International Journal of Instructional Media

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

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 1, Winter

Assessing the Use of MIMIC Modeling to Identify Factors That Impact In-Service Teachers' Intention to Use Technology
INTRODUCTION The success of any initiatives to integrate technology in teaching and learning depends largely on teachers' support. In many instances, this support refers to teachers" intention to use technology. Among the factors that significantly...
Classroom Observations of Teaching and Learning with Technology in Urban Elementary School Mathematics Classrooms Serving English Language Learners
Many professional organizations in education have encouraged mathematics educators to reform the curriculum and incorporate more technology into the classroom instruction and activities of mathematics classrooms. The National Council of Teachers of...
Computer Technology in the Classroom: Do Students Really like It?
INTRODUCTION Understanding the complexities of the speech and respiratory anatomy and physiology can be challenging for students enrolled in human anatomy and physiology courses. Traditionally, students are instructed via two-dimensional (2D) pictures,...
Effects of Mathematics Lesson Activities and Computer Use on Algebra Achievement of Eighth-Grade Students in the United States and Japan: Findings from the TIMSS 2007 Assessment
A critical area for the application of computer technologies and instructional design strategies is mathematics teaching and learning. Several computer activities and classroom teaching methods have been used to improve student outcomes in mathematics....
Faculty and Student Perception towards the Appropriate and Inappropriate Use of Mobile Phones in the Classroom at the University of Granada
INTRODUCTION Mobile phones are the most widely spread technology with a fast diffusion rate (Kim, 2005). Mobile phones have brought about improvements in the quality of life (Choi et al, 2007), and new commercial relationships, such as banking (Ratten,...
Instructional Media Initiatives: Focusing on WNET.org, THIRTEEN and WLIW21: The 7TH Annual Celebration of Teaching and Learning
INTRODUCTION The 7th annual Celebration of Teaching and Learning will be held at the New York Hilton hotel March 16-17, 2012. Presented by THIRTEEN and WLIW21, the Celebration has come to be known as a premier professional development conference...
Providing Technology Training at Keystone College
Technology in the realm of education often isolates those distinguished faculty and learners who do not consider themselves tech savvy. This divide can prohibit teachers and students from reaping the benefits that these tools can provide. There are...
Screencasting: Exploring a Middle School Math Teacher's Beliefs and Practices through the Use of Multimedia Technology
INTRODUCTION Screencasting is the multimedia process of recording simultaneous computer video output and audio narration (Wikipedia, 2010). As the method of making screencasts has become more accessible to everyday users, there exists the growing...
Teachers, Technology and Training: Another Year of Budget Pain Ahead
INTRODUCTION Schools and districts have spent the past few years responding to the recession and economic downturn by cutting budgets and trimming staff. While there has been a great deal of hope that an imminent economic recovery would lead to...
The Use of Online Discussions to Foster Critical Thinking in a Teacher Education Program
INTRODUCTION preparing effective teacher candidates is a challenging and complex undertaking. This is due to the ever changing nature of the classroom. In order to better prepare teacher candidates we must go beyond traditional methods and immerse...