International Journal of Instructional Media

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

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 3, Summer

Aesthetic Pursuits: Windows, Frames, Words, Images-Part II
In Part I of this study (Burke, 2005) I presented the essentials of Image Presentation Theory--IPT--and its application to the analytical explication of various spatial designs in and psychological responses to images, from the illusions of depth in...
Classroom Instruction and Science Achievement in Japan, Hong Kong, and Chinese Taipei: Results from the TIMSS 1999 Assessment
Considerable attention has been given to the effective design of instruction for science teaching and learning. Many instructional programs have been developed to simultaneously achieve the goals of increased student knowledge and enhanced student...
Implications of Online Teaching and Learning
One of the goals of any teacher is to help students to view the world in ways dramatically different from what their experiences and biases would otherwise filter their conceptualizations. On-line learning can be pivotal in this quest if we embrace...
Innovative Teacher Professional Development: PBS TeacherLine
INTRODUCTION Teachers, like other professionals, must stay current with developments in the field and continue to increase their knowledge and skills to remain effective in the classroom. Professional development requires a commitment of time and...
Integrating Emerging Technologies into Traditional Classrooms: A Pedagogic Approach
E-learning and Internet-based distance learning are the latest revolution in higher education. The combination of reasonably priced hardware, readily available bandwidth, and the perception that traditional face-to-face.education is not cost effective...
Multiple-Try Feedback and Higher-Order Learning Outcomes
Although feedback is an important component of computer-based instruction (CBI), the effects of feedback on higher-order learning outcomes are not well understood (Mory, 1996; Smith & Ragan, 1993). Several meta-analyses provide two rules of thumb:...
Preservice Teachers' Attitudes and Perceptions of the Utility of Web-Based Instruction in the United Arab Emirates
INTRODUCTION Web-based instruction (WBI) is one of the most promising methodologies for the rapidly emerging technologies of distance education. A good example of how WBI can affect education is offering complete courses via the Internet. Although,...
The Effect of Varied Rehearsal Strategies Used to Complement Visualized Instruction in Facilitating Achievement of Different Learning Objectives
INTRODUCTION Visualization has been found to be an important instructional variable in facilitating student achievement (Dwyer, 1978; Baker & Dwyer, 2000). Visualization has also been found to support, clarify and enhance text based materials,...
The Future of Work: Technology Beckons
INTRODUCTION Not long ago, dire predictions were made for the year 2000. Who can forget the deep fog and mounting anxiety surrounding the coming of that New Year (YSK)? With grave concerns about antiquated coding in computer systems, airliners were...
The Relationship between Medical Students' Cognitive Method of Thinking, Their Sex Their Academic Level and the Degree of Their Creative Thinking
The Sample of the study consisted of all the students in the Faculty of Medicine. The study was conducted using 290 students. The performance of 279 students of the total were analyzed. 141 were males and 135 were females. The results showed an...