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Teaching Earth Sciences: Should We Implement Teacher-Directed or Student-Controlled CAI in the Secondary Classroom?
International Journal of Science Education Vol. 25, No. 4 (2003) pp. 427–38
Explores how various teaching formats of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) influence student science learning outcomes in the secondary classroom. Compares teacher-directed CAI (TDCAI) and student-controlled CAI (SCCAI) in a compulsory earth...
Journal of Geoscience Education Vol. 48, No. 5 (2000) pp. 636–40
Investigates the comparative efficiency of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) and traditional teaching methods on 10th grade students' learning of earth science in Taiwan. Involves a total of 151 students enrolled in four earth science classes and...
Innovations in Education and Teaching International Vol. 39, No. 4 (2002) pp. 280–88
Describes a study that explored the effects of teacher-centered versus student-centered multimedia computer-assisted instruction on the science achievements of tenth-grade students in Taiwan. Results of analysis of covariance on pretests-posttest...
Comparing the Impacts of a Problem-based Computer-Assisted Instruction and the Direct-Interactive Teaching Method on Student Science Achievement
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 10, No. 2 (2001) pp. 147–53
Explores the effects of a Problem-based Computer-Assisted Instruction (PBCAI) on students' earth science achievement in Taiwan. One hundred and fifty-nine 10th grade students enrolled in four sections of a mandatory earth science course participated ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 3019–3021
In this study, a new teaching method named 'Interactive Whole Class Teaching CAI' (IWCTCAI) was developed and implemented in a senior high school of Taiwan. The format of the new experimental course is a mixture of teacher's lectures, interactive...
Journal of Educational Research Vol. 95, No. 3 (2002) pp. 143–50
Compared the effect of problem solving-based computer- assisted instruction (PSCAI) and lecture-Internet-discussion instruction (LIDI) on Taiwanese high school students' science achievement and attitudes. Pretest-posttest investigation indicated...
Computers & Education Vol. 51, No. 4 (December 2008) pp. 1450–1466
The work aims to improve the assessment of creative problem-solving in science education by employing language technologies and computational–statistical machine learning methods to grade students’ natural language responses automatically. To...
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 9, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 7–12
This article summarizes a major e-Learning project recently funded by the National Science Council of Taiwan and envisions some of the future research directions in this area. This project intends to initiate the "Center for excellence in e-Learning ...
Comparison of Different Instructional Multimedia Designs for Improving Student Science-Process Skill Learning
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 21, No. 1 (February 2012) pp. 106–113
This study developed three forms of computer-based multimedia, including Static Graphics (SG), Simple Learner-Pacing Animation (SLPA), and Full Learner-Pacing Animation (FLPA), to assist students in learning topographic measuring. The interactive...
The Pilot Study on the Impacts of 3D Compound Virtual Reality Field Trip toward Students’ Academic Achievements
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 7225–7233
In this Pilot Study, we build the 3D Compound Virtual Field Trip (3D-CVFT) system by combining the Graphic-based VR and the Image-based VR. In the group discussion by instant message, the more active discussion performance, the lower score in 3D...
Utilizing a Low-Cost, Laser-Driven Interactive System (LaDIS) to Improve Learning in Developing Rural Regions
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 17, No. 3 pp. 93–107
This study proposes an innovation Laser-Driven Interactive System (LaDIS), utilizing general IWBs (Interactive Whiteboard) didactics, to support student learning for rural and developing regions. LaDIS is a system made to support traditional...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 4125–4131
This paper proposes a methodology for the analysis of an online discussion forum on the subject of physics. Based on Henri's (1992) analytical model, the framework for content analysis of computer-mediated communication was employed to analyze the...
The Interplay between Different Forms of CAI and Students' Preferences of Learning Environment in the Secondary Science Class
Science Education Vol. 89, No. 5 (September 2005) pp. 707–724
This evaluation study investigated the effects of a teacher-centered versus student-centered computer-assisted instruction (CAI) on 10th graders' earth science student learning outcomes. This study also explored whether the effects of different...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 2779–2783
The purpose of this paper is to develop a 3D virtual cooperative field trips instruction system and to realize the effects of cooperative learning in virtual instruction environment. Although a large number of studies have been made on the effects...
