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University of Tennessee
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 37, No. 3 (May 2009) pp. 227–245
There is not yet a great deal of research in formal online learning environments focusing on the seemingly "off-topic" conversations that small groups engage in as they complete learning tasks together. This study uses the theory of common ground as ...
Collaboration and the social construction of knowledge in an online learning@environment (2003) pp. 1–239
Group projects are one instructional strategy for Internet-based distance education. However, much is still unknown about how groups work together to complete tasks at a distance. This study examined the computer-mediated communication of ten...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 54, No. 5 (September 2010) pp. 62–68
We describe two iterations of the design, development, implementation and evaluation of small online activity and reflection blogging groups into a large undergraduate lecture course in nutrition. Our goal was to promote student learning and...
"Can Anyone Offer any Words of Encouragement?” Online Dialogue as a Support Mechanism for Preservice Teachers
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 16, No. 1 (2008) pp. 113–136
Isolation and a lack of support contribute to high attrition rates among novice teachers. Computer-mediated communication (CMC) is one mechanism for providing anytime, anywhere support to teachers. Previous research in this area has focused on...
Using a social networking site for experiential learning: Appropriating, lurking, modeling and community building
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 13, No. 4 (December 2010) pp. 188–196
With social networking sites playing an increasingly important role in today's society, educators are exploring how they can be used as a teaching and learning tool. This article reports the findings of a qualitative case study about the integration ...
Encouraging ownership of online spaces: Support for pre-service English teachers through computer-mediated communication:
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 6, No. 4 (December 2006) pp. 354–373
High attrition rates among new teachers are of concern to teacher educators. Support mechanisms may help teachers feel less isolated in their new profession. Computer-mediated communication (CMC) technologies can connect novice teachers in ways that ...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 4 (October 2006) pp. 731–754
Case studies are frequently used to prepare preservice teachers through reflection and analysis of classroom situations. Previous research suggests asynchronous online discussions provide more opportunity for reflection and analysis than face to...
Topics: Preservice Teachers, collaborative learning, online learning, Instructional Design, design, computer mediated communication, Collaboration, Computer-supported collaborative learning, pre-service teacher education, learning theory
Journal of Computing in Higher Education Vol. 18, No. 1 (September 2006) pp. 3–29
There is increasing interest in creating frameworks for online discussions to improve learning outcomes in higher education environments. Many of these frameworks rely on and promote argumentation-based "challenge" models as the primary mode of...
"Beyond the Four Walls of My Building": A Case Study of #Edchat as a Community of Practice
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 30, No. 1 (2016) pp. 48–59
Although Twitter and other social media sites have grown in popularity with educators, we still do not know what is happening within this online space or how it supports teachers. The purpose of this case study of #Edchat, a group of educators who...
Enacting Collective Design Intentions in an Online Graduate Level Introductory Instructional Technology Course
International Journal of Designs for Learning Vol. 6, No. 1 (Oct 28, 2015)
This design case will introduce how collective design intentions shared by a group of three program faculty for an online Instructional Technology (IT) Master’s program at the University of Tennessee (UT) were collaboratively identified and further...
The Role of Teacher Questioning in Promoting Dialogic Literary Inquiry in Computer-Mediated Communication
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 40, No. 2 (2008) pp. 141–164
This article reports research from an innovative university-secondary school partnership, the Web Pen Pals Project, which pairs preservice English teachers in online chat rooms with local middle school students to talk about young adult literature....
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 17, No. 3 (July 2006) pp. 295–318
This article describes the conversational interactions of one online learning group whose task was to identify themes of human development from life histories of the group members. The data were analyzed by a research team using the hermeneutic...
The Impact of CALL Instruction on Classroom Computer Use: A Foundation for Rethinking Technology in Teacher Education
Language Learning & Technology Vol. 6, No. 3 (2002) pp. 108–26
Examined how language teachers apply practical experiences from computer-assisted language learning (CALL) coursework to their teaching. Examines ways in which teachers continue their CALL coursework. Participants were English-as-a-Second-Language...
Adult Education Quarterly Vol. 64, No. 1 (February 2014) pp. 60–78
Since informal learning occurs outside of formal learning environments, describing informal learning and how it takes place can be a challenge for researchers. Past studies have typically oriented to informal learning as an individual, reflective...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 54, No. 4 (August 2006) pp. 355–385
Teamwork skills such as conflict resolution and communication strategies are challenging to teach. The use of stories may help develop these complex skills. Although engagement is generally seen as a key component of learning environments, what...
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 32, No. 3 (2018) pp. 190–201
This paper reports findings from a 2-year study of online coursework in a graduate certificate program in qualitative research methods in the USA. Thirty-four interviews with students enrolled in coursework offered over a 2-year period were analyzed ...
Journal of Interactive Online Learning Vol. 8, No. 1 (2009) pp. 1–22
Educational researchers are interested in whether what is learned in the classroom is transferred to new situations. This qualitative case study explores how computer-mediated communication, specifically web logs (blogs), can extend learning and...
Language Learning & Technology Vol. 7, No. 3 (2003) pp. 119–40
Analyzed the patterns and types of collaborative interactions taking place in three online teacher education classes and used the findings as a guide in the design of instructional interventions. (Author/VWL)
Re-Envisioning Instructional Technology Research in Higher Education Environments: A Content Analysis of a Grant Program
Journal of Computing in Higher Education Vol. 24, No. 3 (December 2012) pp. 164–181
Within the field of instructional technology, scholars have long worked to define the scope and purpose of research and its role in informing practice. Increasingly, researchers outside of the instructional technology field are conducting studies to ...
To blog or not to blog: Student perceptions of blog effectiveness for learning in a college-level course
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 13, No. 4 (December 2010) pp. 206–213
Blogs have the potential to increase reflection, sense of community and collaboration in undergraduate classrooms. Studies of their effectiveness are still limited. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the use of blogs in a large...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 44, No. 1 (2000) pp. 31–38
Describes Instructional Technology Foundations, a graduate Instructional Systems Technology (IST) course at Indiana University (IU). Students learn to compare/contrast conceptual definitions of instructional (IT) and models of instructional design ...
Teaching in Higher Education Vol. 10, No. 1 (January 2005) pp. 43–55
Project-based team activities are commonly used in higher education. Teams comprised of members from different national cultures can be faced with unique challenges during the creative process. Hofstede's (1991) cultural dimension of power distance...
Debra Lee; Trena M. Paulus; Iryna Loboda; Gina Phipps; Tami H. Wyatt; Carole R. Myers; Sandra J. Mixer
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 54, No. 6 (November 2010) pp. 20–28
As the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville prepared to move their graduate programs online, a nursing faculty grass-roots movement led to the implementation of a faculty development program. This instructional design...