International Journal of Instructional Media

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

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 4, Fall

An Assessment of Multimedia as Effective Learning Tools-Dynamic Factors in Students' Learning Attitudes of General Chemistry
INTRODUCTION Computer-Based Learning (CBL) broadens our nation's perspective of information education, and also brings in an innovative learning trend (1, 2, 3). To emphasize the active, directive and developmental information in the knowledge economic...
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"Apple and Atlantic, Stax and Sun": Teaching about Contemporary Music from a Record Label Perspective
Record labels represent specific segments of larger music industry interests. For example, Tamla and Gordy were small units of the Motown Recording Corporation empire during the 1960s. The managerial or entrepreneurial origin of Motown was amazingly...
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Electronic Portfolios and Metacognition: A Phenomenological Examination of the Implementation of E-Portfolios from the Instructors' Perspective
INTRODUCTION Metacognitive knowledge is described as "knowledge and beliefs about what factors or variables act and interact in what ways to affect the course and outcomes of cognitive enterprises" (Flavell, 1979, p. 907). Metacognitive experiences...
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Predicting Knowledge Construction in the Web-Based Learning Environment
INTRODUCTION Giving the dynamics of highly competitive global economy, the need for lifelong learning and knowledge workers has never been stronger. Likewise, the online learning has an incredibly important position in the age of knowledge. In today's...
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Predicting Use of Technology-Based Methods of Classroom Instruction
The technological revolution has made its mark on the face of instruction in higher education (Pullman 2007; Zepkke and Leach 2002). The art of teaching in colleges and universities has been re-shaped with the use of various new teaching technologies....
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Problem-Based Approach for Bioinformatics
INTRODUCTION The human genome project has attracted a large number of information science researchers to work in the area of bioinformatics. Of particular interest to these researchers is the development and refinement of algorithms for culling...
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Relationships between Computer Use and Reading Achievement of Elementary-School Students: Results from the PIRLS 2001 Assessment
A number of studies have examined the relationship between computer use and reading achievement and several positive relationships have been noted between computer activities and several measures of reading outcomes. For instance, findings from a three-year...
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Satellite Television in the Middle East Evaluation of Quality Programming in the 1990s: Al-Jazeera, Dubai, LBC, MBC, Future and Egypt Space Channel
INTRODUCTION "Turn him to any cause of policy, The Gordian Knot of it he will unloose, Familiar as his garter" Shakespeare (Henry V, 1, i) Television has developed unevenly in the Arab world as a result of the region's endemic political instability....
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Scaffolding Online Discussions to Promote Reflection and Revision of Understanding
In recent years, views about learning have reflected the importance of articulating, sharing, and evaluating multiple perspective (1). The role of social interaction and discussion in shaping individual and shared points of view has emerged as a compelling...
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Technology in Education: Report of the Technology Policy and Practices Council of the New York State Board of Regents
INTRODUCTION Learning technologies and digital resources continue to expand and proliferate in a global economy. As a first step towards more effective technology policy development in New York State, the Board of Regents recently established a...
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The Use of Counseling Videos in an Undergraduate Introduction to Counseling Course
Numerous research studies directed at pedagogy have advocated for multimedia presentations (including the use of video) for enhancing learning (Bustos, 1999; Krech, 1999; Lasley, 1998; Mifflin, 1999). These studies suggest that multimedia instruction...
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Vital: Video in Teaching and Learning
INTRODUCTION Thirteen/WNET (www.thirteen.org) continues to innovate multimedia programming through partnerships, and currently offers teachers a new resource for enriching classroom practice. In collaboration with The Grow Network/McGraw Hill, Educational...
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