Brad Mehlenbacher

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This paper will provide insight into the current emphasis of research on distance education and e-learning. The review is organized by three intersecting activities. First, we informally collected and reviewed approximately 300 peer-reviewed journals for articles published on distance education and instruction and technology broadly defined [30]. Second, we(More)
The objective of this paper is to bring users to the foreground of ongoing system and documentation development effortsbydoing five things(1) outlining existing methods to eliat user reactions to dt-ware; (2)describinghow todesigninformal usability tests employing each method; (3) discussing the slmngthsand weahessesof each method given the time and(More)
KEY DEFINITIONS Online support systems can be divided into three classes, online tutorials, on-line help, and online documentation. Online tutorials have the broadest focus , helping users learn about features and tasks through explanation, example , and hands-on experimentation. Online documentation typically has a narrower focus, providing users with(More)
Despite being the focus of 170 articles in the Fall of 1993, few researchers have documented how the Internet, an environment that attracts over 6000 new users per month, will affect the technical communication profession. In particular, researchers have devoted little attention to the rapid emergence of an Internet tool that has the potential to increase(More)
Intentionality as one of many neglected learning dimensions. The learning examined may or may not involve teaching or instruction The backdrop facilitating Margaret Martinez's study and the increased interest in studies of learners and of alternative learning environments is a complicated one. Most certainly, technological advances during the last decade(More)