Topics: Virtual Environments
Personal Epistemological Beliefs, Critical Thinking Abilities, and Information-Seeking Behavior of College Students
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 1836–1840
This paper proposes a methodology for the analysis of undergraduates' construction and development of personal knowledge. Based on Baxter Magolda's (1992) epistemological reflection model, Facione's (1990) critical thinking skills models, and...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 3698–3703
In this article delineates several type of assessment tools based on the auto-grading and feedback system in the online 3D Compound Virtual Field Trip (3D-CVFT) system developed by us and descript how the assessment proceeding. The short answer...
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education Vol. 11, No. 1 (February 2015) pp. 77–86
Students often find geometrical concepts abstract and difficult to understand. This results in poor performance, which contributes in the declining interest in geometry. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of using the free educational...
The Impact of Congruency between Preferred and Actual Learning Environments on Tenth Graders' Science Literacy in Taiwan
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 19, No. 4 (August 2010) pp. 332–340
This study explored the effects of congruency between preferred and actual learning environment (PLE & ALE) perceptions on students' science literacy in terms of science concepts, attitudes toward science, and the understanding of the nature of...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 20, No. 2 (April 2011) pp. 136–145
This study investigated students' learning environment preferences and compared the relative effectiveness of instructional approaches on students' learning outcomes in achievement and attitude among 10th grade earth science classes in Taiwan. Data...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 19, No. 1 (2016) pp. 350–359
In the twenty-first century, online learning has evolved as a worldwide platform to connect, collaborate and engage users in the learning process. Online learning today is integrated with social network connectivity, which builds an ecosystem for...
Educational Research Review Vol. 17, No. 1 (February 2016) pp. 1–18
Clickers, formerly known as instant response systems, have gradually become an integral part of the classroom. Though several reviews on research into clicker-integrated instruction have been published within this decade, the controversy over...
Exploring the Relationship between Virtual Learning Environment Preference, Use, and Learning Outcomes in 10th Grade Earth Science Students
Learning, Media and Technology Vol. 36, No. 4 (2011) pp. 399–417
This study investigated the relationship between the use of a three-dimensional Virtual Reality Learning Environment for Field Trip (3DVLE[subscript (ft)]) system and the achievement levels of senior high school earth science students. The 3DVLE...
Learning “Dinosaurs” with a multimedia presentation in the classroom environment – An eye-movement analysis
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2012 (Jun 26, 2012) pp. 2352–2356
The purpose of the study was to investigate university learners' visual attention during a PowerPoint (PPT) presentation on the topic of "Dinosaur." The PPT presentation was consisted of 12 slides with various text and graphic combinations. An...
International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Vol. 6, No. 3 (September 2011) pp. 371–395
This paper seeks to contribute new insight to the process of learning during idea generation (i.e., brainstorming) by proposing and evaluating two alternative operationalizations for learning, which we refer to as connection-based learning and multi-...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 19, No. 4 (August 2010) pp. 315–331
This study used scientometric methods to conduct an automatic content analysis on the development trends of science education research from the published articles in the four journals of "International Journal of Science Education, Journal of...
The Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Digital Interactive Globe System Integrated into an Earth Science Course
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 66, No. 2 (2018) pp. 545–561
The aim of this study is to design and implement a digital interactive globe system (DIGS), by integrating low-cost equipment to make DIGS cost-effective. DIGS includes a data processing unit, a wireless control unit, an image-capturing unit, a...
Determining Virtual Environment "Fit": The Relationship between Navigation Style in a Virtual Field Trip, Student Self-Reported Desire to Visit the Field Trip Site in the Real World, and the Purposes of Science Education
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 22, No. 3 (June 2013) pp. 351–361
In this study, a follow-up analysis of the data reported in Lin et al. ("Learn Media Technol." doi: 10.1080/17439884.2011.629660 , 2011), we investigated the relationship between student use of a virtual field trip (VFT) system and the probability...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 19, No. 3 (2016) pp. 134–142
The present study aimed to examine the effectiveness of the flipped classroom learning environment on learner's learning achievement and motivation, as well as to investigate the effects of flipped classrooms on learners with different achievement...
