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Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 19, No. 3 (October 2011) pp. 303–329
Cell phones are ever-present in daily life, yet vastly underused in the formal science classroom. The purpose of this study was to implement a novel learning tool on cell phones, Augmented Reality Games, and determine how the interaction influenced...
Journal of the American Society for Information Science Vol. 50, No. 3 (1999) pp. 218–28
Experimental results show that a word-based arithmetic-coding scheme, a fractional-bit compression algorithm which is known to be time consuming, can achieve a higher compression performance for Chinese text. This article examines how to cascade the ...
Australian Library Journal Vol. 49, No. 1 (2000) pp. 17–26
Discusses information ecology and changes in information management and provision. Concentrates on trends towards evidence-based practice in health care, challenges posed and opportunities offered by information technology, resource limitations and...
Art Education Vol. 64, No. 4 (July 2011) pp. 41–46
3-D animated virtual worlds are no longer only for gaming. With the advance of technology, animated virtual worlds not only are found on every computer, but also connect users with the internet. Today, virtual worlds are created not only by...
Exploring the relationships between learning styles, online participation, learning achievement and course satisfaction: An empirical study of a blended learning course
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 47, No. 2 (March 2016) pp. 257–278
The purpose of this study was twofold: first, to explore the relationship between students' learning styles and their online participation in a blended learning course, and second, to investigate the relationships of students' online participation...
The interaction of child–parent shared reading with an augmented reality (AR) picture book and parents' conceptions of AR learning
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 47, No. 1 (Jan 01, 2016) pp. 203–222
Following a previous study (Cheng & Tsai, 2014. Computers & Education.), this study aimed to probe the interaction of child–parent shared reading with the augmented reality (AR) picture book in more depth. A series of sequential analyses were thus...
Why do college students continue to use mobile learning? Learning involvement and self‐determination theory
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 50, No. 2 (March 2019) pp. 626–637
Retaining learners and facilitating their continuance are critical for the mobile learning providers and educators. Drawing on stimulus‐organism‐response framework and self‐determination theory, this study examines factors that affect college...
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 40, No. 2 (March 2009) pp. 358–370
This research explored the influence of a Web‐based portfolio assessment system on students' performances. The methodological procedure adopted was to have the experimental group use the system, with the control group using conventional assessment....
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 47, No. 2 (March 2016) pp. 279–293
Field practice is an important part of training geography research talents. However, traditional teaching methods may not adequately manage, share and implement instruction resources and thus may limit the instructor's ability to conduct field...
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 47, No. 4 (July 2016) pp. 803–818
Collaborative case studies and computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) play an important role in the modern education environment. A number of researchers have given significant attention to learning design in order to improve the...
Tertiary students' intention to e-collaborate for group projects: Exploring the missing link from an extended theory of planned behaviour model
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 47, No. 5 (September 2016) pp. 958–969
With the emergence of web technologies, students can conduct their group projects via virtual platforms, which enable online collaboration. However, students' lack of intention to use web technologies for conducting group work has recently been...
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 45, No. 3 (May 23, 2014) pp. 471–486
This paper explores whether facial microexpression state (FMES) changes can be used to identify moments of conceptual conflict, one of the pathways to conceptual change. It is known that when the preconditions of conceptual conflicts are met and...
Facial micro‐expression states as an indicator for conceptual change in students' understanding of air pressure and boiling points
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 50, No. 1 (January 2019) pp. 469–480
Utilizing facial recognition technology, the current study has attempted to predict the likelihood of student conceptual change with decision tree models based on the facial micro‐expression states (FMES) students exhibited when they experience...
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 45, No. 5 (Sep 16, 2014) pp. 820–833
The scientific concepts of human immunology are inherently complicated and extremely difficult to understand. Hence, this study reports on the development of an educational game entitled and examines the impact of using for learning how the body's...
Is immersion of any value? Whether, and to what extent, game immersion experience during serious gaming affects science learning
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 48, No. 2 (March 2017) pp. 246–263
Many studies have shown the positive impact of serious gaming on learning outcomes, but few have explored the relationships between game immersion and science learning. Accordingly, this study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of...
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 47, No. 2 (March 2016) pp. 372–389
In this study, a system was developed to offer adaptive remedial instruction materials to learners of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL). The Chinese Listening and Speaking Diagnosis and Remedial Instruction (CLSDRI) system integrated computerized...
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:...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
State of Research on Giftedness and Gifted Education: A Survey of Empirical Studies Published during 1998-2010 (April)
Gifted Child Quarterly Vol. 55, No. 2 (April 2011) pp. 126–138
This study surveyed 1,234 empirical studies on giftedness, gifted education, and creativity during 1998-2010 (April), using PsycINFO database and targeted journals as main sources, with respect to main topics these studies focused on, methods they...
Enhancing Learning Effectiveness in Digital Design Courses through the Use of Programmable Logic Boards
IEEE Transactions on Education Vol. 52, No. 1 (February 2009) pp. 151–156
Incorporating programmable logic devices (PLD) in digital design courses has become increasingly popular. The advantages of using PLDs, such as complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs) and field programmable gate arrays (FPGA), have been discussed ...
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...
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...
Using Game-Based Cooperative Learning to Improve Learning Motivation: A Study of Online Game Use in an Operating Systems Course
IEEE Transactions on Education Vol. 56, No. 2 (May 2013) pp. 183–190
Many researchers have studied the use of game-based learning. Game-based learning takes many forms, including virtual reality, role playing, and performing tasks. For students to learn specific course content, it is important that the selected game...
