International Journal of Instructional Media

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

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 3, Summer

An Introduction to the Use of Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) in Educational Technology Research
INTRODUCTION Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) as a statistical technique has increased in popularity since it was first conceived by Wright (1918), a biometrician who developed the path analysis method to analyze genetic theory in biology. Its...
Electronic Books: Fostering Emergent Literacy in Early Childhood Education
INTRODUCTION Extensive research shows that children's language and literacy development begins at home and through family experiences long before children begin formal instruction (Snow, Bums, & Griffin, 1998). Early experiences with language...
Examination of Blog Users' On-Line Experience and Attitudes toward Computers
INTRODUCTION The proliferation of using blogs among internet users has grown significantly in recent years. Blogs, often referred to as social software, are mainly used for posting personal on-line diaries and may include text, images, and links...
Instructional Media Initiatives: Focusing on WNET.org, Thirteen, and WLIW21: National Science Foundation-Funded Study of Cyberchase-Multiple Media in Informal Mathematics Education
INTRODUCTION Cyberchase, produced by Thirteen/WNET, is a television series aimed at helping students ages 8-11 to increase their knowledge of, and improve their skills in, mathematics. A recent National Science Foundation-funded study of Cyberchase,...
Resurgent Literacy and Mass Media in Greece
INTRODUCTION Based on an acceptance of the instructional role of the media--and journalistic speech in particular--and their didactic influence on linguistic sense, this paper seeks to comparatively examine the conditions in which students process...
Social-Structural Factors and E-Mail Communication with College Students: A National Study of Journalism and Mass Communication Faculty
INTRODUCTION Technology is ubiquitous on college campuses across the country. College students expect technology to be a part of their educational experience (Goffe & Sosin, 2005). Generation Next, those who are 18 to 25 years old, have grown...
Speech-Language Pathology Students' Self-Efficacy for Reading and Discussing Research Articles Online: A Mixed Methods Study
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPS) provide assessment and therapy for multiple disorders in a variety of settings. Often, they work in rural areas without other SLPs nearby to discuss patient cases and evidence-based practices. Others work with several...
Teachers, Technology and Training: Direct Instruction: Structured Programs for Student Success
INTRODUCTION With so many students failing to learn how to read and calculate using traditional methods, more schools and districts are turning to research-based direct instruction programs. These are programs with proven track records that consistently...
The Effect of Films with and without Subtitles on Listening Comprehension of EFL Intermediate Students
INTRODUCTION With the increasing access to TV, video equipment and more recently, the computers, teachers have found more opportunities to use audio-visual materials at all levels of foreign language teaching, and they have frequently used them...
The Evolution of Instructional Technology in Malaysia
THE DEFINITIONS OF INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND ITS EVOLVING DEFINITIONS OF TECHNOLOGY Before we begin with the term instructional technology, it would be better to explain the word 'technology' in the context of education and training. Technology...
Using a Classroom Response System to Support Active Learning in an Educational Psychology Course: A Case Study
Conventional lecture styles hold significant pedagogical limitations, mainly due to lack of classroom interactivity and inadequate opportunities for feedback (American Psychological Association, 1997; Bransford, Brown, & Cocking, 2000). Simply...