International Journal of Instructional Media

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

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 4, Winter

A Study of Students' Attitudes toward and Desired System Requirements of Networked Peer Assessment System
INTRODUCTION Among many alternative assessment methods developed in recent years include extensive use of concept mapping, peer, cooperative and portfolio assessment (2-4, 8, 12-15, 17, 18). This study illustrates the use of networked peer assessment...
Evaluating the Participation and Quality of Thinking of Pre-Service Teachers in an Asynchronous Online Discussion Environment: Part II
INTRODUCTION In Part I of this paper, we presented the rationale of using an asynchronous online discussion environment in teacher training. We argued that the use of such a discussion environment offers pre-service teachers the opportunity to continue...
In Quest of a Textbook for a Presentation-Media Course
For many years, college and university professors of presentation-media courses have sought the "perfect" textbook fruitlessly. Such a book, as this author pointed out several years ago (Seidman, 1997), had to go "beyond instructional applications,"...
Instructional Activities and Interest in Science Learning for Adolescent Students in Japan and the United States: Findings from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
An important facet of effective instructional design is the consideration of the effects of learning activities on student motivation. For instance, student motivation has been included in a proposed cognitive model for instructional design (Tennyson,...
Instructional Media Initiatives: Focusing on the Educational Resources Center at Thirteen/WNET, New York, New York: American Masters: An Award-Winning Series Celebrating Cultural Artists
INTRODUCTION Thirteen/WNET has a long history of providing quality television programming to viewers. In its American Masters series, created in 1984, Thirteen has focused on creativity and the lives of artists contributing to a rich cultural identity...
Online Professional Development of Teachers: An Examination of Structure and Trends in Malaysia
BACKGROUND The ubiquitous nature of Information Communication Technology (ICT), which swept around the globe in the 1990s with great effect, had contributed much to the Malaysian education system in the new millennium in many ways. The Malaysian...
Supporting Distance Learners: The IT Studio Model
SUPPORT NEEDS OF DISTANCE LEARNERS Chute, Thompson, and Hancock [1] emphasize that the characteristics of distance learners and their needs influence the design, structure and operation of a distance learning system. The characteristics of the learners...
Teachers, Technology and Training: No Child Left Behind: Failing Schools and Future Directions
INTRODUCTION The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) inaugurated by the George Bush administration is waking up school districts across the United States with its adequate yearly progress requirements in English, math and science. Many schools have...
The Application of Adaptive Learning Environment on Oxidation-Reduction Reactions Web-Title
RESEARCH BACKGROUND AND MOTIVES In 1970, Carbone II applied Artificial Intelligence to computer-assisted instruction, since then, students' learning pattern changed from linear instruction to diversified adaptive instruction (Beck, Stem & Haugsjaa,...
Visualization for Construction of Meaning during Study Time: A Qualitative Analysis
INTRODUCTION This study applied qualitative methods to explain quantitative findings reported earlier. (1). The earlier report provided evidence for skills that led to generation of facilitative visualizations during study time. Estimates were made...