International Journal of Instructional Media

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

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 3, Summer

A Survey of Factors Which Influence Teachers' Use of Computer-Based Technology
Educators have debated the use and value of technology as an instructional tool since the beginning of the twentieth century. Technology is an accepted part of our society, but the educational community has not embraced technology in the same way (Barton...
Effect of Learning Style on Consistent and Inconsistently Designed Instruction
A considerable amount of research and literature, has focused on the importance of individual learning styles as it relates to achievement (1-3). In general most of this research developed out of a desire to understand why individuals performed differently...
Effect of Varied Advance Organizer Strategies in Complementing Visualized Prose Instruction
INTRODUCTION Advance organizers have been found to be effective instructional variables in facilitating student achievement, (1-4). Corkill, Glover, Bruning and Krug (5, p. 304) have indicated that " ... advance organizers are designed to have specific...
"From Lady Day to Lady Di: Images of Women in Contemporary Recordings, 1938-1998"
Analyzing women's images in popular lyrics calls for measured subtlety rather than forced choices. Too often, well-intentioned ideologues have selected particular songs such as "Born a Woman" (a miserable female lament) or "Under My Thumb" (a paean...
Gender Differences and the Need for Visual Control
INTRODUCTION In computer-based learning environment, strategies that students employ in the dynamic multimedia learning environment are essential for associating and extracting relevant internal or external concepts. Whether gender differences exist...
Language Learning at a Distance Via Computer
Although computer applications have been frequently used in the teaching of second languages in traditional educational settings, foreign language teaching at a distance has all but ignored the potential that this medium holds. This article considers...
Reaching Higher Standards: Special Education, Real-World Certifications in Technology and the Community College Connection
REACHING HIGHER STANDARDS: SPECIAL EDUCATION, REAL-WORLD CERTIFICATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY AND THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE CONNECTION INTRODUCTION Storm clouds have gathered across New York state. Although some of the initial, more ambitious timelines have...
Television Ads in Singapore: A Content Analysis
INTRODUCTION The goal of this paper is to appraise the information content of Singapore television advertising and to make a comparison with relevant United States findings. Research reported in this paper is a replication of two empirical studies...
The Effects of Navigational and Generative Activities in Hypertext Learning on Problem Solving and Comprehension(1)
HYPERTEXT AND LEARNER CONTROL In these times of rapidly expanding technology, hypermedia instructional programs are becoming commonplace in the educational and business markets. Learners of all ages have increasing access to technologies such as...
What's Up in Technology?: A Multimedia Curriculum for Exploring High-Technology Careers
INTRODUCTION Numerous books, articles, professional reports and the popular press suggest that the fastest-growing and highest-paying jobs at the beginning of the third millennium will require sophisticated technology skills. To encourage high school...