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Number of papers: 33

  1. The Effects of Elaboration on Self-Learning Procedures from Text

    Fu-mei Yang

    This study investigated the effects of augmenting and deleting elaborations in an existing self-instructional text for a micro-computer database application, "Microsoft Works User's Manual." A... More

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  2. Distance Learning Revisited: Life-Long Learning and the National Information Infrastructure

    Michael Weisburg & Eldon J. Ullmer

    This paper "revisits" distance learning by addressing its past achievements, its present state, and its future in the face of the rapidly converging computer and communications technologies and the... More

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  3. Design Considerations for Embedding Summary Writing Activities in CBI: Analysis of the Research

    Benhong Rosaline Tsai

    Summary writing is considered to be one of the power generative learning strategies. However, there is insufficient research to guide the design of summary writing activities in computer-based... More

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  4. Adoption Analysis and User-Oriented Instructional Development

    Daniel W. Surry & John D. Farquhar

    This paper discusses the importance of considering the social context in which an instructional product will be used during the development process. It is contended that traditional instructional... More

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  5. World Forum Communications: Analyses of Student and Mentor Interactions

    William A. Sugar & Curtis J. Bonk

    This study analyzed new forms of student social interaction and dialogue within asynchronous communications of six middle schools and six high schools participating in the World Forum. In the World... More

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  6. User-Centered Innovation: A Model for "Early Usability Testing."

    William A. Sugar & Elizabeth Boling

    The goal of this study is to show how some concepts and techniques from disciplines outside Instructional Systems Development (ISD) have the potential to extend and enhance the traditional view of ... More

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  7. An Essay on Experience, Information, and Instruction

    Patricia L. Smith & Tillman J. Ragan

    The relative cognitive requirements and benefits of learning from non-contrived experience and information presentation is considered. The advantages and costs are contrasted with contrived... More

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  8. The Impact of Closure on Satisfaction with Group Decision-Making

    Ruth V. Small & Murali Venkatesh

    Satisfaction is a construct that is important to the development of intrinsic motivation and the continuing effort to learn. Research that helps to identify those factors that contribute to... More

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  9. Sharing across Disciplines--Interaction Strategies in Distance Education. Part 1: Asking and Answering Questions

    Greg P. Scholdt

    This study focuses on specific interaction behaviors rather than looking at overall levels of interaction. These behaviors can be seen as important starting points or integral components of... More

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  10. Applying an Interactive Evaluation Model to Interactive Television

    Annette C. Sherry & William F. Burke

    The effectiveness of an evaluation model for interactive television courses was studied. Inquiry was conducted with distance education graduate students using a structured, open-ended questioning... More

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  11. Providing Computer Conferencing Opportunities for Minority Students and Measuring Results

    Karen T. Schwalm

    This paper reviews the research on the effects of differential computer background on the short- and long-range success of minority students, identifies some strategies Glendale Community College (... More

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  12. The Influence of Dominant Languages on the Effectiveness of Graphic Organizers in Computer-Based Instruction

    Donn Ritchie & Fernanda Gimenez

    Students' academic achievement scores have been found to improve with the use of graphic organizers. Unfortunately, most previous research on graphic organizers has been constrained to English... More

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  13. The Relationships among Measures of Intrinsic Motivation, Instructional Design, and Learning in Computer-Based Instruction

    Randy Rezabek

    The intent of this study was to explore the intrinsic aspects of motivation, and to see if the design of instruction could positively affect learners' levels of intrinsic motivation toward the... More

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  14. A Comparison of On-Line and Traditional Paper and Pencil Notetaking Methods during Computer-Delivered Instruction

    Ann M. Quade

    Readily accessible computer technologies including on-line notepads provide new environments for notetaking. This study sought to describe the effects of technology on the notetaking strategies and... More

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  15. Teaching through Fiber-Optics Telecommunications Technology: Possibilities and Priorities for Agriculture

    Greg Miller & David L. Doerfert

    The purpose of this descriptive study was to investigate the usefulness of an interactive communications network for agricultural education at the secondary level. The Iowa Communications Network (... More

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  16. Experiences with an Off-Campus Agriculture Degree Program: The Graduate Perspective

    Greg Miller & David L. Doerfert

    The purpose of this study was to describe experiences of graduates of an off-campus agriculture degree program. Additionally, selected teaching variables and attitudes related to agricultural... More

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  17. Tracking Teachers' Personal Variables and Computer Use: Phase Two

    Henryk R. Marcinkiewicz & Timothy K. Wittman

    A longitudinal study of teachers' computer use and personal variables which might predict that use was performed. The study was begun with questionnaires administered to 167 preservice... More

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  18. Linear and Non-Linear Hypertext in Elementary School Classroom Instruction

    Michael Mack

    This exploratory study was designed to introduce hypertext as a component of classroom instruction in a situation similar to that which might prevail in a public school setting. Linear and non... More

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  19. The Reformation in Foreign Language Instruction

    Amy Sheng-Chieh Leh

    This article reports on how foreign language instructors at Arizona State University at Tempe are encouraged and taught to use technology in their teaching. Section one introduces the reasons why... More

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  20. Neighbors On Line: Enhancing Global Perspectives and Cultural Sharing with the Internet

    Okhwa Lee & Nancy Nelson Knupfer

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the status of computer use within Korean and United States schools, and then use the Internet to establish cross cultural communication between schools.... More

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