International Journal of Instructional Media

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

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 3, Summer

Advantages and Challenges of Teaching in an Electronic Environment: The Accommodate Model
BACKGROUND The explosion of technology as a tool for teaching and learning has provided many opportunities for educators to participate in web-enhanced and web-based electronic classrooms. Further, distributed learning has provided learners with...
Are Electronic Books Effective in Teaching Young Children Reading and Comprehension?
Can we use technology to teach children the basics of literacy, to read and to write? Are electronic books valuable in teaching reading? What characteristics of electronic books are beneficial to reading programs? Whether electronic books, CD-ROM'S,...
A Review on Usability Evaluation Methods for Instructional Multimedia: An Analytical Framework
INTRODUCTION One common objective of instructional multimedia products is enhancement of learning. It follows that one of the primary tasks of the interface designer is the creation of a user-interface that is motivating, interactive, intuitive...
Comparing School Science Explanations in Books and Computer-Based Formats: The Role of Images, Image/text Relations and Hyperlinks
INTRODUCTION Many school age students (and older adults) enjoy popular science programs on the national public television and radio broadcasting service in Australia, the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). One of the most popular personalities...
Considerations for Developing Constructivist Web-Based Learning
INTRODUCTION Development of Web-based learning has started a revolution in instructional design that is providing new opportunities for education. Instructional design for educational purposes is the systematic design of teaching and learning environments...
New York Voices: Focusing on Aspiring New York City Principals
INTRODUCTION The New York Voices series emerged from Thirteen/WNET in the wake of the September 11, 2001 tragedy as a way to help New Yorkers regain positive outlooks and perspective by listening to fellow New Yorkers. The series concentrates on...
Preparing Future Educational Leaders: Technology Standards for School Administrators
INTRODUCTION Professional organizations, academicians, departments of education and others concerned with the preparation of future school leaders have recognized that there are a variety of competencies and skills needed by those who will lead...
Strategies for Designing On-Line Courseware
INTRODUCTION Educational institutions may choose to make a course available via the Internet for various reasons including cost reduction, a potential increase in student enrollment, to remain competitive and "cutting edge" in the market, or to...
The King of All Mediums: A Field Study of College Students Use of Mediums for News
INTRODUCTION The media plays an important role in our lives. It helps form beliefs, ideals, and structures our everyday lives. Further it influences the society economy, environment, education and gender and racial equality. As college students,...
The Relative Effectiveness of Varied Visual Testing Formats in Retrieving Information Related to Different Educational Objectives
INTRODUCTION Educators are constantly exploring strategies to improve learning and assessment.Tulving and Thomson (1973) have proposed the Encoding Specificity Principle (ESP) which contends that recognition memory is most effective when cues employed...
Using a Computer-Tracking System as an Unobtrusive Software Data Collection Technique
Computers have provided the opportunity to create interactive, multimedia applications that can be used for teaching personnel in both corporate and educational settings. These interactive applications are considered a valuable tool for promoting learning...