Selected Styles In Web-Based Educational Research

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591407324
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • Publication date: 10/31/2005
  • Pages: 502
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Research styles and the Internet 1
Ch. 2 Research on educational technology policy in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the European Union 11
Ch. 3 Technology adoption and the Internet 35
Ch. 4 Narrowing the focus : reflection and choice 51
Ch. 5 Case study research and online learning : types, typologies, and thesis research 70
Ch. 6 An intrinsic, quantitative case study of WebCT developers 81
Ch. 7 Qualitative case method and Web-based learning : the application of qualitative research methods to the systematic evaluation of Web-based learning assessment results 91
Ch. 8 Online assessment in programming courses : a multiple case study 111
Ch. 9 Action research with Internet communications tools 129
Ch. 10 Self-assessment during online discussion : an action research perspective 145
Ch. 11 Advanced broadband enabled learning : an example of participatory action research 161
Ch. 12 Action research with Internet database tools 179
Ch. 13 Designing effective online educational literature searches : procedures for content analysis and validation 190
Ch. 14 Technical research for improving Web-based instructional artifacts 202
Ch. 15 Assessment of students by a teacher with a hand held device and a networkable database 220
Ch. 16 Conducting formative evaluations of online instructional materials 234
Ch. 17 Strategies to collect and use online student feedback : improving teaching through formative evaluation 246
Ch. 18 Experimental research and the Internet 260
Ch. 19 The impact of Internet learning technology : experimental methods of determination 282
Ch. 20 Effects of anonymity and accountability during online peer assessment 302
Ch. 21 Can seventh graders learn fractions from a Web-based pedagogical agent? Using comparison groups three times over several weeks 334
Ch. 22 Proposal to conduct experimental research on the effects of language style and voice type of a pedagogical agent on fifth grade learning and motivation 349
Ch. 23 Alternative approaches to assessment with online technologies : integrating process and product outcomes 368
Ch. 24 Knowledge construction online : does constructivism deliver the goods? 384
Ch. 25 Conducting qualitative educational research on the Internet 403
Ch. 26 Critical virtual ethnography 413
Ch. 27 Virtual ethnography and discourse analysis 439
Ch. 28 Correlational research and the Internet 457
Ch. 29 Using structural equations to validate a new, integrated model of Web-based learning 467
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