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Psychometrika Vol. 74, No. 4 (December 2009) pp. 619–632
Computerized adaptive testing (CAT) is a mode of testing which enables more efficient and accurate recovery of one or more latent traits. Traditionally, CAT is built upon Item Response Theory (IRT) models that assume unidimensionality. However, the...
Chinese Education and Society Vol. 44, No. 5 (2011) pp. 19–30
China's 985 Project, which came after the 211 Project, is a key program of the Chinese government to create world-class universities and high-level research universities. The central government invested a total of RMB32.9 billion in special funds...
Improving Cognitive Diagnostic Computerized Adaptive Testing by Balancing Attribute Coverage: The Modified Maximum Global Discrimination Index Method
Educational and Psychological Measurement Vol. 70, No. 6 (December 2010) pp. 902–913
This article proposes a new item selection method, namely, the modified maximum global discrimination index (MMGDI) method, for cognitive diagnostic computerized adaptive testing (CD-CAT). The new method captures two aspects of the appeal of an item:...
The affordances of teacher professional learning communities: A case study of a Chinese secondary school
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 58, No. 1 (August 2016) pp. 54–67
This study investigates the learning experiences and the trajectories of EFL teachers' professional development in Chinese secondary schools under a socio-cultural framework. The findings indicate that social and individual affordances are both...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (Mar 26, 2007) pp. 2490–2494
A Problem-Based Learning (PBL) system is presented with the Website help in this paper. This system is constructed with instructional theory, learning theory, and PBL instructional activities. Also, the literature review, experts' visits, PBL...
Interactive Projector as an Interactive Teaching Tool in the Classroom: Evaluating Teaching Efficiency and Interactivity
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 14, No. 2 (April 2015) pp. 110–115
This study reports on a measurement that is used to investigate interactivity in the classrooms and examines the impact of integrating the interactive projector into middle school science classes on classroom interactivity and students' biology...
Examining high-school students’ preferences toward learning environments, personal beliefs and concept learning in web-based contexts
Computers & Education Vol. 52, No. 4 (May 2009) pp. 848–857
The purpose of the study is to explore three kinds of personal affective traits among high-school students and their effects on web-based concept learning. The affective traits include personal preferences about web-based learning environments,...
Applied Psychological Measurement Vol. 31, No. 6 (2007) pp. 467–482
Content balancing is an important issue in the design and implementation of computerized adaptive testing (CAT). Content-balancing techniques that have been applied in fixed content balancing, where the number of items from each content area is...
Examining Students' After-School Literacy Activities and Their Literacy Performance on the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test
Canadian Journal of Education Vol. 32, No. 1 (2009) pp. 118–148
This study examined relationships between the after-school literacy activities and test performance of students who passed and students who failed the 2003 administration of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. It included both students who...
Educational and Psychological Measurement Vol. 75, No. 2 (April 2015) pp. 260–283
a-Stratified computerized adaptive testing with b-blocking (AST), as an alternative to the widely used maximum Fisher information (MFI) item selection method, can effectively balance item pool usage while providing accurate latent trait estimates in ...
Asian Journal of Distance Education Vol. 8, No. 1 pp. 63–80
Along with the growth of the on-line shopping web sites, the actual requirements of the users about the On-Line Int eractive Fitting Room service quality and how to assist the users in the process of their consumption with the virtual cloth try-on,...
Exploring the cognitive loads of high-school students as they learn concepts in web-based environments
Computers & Education Vol. 55, No. 2 (September 2010) pp. 673–680
This study measured high-school learners' cognitive load as they interacted with different web-based curriculum components, and examined the interactions between cognitive load and web-based concept learning. Participants in this study were 105 11th ...
Exploring learner preferences about the forms of instructional structure, interaction and cognitive process in the web-based learning environment
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 1200–1206
This study attempted to explore the learner preferences about the web-based learning environment, focusing on the forms of instructional structure, interaction and cognitive process. Reported here is the result of a pilot test of a large-scale...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 4574–4579
The structure of analysis used in the study was constructed based on the analytic categories developed by Mioduser (1999). The proclaimed content indicator of the web-based learning for learners with disability was also included in the analysis,...
Educational Psychology Vol. 32, No. 2 (2012) pp. 169–182
Research on school bullying has tended to focus on its prevalence or frequency while ignoring its perceived severity. This study attempted to construct a perceived School Bullying Severity Scale (SBSS). The original 24-item instrument, revised from...
Applied Psychological Measurement Vol. 37, No. 1 (January 2013) pp. 24–40
Variable-length computerized adaptive testing (VL-CAT) allows both items and test length to be "tailored" to examinees, thereby achieving the measurement goal (e.g., scoring precision or classification) with as few items as possible. Several popular ...
Constraint-Weighted a-Stratification for Computerized Adaptive Testing with Nonstatistical Constraints: Balancing Measurement Efficiency and Exposure Control
Educational and Psychological Measurement Vol. 69, No. 1 (2009) pp. 35–49
a-stratification is a method that utilizes items with small discrimination (a) parameters early in an exam and those with higher a values when more is learned about the ability parameter. It can achieve much better item usage than the maximum...
Interactions between learner preferences and views about the web-based learning and personal epistemology
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 1724–1730
This paper reported the preliminary analyses about the interactions between adolescent learners' preferences about the web-based learning environment, views toward the online learning, and personal epistemology. Participants were 105 11th graders...
