International Journal of Instructional Media

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

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 2, Spring

Animations as Learning Tools in Authentic Science Materials
Learners today are exposed to a wide variety of instructional materials. Developers, text companies, and practitioners in schools and industry often turn to computer-based instructional materials to enhance instruction. As others have noted (1, 2),...
Can Hypermedia Aided Learning (HAL) Deliver?
HYPERMEDIA AIDED LEARNING--SOME PEDAGOGICAL ISSUES It is noted that new technologies for learning give teaching and learning a new frame, which also meets the needs of information society (Schar & Kruger, 2000). Developing learning tools, using...
Confronting Limitations of Cyberspace College Courses: Part I-Identifying and Describing Issues
INTRODUCTION The use of the Internet for delivering instruction is growing in popularity and scope (Palloff & Pratt, 1999, Picciano, 2001). According to researchers for the National Center for Education Statistics, the percentage of post-secondary...
Hypermedia Research: Present and Future
INTRODUCTION Hypermedia learning environments are currently being employed as major components for designing and implementing educational and training learning environments. This fact can be validated by the increasing number of online courseware...
Instructional Uses of Internet Services by Sultan Qaboos University Faculty Members (Part II)
Internet Uses and Experience Since experience variable has been divided into three levels: less than 5 years; between 5 and 9 years; and more than 9 years, one-way ANOVA test was used. Table 5 shows the findings. It is clear from the previous...
Multimedia Resources from thirteen/WNET: "Becoming American: The Chinese Experience"
INTRODUCTION Thirteen/WNET offers teachers and students numerous opportunities to explore various educational topics and important subject matter. Thirteen provides monthly theme-based educational materials that take advantage of multimedia capabilities,...
Online Learning in Virtual High School
INTRODUCTION Online learning is attracting increased attention from individuals, school districts, higher education providers and for-profit companies. There is a wide range of Web-based opportunities available to enroll in both high school and...
Self-Beliefs and Science and Mathematics Achievement of Adolescent Students in Hong Kong: Findings from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
The importance of considering student motivation when designing effective instructional programs has been recently considered. Main (1993) discussed the reciprocal relationship between student motivation and cognitive learning outcomes while Spitzer...
Virtual Field Trips: Best Practices
INTRODUCTION Common sense knowledge tells us that well-planned field trips benefit students in connecting school studies with real-world, local situations. From experience, teachers know that students look forward to and enjoy field trips. In 1978,...