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Applied Psychological Measurement Vol. 27, No. 3 (2003) pp. 204–16
Proposed and evaluated a modified version of the maximum Fisher information (MFI) criterion called the nearest-neighbors (NN) criterion. Simulation study results show that NN procedure improved to a moderate extent the undesirable item exposure...
Computers & Education Vol. 53, No. 3 (November 2009) pp. 866–876
Competition, despite its potential drawbacks, is an easily adopted and frequently used motivator in classrooms. Individual abilities, in the years of schooling, are inevitably different, and performance in competition is heavily ability dependent,...
Educational Media International Vol. 48, No. 2 (2011) pp. 127–137
This study seeks to understand the value simulation-based learning (SBL) added to the learning of Machining Technology in a 15-week core subject course offered to university students. The research questions were: (1) How did SBL enhance classroom...
Self-Evaluated Effects of Web-Based Portfolio Assessment System for Various Student Motivation Levels
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 41, No. 4 (2009) pp. 391–405
The purpose of this study was to explore the self-evaluated effects of a web-based portfolio assessment system on various categories of students of motivation. The subjects for this study were the students of two computer classes in a Junior High...
Physics Education Vol. 46, No. 5 (September 2011) pp. 578–582
A simple wind speed measurement device, a paper anemometer, is fabricated based on the theory of standing waves. In providing the working profile of the paper anemometer, an experimental device is established, which consists of an anemometer sensor, ...
End-User Acceptance of a Learning Management System in Two Hybrid Large-Sized Introductory Undergraduate Courses: A Case Study
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 33, No. 4 (2005) pp. 355–365
Drawing from the Technology Acceptance Model, this correlational study was intended to determine student users' adoption of WebCT and its relationship to their final grade. In acknowledging the relevance of human-computer interaction, the author...
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 30, No. 3 (Jun 23, 2014) pp. 285–296
This pilot study focuses on the use real-time visual feedback technology (VFT) in vocal training. The empirical research has two aims: to ascertain the effectiveness of the real-time visual feedback software ‘Sing & See’ in the vocal training of pre-...
The Use of Weblogs in Citizenship Education: A Theoretical Analysis of the Integration of Weblogs and the English Citizenship Curriculum
E-Learning and Digital Media Vol. 11, No. 4 (2014) pp. 350–362
New technologies have changed the way people perceive the world as well as access to knowledge. The ubiquitous influence of the Internet has also impacted traditional teaching in schools. According to existing studies, the weblog, or blog, is one of ...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1587–1593
The purpose of this one-year study is to examine whether selected online learning resources and evaluation methods affect students’ self-access learning attitudes and whether students cultivate self-access learning ability and learn successfully in...
ACM Transactions on Computing Education Vol. 9, No. 3 (September 2009)
PatternCoder is a software tool to aid student understanding of class associations. It has a wizard-based interface which allows students to select an appropriate binary class association or design pattern for a given problem. Java code is then...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 20, No. 3 (1999) pp. 259–77
Reports research findings of an experimental design in which cooperative-learning strategies were applied to closed-lab instruction of computing concepts. SimCPU, a software package specially designed for closed-lab usage was used by 171 high school ...
Doris B. Chin; Ilsa M. Dohmen; Britte H. Cheng; Marily A. Oppezzo; Catherine C. Chase; Daniel L. Schwartz
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 58, No. 6 (December 2010) pp. 649–669
One valuable goal of instructional technologies in K-12 education is to prepare students for future learning. Two classroom studies examined whether Teachable Agents (TA) achieves this goal. TA is an instructional technology that draws on the social ...
Michelle E. Jordan; Diane L. Schallert; Yangjoo Park; SoonAh Lee; Yueh-hui Vanessa Chiang; An-Chih Janne Cheng; Kwangok Song; Hsiang-Ning Rebecca Chu; Taehee Kim; Haekyung Lee
Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal Vol. 49, No. 8 (2012) pp. 660–692
Learning and dialogue may naturally engender feelings and expressions of uncertainty for a variety of reasons and purposes. Yet, little research has examined how patterns of linguistic uncertainty are enacted and changed over time as students...
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...
Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching 2000 (Apr 29, 2000)
The physics learning problem that students usually regard equations and other symbols in physics as algebraic exercises rather than representations of real world phenomena is commonly known. This article discusses how the Web-based interactive...
A Theory of Self-Learning in a Networked Human and IT Environment: Implications for Education Reforms
International Journal of Educational Management Vol. 15, No. 4 (2001) pp. 172–86
Discusses a theoretical model that can be used to deepen understanding of the nature and process of self-learning, and to facilitate students in becoming highly motivated and effective self-learners with the support of a networked human and...
