International Journal of Instructional Media

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

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 4, Fall

Design Effects of Screen-Captured Tutorials on Student Achievement
INTRODUCTION The integration of multimedia technology continues to reshape the field of teacher education. In the age of mobile devices and web ubiquity, and given the widespread acceptance of distance learning, most universities now offer programs...
Effects of Computer Engagement and Classroom Instructional Activities on Reading Achievement of a National Sample of Chinese-American Elementary-School Students: Results from the TIMSS 2006 Assessment
INTRODUCTION A number of instructional strategies and computer interventions have been developed to foster student achievement and interest in reading. Several studies have examined the effects of computers on student literacy development and positive...
Learning Online at the K-12 Level: A Parent/guardian Perspective
INTRODUCTION Whether you advocate for online learning or are skeptical about it, it may be hard to argue against the idea that it has grown in popularity. Offering benefits such as the flexibility to learn on your own time, to move at a pace that...
Teachers' Attitudes toward Using Interactive White Boards in the Teaching and Learning Process in Jordan
INTRODUCTION Globalization and technological change have created a new global economy "powered by technology, fueled by information and driven by knowledge" Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have been touted as potentially powerful...
The Effect of Instructional Explanations and Self-Explanation Prompts in Worked Examples on Student Learning and Transfer
INTRODUCTION Educators have long been interested in improving the problem-solving skills of learners. In recent years, much research has centered on how worked examples might best be used in order to facilitate student acquisition of such skills....
Using Instructional Technologies to Enhance Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century PreK-12 Students: The Case of a Professional Education Programs Unit
INTRODUCTION Technology in the classroom is not a passing phenomenon (Kinzer, Coiro, and Cammack, 2004). According to the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) (2009), "students today need access to the digital tools and media-rich resources...
Virtual Laboratories & Simulations; Useful Tools in Introductory Digital Logic Course: A Prince Sultan University Case
INTRODUCTION Practical components play a significant role in understanding courses especially in the discipline of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Though the importance of hands-on experience is understood, proliferation...