International Journal of Instructional Media

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

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 1, Winter

Assessing Strategies for Developing Effective and Efficient Text for Distance Education: Traditional and Electronic
INTRODUCTION Text continues to be the fundamental communication medium. Its presence is apparent in both traditional (paper based) and the new electronic distance education formats (multi-media, web-based, etc). Text, properly designed is structured...
Communication and the Culture of Democracy: Global Media and Promotion of Democracy in the Middle East
INTRODUCTION The Middle East refers to the lands around the southern and eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, extending from Morocco to the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. In this paper, however, the Middle East term refers to the Arab countries...
Effectively Accumulating Students' Thinking Styles Via the World Wide Web: Experiences of Construction and Application
INTRODUCTION Extensive use of computer networks in academia has been accelerated in recent years, as evidenced by students searching for data on the Internet. Therefore, their ability to complete a web-based questionnaire would appear to be a relatively...
Instructional Media Initiatives: Focusing on the Educational Resource Center at Thirteen/WNET, New York, New York
FREEDOM: A HISTORY OF US--MULTIMEDIA PROGRAMMING FROM THIRTEEN/WNET INTRODUCTION Thirteen/WNET continues to provide outstanding programming in multimedia formats designed to help teachers enliven their classrooms with first-rate curriculum materials....
Instructional Uses of Internet Services by Sultan Qaboos University Faculty Members (Part I)
INTRODUCTION The possible influences of computer technology in education extend further than the Internet. Nevertheless, the Internet's recent quick expansion implies that its usage by lecturers and students should move jointly. Letting students...
Method of Instruction and Award of Credit to Adult Students at Southwest Texas State University
INTRODUCTION The explosive growth of the Internet and other interactive technologies in distance education course offerings in higher education are quickly transforming the availability of courses that meet the unique needs of the non-traditional...
Recommendations for Creating and Maintaining Effective Networked Learning Communities: A Review of the Literature
The use of the term 'community' has gained much higher frequency recently with respect to pedagogical theory (e.g., Bielaczyc & Collins, 1999; O'Neill, 2001; Wenger, 1998). Networked learning communities (hereafter NLCs), in particular, have attracted...
Teachers, Technology and Training: September 11, 2001
INTRODUCTION The tragic events of September 11, 2001 have inadvertently raised the practice of teaching in United States classrooms to new dimensions. Teachers have been challenged, as never before, to help students understand large-scale, violent...
Technology as a Mode of Learning in an Introductory Social Psychology Class
INTRODUCTION Technology use is rapidly becoming a tool for academic and professional success (e.g., Brent, 1999). Indeed, it may best be conceptualized as a "life like" activity with individuals responding to technology as they would respond to...
The Motivational Effects of Specific Instructional Strategies and Computer Use for Mathematics Learning in Japan: Findings from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
There has been considerable attention given to the design of instructional activities and materials to promote student learning and achievement in mathematics. For instance, an instructional design approach for mathematics learning has been developed...
Wireless Mobile Instructional Labs: Issues and Opportunities
The advent of wireless networking has created new opportunities in the design of instructional space. Computing facilities, once dominated by the requirements of physical architecture, no longer require bulky components and restrictive cabling. Instructional...