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 10, No. 2 (April 2011) pp. 100–112
In this paper, the authors first discuss the main rationales of situated cognition and its connections with innovation in teacher education. The challenges that might occur in applying situated cognition in teacher education programs, including...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 14, No. 3 (2011) pp. 43–54
Geometry theorem proving involves skills that are difficult to learn. Instead of working with abstract and complicated representations, students might start with concrete, graphical representations. A proof tree is a graphical representation of a...
Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice Vol. 16 (Jan 09, 2017) pp. 91–106
Aim/Purpose: The present study investigated and compared students\u2019 attention in terms of time-on-task and number of distractors between using a touchscreen and a pen tablet in mathematical problem-solving activities with virtual manipulatives....
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 1991–1997
This paper is to present a study exploring the relationship between students' scientific epistemological views and online information searching strategies. Subjects were 145 Taiwan high school students. During an online searching activity, they were ...
Educational and Psychological Measurement Vol. 71, No. 1 (February 2011) pp. 200–216
The study aims to develop three school bullying scales--the Bully Scale, the Victim Scale, and the Witness Scale--to assess secondary school students' bullying behaviors, including physical bullying, verbal bullying, relational bullying, and cyber...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2016 (Jun 28, 2016) pp. 1314–1319
This research intends to study the design and development of 3D-printing-based instructional methodology for the living technology course, and its effectiveness on students’ technological creativity. The instructional method was designed based on...
Views of Primary Science Teachers Towards the Use of Online Resources to Support the Implementation of Inquiry Learning
Education 3-13 Vol. 42, No. 4 (2014) pp. 386–401
This study investigates Hong Kong primary science teachers' understandings of inquiry learning, perceived difficulties in implementing inquiry learning, as well as their current practices of and resistance to using online resources, in order to ...
The development of a technology-enhanced teacher education curriculum to improve pre-service teachers' e-teaching
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 105–109
In the presenting work-in-progress project, researchers were tended to figure out how a technology-enhanced teacher education curriculum influences pre-service science teachers' computer skills and perception toward e-teaching. For that aim, a...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 369–372
Case-based learning in the medical field involves the presentation of clinical cases as a means of learning basic medical and clinical science. In this paper, our proposed system, called HINTS (Health Information NeTwork System), combines WWW and...
A Particle Swarm Optimization Approach to Composing Serial Test Sheets for Multiple Assessment Criteria
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 9, No. 3 (2006) pp. 3–15
To accurately analyze the problems of students in learning, the composed test sheets must meet multiple assessment criteria, such as the ratio of relevant concepts to be evaluated, the average discrimination degree, difficulty degree and estimated...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3466–3471
In the presenting project, researchers were tended to identify whether a technology-enhanced curriculum in teacher education program can effectively nurturing pre-service teachers’ competence about e-teaching in modern education milieu. For that aim,...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 2732–2738
This research project employs the case study method to investigate the effects of instruction and learning with the Internet at the senior high school level. In the first year of this study, the main focus is to explore the current status of...
International Journal of Educational Telecommunications Vol. 5, No. 3 (1999) pp. 171–192
This paper describes the WebCAT* system. The WebCAT* is a Web-centric, multi-server system that combines the WWW, database, and Internet: all test items are stored in databases located at each CAT server; users can access these materials via the...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 1882–1888
This study reports on the development of a serious educational game (SEG) entitled HUMUNOLOGY and empirically and preliminarily examines student perceptions toward the use of HUMUNOLOGY and learning outcomes. A total of 65 Taiwanese middle school...
The Importance and Use of Targeted Content Knowledge with Scaffolding Aid in Educational Simulation Games
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 21, No. 2 (2013) pp. 116–128
While most current educational simulation games provide learners with gameplay experience to motivate learning, there is often a lack of focus on ensuring that the desired content knowledge is actually learned. Students may focus on completing game...
TEACH Project- Research on Technology-enhanced Curriculum in Science Pre-service Teacher Preparation Program
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 4729–4734
In the presenting project, researchers tended to figure out how a technology-enhanced teacher preparation curriculum influences the development of pre-service trainees' technological pedagogical content knowledge. For that purpose, the utilization...
Instructional Suggestions Supporting Science Learning in Digital Environments Based on a Review of Eye-Tracking Studies
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 21, No. 2 (2018) pp. 28–45
The main purpose of this study was to provide instructional suggestions for supporting science learning in digital environments based on a review of eye tracking studies in e-learning related areas. Thirty-three eye-tracking studies from 2005 to...
An analysis of student collaborative problem solving activities mediated by collaborative simulations
Chia-Jung Chang; Ming-Hua Chang; Bing-Cheng Chiu; Chen-Chung Liu; Shih-Hsun Fan Chiang; Cai-Ting Wen; Fu-Kwun Hwang; Ying-Tien Wu; Po-Yao Chao; Chia-Hsi Lai; Su-Wen Wu; Chih-Kang Chang; Wenli Chen
Computers & Education Vol. 114, No. 1 (November 2017) pp. 222–235
Collaborative problem solving (CPS) is considered as one of the core competencies of the 21st century. Collaborative simulations which allow multiple students to participate in CPS activities in a shared simulation session are now increasingly...