International Journal of Instructional Media

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

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 2, Spring

Aesthetic Pursuits: Windows, Frames, Words, Images. Part I
In previous articles (1997, 1998, 1999) I developed a theoretical and applied approach to analyzing interactions between the uses of constructive design elements in a wide range of images and the anticipated responses by their viewers. This Image Presentation...
Collaboration, Community and Project-Based Learning-Does It Still Work Online?
WHAT ARE COLLABORATION, COMMUNITY AND PROJECT-BASED LEARNING? It seems when the word collaboration is spoken in an educational setting; many folks believe learning will be instantly enhanced. The old philosophy of "two heads are better than one"...
Developing an Online Writing Intensive Course: Will It Work for Public Speaking?
Today's college faculty are continually challenged with the need to improve students' basic skills. It is no longer acceptable to think of ourselves solely as teachers in our own disciplines. We must take on the role of improving students' reading,...
Envisioning the Future: The U.S. Department of Education's National Technology Plan
INTRODUCTION Teachers and administrators in schools everywhere are greeted each day with students armed with technology, unlike any previous generation of students. There are cell phones, laptops, iPods, personal digital assistants, computer games...
Gender Differences in Computer-Administered versus Paper-Based Tests
INTRODUCTION The acceptance and use of computerized testing is increasing each year. For example, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) introduced a computer version of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) in 1992, and is working on a computerized...
Implementing Wireless Mobile Instructional Labs: Planning Issues and Case Study
OVERVIEW Faculty and students alike have been impressed with the significant changes in classroom environment created by the COE shift to mobile technology. Rather than a cluttered room full of monitors, cases and cords; students now enter what...
Integrating Instructional Technology with Information Technology and Its Implications for Designing Electronic Learning Systems
INTRODUCTION By examining today's technologies in different aspects of education, one can observe a growing interest in introducing new disciplines of study. Among these new disciplines: food technology, biotechnology, engineering technology, computer...
Know Your Dough: CYBERCHASE Helps Young People Learn Financial Skills
INTRODUCTION CYBERCHASE is an Emmy award-winning program series from PBS designed to help young viewers learn math concepts and skills. It uses a highly engaging multimedia format and includes a website for children and parents with resources for...
The Effect of Self-Directed Learning Readiness on Achievement Comparing Face-to-Face and Two-Way Distance Learning Instruction
INTRODUCTION By the end of the 20th century, approximately 13 million people had enrolled in distance education courses [1]. There is no doubt that this number will increase as time goes on. More adults are entering this educational system than...
The Origins of Graphic Screen Design Principles Theory or Rhetoric?
INTRODUCTION From flipcharts and overheads to presentation software and Web-based training, trainers have long relied on the use of visuals to enhance learning and improve training effectiveness. As the use of computer-based presentations and tutorials...
To Propose an Algorithm for Team Forming: Simulated Annealing K Team-Forming Algorithm for Heterogeneous Grouping
INTRODUCTION This algorithm was revised from K team-forming algorithm (2), which similar to K Means clustering algorithm (1), and simulated annealing K team-forming algorithm for homogeneous grouping (3). In K Means clustering algorithm, it put...