International Journal of Instructional Media

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

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 3, Summer

Access to Technology: A Necessary but Not Sufficient Condition
INTRODUCTION There was a time when integrating technology into one's curriculum was considered "cutting edge" or even "bleeding edge"; but that time has passed. With the establishment of the national education technology standards for teachers by...
Adaptive Courseware Generation of a Web-Based Tutorial System
1. INTRODUCTION We propose an adaptive courseware generation of a Web-based C# Tutorial System. This courseware generation is based on a personalization approach, which includes learning styles and intelligence types as fundamental factors. These...
A Study on the Quantitative Analysis of the Development and Implementation for Electronic Performance Support Systems
INTRODUCTION Background of the Problem An Electronic Performance Support System (EPSS) is designed and developed as an integrated support tool to assist the employees by embedding performance and learning assistance within the system itself....
Celebration of Teaching & Learning: The Website
INTRODUCTION Thirteen/WNET has a proud history of reaching out to educators in the New York metropolitan area. Through broadcast and multi-media approaches, workshops at Thirteen, trainings in area schools, and sponsorship of major educational initiatives,...
Comparative Study on Technology Preparation in Teacher Education: The U.S. and China
About a decade ago, it was unlikely that educators in K-12 or teacher education programs would have the motivation or opportunity to apply information technology with their students. In the past 20 years, the amount and quality of technology use in...
Cooperative Learning and Computer Use during a Geometry Lesson in Japan: A Case Analysis from the TIMSS Videotape Classroom Study
There is considerable interest in the effectiveness of various instructional strategies, such as the use of computers and cooperative learning experiences, for improving student achievement in mathematics. For example, the use of computer manipulatives...
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Hypermedia versus Traditional Classroom Instruction: A Look at the Research Designs, Methods, and Theoretic Perspectives
INTRODUCTION Several studies have compared hypermedia and traditional instructional approaches (Kinzie, Strauss and Foss 1993; Kurtz and Holden, 2001; Psaromiligkos and Retalis, 2003). Most studies have focused on the advantages of hypermedia instruction...
Is There Life beyond Test Scores and NCLB? What Teachers Know
INTRODUCTION With the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) due for reauthorization, substantial attention is being devoted to test scores and how to raise them in the year ahead. As another school year draws to an end, school personnel know very well...
Learning, Connections, & Technology: Gender's Impact
Technology such as e-mail and the Internet has become a norm in educational, workplace, and personal communication (Bushweller, 2005: Duran, Kelly, & Keaten, 2005; Aiken, Vanjani, Ray, & Martin, 2003). This study examines gender and technology...
Mobile Computing as a Cognitive Tool for Middle Schools: Connecting Curriculum and Technology
INTRODUCTION Emerging from current mobile technologies, mobile learning, or m-learning, may become a compelling choice for future learning. The main characteristics of m-learning, such as mobility and ubiquity, facilitate a transition from the occasional,...
Storytelling: The Forgotten Technology
What is the place of stories in technology and in teaching and learning? Many teachers have favorable attitudes toward stories and storytelling but they tend to shy away from the regular use of story in their teaching. However, storytelling as a teaching...
What Is the Effectiveness of a Multimedia Classroom?
A Comparison Study of Perception of Learning Achievements, Instructors' Teaching Methods, and Classroom Instructional Technology by Students Who Took Classes in Multimedia Classrooms and Students Who Took Classes in Traditional Classroom at A Major...