International Journal of Instructional Media

International Journal of Instructional Media is a magazine specializing in Computing topics.

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 4, Fall

Designing Interactive Learning: Lessons from Video Games
INTRODUCTION Video games have been in existence for at least three decades. In recent years, with the improvement in technology and computing power the games are becoming sophisticated to near reality. Young people who grew up with computers in...
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Developing Student Teachers' Generic Skills through Computer-Supported Learning Environments
INTRODUCTION In 2000, the Education and Manpower Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region initiated a specific educational reform to cultivate learners' ability to learn how to learn. Each individual is expected to be a life-long and...
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Development and Field Test of a Hybrid Laboratory for a College Digital Electronic Course
THE NEED Facilitating access to a laboratory facility at a time and place convenient for students is a major challenge for engineering educators. This applies to both the traditional laboratory courses as well as laboratory courses as a part of...
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Distance Learning Past, Present and Future
INTRODUCTION Distance learning is often viewed as a new phenomenon. In actuality, it is not, with its beginnings as early as the mid 1800s. What has changed over the past approximate l50 years is the method of delivery. The basic foundation has,...
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Integration of Multimedia Technology in Basic Computer Concept: A Study for Students' Performance of Learning
INTRODUCTION For many students, science is a difficult subject to master. Various studies have confirmed students' difficulties in grasping key concepts of science (1, 2). Memorizing algorithms in order to pass exams is a common nightmare for undergraduates....
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PBS Thirteen's Fifth Annual Celebration of Teaching and Learning
INTRODUCTION The fifth annual Celebration of Teaching and Learning will take place March 5-6, 2010 in New York City. Thousands of educators will gather at the New York Hilton for this first-rate educational conference hosted by Thirteen/WNET and...
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Preparing Pre-Service Teachers for Computer Technology Integration
INTRODUCTION Educational technology courses can provide pre-service teachers with new knowledge, add to their knowledge and enhance their teaching skills and provide them with an access to new resources. Education colleges are introducing classes...
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The Effects of Text Spacing on Screen Reading Time and Comprehension
INTRODUCTION As technology-based learning environments have become pervasive, learners are spending more and more time working in front of the screen. Accompanied by this trend, enormous amounts of reading texts and tests, such as GRE and TOFEL,...
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The Implementation of Technology at a Fourth and Fifth Grade Elementary School in Central Illinois
THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND During the 1990's, schools began spending more money on technology than ever before. Computers, the Internet, and software become more available to students. As that was occurring, schools had to determine how technology...
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The Recession May Have Ended but the Downturn Continues to Cause Financial Strain for Schools
INTRODUCTION Although economists are proclaiming the end of the current recession, the pain being felt by so many schools and districts will continue unabated for some time. More budget cuts at all levels will be needed since the revenue streams...
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The Use of Second-Generation Case Studies in Online Discussions in Teacher Education
INTRODUCTION One of the major components of any field-based, teacher preparation program is field observation. Field observations are designed to provide students with a first-hand account of the daily life of a teacher; and to help students bridge...
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