International Journal of Instructional Media

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

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 1, Winter

A Pragmatic Instructional Design Model for Distance Learning
Though distance education can be (and typically is) a different educational experience from more traditional classroom instruction, it is, nonetheless, founded in instructional systems design (ISD). As such, the creation of effective distance courses...
Bridging the Digital Divide in the Schools of Developing Countries
The so-called "digital divide" problem, significant disparities in access to technology between the affluent and impoverished, is a global phenomenon that is most serious in the poorest parts of the world. The millions who struggle daily for enough...
Cyberchase: A Website for Parents and Teachers
INTRODUCTION Cyberchase is an animated television series airing on public broadcasting stations throughout the United States. It focuses on mathematics for elementary-level students ages 8-11 and is designed to engage young people with math concepts...
Effect of Level of Adjunct Questions on Achievement of Field Independent/field Dependent Learners
INTRODUCTION An individual has to acquire new information in order to learn. Through interaction with the environment, an individual receives visual, verbal and other sensory input and encodes these stimuli into signals that can be stored in the...
Elaborative Questions in Web-Based Text Materials
Researchers and designers have long recognized that learners have difficulty learning from text-based materials. One design feature employed to facilitate learners' text comprehension is to include various forms of supplements or adjuncts to text....
Four New Year's Resolutions for Education in 2004
INTRODUCTION With the arrival of calendar year 2004, there are some New Year's Resolutions that, if thoroughly considered, might make schools and districts more hospitable to children, parents and teachers. Everyone desires high standards, but the...
Teaching Statistics from a Distance: What Have We Learned?
INTRODUCTION Now that we have arrived in the 21st century, it is imperative that we continue to develop our skills in the evaluation of distance learning initiatives and provide empirical data to support the best practices with the implementation...
The Display and Input of Mathematical Symbols on the Web: Questions and Technical Solutions
INTRODUCTION Why did authors want to make displaying mathematical symbols on the Web possible? Many documents or books particularly when their subject matter is scientific or technological often contain within them mathematical formulas. As soon...
The Educational Software/website Effectiveness Survey
In today's growing technological age of educational software and interactive Internet teaching/learning websites, school districts and teachers need to ensure that the educational software and websites being used as part of their classroom instruction...
The Pedagogical Design of ICT Integration in Online Learning: A Case Study
INTRODUCTION Over the last decade, we have witnessed an increasing proliferation of online learning as the hallmark of learning with technologies. Papers and books have been written stipulating how online or e-learning can transform the educational...