International Journal of Instructional Media

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

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 2, Spring

Academic Background and Self-Beliefs as Predictors of Student Grade Performance in Science, Engineering and Mathematics
There is considerable interest in student achievement in science, engineering, and mathematics (SEM). In general, there are relatively low persistence rates in SEM disciplines; results from a recent national retention study found that only 35% of students...
Concept to Classroom: Web-Based Workshops for Teachers
INTRODUCTION As the pace of educational innovation increases, online professional development opportunities for teachers are essential to help these busy professionals stay current in the field. Recognizing this fact, Thirteen/WNET and the charitable...
Influence of Audio-Visual Presentations on Learning Abstract Concepts
PURPOSES AND OBJECTIVES Previous research (1) indicates that without audio, presenting abstract concepts with static graphics could help novice learners understand more than presenting through text (control) or dynamic formats. On the basis of the...
Navigation Maps in Hierarchical-Structured Hypertext Courseware
INTRODUCTION Hypertext is considered by many researchers (e.g., [1,2,3]) to facilitate human learning, and thus has recently received considerable attention and advocacy. Hypertext consists of sets of information units connected by associative links....
Self-Regulatory Behavior Influences in Distance Learning
INTRODUCTION We are told that "While students will have more freedom and opportunity, they must also assume more responsibility for managing their own learning, in terms of when they will study, how much they want to learn, and seeking out information...
Sensory Mode and "Information Load": Examining the Effects of Timing on Multisensory Processing
With the ongoing development of new, more powerful communications technologies, the potential for delivery of dynamic multimedia-based instruction is constantly advancing. These technological developments are encouraging the development of educational...
The Career and Technical High School of the Southern Westchester County, New York Board of Cooperative Educational Services (Boces): An Innovative Initiative for Reaching Higher Academic Standards in New York State
INTRODUCTION It is difficult to read a newspaper in New York State these days without coming upon a lead article, editorial or letter commenting upon the impact and effects of the new standards and graduation requirements being implemented in schools...
The National Educational Technology Standards (Nets): A Review of Definitions, Implications, and Strategies for Integrating Nets into K-12 Curriculum
INTRODUCTION In the American education system of the 1990's, as accountability became a familiar and fixed part of the educational landscape, curriculum standards emerged as one of its most prominent features. While it is helpful, most educational...
Using Computer-Mediated Communications to Enhance Instructional Design Classes: A Case Study
INTRODUCTION Recently, university faculty in instructional design and development have been urged to adopt philosophies that embrace and support student-centered learning [1]. A particular emphasis of this movement has involved shifting the focus...