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ETEC 5430 (Leh) - Research in Instructional Design & Technology: Databases

Brief guide to resources to help find research materials for annotated bibliography and literature review.


Subject Headings (aka Descriptors)

Subject headings of descriptors are specific terminology used by the editors of a database to describe the subject matter covered. Here are some examples of headings used by the ERIC and PsycINFO databases.


General topic areas:

  • Educational Technology
  • Technology Uses in Education
  • Computer Uses in Education
  • Online Courses
  • Virtual Classrooms
  • Web Based Instruction

Student experience:

  • Cooperative Learning
  • Group Discussion
  • Peer Influence
  • Peer Relationship
  • Learner Engagement
  • Student Participation
  • Student Motivation
  • Student Role

Evaluation of approach:

  • Instructional Effectiveness
  • Program Effectiveness

General topic areas:

  • Distance Education
  • Virtual Classrooms
  • Electronic Learning
  • Teleconferencing
  • Videoconferencing

Student experience:

  • Teaching Methods
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Cooperative Learning

Key Education Technology Databases