A Novel Analog Integrated Circuit Design Course Covering Design, Layout, and Resulting Chip Measurement
Wei-Liang Lin; Wang-Chuan Cheng; Chen-Hao Wu; Hai-Ming Wu; Chang-Yu Wu; Kuan-Hsuan Ho; Chueh-An Chan
IEEE Transactions on Education Vol. 53, No. 2 (May 2010) pp. 282–287
This work describes a novel, first-year graduate-level analog integrated circuit (IC) design course. The course teaches students analog circuit design; an external manufacturer then produces their designs in three different silicon chips. The...
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 46, No. 2 (2015) pp. 187–204
This paper reports findings of an explorative study that examine the effectiveness of a GeoGebra-based dynamic applet in supporting students' construction of the formal definition of the limit of a sequence or convergence. More specifically, it ...
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 33, No. 5 (September 2002) pp. 729–733
Several ways for solving inequalities have been suggested in the literature, among them graphical, verbal and algebraic solutions. A new look at solving inequalities via use of the intermediate value theorem is presented here, and this method may...
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 39, No. 4 (June 2008) pp. 505–519
The boundary element method provides an excellent platform for learning and teaching a computational method for solving problems in physical and engineering science. However, it is often left out in many undergraduate courses as its implementation...
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 41, No. 7 (2010) pp. 950–964
Given a quadratic polynomial with complex coefficients, necessary and sufficient conditions are found in terms of the coefficients such that all its roots have absolute values less than 1. (Contains 3 figures.)
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 33, No. 6 (2002) pp. 879–891
The discrete dynamical system of absolute differences defined by the map [psi]( x[subscript 1] , x[subscript 2] , x[subscript 3] , x[subscript 4] ) = ([vertical line] x[subscript 2] - x[subscript 1] [vertical line], [vertical line] x[subscript 3] -...
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 37, No. 6 (November 2009) pp. 565–578
In this study we examined the relationship between teacher and student intrinsic motivation in project-based learning. The participants were 126 Hong Kong secondary school teachers and their 631 students who completed evaluation questionnaires after ...
Yahua Cheng; Jie Zhang; Hong Li; Richard Anderson; Fengjiao Ding; Kim Nguyen-Jahiel; Hua Shu; Xinchun Wu
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 43, No. 6 (2015) pp. 643–664
A study involving 106 fourth graders and two teachers from a school in Beijing investigated the impact of a peer-led, open-format discussion approach, called collaborative reasoning (CR), on students' reading comprehension and teacher's professional ...
Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 91, No. 11 (November 2014) pp. 2002–2004
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy has become one of the most powerful technologies to aid research in numerous scientific disciplines. With the development of consumer electronics, mobile devices have played increasingly important roles...
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)
Effects of Computer-Assisted Instruction in Using Formal Decision-Making Strategies to Choose a College Major
Journal of Counseling Psychology Vol. 39, No. 2 (1992) pp. 185–92
Compared decision-making strategies and college major choice among 113 first-year students assigned to Elimination by Aspects Strategy (EBA), Subjective Expected Utility Strategy (SEU), and control groups. "Rational" EBA students scored...
Journal of Creative Behavior Vol. 47, No. 4 (December 2013) pp. 256–272
As the workforce ages it becomes important to examine if there is misperception of creativity and age in work contexts. A laboratory experiment examined perceptions of the creativity of a team with both young and old workers and of a team composed...
The Affordances of Blogging as a Practice to Support Ninth-Grade Science Teachers' Identity Development as Leaders
Journal of Teacher Education Vol. 65, No. 3 (2014) pp. 207–222
Increasingly, teacher leadership is being recognized as an essential ingredient in education reforms; however, few teachers consider themselves leaders. Becoming a leader is not just acquiring knowledge and skills for leadership, but developing a...
Integrating Digital Technology in an Intensive, Fully Online College Course for Japanese Beginning Learners: A Standards-Based, Performance-Driven Approach
Modern Language Journal Vol. 101, No. 4 (2017) pp. 756–775
The development of distance learning courses for less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) often meets with instructional challenges, especially for Asian LCTLs with their distinct non-Roman characters and structures. This study documents the...
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, ...
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...
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...
Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems Vol. 47, No. 2 (2013) pp. 155–169
Purpose: Traditional studies on a decomposed theory of planned behavior (DTPB) analyze the relationship of variables through a structural equation model. If certain variables do not fully comply with the independent hypothesis, it is not possible to ...
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 ...
A Comparison of Students' Approaches to Inquiry, Conceptual Learning, and Attitudes in Simulation-Based and Microcomputer-Based Laboratories
Science Education Vol. 98, No. 5 (September 2014) pp. 905–935
The purpose of this project was to investigate the effects of virtual versus physical manipulation using a simulation-based laboratory activity (SBL) and a microcomputer-based laboratory activity (MBL). Both the SBL and the MBL used computers to...
Gamified Pedagogy: From Gaming Theory to Creating a Self-Motivated Learning Environment in Studio Art
Studies in Art Education Vol. 56, No. 3 (2015) pp. 257–267
This research is an empirical study using gamified pedagogy in a 3-D animation course in a Visual Communication Design Department. By conducting this research, I hope to increase student interest in learning 3-D animation and to decrease student...
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...
Volta Review Vol. 104, No. 1 (2004) pp. 5–20
This study investigated parents' and teachers' expectations of Auditory-Verbal therapy and the child's language development. Data were collected by questionnaires that were distributed to parents and teachers at three early intervention centers....
Implementation Challenges of the English Language ePortfolio System from Various Stakeholder Perspectives
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 37, No. 1 (2009) pp. 97–118
Electronic portfolio (ePortfolio) is no longer a new term in the area of educational research. It has been widely adopted by various tertiary institutions as a learning and assessment tool in different countries. A major feature of an ePortfolio is...