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School Science and Mathematics Vol. 110, No. 2 (February 2010) pp. 59–70
This study determines whether web-based instruction (WBI) represents an improved method for helping preservice teachers learn procedural and conceptual knowledge of fractions.. The purpose was to compare the effectiveness of web-based instruction ...
The Process of Integrating "Knowledge Management" into Teacher's "Teaching Resources"--A Case Study on the Hospitality College
Journal of Instructional Psychology Vol. 35, No. 4 (December 2008) pp. 380–386
Many people may think knowledge management is only applicable to enterprises. In fact, the inventor of knowledge management, Peter F. Drucker (2000), once stated that knowledge management can also be applied to schools and the major difference lies...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 28, No. 2 (2012) pp. 315–340
The rapid growth of Internet has resulted in the rise of WebQuest learning recently. Teachers encourage students to participate in the searching for knowledge on different topics. When using WebQuest, students' self-regulation is often the key to...
Corpora Processing and Computational Scaffolding for a Web-Based English Learning Environment: The CANDLE Project
Hsien-Chin Liou; Jason S Chang; Hao-Jan Chen; Chih-Cheng Lin; Meei-Ling Liaw; Zhao-Ming Gao; Jyh-Shing Roger Jang; Yuli Yeh; Thomas C. Chuang; Geeng-Neng You
CALICO Journal Vol. 24, No. 1 (September 2006) pp. 77–95
This paper describes the development of an innovative web-based environment for English language learning with advanced data-driven and statistical approaches. The project uses various corpora, including a Chinese-English parallel corpus ("Sinorama")...
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 11, No. 4 (October 2012) pp. 283–294
Teaching cases in medical education are often exhibited through various professional angles, but for patient-centered teaching cases, the division of labor among different specialties is even more important. However, general medical education...
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 13, No. 5 (Nov 08, 2012) pp. 20–38
A rapid scene indexing method is proposed to improve retrieval performance for students accessing instructional videos. This indexing method is applied to anchor suitable indices to the instructional video so that students can obtain several small...
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:...
A Study of Pre-Service Teachers' Attitudes about Computers and Mathematics Teaching: The Impact of Web-Based Instruction
International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education Vol. 15, No. 2 (2008) pp. 45–57
This study explored the efficacy of web-based instruction in topics in elementary school mathematics in fostering teachers' confidence and competence in using instructional technology, and thereby promoting more positive attitudes toward using...
The Influence of Organisational Defensive Patterns on Innovation Capacity and Learning of Information and Communication Technology: An Empirical Study in Hong Kong Transport Sector
International Journal of Learning and Change Vol. 4, No. 4 (2010) pp. 335–354
Organisational defensive patterns, including skilled incompetence, organisational defensive routines and fancy footwork, are considered to be a hindrance to effective learning and innovation capacity building in all organisations. The purpose of...
Is Teacher Assessment Reliable or Valid for High School Students under a Web-Based Portfolio Environment?
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 15, No. 4 (2012) pp. 265–278
This study explored the reliability and validity of teacher assessment under a Web-based portfolio assessment environment (or Web-based teacher portfolio assessment). Participants were 72 eleventh graders taking the "Computer Application" course....
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...
A Spiral Step-by-Step Educational Method for Cultivating Competent Embedded System Engineers to Meet Industry Demands
IEEE Transactions on Education Vol. 54, No. 3 (August 2011) pp. 356–365
Embedded system technologies are undergoing dramatic change. Competent embedded system engineers are becoming a scarce resource in the industry. Given this, universities should revise their specialist education to meet industry demands. In this...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 15, No. 3 (2012) pp. 177–189
The higher education system in Taiwan has increasingly adopted business simulation games (BSGs) in recent years. Previous BSG benefit research has shifted focus from learning performance to motivation due to mixed results. One recent study...
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 27, No. 1 (February 2011) pp. 76–89
In the last decade, more and more games have been developed for handheld devices. Furthermore, the popularity of handheld devices and increase of wireless computing can be taken advantage of to provide students with more learning opportunities....
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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)