Quinn Warnick
Online Research Results Forum
by Quinn Warnick - Thursday, 23 October 2008, 2:16 PM

Before the end of class today, find at least four sources on the subject you are researching for the Collaborative Research Project. Find:

  • one printed book
  • one article in a peer-reviewed, academic journal
  • one website
  • and at least one additional source of any type you choose.
Use a Word document to collect the citations for the sources you find. For each source, write a one-line annotation describing the content of the book/article/website.

Your research might start with a Google search or a Wikipedia entry, but these are only starting points. For books and journal articles, you'll need to go to the Parks Library website. Once you've found some relevant materials, you might even need to SET FOOT INSIDE THE LIBRARY (!) to get them.

When you've found at least four sources, click on "Reply" in this forum, then copy and paste the contents of your Word document into the text field.

Janet Roberts
Re: Online Research Results Forum
by Janet Roberts - Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 11:43 AM
Web Site: http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/ltia/issue2/nicholson.shtml (I would consider this a credible web site with references)

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Re: Online Research Results Forum
by Alyssa Rutt - Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 11:33 AM
JOURNAL: Using an online homework system enhances student’ learning of physics concepts in an introductory physics course

Author: Cheng, KK; Thacker. BA; Cardenas. RL; Crouch, C

American Journal of Physics 72(11): 1447-1453 NOV 2004

This article reports on the effects of understanding concepts with and without online homework. They looked at students in large introductory courses.

BOOK: E-tivities: the key to active online learning
Author: Gilly Salmon
This book talks about the promotion of e-learning.

WEBSITE: http://oedb.org
Five Tips for Completing Online Class Assignments

Gives tips for completing online assignments and how to keep up.

Using WebCT as a course supplement to facilitate a learner-centered environment : a case study of a communication technology course
Author: Matthew David Wagner

How students and teachers are using webct

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Re: Online Research Results Forum
by Hunter Braun - Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 11:43 AM
I wasn't able to find much during class:

Online Blog:
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Re: Online Research Results Forum
by Curtis Baumgart - Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 11:39 AM
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Effects of Personal Lecture Notes and Teacher-Notes on Recall of University Students. - journal

Source:The entity from which ERIC acquires the content, including journal, organization, and conference names, or by means of online submission from the author. British Journal of Educational Psychology, v50 pt3 p289-94 Nov 1980
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Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on E-learning - printed book

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Published by Academic Conferences Limited, 2006
ISBN 1905305303, 9781905305308
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Lecture Notes on the Web - web site


August, Ray (2001) Animating Web lectures with agent technology.
Retrieved May 14, 2003 from

Blackboard, Inc. (2000) Educational Benefits of Online Learning
Retrieved 14 Dec 2006 from

Bristol Biomedical Image Archive (2002) Putting videoed lectures on the Web.
Retrieved May 14, 2003 from

Everson, Michelle (2006) "Group Discussion in Online Statistics Courses" in eLearn Magazine.
Retrieved 14 Dec 2006 from

Hall, Delbert L. (1999). Putting "Real" lectures on the Web from the Proceedings of the 1999 Mid-South Instructional Technology Conference (Mid-South Instructonal Technology Conference Web Site)
Retrieved May 14, 2003 from:

Smith, James A. (2005) "Maximizing Student Learning through Effective Note-Giving" in Teaching Concerns (University of Virginia Teaching Resource Center)
Retrieved 14 Dec 2006 from:

University of Florida (no date) Computers and Modern Society: Class lectures notes.
Retrieved May 14, 2003 from University of Florida Web site: http://grove.ufl.edu/~u3063bnk/lectures-text/

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Re: Online Research Results Forum
by Karolyn Pierce - Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 11:42 AM
Printed book- Making the Transition to E-Learning
-How putting PowerPoint notes online can help students in new style of learning...E-Learning

Academic Journal- effect of note preference
-How having a choice of how you take notes or how they are posted can effect a student's learning

Website- professor sues student
-Professor chose to put lecture notes online and a student was sued for copyright issues after re-posting them

Additional source- effects of personal lecture notes journal
-Two experiments that are studies of the effects of note-taking and strategies of note-taking

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Re: Online Research Results Forum
by Meagan Tunink - Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 11:43 AM
This pdf is a report on the way college students use the internet.

research done about WebCT by Iowa State- found on library website:

Using WebCT as a course supplement to facilitate a learner-centered environment : a case study of a communication technology course Author: Matthew David Wagner

Student cheating and plagiarism in the Internet era a wake-up call

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Re: Online Research Results Forum
by Kevin Shay - Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 11:43 AM

Most relevant source I found online for my group's research project--it is extremely outdated. Although this is pretty much already known. Interviews will be the best source towards finding the information needed for my group.
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Re: Online Research Results Forum
by Olivia Langenberg - Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 11:43 AM

This website contains a slide show that compares getting points on homework to collecting coins in Mario.


This website analyzes the effect of online homework on the learning process and compares student performance on online homework versus in class homework.


This website discusses the benefits the effectiveness of online homework and quizzes in large lecture classes.

