have passed since the Cognition and Technology Group at Vanderbilt University first conceptualized and began to explore how to effectively operationalize cognitive learning theory in applied instructional settings, innovatively...
Using Evidence-Based Multimedia to Improve Vocabulary Performance of Adolescents With LD: A UDL Approach
Learning Disability Quarterly Vol. 37, No. 2 (May 2014) pp. 71–86
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that is commonly used for guiding the construction and delivery of instruction intended to support all students. In this study, we used a related model to guide creation of a multimedia-based...
Intervention in School and Clinic Vol. 50, No. 3 (January 2015) pp. 163–168
Teacher educators are always looking for instructional strategies that are easy to create and use but are powerful for promoting learning among preservice teacher candidates. Content acquisition podcasts (CAPs) is an example of an instructional...
Computers & Education Vol. 70, No. 1 (January 2014) pp. 116–127
There are many open questions with respect to theory and empirical support for methods used in college teaching, especially when technology is incorporated into instruction. In this article, we report the results of a study of a multimedia-based...
Improving Preservice Teachers' Knowledge and Application of Functional Behavioral Assessments Using Multimedia
Behavioral Disorders Vol. 41, No. 1 (2015) pp. 38–50
Functional behavioral assessment (FBA) is an empirically supported intervention associated with decreasing problem behavior and increasing appropriate behavior. To date, few studies have examined multimedia approaches to FBA training. This paper...
Cathy Newman-Thomas; Cindy Ann Smith; Xinting Zhao; Caroline I. Kethley; Herbert J. Rieth; Elizabeth A. Swanson; Yusung Heo
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 27, No. 1 (2012) pp. 15–32
Technology is used widely in teacher education for a variety of purposes, including skill development.Recent research on technology in teacher education is investigating the potential of technology to provide high-quality learning experiences that...
The Integrated Curriculum Project: Teacher Change and Student Outcomes within a University-School Professional Development Collaboration
Cathy Newman Thomas; Bindiya Hassaram; Herbert J. Rieth; Nithya Soundara Raghavan; Charles K. Kinzer; Austin M. Mulloy
Psychology in the Schools Vol. 49, No. 5 (May 2012) pp. 444–464
This observational study examined changes in teachers' instruction and student outcomes in response to a 3-year-long professional development collaboration between university researchers and a middle-school language arts team. Professional...
Commentary: A Response to an Interview With Joseph South by the Teacher Education and Technology and Media Divisions of the Council for Exceptional Children
Marcia L. Rock; Sean Smith; Cathy Newman Thomas; Kelley Regan; Eleazar Vasquez III; Michael Kennedy; Lisa Dieker; Anya Evmenova; Cindy Okolo; Margaret Bausch
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 3 (September 2017) pp. 301–311
Thriving in the digital age workplace requires, in part, professionals who think differently about how they prepare the next generation workforce. Teachers and teacher educators are no exception. When reflecting on how today’s teacher educators...
Michael J. Kennedy; Emily Ely; Cathy Newman Thomas; Paige C. Pullen; Jennifer R. Newton; Kristen Ashworth; Mira T. Cole; Shelly P. Lovelace
Teacher Education and Special Education Vol. 35, No. 3 (August 2012) pp. 243–257
Content Acquisition Podcasts (CAPs), created using Mayer's Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning, are a form of instructional technology that can deliver critical course content and be used by teacher educators to conserve limited face-to-face...