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Selected Styles In Web-Based Educational Research

Selected Styles In Web-Based Educational Research

by Bruce L. MannBruce L. Mann


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Selected Styles in Web-Based Educational Research is concerned with the most common research styles in Web-based teaching or learning. It is intended for practitioners, educators and students, who wish to learn how to conduct research in online teaching and learning, and helps define style in educational research methodology. To enhance understanding, the writing style is conversational with detailed learning objectives, activities, procedures and illustrations to help the reader understand several common research styles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591407324
Publisher: IGI Global
Publication date: 08/22/2011
Pages: 502
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Section AResearch on Educational Technology Policy in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the European Union
Chapter 1Research Styles and the Internet1
Chapter 2Research on Educational Technology Policy in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the European Union11
Section BInternet Technology and Educational Research
Chapter 3Technology Adoption and the Internet35
Chapter 4Narrowing the Focus: Reflection and Choice51
Section CConducting Case Study Educational Research on Web
Chapter 5Case Study Research and Online Learning: Types, Typologies, and Thesis Research70
Chapter 6An Intrinsic, Quantitative Case Study of WebCT Developers81
Chapter 7Qualitative Case Method and Web-Based Learning: The Application of Qualitative Research Methods to the Systematic Evaluation of Web-Based Learning Assessment Results91
Chapter 8Online Assessment in Programming Courses: A Multiple Case Study111
Section DConducting Action Research with Web Tools
Chapter 9Action Research with Internet Communications Tools129
Chapter 10Self-Assessment During Online Discussion: An Action Research Perspective145
Chapter 11Advanced Broadband Enabled Learning: An Example of Participatory Action Research161
Chapter 12Action Research with Internet Database Tools179
Chapter 13Designing Effective Online Educational Literature Searches: Procedures for Content Analysis and Validation190
Chapter 14Technical Research for Improving Web-Based Instructional Artifacts202
Chapter 15Assessment of Students by a Teacher with a Hand Held Device and a Networkable Database220
Section EExploring the Complexities in Online Formative Evaluations
Chapter 16Conducting Formative Evaluations of Online Instructional Materials234
Chapter 17Strategies to Collect and Use Online Student Feedback: Improving Teaching through Formative Evaluation246
Section FConducting Experimental Research on Online Teaching and Learning
Chapter 18Experimental Research and the Internet260
Chapter 19The Impact of Internet Learning Technology: Experimental Methods of Determination282
Chapter 20Effects of Anonymity and Accountability During Online Peer Assessment302
Chapter 21Can Seventh Graders Learn Fractions from a Web-Based Pedagogical Agent? Using Comparison Groups Three Times Over Several Weeks334
Chapter 22Proposal to Conduct Experimental Research on the Effects of Language Style and Voice Type of a Pedagogical Agent on Fifth Grade Learning and Motivation349
Section GConducting Qualitative Educational Research on the Web
Chapter 23Alternative Approaches to Assessment with Online Technologies: Integrating Process and Product Outcomes368
Chapter 24Knowledge Construction Online: Does Constructivism Deliver the Goods?384
Chapter 25Conducting Qualitative Educational Research on the Internet403
Section HVirtual Ethnography and Discourse
Chapter 26Critical Virtual Ethnography413
Chapter 27Virtual Ethnography and Discourse Analysis439
Section IConducting Correlational Research on the Web
Chapter 28Correlational Research and the Internet457
Chapter 29Using Structural Equations to Validate a New, Integrated Model of Web-Based Learning467
About the Authors483

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