Teacher Development Vol. 14, No. 3 (August 2010) pp. 351–363
This paper argues with evidence that conditions for teacher professional development can be enhanced for mentor teachers through a Learning Centre (LC) project which has been introduced in Hong Kong as a collaborative project between the government, ...
Pragmatic Meta-Analytic Studies: Learning the Lessons from Naturalistic Evaluations of Multiple Cases
Association for Learning Technology Journal Vol. 16, No. 2 (June 2008) pp. 61–79
This paper explores the concept of pragmatic meta-analytic studies in eLearning. Much educational technology literature focuses on developers and teachers describing and reflecting on their experiences. Few connections are made between these...
Xueli Zou; Eric Dietz; Trevor McGuire; Louise Fox; Tiara Norris; Brendan Diamond; Ricardo Chavez; Stephen Cheng
Physics Teacher Vol. 46, No. 6 (September 2008) pp. 365–368
Since Robert Millikan discovered the quantization of electric charge and measured its fundamental value over 90 years ago, his oil-drop experiment has become essential in physics laboratory classes at both the high school and college level. As...
Were knowledge management abilities of university students enhanced after creating personal blog-based portfolios?
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 29, No. 6 (Dec 23, 2013)
The effect of creating blog-based portfolios on knowledge management (KM) abilities among university students was examined in the present study. Participants included 43 students majoring in Multimedia and Game Science at a University in Taiwan....
A Study to Identify the Training Needs of Life Insurance Sales Representatives in Taiwan Using the Delphi Approach
International Journal of Training and Development Vol. 10, No. 3 (September 2006) pp. 212–226
This article reports a study conducted to identify the needs for continuing professional development for life insurance sales representatives and to examine the competencies needed by those sales representatives. A modified Delphi technique was used....
System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics Vol. 31, No. 2 (2003) pp. 173–86
Describes an attempt to make room for the subject corpus linguistics in an already packed English language major undergraduate program. Describes the rationale for bringing together two existing subjects--information technology and discourse...
A comparative analysis of the consistency and difference among teacher-assessment, student self-assessment and peer-assessment in a Web-based portfolio assessment environment for high school students
Computers & Education Vol. 58, No. 1 (January 2012) pp. 303–320
This study explored the consistency and difference of teacher-, student self- and peer-assessment in the context of Web-based portfolio assessment. Participants were 72 senior high school students enrolled in a computer application course. Through...
IEEE Transactions on Education Vol. 53, No. 3 (August 2010) pp. 430–436
This paper documents several years of experimentation with a new approach to organizing and managing projects in a software engineering course. The initial failure and subsequent refinements that the new approach has been through since 2004 are...
Journal of Workplace Learning Vol. 23, No. 3 (2011) pp. 157–172
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether the IT professionals in a Hong Kong public transport company have a general perception of influence of the organisational defensive patterns on learning of ICT; and whether skilled...
Construction of Interactive Teaching System for Course of Mechanical Drawing Based on Mobile Augmented Reality Technology
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) Vol. 13, No. 2 (Feb 27, 2018) pp. 126–139
The teaching aim of Mechanical Drawing is to cultivate the students' graphics interpreting ability, plotting ability, inter-space imagination and innovation ability. For engineering students in China Universities, Mechanical Drawing course with the...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1998 (1998) pp. 517–521
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of reciprocal peer tutoring (RPT) on student achievement, motivation, and attitudes of 105 undergraduate students at a western university in the United States. Four sections of an educational...
Innovations in Education and Teaching International Vol. 38, No. 2 (2001) pp. 144–55
Describes the construction and evaluation of a Web-based learning portfolio of authentic assessment. Discusses the design of the portfolio database; its implementation in a course at National Taipei University of Technology (Taiwan); and student...
Undergraduate Engineering and Psychology Students' Use of a Course Management System: A Factorial Invariance Study of User Characteristics and Attitudes
Journal of Technology Studies Vol. 31, No. 2 (2005) pp. 94–103
Implementing information systems (IS) is expensive and sometimes unsuccessful due to low levels of system user acceptance (Legris, Ingham, & Collerette, 2003). For this reason, IS research has focused, in part, on variables contributing to system...
Urban Education Vol. 40, No. 4 (July 2005) pp. 412–429
This article briefly reviews initiatives that have attempted to create communities of educators using Web-based, electronic conferencing. The authors critically analyze the advocacy for electronic communication as a medium for bringing educators...
Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2004 (October 2005)
Few universities are currently offering an online course with collaborative learning component in Instructional Design. This study shared information on an on-going evaluation of online Instructional Design courses from 94 graduate students who have ...
The effectiveness of incorporating the Internet to improve literacy skills of English language learners
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While the classrooms around the United States are becoming more and more culturally and linguistically diverse, teachers throughout the country are searching for practical and convenient solutions to help them overcome the challenges of teaching the ...
Computers & Education Vol. 48, No. 3 (April 2007) pp. 508–521
Based on the findings from reviewing 32 textbooks in the past four years for Taiwan’s Ministry of Education, we have identified common problems in the reviewed textbooks and analyzed their inadequacies. Typical problems include the Wintel bias, too...
Electronic Journal of e-Learning Vol. 11, No. 3 (2013) pp. 263–271
The major concerns of adaptive testing studies have concentrated on effectiveness and efficiency of the system built for the research experiments. It has been criticised that such general information has fallen short of providing qualitative...
CALICO Journal Vol. 28, No. 1 (September 2010) pp. 74–98
Learning to perform academic writing in university content classrooms is a major challenge facing nonnative-English-speaker (NNS) students. Computer-mediated communication (CMC) offers new possibilities for bidirectional peer-to-peer scaffolding in...
Using Virtual Reality Environment to Improve Joint Attention Associated with Pervasive Developmental Disorder
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 33, No. 6 (2012) pp. 2141–2152
The focus of this study is using data glove to practice Joint attention skill in virtual reality environment for people with pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). The virtual reality environment provides a safe environment for PDD people....
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education Vol. 2, No. 4 (December 2004) pp. 511–528
This study investigates how Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) can be effectively used in a teaching practicum course to enhance preservice teachers' learning. We constructed a web-based CMC system and used it in a Teaching Practicum course....
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) Vol. 10, No. 8 (Dec 14, 2015) pp. 25–29
The background of this paper is the education reformation of Chinese software engineering. Using graduate education of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA) as an example, we will demonstrate the development of Software...
Educational and Psychological Measurement Vol. 68, No. 2 (2008) pp. 215–232
Although computerized adaptive tests have enjoyed tremendous growth, solutions for important problems remain unavailable. One problem is the control of item exposure rate. Because adaptive algorithms are designed to select optimal items, they choose ...
Reading an augmented reality book: An exploration of learners’ cognitive load, motivation, and attitudes
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 33, No. 4 (Aug 31, 2017)
Since augmented reality (AR) has been increasingly applied in education recently, the investigation of students\u2019 learning experiences with AR could be helpful for educators to implement AR learning. With a quantitative survey using three...
Journal of Economic Education Vol. 32, No. 2 (2001)
Provides three ways to implement derivative pricing models. Offers a detailed description of how to implement the models that extends from writing the computer codes to applying the models. (JEH)
Using Microcomputers To Apply Statewide Standards for Schools and School Systems: Technological Changes over Five Years
The Evaluation and Assessment Laboratory at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) has contracted with the Georgia Department of Education (GDOE) to develop a microcomputer-based data management system for use in applying evaluation standards to...
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...
Statistics Education Research Journal Vol. 13, No. 1 (May 2014) pp. 66–76
This study explored threshold concepts and areas of troublesome knowledge among students enrolled in a basic biostatistics course at the university level. The main area of troublesome knowledge among students was targeted by using technology to...
Jamie Matteson; Christine K. Kha; Diane J. Hu; Chih-Chieh Cheng; Lawrence Saul; Georgia Robins Sadler
Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits Vol. 5, No. 1 (2008) pp. 29–44
In 1997, the Moores University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Cancer Center and advocacy groups for people who are deaf and hard of hearing launched a highly hearing, successful cancer control collaborative. In 2006, faculty from the Computer...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 18, No. 4 pp. 128–140
Multimedia plays a vital role in both learning systems and the actual education process. However, currently used presentation software is often not optimized and generates a great deal of clutter on the screen. Furthermore, there is often...
The Relationships among Principals’ Technology Leadership, Teachers’ Learning Community and Innovation Management of Junior High Schools
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2019 (Jun 24, 2019) pp. 453–465
Principals’ technology leadership and teachers’ professional learning community are the important factors of the school innovation management. This study aimed to explore the relationships of junior high school principals’ technology leadership,...
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...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 643–650
A learner model of e-learning systems is built up by the RFM (Recency, Frequency and Monetary) model of CRM (Customer Relationship Management). A six steps KDD (Knowledge Discovery in Databases) process is applied to transform the general learning...