Search results for: Instructional design
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In this study, the authors sought to establish the differential effects on achievement of embedding evidence-based practice in the design of an inclusive education teacher preparation course. Embedded design involves creating self-repeating patterns in the instructional design of a course by expressing essential design features at multiple levels in the teaching and learning experience. The authors found a statistically significant difference in student achievement as a function of the teaching approach (cooperative learning, peer-assisted learning, or self-study) employed as part of the embedded design process.
Updated: Nov. 24, 2009
Making Blended Instruction Better: Integrating the Principles of Universal Design for Instruction into Course Design and Delivery
Online instruction in general and blended instruction in particular have gained a sizable and permanent foothold in postsecondary educational environments. In addition, student diversity has become the norm. The purpose of the present article is to demonstrate the convergence of blended instructional techniques with the Universal design for instruction, which provides faculty with a unique opportunity to address the needs of a diverse student population.
Updated: Nov. 18, 2009
Development and Evaluation of A Case-Based Digital Learning Tool about Children's Mathematical Thinking for Elementary School Teachers (L-TEST)
This study reports the development processes of a digital learning tool (Learning Tool for Elementary School Teachers (L-TEST)) that shows children's mathematical thinking for the ages of 4-11 years across certain problem situations. L-TEST is designed as a support tool to be used in teacher education. A case-based instructional model was used in designing the instructional tool.
Updated: May. 25, 2009
A Model of School Change for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in New Zealand: A Summary and Evidence from Systematic Replication
A model of school change has been designed and implemented in a systematic replication series. Key principles are: that teachers need to be able to act as adaptive experts; that local evidence about teaching and learning is necessary to inform instructional design; that school professional learning communities are vehicles for changing teaching practice; ect. A three-stage model has been tested across three clusters of schools: two groups of urban schools serving Māori and Pasifika children from low socio-economic status communities. The third group comprising all the primary schools in a rural and remote region of New Zealand.
Updated: Apr. 27, 2009
Decisions related to the implementation of audio in e-learning are perplexing for many instructional designers, and deciphering theory and principles related to audio use can be difficult for practitioners. Yet, as bandwidth on the Internet increases, digital audio is becoming more common in online courses. This article provides a review of relevant literature and the results of a survey conducted with instructional designers to determine their thought processes as they designed e-Learning courseware with audio components.
Updated: Dec. 01, 2008
This study focuses on teachers’ perceptions of a Dutch innovative learning environment called the “Second Phase”, as well as their desires and their dissatisfaction /satisfaction with this environment. The results show that teachers are reserved about student autonomy and productive learning.
Updated: Jun. 26, 2008
Effect of Problem Solving Support and Cognitive Styles on Idea Generation: Implications for Technology-Enhanced Learning
This study investigated the effect of two problem-solving techniques: (a) free-association with a direct reference to the problem, called shortly direct, and (b) free-association with a remote and postponed reference to the problem, called remote, on fluency and originality of ideas in solving ill-structured problems. The research design controlled for possible effects of cognitive style for problem-solving—adaptor versus innovator.
Updated: Feb. 10, 2008