Beyond the Flipped Classroom: A Highly Interactive Cloud-Classroom (HIC) Embedded into Basic Materials Science Courses
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 25, No. 3 (2016) pp. 460–473
The present study compares the highly interactive cloud-classroom (HIC) system with traditional methods of teaching materials science that utilize crystal structure picture or real crystal structure model, in order to examine its learning...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 28, No. 6 (Jan 01, 2012) pp. 983–999
This report describes our efforts in fostering Taiwanese pre-service teachers' ability to integrate information and communication technology (ICT) and teaching. The current state of science teacher education and ICT policies in Taiwan are...
Computers & Education Vol. 62, No. 1 (March 2013) pp. 208–220
The purpose of the study was to investigate university learners' visual attention during a PowerPoint (PPT) presentation on the topic of “Dinosaurs” in a real classroom. The presentation, which lasted for about 12–15 min, consisted of 12 slides with ...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 28, No. 6 (2012)
This report describes our efforts in fostering Taiwanese pre-service teachers' ability to integrate information and communication technology (ICT) and teaching. The current state of science teacher education and ICT policies in Taiwan are documented ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 3662–3665
This study examined tenth-grade students' (n = 263) problem solving ability (PSA) online by tapping students' domain-specific knowledge (DSK), reasoning skills (RS), and attitudes toward (AT) the subject with respect to debris-flow-hazard related...
Engaging pre-service science teachers to act as active designers of technology integration: A MAGDAIRE framework
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 28, No. 4 (May 2012) pp. 578–588
This paper describes our efforts in developing the MAGDAIRE framework (abbreviated from Modeled Analysis, Guided Development, Articulated Implementation, and Reflected Evaluation) to transform pre-service science teachers’ roles in a teacher...
Computers & Education Vol. 55, No. 1 (August 2010) pp. 165–177
Motivated by a long-term goal in education for measuring Taiwanese civic scientific literacy in media (SLiM), this work reports the detailed techniques to efficiently mine a concept map from 2years of Chinese news articles (901,446 in total) for...
Comparison of Animation and Static-Picture Based Instruction: Effects on Performance and Cognitive Load for Learning Genetics
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 21, No. 4 (2018) pp. 1–11
This study aimed to examine the relative effectiveness of using an animation versus static pictures in terms of supporting the learning of genetics. To provide a methodologically sound comparison, the two sessions were constructed to be equivalent...
Exploring the Impact of Prior Knowledge and Appropriate Feedback on Students' Perceived Cognitive Load and Learning Outcomes: Animation-Based Earthquakes Instruction
International Journal of Science Education Vol. 34, No. 10 (2012) pp. 1555–1570
The aim of this study was to develop an animation-based curriculum and to evaluate the effectiveness of animation-based instruction; the report involved the assessment of prior knowledge and the appropriate feedback approach, for the purpose of...
Evaluating students' problem solving ability on the earthquake related topics through Web-based testing
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 1151–1154
Tenth-grade students' (n = 75) problem-solving ability was evaluated through a Web-based test in a secondary school of Taiwan. This research was based on a previous empirical model (Chang, 2004), which proposes to assess three essential components,...
Silvia Wen-Yu Lee; Chin-Chung Tsai; Ying-Tien Wu; Meng-Jung Tsai; Tzu-Chien Liu; Fu-Kwun Hwang; Chih-Hung Lai; Jyh-Chong Liang; Huang-Ching Wu; Chun-Yen Chang
International Journal of Science Education Vol. 33, No. 14 (2011) pp. 1893–1925
Internet-based science learning has been advocated by many science educators for more than a decade. This review examines relevant research on this topic. Sixty-five papers are included in the review. The review consists of the following two major...