International Journal of Instructional Media

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

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 4, Fall

A Pilot Study of Workshop-Based Instruction Via the Web
INTRODUCTION Industry and academia often hold workshops to promote products or disseminate technical information. Therefore, this study presents an innovative instructional method, Workshop-based Instruction via Web (hereinafter referred to as WIW),...
Broadway: The American Musical
INTRODUCTION During the fall of 2004, public broadcasting stations across the United States will be airing an exciting, six-part series: Broadway: The American Musical. Made possible through the generosity of a number of funders, this series details...
Client-Side Image Maps: Achieving Accessibility and Section 508 Compliance
Image maps are a means of making a picture "clickable", so that different portions of the image can be hyperlinked to different URLS. There are two basic types of image maps: server-side and client-side. Besides requiring access to a CGI on the server,...
Cognitive-Motivational Characteristics and Science Achievement of Adolescent Students: Results from the TIMSS 1995 and TIMSS 1999 Assessments
Several recent discussions of instructional design have examined the importance of learner characteristics, such as motivation and self-beliefs, for achieving effective learning outcomes (Main, 1993; Spitzer, 1996). For instance, the importance of...
Designing an eMap to Teach Multimedia Applications Online
INTRODUCTION Teachers and students use multimedia software to create interactive presentations and content projects. Popular multimedia programs include: Microsoft's PowerPoint[R], Knowledge Adventure's HyperStudio[R], and Macromedia's Director...
Effect of Varied Concept Mapping Strategies on Student Achievement of Different Educational Objectives
INTRODUCTION Concept maps are most commonly defined as two dimensional diagrams that consist of concepts or nodes linked by labeled lines to show relationships between and among those concepts. The concepts are usually arranged hierarchically with...
How Do You Keep 'Em Down on the Farm after They've Seen Technology?: The Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
INTRODUCTION A recent issue of The Economist (September 18th-24th, 2004) focused on technology and described current innovations that would appear to earlier generations as fantasies of science fiction: "smart" running shoes that adjust the cushioning...
Students' Spontaneous Use of Information from Media Sources: What and How Do They Link?
Can Homer Simpson support opportunities to learn? Can humming RESPECT by Aretha Franklin help in learning? The answer, of course, is "it depends." Students bring a variety of experiences and prior learning with them to the classroom. And, when learning...
The Instructional Effects of Matching or Mismatching Lesson and Posttest Screen Color
This investigation considers the instructional effects of color as an over-arching context variable when learning from computer displays. Currently, many web- and computer-based screens are designed with a narrow left column and top row that are usually...
The Use of Flash Animations within a WebCT Environment: Enhancing Comprehension of Experimental Procedures in a Biotechnology Laboratory
INTRODUCTION Preparing undergraduate students for their future careers in laboratories or graduate schools is a major challenge in large, research-intensive universities (1). Although the best possible scenario involves one-on-one training of undergraduates...
Web-Based Training in Corporations: Organizational Considerations
INTRODUCTION Advances in technology offer the possibility of new methods for delivering instruction. Learning via the Internet is being heralded by many as the new pedagogical model for training. Recent issues of training, computer, and management...