KU Educational Technology Research

Doctoral Research
KU Ed Tech Research and Development Projects


Selected Papers by KU Faculty and Program Graduates.

  • Quesada A.G. P. 2011. Collaborative eLearning: An Academic Experience Between the University of Costa Rica and the University of Kansas. V, No Especial, Revista Actualidades Investigativas en Educación. (PDF)

  • Quesada A.G. P., Aust R.J. 2010. International elearning: A case report of the university of Costa Rica and the university of Kansas. Proceedings International Conference of Modern Languages. (PDF) (doc)

  • Aust, R., Quesada, A.G. P. 2009. International collaborative elearning to advance social awareness. Proceedings of the Eight IASTED International Conference on Web-Based Education. (PDF)

  • Aust, R., Quesada, A. (2008). Open-Source Collaborative eLearning. Proceedings of World ACS .LRN conference 2008. Guatemala City, Guatemala. (PDF)

  • Aust, R., Quesada, A., Furman, R. (2008). Transnational Educational Technology. Proceedings of World ACS .LRN conference 2008. Guatemala City, Guatemala.

  • Lee, Y.-J., Palazzo, D. J., Warnakulasooriya, R. & Pritchard, D. E. (2008), Measuring student learning with item response theory, physical review special topics: Physics Education Research. 4/1, 010102, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.4.010102.

  • Ni, S. & Aust, R. (2008). Examining Teacher Verbal Immediacy and Sense of Classroom Community in Online Classes. International Journal on E-Learning. 7 (3), pp. 477-498. Chesapeake, VA: AACE. (PDF)

  • O'Brien, J. (2008), Are we preparing young people for 21st century citizenship with 20th century thinking? Building a case for a virtual laboratory of democracy, Contemporary Issues in Technology & Teacher Education, http://www.citejournal.org/vol8/iss2/socialstudies/toc.cfm January.

  • O'Brien, J. (2008), Preparing future e-citizens to research public policy issues online: Old skills in new electronic clothing or truly something different? chapter in The Electronic Republic, Berson, M. & Van Fossen, P., eds.

  • Pritchard, D. E., Lee, Y.-J. & Bao, L. (2008) Mathematical learning models that depend on prior knowledge and instructional strategies. Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research. 4/1, 010109, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.4.010109.

  • Seok, S. (2008). Teaching Aspects of E-Learning. International Journal on E-Learning. 7 (4), pp. 725-741. Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

  • Ben Salem E., Aust R.J. 2007. The influence of feature-rich computerized glosses on reading comprehension and vocabulary acquisition. Proceedings of the Sixth IASTED International Conference on Web-Based Education. ISBN 978-0-889896-650-8 / CD: 978-0-889896-651-5. (PDF)

  • Bui, Y.N. & Meyen, E.L. (2006). A study of collaborative online teaching in higher education. E-Journal of Teaching and Learning in Diverse Settings. In press.

  • Meyen, E.L. and Bui, Y.N. (2006) Teaching Exceptional Children and Youth in Today's Schools: What beginning teachers need to know. 4th edition. Love Publishing, Denver.

  • Meyen E., Aust R.J. (2006). The development and validation of a modular e-Book authoring system. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technologies in Education. ISBN 0-889896-626-0 / CD: 0-889896-6287. IASTED 94 - 99. (PDF)

  • Meyen, E.L., Poggio, J.P., Seok, S., Smith, S.J. (2006). Equity for Students with High Disabilities in Statewide Assessments: A Technology -Based Solution. Focus on Exceptional Children, Vol.38, Number 7, March.

  • Quesada A.G. P., Aust R.J. (2006). CyberLab: Technology enriched English language learning in Costa Rica. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technologies in Education. ISBN 0-889896-626-0 / CD: 0-889896-6287. IASTED 117 - 122. (PDF)

  • Seok S., Meyen E., Aust R.J. (2006). Three dimensions of the online course evaluation instrument in postsecondary education. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technologies in Education. ISBN 0-889896-626-0 / CD: 0-889896-6287. IASTED 363 - 369. (PDF)

  • Aust, R.J., Newberry, B.W., O’Brien, J.E, &Thomas, J.E. (2005). Learning generation: fostering innovation with tomorrow’s teachers and technology. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education. 13(2), 167-195. (PDF)

  • Aust, R., Isaacson, R. (2005). Designing and Evaluating User Interfaces for eLearning. In G. Richards (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005. pp 1195-1202. Chesapeake, VA: AACE. (PDF)

  • Aust, R., Meyen, E.L, (2005). The Design and Development of a Scaleable e-Learning Authoring System. Proceedings of the 2005 Web Based Education Conference,International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED). 225-229. (PDF)

  • Lee, Y.-J. (2005). VisSearch: A collaborative web searching environment. Computers & Education. 44/4, 423-439.

  • Meyen, E.L., Smith, S.J. & Deshler, D.D. (2005). Final Report: Steppingstones Phase I -Implementing Curriculum-Based Standards for Students with Disabilities Via Online Instruction-Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Center for Research on Learning, University of Kansas.

  • Meyen, E.L., & Yang, C.H., (2005), Online staff development for teachers: multi-state planning for implementation. Journal of Special Education Technology. Winter. 20 (1). ( DOC )

  • Lee, Y.-J. (2004). Creating a concept map of your Web searches: A design rationale and Web-enabled application. The Journal of Computer Assisted Learning. 20, 103-113.

  • Lee. Y-.J. (2004). The effect of creating external representations on the efficiency of Web searching. Interactive Learning Environments. 12/3, 227-250.
  • Meyen, E.L, Aust, R.J., & Yang, C. (2004). Beta testing online staff development for implementation at scale. Instructional Technology & Distance Learning. September, Vol. 1. No.9.

