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Abstract: Over the last few years, higher education has been transformed by numerous technologies available for course... see more

Assignments with linked, online multiple-choice quizzes were developed for a non-majors introductory biology course.  The... see more

Teaching large, undergraduate, non-major biology courses represents an enormous hurdle for any instructor. Effectiveness... see more

Computer literacy is critical to student success in higher education today. Assessment of student knowledge related to... see more

Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) is a continuous improvement process that can be used to inform practice in online education.... see more

(e) Science News uses a fully-automated, artificial intelligence program to sort the daily news you find on Yahoo, Bing,... see more

Organizations have a need for effective training. Training designers have to be able to design effective eLearning to... see more

This study continues a program of research into the nature of powerful learning experiences, with a focus this time on... see more

The author traces her attitude-reversing experience developing, against her professional judgment, an online version of a... see more

The purpose of this study was to investigate student perceptions of virtual biology labs used in two online introductory... see more

Abstract: Instructors have frequently found that some content, such as mathematical formulae, chemistry laboratory... see more

Abstract: At institutions of higher learning, there is an increased demand and need for online courses. However, the... see more

This is a case study of a best-practice suggestion for addressing anxiety among first-time online students. This is a... see more

Online education has become a rapidly developing educational alternative.  Many universities deliver online courses... see more

New Information and Communication Technologies such as the Internet, online gaming worlds, artificial intelligence,... see more

The impact of Web 2.0 and social networking tools on education has been much commented on. Teachers need to consider how... see more

Contemporary science education at all levels presents several critical pedagogical and social challenges to educators and... see more

Fostering interaction in the online classroom is an important consideration in ensuring that students actively create... see more

Abstract: Advanced three-dimensional (3D) virtual reality (VR) technology similar to that used by the film and computer... see more

The purpose of this study was to apply the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education (Chickering &... see more

When MOOCs arrived, there was an immediate response of how wonderful it was that a course could reach so many students –... see more

This paper is based on an ongoing research program examining the implementation of instructional design and technology in... see more

Second Life is a three-dimensional multi-user virtual environment with a vibrant economy, where avatars (virtual... see more

This case study describes the Virtual Philosopher, a series of digital learning objects which were created as a Socratic... see more