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Re: Online Research Results Forum
by Kelly McNamara - Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 11:43 AM
Computer science enrollment has jumped in schools. Their has been a 32% increase in students enrolling in computer science as a major.

This articles states that fewer students are choosing majors that involve computers

College students guide to computers in Education
Techno Task One Complete!
Re: Online Research Results Forum
by Erin Fischer - Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 11:43 AM
Book-A Dissertation By Margaret Gorts Morabito Titled Online Distance Education: Historical Perspective and Practical Application.

Journal Article :The Online Communication Course: Trends, Challenges, And Motivational Factors.

Website: Student Interaction in Online Distance Education. May be slightly Biased but further investigation might reveal it to contain valid information

Other: Article that contains a few paragraphs related to the research topic
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Re: Online Research Results Forum
by Katherine Gordinier - Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 11:43 AM
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Re: Online Research Results Forum
by Zach Thompson - Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 11:43 AM
Merlot's Journal for Online Learning and Teaching offers quite a few articles that might be useful. I can't find any sort of subscription/registration service, which seems odd, and you can't get copies at Parks. They do, however, offer PDFs of articles on their website.

"Student cheating and plagiarism in the Internet era: a wake-up call" by Ann Lathrop and Kathleen Foss, seems to be right on target for our group's research question. We can get a copy at Parks.

"Participant involvement in the development of an online learning community for future faculty" by Yaoling Wang, seems an interesting alternative to completing assignments online. Also available at Parks.

mygradebook.com is a product of Pearson Education, Inc., a large educational publisher, and seems similar to WebCT. I'm wondering if it might work more effectively at dissuading cheating ...
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Re: Online Research Results Forum
by Stephani Harris - Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 11:44 AM
Journal at Parks Library Gender Differences in Computer Attitudes and Use among College Students. A study of male and females in college in computer science courses.

(Website) Pew Internet "College students and computer, video and Internet games" A survey of over 1ooo students on 27 different campuses.

Book at Parks Library
Computer and Internet use on campus : a legal guide to issues of intellectual property, free speech, and privacy.

USA Today "Fewer college students choose computer majors"

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Re: Online Research Results Forum
by Kerry Holland - Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 11:44 AM
College Student Internet Use:
This is a peer review article that has a lot of good statistics and facts for online courses. This was reviewed on September 15, 2002.

Student Participation in a Discussion-Oriented Online Course: A Case Study
This is a case study that studies student participation in a online course.

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Re: Online Research Results Forum
by Adam Seitz - Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 11:44 AM
I found this article on New York Time. Its about high Tech cheating.
Glater, Johnathan D. "Colleges Chase as Cheats Shift to Higher Tech." Education. 18 May 2006.New York Times.21 Oct. 2008 <http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/18/education/18cheating.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin>.
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Re: Online Research Results Forum
by Ashley Siegrist - Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 11:44 AM

This article addresses the potential problems with using the Internet for undergraduate students. It presents findings that support this problem.


I wasn't sure if this would be helpful, it is about distractions on another campus
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Re: Online Research Results Forum
by Michea Boyd - Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 11:45 AM
http://www.annals.edu.sg/PDF/35VolNo9Sep2006/V35N9p599.pdf Here is an article telling the students perception of online vs. pencil/paper testing.
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Re: Online Research Results Forum
by carmel summers - Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 11:45 AM

this seems to be a good article about the pros and cons of computerized testing
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Re: Online Research Results Forum
by Kendra Kavan - Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 11:45 AM
Teens and Social Media - A short pewinternet piece of research discussing the prevalence of the use of social media

College Students Use of Social Networks
- This site has plenty of potentially useful statistics on college students’ use of social networks, however, I haven’t deeply checked into the credibility of this source yet.

Online social networking issues within academia and pharmacy education
-A discussion about the implications of social networks (particularly Myspace and Facebook) as applies to college students

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Re: Online Research Results Forum
by Ian Anderson - Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 11:46 AM
The Equivalence of Computer and Paper Testing by Alan Bugbee from the Journal of Research on Computer in Education, volume 28, number 3, is a research article about the early days of switching from paper-and-pen to computer testing.

“Education and Work for the Year 2000: Choices We Face”
by Arthur G. Wirth is a book about the American education and work situation with an extensive section on computers in school and testing.

http://www.FairTest.org is an organization that works to end the errors in the testing systems, especially standardized tests. It contains a number of articles about online vs. pen-and-paper testing.

Computer Testing vs. Paper Testing
is a research survey on computerized testing habits and pen-and-paper testing habits about which are more effective.

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Re: Online Research Results Forum
by Brian Bicknell - Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 11:47 AM
An assessment of the effectiveness of interaction in distance education based on student satisfaction with the learner-centered paradigm

This is a book by an ISU professor on the effectiveness of interactions with online classes using 855 students enrolled in Computer Science 103.

Student Interaction Experiences in Distance Learning Courses
A Phenomenological Study

This is a paper talks about the difficulties of taking online courses and the interactions between students by studying students who were taking online classes.