International Journal of Instructional Media

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

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 3, Summer

21st Century Teaching Technology: Best Practices and Effectiveness in Teaching Psychology
INTRODUCTION Distance education is a form of education where the instructor and the students are separated by distance and/or time (Gibson, 1998; Kearsley, 2000; King, 2001; Moore & Kearsley, 1996). Distance education is generally distinguished...
A Comparison of Pair-Wise, List-Wise, and Clustering Approaches for Eliciting Structural Knowledge in Information Systems Courses
Classroom assessment often focuses on declarative content knowledge and sometimes on procedural knowledge. Jonassen, Beissner, and Yacci (1993) have proposed a separate type of knowledge called structural knowledge that may be intermediate between...
Effective Instructions and Learning Attitudes by Basic Computer Concept (BCC) Technology
INTRODUCTION Science is a difficult subject to master for many students and various studies have confirmed students' difficulties in grasping key concepts of science (Anderson, 1986; Frank, Baker, & Herron, 1985). To memorize algorithms in order...
Lower Expectations in the New Economic Climate
INTRODUCTION Although there is still a great deal of commentary suggesting that the economic recovery is at hand, schools and districts will be feeling the effects of the current recession for the foreseeable future. Budget cuts will continue to...
Motivational Effects of Computers and Instructional Strategies for Mathematics Teaching in the United States and Korea: Results from the TIMSS 2003 Assessment
A critical aspect of effective instructional design is the enhancement of student motivation for continued learning. A motivational model of instructional design has been developed to improve the motivational quality of instructional materials (Keller,1983)....
Pre-Service Teachers and Computer Use in the Classroom
Evidence in educational research on technology points to the importance of the use of technology in teacher preparation courses (Baron & Goldman, 1994; Carr & Bromley, 1997). Some of the research focused on the barriers that face teachers and...
The Study and Application of a Web Based Constructed Learning Theory of a "Chemical Reaction"
INTRODUCTION 1. Research motivation Since the technology advances by leaps and bounds, much information can be transmitted by Internet. The main difference between Internet learning from a traditional classroom is the inadequate interaction,...
The Visual Superiority Effect: Retention of Audiovisual Messages
There are numerous problems in comparing media (Clark, 1983). As technology has advanced, the studies involving multi-channel/screen presentations (computers, film, and tape with audio) have taken on increasingly complex and potentially confounding...
Thirteen/WNet's Educational Resources and iTunes U
INTRODUCTION Students and teachers are using mobile devices to access online educational content from a tremendous variety of sources. One of the largest collections of materials is found at iTunes U. Here, increasingly, educational content from...
Understanding Adult Learners' Self Regulation in Online Environments: A Qualitative Study
Online learning continues to grow in higher education. A recent survey of 1,100 colleges and universities in the United States conducted by The Sloan Consortium (2004) indicated that over 1.9 million students were studying online in the fall of 2003....
Voices from the Classroom: Secondary Teachers' Media Use on 9/11
INTRODUCTION The events of September 11th (hereafter 9/11) caught many teachers unprepared (Ingenito, 2004; Levesque, 2003). In fact, the enormity of the event, coupled with its timing early in the school day, magnified teachers' lack of preparedness...