International Journal of Instructional Media

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

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 1, Winter

Cyberchase: Multimedia Educational Programming. (Instructional Media Initiatives: Focusing on the Educational Resources Center at Thirteen/WNET, New York, New York)
INTRODUCTION Thirteen/WNET has a proud history of employing technology for educational purposes. With the recent debut of Cyberchase, Thirteen/WNET again demonstrates its ability to provide innovative and effective educational programming to viewers....
Educational Media in Transition: Broadcasting, Digital Media and Lifelong Learning in the Knowledge Economy. (Instructional Media Initiatives: Focusing on the Educational Resources Center at Thirteen/WNET, New York, New York)
EDUCATION IN THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY It has been widely argued that there has been a transition in recent years in technologically advanced societies towards an information society or a knowledge economy. For sociologist Manuel Castells, what is significant...
Effects of a Museum Interactive CD-ROM on Knowledge and Attitude of Secondary School Students in Ontario. (Instructional Media Initiatives: Focusing on the Educational Resources Center at Thirteen/WNET, New York, New York)
INTRODUCTION Multimedia technology offers numerous possibilities including the use of interactive CD-ROMs. Its widespread use may well be due to its ease of access, low cost and the fact that it does not require any sophisticated computer installations....
Faculty and Administrator Perceptions of Instructional Support for Distance Education. (Instructional Media Initiatives: Focusing on the Educational Resources Center at Thirteen/WNET, New York, New York)
The proliferation of information technologies has made it easier to employ distance education to meet the needs of time and place-bound students who otherwise may not have a chance to learn. Distance education is now emerging as part of mainstream...
Learning through Video-Based Narratives within the Cultural Zone of Proximal Development. (Instructional Media Initiatives: Focusing on the Educational Resources Center at Thirteen/WNET, New York, New York)
LEARNING THROUGH VIDEO-BASED NARRATIVES WITHIN THE CULTURAL ZONE OF PROXIMAL DEVELOPMENT In this paper, we examine instructional tools along the Vygotskian perspective of Zone of Proximal Development (or ZPD). Basically the ZPD is the instructional...
Systematic Approach for Designing Hypermedia Environments for Teaching and Learning. (Instructional Media Initiatives: Focusing on the Educational Resources Center at Thirteen/WNET, New York, New York)
TECHNOLOGY AND DISTANCE EDUCATION Recent advances in telecommunications and microcomputers are changing the way we interact with each other, communicate, and access information. The world is becoming a global network within which the use of telecommunication...
Teaching over the Web versus in the Classroom: Differences in the Instructor Experience. (Instructional Media Initiatives: Focusing on the Educational Resources Center at Thirteen/WNET, New York, New York)
INTRODUCTION With the emergence of the internet and the competition of the commercial sector in distance education, universities are often pressuring faculty to teach courses online. Many faculty have never taught over the WEB. Naturally they feel...
The Effect of Varied Verbal Rehearsal Strategies on Immediate and Delayed Retention of Varied Learning Objectives. (Instructional Media Initiatives: Focusing on the Educational Resources Center at Thirteen/WNET, New York, New York)
INTRODUCTION Rehearsal is an integral instructional strategy in facilitating information processing when the objectives are related to increased achievement and/or performance. Rehearsal functions to maintain information in short-term memory so...
The UPS School-to-Career Curriculum: Innovations in Career and Technical Education. (Teachers, Technology and Training)
INTRODUCTION The UPS School-to-Career Partnership was established in 1998 to provide learning and work opportunities to young people emerging from the public child welfare system in the Baltimore, Maryland metropolitan area. Initial partners included...
The Use of Computers in a Mathematics Lesson in Japan: A Case Analysis from the TIMSS Videotape Classroom Study. (Instructional Media Initiatives: Focusing on the Educational Resources Center at Thirteen/WNET, New York, New York)
There have been a number of principles that have been proposed for the effective use of computers in the instructional process. For instance, Hannafin andRieber (1989a) have reviewed the influences of cognitive psychology and information processing...
Validating a Taxonomy of Interaction Strategies for Two-Way Interactive Distance Education Television. (Instructional Media Initiatives: Focusing on the Educational Resources Center at Thirteen/WNET, New York, New York)
Technological innovation has not only provided the means through which practice in the distance education arena can be brought up to par with traditional settings but has also fundamentally changed the concept and delivery of distance education. Yet,...
Web-Based Technologies for Distributed (or Distance) Learning: Creating Learning-Centered Educational Experiences in the Higher Education Classroom. (Instructional Media Initiatives: Focusing on the Educational Resources Center at Thirteen/WNET, New York, New York)
INTRODUCTION The rapid growth of the Internet has undoubtedly contributed to the wealth of literature written on the future of distance learning and distributed learning (1) in higher education (Sherron, 1997; Rowntree, 1992). Subsequently, a dialogue...