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International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT) Volume 9, Issue 3

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The proliferation of Web-based technologies during the last decade may have given the impression of wide-spread changes in educational practices. In fact, we have only begun to scratch the surface of experiencing the vast impact these technologies could have on education. Viewed separately, web-based technologies offer exciting possibilities for expanding the capacity to provide access to instruction and knowledge world-wide. However, and perhaps more importantly, viewing these technological advancements in a more dynamic context, forces educators and researchers to rethink the fundamental processes of teaching and learning . It's not just a simple matter of using a technical tool to supply time and place ubiquity but to accept the challenge of understanding the implications for the entire educational spectrum. Web-based teaching and learning begs the question of what exactly these technologies means for learners, teachers, program designers, academic experts, technical and administrative staff, institutional decision makers, training managers, publishers, and others. Although a considerable amount of exploration has been conducted regarding web-based learning technologies, the breadth and scope for dialogue and experimentation needs to be broadened. International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT) provides a place for the dialogue and support of a diverse community interested in taking the challenge further.

This issue contains the following articles:

  • Integrating Technology in the Classroom: Factors that Account for Teachers' Regressive Developmental Trajectories
  • Application of an Online Interactive Simulation Tool to Teach Engineering Concepts Using 3D Spatial Structures
  • Investigating Students' Acceptance and Self-Efficacy of E-Learning at Al-Aqsa University Based On TAM Model
  • Game-Changer: Operationalizing the Common Core using WebQuests and ‘Gamification' in Teacher Education

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Masthead
  3. Call For Articles
  4. Integrating Technology in the Classroom:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE COHERENCY DIAGRAM
    4. RESEARCH CONTEXT
    5. ANALYSIS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    10. REFERENCES
  5. Application of an Online Interactive Simulation Tool to Teach Engineering Concepts Using 3D Spatial Structures
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHOD
    4. RESULTS
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ENDNOTES
  6. Investigating Students' Acceptance and Self-Efficacy of E-Learning at Al-Aqsa University Based On TAM Model
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESEARCH HYPOTHESES
    4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULT AND ANALYSIS
    6. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION
    7. REFERENCES
  7. Game-Changer:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. TEACHER PREPARATION AND THE DIGITAL AGE
    3. THE WEBQUEST AS TOOL OF LEARNER INQUIRY
    4. THE NEW DIGITAL WAVE AND ITS BENEFITS
    5. STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS OF A WEBQUEST
    6. EXAMPLES OF WEBQUEST ELEMENTS
    7. CASE STUDY: FORMING AN ENGAGED COMMUNITY OF RISK-TAKING LEARNERS
    8. BACKGROUND
    9. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING
    10. METHODOLOGY
    11. GAMING THE WEBQUEST EXPERIENCE
    12. OUTCOMES
    13. THE RUBRIC SCORING-THE COURSE INSTRUCTORS’ PERSPECTIVE
    14. REFLECTIONS-THE GRADUATE STUDENTS’ PERSPECTIVE
    15. SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT STEPS
    16. THE RISE OF GAMING AS AN INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE
    17. THE CONTINUED EMPHASIS ON STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS) TRAINING IN US SCHOOLS AND THE CREATION OF A SKILLED TEACHER CORPS
    18. NEW MODELS OF CONTEMPORARY INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY IN K-12 EDUCATION AND AN OPEN CONTENT ONLINE SOCIETY
    19. MOVING FROM INSTRUCTION TO IMPLEMENTATION
    20. REFERENCES
  8. Call For Articles