Thursday, 24 October 2013

AECT Conference 2013 RTD Saturday Sessions

Saturday, November 2

RTD session Research on Engaging Instruction 8:00 - 9:00, 1st Level - South,Terrace E

In the first presentation “Enhancing Pre-service Teacher’s Engagement in a Technology-supported Flipped Classroom”, presenters, Hyun Yu, Tim Newby, Adrie Koehler, and Erin Besser’ will demonstrate how technology-enhanced flipped classroom can enrich learning in ways not possible using traditional methods! 

In the second presentation “How to Make Instruction Interesting and Engaging: Examination of the Seductive Details Effect through EEG and Eye-Tracking”, presenters Robert Christopherson and Robert Atkins, will present how using innovative research method such as eye tracker and electroencephalogram (EEG) is possible to investigate if seductive (interesting but distracting) details in instructional materials are beneficial or harmful. 

RTD session  Analyses of Instructional Design Journals  9:15 to 10:15,1st Level - South, Terrace E

In the  first presentation “Common Reliability and Validity Strategies in Instructional Technology Research”, presenters, Zeynep Turan, Fatma Burcu Topu, Ozlem Baydas, and Yuksel Goktas, will share validity and reliability methodologies in examined doctoral theses that have qualitative, quantitative, and mixed research designs.

In the  second presentation “Methodological Trends in Instructional Technology Research: A review from 2002 to 2011”, presenters, Sevada Kuckuk, Rabia Meryem Yilmaz, and Melike Aydemir, will present findings of the content analysis of 1019 full-length articles in three prominent journals: Educational Technology Research & Development (ERT&D), Cognition and Instruction (C&I) and British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET).

RTD Session Issues Concerning Journals in the Field 10:30 to 11: 30, 1st Level - South, Terrace E

If you want to know which open access journals are seen as more prestigious and reputable  as well as why academics choose to publish/not to publish in open access journals, come  to the presentation “Educational Technology Professionals Perception of Open Access Journals.” Presenters, Patrick Lowenthal and Ross Perkins.

The second is a panel presentation: “What are We Talking About? An Analysis of a Decade of Research Published in Major Journals in Our Field”.  Presenters Rick West,  Jered Borup, and Kyle Welch  will report results about publishing trends in five major journals over the last 10 years.

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