Research and Publications

Applying Merrill's First Principles of Instruction: Practical Methods Based on a Review of the Literature

Citation: 

Gardner, J. (2010). Applying Merrill's first principles of instruction: Practical methods based on a review of the literature. Educational Technology Magazine, 50(2), pp. 20-25.

Abstract: 

Research has shown that when Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction are used as part of an instructional strategy, student learning increases.

A Conceptual Framework for Organizing Active Learning Experiences in Biology Instruction

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Introductory biology courses form a cornerstone of undergraduate instruction. However, the predominantly used lecture approach fails to produce higher-order biology learning.

What is Task-Centered Learning?

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Many recent models of learning and instruction center learning on real-world tasks and problems to support knowledge application and transfer.

Redesign of an Introductory Course in a Master’s Program in Instructional Design and Performance Technology

Citation: 

Gardner, J., & Carder, B. (2018). Redesign of an introductory course in a master’s program in instructional design and performance technology. The Journal of Applied Instructional Design, 7(1), 57-68.

Abstract: 

This article examines a systematic approach to redesigning an introductory course in a graduate program in Instructional Design and Performance Technology (IDPT) to produce a more efficient and eff

Determining the Cognitive Value of Online Interactive Multimedia in Statistics Education

Citation: 

Koehler, N., Correia, A.-P., Alpay, N. & LeVally, C. (2018). Determining the cognitive value of online interactive multimedia in statistics education. In P. Escudeiro, G. Costagliola, S. Zvacek, J. Uhomoibhi, and B. M. McLaren (Eds.), Computers Supported Education (pp. 138-153). Switzerland: Springer International.

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This is a chapter in an edited book available from Springer International.