International Journal of Instructional Media

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

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 4, Fall

A Meta-Analytic Assessment of the Effect of Visualized Instruction
INTRODUCTION The use of visual materials to complement regular instruction has become a common instructional technique at all levels of education. However, its integration into the instructional environment has not realized its promise of increased...
Animating with Gifs
THE APPEAL OF MOVING IMAGES Does anybody doubt the continuing appeal of that 100 year old medium, the motion picture? Although we live in a digital "electronic surround" of computers, CDs, and multiple video formats, that old invention continues...
Assistive Technology: Meeting the Needs of Learners with Disabilities
Assistive technology devices offer powerful possibilities for improving students' learning, particularly students with disabilities. The teacher, however, will make the difference in the integration of assistive technology into the learning process....
Interaction of Cognitive Style and Learner Control in a Hypermedia Environment
From Skinner's teaching machines to drill and practice computer-based instruction, technology has played an important role in the quest to provide learners with instruction that accommodates their unique abilities, interests, and needs. Although it...
Is Seeing Believing? Features of Effective Multimedia for Learning Science
THEORETICAL BACKGROUND: AN INTRODUCTION To provide an effective theoretical context for considering aspects of multimedia presentations for learning science, it is necessary to set a reasonable theoretical framework. A simple, workable theoretical...
Predicting Teacher Computer Use: A Path Analysis
Across the nation, the need for technology planning has become an integral part of restructured school programs (Plotnick, 1997). The lack of funding and readily available resources is a critical factor in implementing any program in the nation's small...
Project Management: Going the Distance
BACKGROUND The University of Ulster has approved a linked series of -postgraduate awards by distance education that will focus on various themes within the Project Management Discipline. The international market for project management is extensive...
Relationships between Self-Beliefs, Academic Background, and Achievement of Undergraduate Students in Health Sciences Majors
The importance of learners' self-appraisals of their abilities and achievement-related beliefs for instructional design have been examined (1). Affective characteristics have been included in recent considerations of instructional theories (2) and...
Taiwanese High School Science Students' Views of Using a WWW-Based Concept Map Testing System
INTRODUCTION In the recent fifteen years, concept maps have been widely applied to the instruction of various disciplines, especially in science (1, 2). The use of concept maps as an assessment tool is an important application of using concept maps....
The Dilemma of High-Stakes Testing: What Is School For?
INTRODUCTION In recent years, higher academic standards, increased graduation requirements and high-stakes testing have appeared in force in school districts across the United States. While these developments have been lauded by many supporters...
The National Teacher Training Institute for Math, Science and Technology: Some Reflections
INTRODUCTION Summer 2000 marked the 11th gathering of the National Teacher Training Institute for Math, Science and Technology (NTTI) in New York City. Organized and developed by Thirteen/Whet, NTTI is a distinguished professional development initiative...