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(2002) pp. 1–121
This study was designed to investigate whether initial course content self-efficacy, initial online technologies self-efficacy, and initial task value could be identified as predictors of student satisfaction and performance in a Web-based course....
(2012) pp. 1–110
This study is an exploration of the potential language learning value of applying Twitter as a tool for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) reading and writing in a college setting in Taiwan. The Twitter-assisted learning approach was based on...
(2009) pp. 1–211
This study explored computer teachers' technology-related practices in order to understand the nature of teachers' technological experiences, the learning opportunities brought about by technology, and the Enframing process in schools. Framed by a...
(2009) pp. 1–284
In the ESL context, researchers have begun to explore how online peer reviews differ from traditional face-to-face reviews, the impact of online peer reviews on students' revisions, and students' perceptions of online peer reviews. However, in the...
Revealing the didactic character of imagery in a virtual world: Virtual learning in the three-dimensional animated environment of Second Life
(2010) pp. 1–351
Humans rely heavily on their sense of vision and look at images in response to their need for information. People learn from didactic images within environments; for this reason, in traditional educational environments, educators tend to care about...
The effectiveness of interactive computer simulations on college engineering student conceptual understanding and problem-solving ability related to circular motion
(1997) pp. 1–113
In the past thirty years, the effectiveness of computer assisted learning was found varied by individual studies. Today, with drastic technical improvement, computers have been widely spread in schools and used in a variety of ways. In this study, a ...
Middle school students' learning of the impact of methamphetamine abuse on the brain through serious game play
(2009) pp. 1–160
In response to the solicitation of the National Institute on Drug Use (NIDA) (NIDA, 2006) for the Development of a Virtual Reality Environment for Teaching about the Impact of Drug Abuse on the Brain , a virtual brain exhibit was...
(2006) pp. 1–187
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...
The effectiveness of incorporating the Internet to improve literacy skills of English language learners
(2008) pp. 1–138
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 ...
A case study of Web@-based learning project: “Cyber Museum of Chinese Art” (2001) pp. 1–155
This research investigated the effectiveness of Web-based technologies to assist students in learning. To test the hypothesis that Web-based technologies can be used to assist students learning, the researcher conducted a case study of eight...
The role of computer-mediated communication in non-native speakers' acquisition of academic literacy
The role of computer@-mediated@communication in non-native speakers' acquisition of academic@literacy (2007) pp. 1–273
Research shows that academic literacy is discipline specific. Students have to learning the ways of communication in order to gain access to the discourse community of the selected discipline through understanding and performing required genres and...
In search of the meaning of technology: A Vygotskian's cultural-historical study in higher education
In search of the meaning of technology: A Vygotskian's cultural@-historical study in higher@education (2005) pp. 1–168
This study explored the Vygotskian Cultural-Historical school of theories as well as Vygotsky's methodological and logical approaches to research. By using this theoretical framework, a study of graduate faculty members' meanings of technology was...
The effects of web@-based instruction on Chinese EFL students' learning@outcomes (2003) pp. 1–113
This study investigated the effects of Web-based instruction (WBI) on the academic achievement and the learning attitudes, self-efficacy, and interest in WBI of Chinese students of English as a Foreign Language (EFL). This study's sample...
Extending the Technology Acceptance Model using perceived user resources in higher education web-based online learning courses
@?Extending the @?Technology @?Acceptance @?Model using @?perceived @?user @?resources in higher education @?web-based online@learning @?courses (2009) pp. 1–187
The purpose of this research was to examine students’ acceptance of the World Wide Web Course Tools (WebCT) online learning system. The Perceived Resources and Technology Acceptance Model (PRATAM) was created based on previous research to address...
Effects of a mathematics education Web@-based workshop on preservice elementary@teachers (2003) pp. 1–253
This study explored the efficacy of web-based workshops 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 EFL teachers' understanding of intercultural competence on their self-reported pedagogical practices in higher education institutes of technology in Taiwan
The influence of EFL teachers' understanding of intercultural competence on their self@-reported pedagogical practices in higher education institutes of technology in Taiwan (2007) pp. 1–209
This study explored eight Taiwan EFL teachers' understanding of culture and intercultural competence. The study examined the influence of their understanding on their self-reported pedagogical practices in higher education institutes of technology....
System@use of WebCT in the light of the technology acceptance model: A student perspective (2003) pp. 1–166
This correlational inquiry, was designed to replicate the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and to further expand the TAM, using undergraduate students in two large sized ( N > 450) WebCT-enhanced hybrid courses at the University of...
Scaffolding sight vocabulary acquisition for children with autism using computer-assisted instruction
Scaffolding sight vocabulary acquisition for children with autism using computer@-assisted@instruction (2004) pp. 1–185
Autism represents a heterogeneous syndrome. Very limited study has examined how the impairment in cognitive, language, and social development impacted the acquisition of emergent literacy. This study investigated the efficacy of computer-assisted...
Chinese readability@analysis using artificial@neural@networks (2001) pp. 1–202
This study investigated numerous variables that may affect readability and the potential of artificial neural networks (ANN) to estimate Chinese readability while also exploring the creation of more powerful linear models than previous researchers'. ...