  • Meyen, E.L, Aust, R.J., & Yang, C. (2004). Beta testing for large-scale implementation of online staff development. International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE). (DOC)

  • Meyen, E.L., & Yang, C.H., (2004), Parameters of online staff development study. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning. February. Vol. 1. No. 2. (DOC)

  • Meyen, E.L. (2003). Final Report: Online Delivery Model Project - Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Lawrence, Kansas: Center for Research on Learning - University of Kansas.

  • Meyen, E.L. & Bui, Y.N. (2003) Online academy: content validation through a juror process. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, II, (3), 443-454. (PDF)

  • Meyen, E.L., Ramp, E., Harrod, C.A., and Bui, Y.N. (2003). A national assessment of staff development needs related to the education of students with disabilities. Focus on Exceptional Children, 35, (8), 1-12. (PDF)

  • Meyen, E.L. & Yang, C.H., (2003), Barriers to implementing large-scale online staff development programs. Online Journal for Distance Learning Administration. Fall. Vol. VI. Number III. (DOC)

  • Smith, Sean J. & Meyen, E.L. (2003), Applications of online instruction: An overview for teachers, students with mild disabilities and their parents. Focus on Exceptional Children, 35, (6), 1-16.

  • Meyen, E.L., Aust, R.J., Bui, Y.N., Isaacson, R.E. (2002). Assessing and monitoring student progress in an e-learning personnel preparation environment. Teacher Education and Special Education. 25 (2) 187-198. (PDF)

  • Meyen, E.L., Aust, R.J., Bui, Y.N., Ramp, E., Smith, S.J. (2002). The online academy formative evaluation approach to evaluating online instruction. The Internet and Higher Education. 5, 89-108. (PDF)

  • Meyen, E.L., Aust, R.J., Gauch, J.M., Hinton, H.S., Isaacson, R.E., Smith, S.J., Tee, M.Y. (2002). E-learning: A programmatic research construct for the future. Journal of Special Education Technology, 17 (3), 37-46. (HTML)

  • Meyen, E.L., Aust, R.J., Newberry, B.W., Ramp, E., Bui, Y.N. (2002). The online academy: an extranet approach to virtual implementation. ( PDF )

  • Aust, R.; Newberry, B. & Resta, P. (1996). Internet strategies for empowering indigenous communities in teaching and learning. Proceedings of 1996 Internet Society Conference. (www.isoc.org/isoc/whatis/conferences/inet/96/proceedings/h4/index.htm) Internet Society. Reston, Virginia.

  • Deniau, C.C.; Swink, M.T.; Aust, R.; Evans, J.B.; Gauch, S.; Miller, J.; Niehaus,D. (1995). The UNITE system: Distributed delivery and contribution of multimedia objects over the Internet. Proceedings of the 1995 Internet Society Conference. (www.isoc.org/HMP/PAPER/248/). Internet Society. Reston, Virginia.

  • Aust, R. (1994). Designing network information services for educators. Journal of Machine-Mediated Learning. 4(2&3), 251-267.

  • Gauch, S.; Aust, R.; Evans, J.; Minden, G.; Niehaus, D.; Roberts, J. (1994). The digital video library system: Vision and design, Proceedings of Digital Libraries '94, (June) 47-52. College Station, TX.

  • Broholm J. R. & Aust, R. (1994). Teachers and electronic mail: Networking on the network. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2(2), 167-182.

  • Aust, R. & Padmanabhan, S. (1994). Empowering teachers with technology: An agenda for research and development. In M. R. Simonson (Eds.), 16th Annual Proceedings of Selected Research Papers: AECT, (15-29). Ames, IA: Iowa State University IRC.

  • Aust, R.; Kelly, M. J. & Roby, W. (1993). The use of hyper-reference and conventional dictionaries. Educational Technology Research and Development, 41(4), 63-73. (PDF)

  • Aust, R. (1993). Wide area network resources for teacher education. In M. R. Simonson & K.L. Abu-Omar (Eds.), 15h Annual Proceedings of Selected Research Papers: AECT, 115 - 123. Ames, IA: Iowa State University IRC.

  • Aust, R. (1992) Computer networking strategies for building collaboration among science educators. ERIC Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Environmental Education: ED 347 058, SE 052 040.

  • Aust, R. & Klayder, J. (1991). Global navigation in the year 2001. In M. R. Simonson & C. Hargrave (Eds.), 13th Annual Proceedings of Selected Research Papers: AECT, (69 - 81). Ames, IA: Iowa State University IRC.

  • Aust, R.; Allen, G, & Bichelmeyer, B. (1989). Integrating instructional technology in educational institutions: The proper role for teachers. In M. R. Simonson & D. Frey (Eds.), 11th Annual Proceedings of Selected Research Papers: AECT, (41 - 56). Ames, IA: Iowa State University IRC.

  • Aust, R. (1988). Constructing mental representations of complex three-dimensional objects. In M. R. Simonson & J. Fredrick (Eds.), 11th Annual Proceedings of Selected Research Papers: AECT, (25 - 43). Ames, IA: Iowa State University IRC.

  • Aust, R. (1987). Introverted approaches to instructional media research. In M. R. Simonson & S. M. Zvacek (Eds.), 10th Annual Proceedings of Selected Research Papers: AECT, (63 - 81). Ames, IA: Iowa State University IRC.


Recent Project Reports:

  • Learning Generation Report (2004). ( PDF )

  • Online Academy Final Report (2003).( PDF)

  • Online Staff Development Delivery Model Project (2003). In press.(DOC)

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