International Journal of Instructional Media

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

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 2, Spring

Distance Learning Planning, Preparation, and Presentation: Instructors' Perspectives
ABSTRACT This paper describes experiences and concerns of instructors using the Instructional Television Fixed Signal (ITFS) program, a low-cost television system in which classes originating on the University of South Florida, Lakeland Campus are...
Effect of Metaphoric (Visual/verbal) Strategies in Facilitating Student Achievement of Different Educational Objectives
ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to examine the instructional effect of visual and verbal metaphors in facilitating student achievement of different educational objectives. The effect of students' verbal ability (SAT Verbal) and the amount...
Explaining School Science in Book and CD Rom Formats: Using Semiotic Analyses to Compare the Textual Construction of Knowledge
INTRODUCTION Learning in school curriculum areas and learning to control the textual forms that construct and communicate understanding in those curriculum areas are inextricably interrelated. The textual forms that students are negotiating in curriculum...
Generation X Wants to Teach
ABSTRACT Teacher education students to a large extent reflect many of the values of the prevailing culture. This paper explores the various reasons that underscore the rather scanty knowledge of content that would-be teachers bring to teacher education...
INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA INITIATIVES Focusing on the Educational Resources Center at Thirteen/WNET, New York, New York
ABSTRACT Public Broadcasting Station Thirteen/WNET's "wNetSchool" is an online resource for K-12 and adult educators. A component of "wNetStation," "wNetSchool" offers teachers ready access to lesson plans, online courses and stimulating Web sites...
Network-Based Collaborative Education
ABSTRACT Telematics may take on a variety of meanings depending on the educational phase it is used in (design, handling and evaluation of a learning process) and on the type of support it provides for learning: access to remote resources of educational...
Teachers, Technology and Training
ABSTRACT The Donlevy Template of Perspectives has been articulated in the Journal for a little more than three years. The Template consists of four perspectives--technological, psychological, ideological and sociological--with which the major writings...
"There's a Surfeit of Java in Rio: Coffee Songs as Teaching Resources"
ABSTRACT Anthropology and sociology teachers often utilize daily habits or common social activities to illustrate the power of popular culture in American life. The ubiquitous role of coffee as an international trade commodity, a focus for workplace...
Using Multimedia as a Communication Tool
ABSTRACT Communication technology exhibits ever increasing capabilities and corresponding increases in complexity. Students need to learn how to evaluate and develop applications for the new technology. This article describes a team-taught, interdisciplinary...
Visual Treatment for Different Prior Knowledge
ABSTRACT The purposes of this study was to examine: (a) the effectiveness of integrating different visual presentation strategies (still graphics and animated graphics) in learning different contents, (descriptive and procedural contents), (b) the...