Notes From The Editors
This expanded special issue of IJET spotlights the educational technology programs at Vanderbilt University and Virginia Tech., but this issue also reflects the diversity of opinions and experiences with technology in instruction across the globe. For example, this issue contains articles from Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the USA. The spotlighted article by Cammack & Holmes from Vanderbilt University describes two research projects that incorporate Internet delivery systems into an existing curriculum that allows students to experience a great amount of interactivity and control. The spotlighted article by Barb Lockee, from Virginia Tech. Describes three instructional technology projects. Two of these are located in the US and one is located in the country of Malawi.
In addition to the spotlighted articles, this issue contains fourteen others. From the University of Malaysia Sarawak, Bing Hiong Ngu described research that compared online undergraduate instruction and face to face undergraduate instruction. An article by Saxena, Kolhari, Jain, and Khurana argues that hypermedia models of instruction with information may be useful, but too selective and narrow in regard to one of the concepts of "electronic literacy." An article by Beverly Ray, discusses interaction strategies for PDAs at K-12 schools. Doo H. Lim has contributed an article that compared the different delivery formates of Internet, classroom, and satellite-based systems. An article by Heuchan, McGuire, Kahl, and Murphy, explored web site adoption by Australian primary and secondary schools. Another article from Australia by Andrews and Klease described a project that explored the viability of a virtual university faculty. In their article, Rakes and Casey describe a study that analized K-12 teacher concerns toward instructional technology. An article by Patrou, evaluated an online arts-centered program. The key issues of online learning integration are explored by Chen Ping Lim in his article. In an article by Hamel and Ryan-Jones the principals of online learning object design are discussed. An article by Goldman & Torrisi-Steel investigates how a CD-ROM can be used within a Bachelor of Education. In his article, Sean Williams reports the findings of a study about the use of Clemson University's electronic collaboration tool. In their article, Janicki, Schell, & Weinroth propose a new learning model synthesizing pedagogy and web-design concepts. This issue concludes with an article by Kar Tin Lee that describes a study conducted in Hong Kong that investigated pre-service teacher's perceptions of a self-paced learning environment.
- IJET Editors
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