International Journal of Instructional Media

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

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 1, Winter

A Mastery-Based Approach to Teaching Statistics Online
Online versions of statistics courses have been taught for some time (e.g., Weaver, 2000), but more information is needed on the effectiveness of using different approaches to teaching statistics online. The present paper describes a mastery-based...
Cognitive-Motivational Characteristics and Geometry Knowledge of Adolescent Students in Japan: Results from the TIMSS 1999 Assessment
The importance of student motivation and self-beliefs for effective instructional design has been recently discussed. For instance, student motivation has been incorporated into instructional design theories and models (Main, 1993; Tennyson, 1992)....
Effective Learning Outcomes of ESL Elementary and Secondary School Students Utilizing Educational Technology Infused with Constructivist Pedagogy
MISSION STATEMENT The purpose of this paper is to examine the potential of educational technology infused with constructivist pedagogy in ESL (English as a Second Language) classrooms and to explore alternatives for schools that lack advanced technological...
Evaluating eLearning: A Front-End, Process and Post Hoc Approach
INTRODUCTION The proliferation of on-line courses has become a major concern for some educators when it comes to whether they apply valid and reliable instruments to assess learning outcomes. In addition, few publications seem to have dealt with...
Instructional Media Initiatives Focusing on the Educational Resources Center at Thirteen/WNET, New York, New York: Resources for Teachers: Accessing Technology-Rich Lesson Plans
INTRODUCTION Increasingly, as part of their professional practice, teachers must develop and implement quality lesson plans that draw upon available technological resources. Students today are technologically sophisticated and have exposure to unprecedented...
Maximizing the Use of a Web-Based Soils Module: Targeting Diverse Populations
INTRODUCTION With the current reduction in university budgets, the prevailing emphasis is to optimize resources. In the fall and spring of the 2000-2001 academic year, an on-line soils module was used in a university geology class attended exclusively...
On the Integration of Remote Experimentation into Undergraduate Laboratories-Technical Implementation
INTRODUCTION In the course of the recent implementation of a new curriculum at Stevens Institute of Technology (SIT), it became increasingly apparent that the incorporation of laboratory components into all engineering courses places significant...
Relationship in Teamwork-Between Cooperation and Parasitism
INTRODUCTION A Swiss army knife is a great thing! Everything that you need is in your pocket: knife, scissors, screw-driver, can opener, and many other tools. However we are sure that you would not be happy if your hairdresser tried to cut your...
Teachers, Technology and Training: A New Year's Resolution for 2006: Closing the Achievement Gap
INTRODUCTION Another calendar year is dawning and, with it, New Year's resolutions are in great supply. In 2004 and 2005, New Year's resolutions were expressed in this space calling for greater emphasis on cooperation rather than competition in...
Technological Immersion in Brunei
INTRODUCTION TO UNIVERSITI BRUNEI DARUSSALAM(UBD) AND BRUNEI DARUSSALAM Brunei Darussalam is a small country on the northwest edge of the island of Borneo. The population numbers approximately 350,898.1 A fairly-large proportion of this population...