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Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 26, No. 5 (2018) pp. 664–681
In recent years, mobile technology has been developing rapidly and has been widely used. There are many successful cases of mobile technology applied greatly in today's teaching and even combined with sensing devices to overcome the limitations of...
The analysis of online students at urban community colleges: The demographic characteristics, reasons for enrollment, completion rates and academic performance
The analysis of online students at urban community@colleges: The demographic characteristics, reasons for enrollment, completion rates and academic@performance (2006) pp. 1–177
The purpose of this three-part study is to examine differences between traditional and online study at urban colleges. Section One compares demographic characteristics; investigates differences in completion rates and academic performance of...
Instructional Approaches on Science Performance, Attitude and Inquiry Ability in a Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Environment
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 11, No. 1 (January 2012) pp. 113–122
This study examined the effects of an inquiry-based learning (IBL) approach compared to that of a problem-based learning (PBL) approach on learner performance, attitude toward science and inquiry ability. Ninety-six students from three 7th-grade...
Computers & Education Vol. 59, No. 3 (November 2012) pp. 873–883
Context-awareness techniques can support learners in learning without time or location constraints by using mobile devices and associated learning activities in a real learning environment. Enrichment of context-aware technologies has enabled...
Development and Evaluation of a Context-Aware Ubiquitous Learning Environment for Astronomy Education
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 24, No. 3 (2016) pp. 644–661
In recent years information technology has been integrated into education to produce a series of trends, beginning with "electronic learning" (e-learning), through "mobile learning" (m-learning) and finally to "ubiquitous...
Journal of Applied Research and Technology Vol. 12, No. 6 (December 2014) pp. 1040–1050
The context-aware concept is to reduce the gap between users and information systems so that the information systems actively get to understand users’ context and demand and in return provide users with better experience. This study integrates the...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 15, No. 4 (2012) pp. 114–125
As the use of Information Technology (IT) applications has become more widespread, focus has turned toward applying IT to the learning domain, with policy initiatives aimed at integrating IT with teaching. E-Portfolios have assumed growing...
Design and Technology Education Vol. 17, No. 3 (2012) pp. 37–48
The internal design thinking behaviour of designers in the concept development has been an important issue of cognitive psychology. In this study, the design thinking process designers have in applying digital media and traditional paper in the...
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 24, No. 1 (2016) pp. 96–118
Oral reading fluency is an indicator of overall reading competence. Many studies have claimed that repeated reading can promote oral reading fluency. Currently, novel Web- or computer-based reading technologies offer interactive digital materials...
Exploring student perceptions, learning outcome and gender differences in a flipped mathematics course
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 47, No. 6 (November 2016) pp. 1096–1112
The flipped classroom approach has recently gained prominence in education. However, a review of previous studies shows that the relationship associated with gender difference, student perceptions and learning outcomes has still remained unexplored, ...
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 26, No. 8 (2018) pp. 1100–1118
Learning outcomes is mediated by multi-channel learning environment and social engagement. Both factors may play a significant role in understanding motivation to learn in massive open online courses (MOOCs). The goal of this study was twofold: a....
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 31, No. 4 (Nov 01, 2015)
Recent developments in mobile and wireless communication technologies have played a vital role in building the u-learning environment that now combines both real-world and digital learning resources. However, learners still require assistance to...
Animating eco-education: To see, feel, and discover in an augmented reality-based experiential learning environment
Computers & Education Vol. 96, No. 1 (May 2016) pp. 72–82
An antagonistic relationship is traditionally seen as existing between eco-education and technology, with conventional instructional approaches usually characterized by a commentator guiding students in field learning. Unfortunately, in this passive ...
Mining Learning Social Networks for Cooperative Learning with Appropriate Learning Partners in a Problem-Based Learning Environment
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 22, No. 1 (2014) pp. 97–124
Many studies have identified web-based cooperative learning as an increasingly popular educational paradigm with potential to increase learner satisfaction and interactions. However, peer-to-peer interaction often suffers barriers owing to a failure ...
Parents' Attitudes toward the Perceived Usefulness of Internet-Related Instruction in Preschools
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal Vol. 21, No. 2 (2018) pp. 477–495
Integrating Internet-related applications into preschool instructional activities can enable children to develop multiple aspects of their learning abilities as well as their cognitive, affective, and relevant skills. Because of the trends toward an ...
The interplay between cognitive and motivational variables in a supportive online learning system for secondary physical education
Computers & Education Vol. 58, No. 1 (January 2012) pp. 542–550
A path model was used to test the unique and interactive effects of cognitive and motivational variables when learning in a supportive online learning system, Collaborative Inquiry System (CIS). In this student-centered learning environment,...
Motives for Using Facebook, Patterns of Facebook Activities, and Late Adolescents' Social Adjustment to College
Journal of Youth and Adolescence Vol. 42, No. 3 (March 2013) pp. 403–416
Previous studies have confirmed that Facebook, the leading social networking site among young people, facilitates social connections among college students, but the specific activities and motives that foster social adjustment remain unclear. This...
Learning Through Sharing and Regulation: A Case Study of Using Web-Supported Collaborative Learning with Initiation and Self-Regulated Learning
International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies Vol. 6, No. 1 (January 2011) pp. 24–34
Many studies investigate the effects of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) and also explore how learning processes and social interaction contribute to learning outcomes in online learning environments. This study provides an...
The effects of goal specificity and scaffolding on programming performance and self-regulation in game design
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 44, No. 2 (Mar 01, 2013)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of goal specificity and scaffolding on the programming performance and self-regulation of elementary students engaged in learning game design. This study recruited 232 students for the...
Empirical validation of the importance of employees' learning motivation for workplace e-learning in Taiwanese organisations
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 28, No. 4 (Jan 01, 2012)
E-learning systems, adopted by organisations for employee training to enhance employees' performance, are characterised by self-directed, autonomous learning. Learning motivation is then of importance in the design of e-learning practices in...
Topics: Learning Management Systems
Journal of Technology Education Vol. 18, No. 2 (2007) pp. 7–23
Technological changes play a key factor in social and economic development. People's knowledge, attitudes, and abilities about technology influence the choices and national development. According to a 2005 report of the International Institute for...
Is the Incremental Theory of Intelligence a Key to Students' Motivational Engagement? The Moderating Effects of Self-Enhancement and Self-Criticism
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 26, No. 6 (2018) pp. 730–744
The incremental theory of intelligence has been identified as a strong predictor of students' learning motivation. Recent research has suggested various moderators of its effect. The present study sought to examine the moderating effects of self...
Effects of matching teaching strategy to thinking style on learner’s quality of reflection in an online learning environment
Computers & Education Vol. 56, No. 1 (January 2011) pp. 53–64
Reflection plays an important role in improving learning performance. This study, therefore, attempted to explore whether learners’ reflection levels can be improved if teaching strategies are adapted to fit with learners’ thinking styles in an...
Are One-to-One Computers Necessary? An Analysis of Collaborative Web Exploration Activities Supported by Shared Displays
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 15, No. 4 (2012) pp. 3–13
Collaborative web exploration, in which learners work together to explore the World Wide Web, has become a key learning activity in education contexts. Learners can use a shared computer with a shared display to explore the web together. However,...
How to learn and how to teach computational thinking: Suggestions based on a review of the literature
Computers & Education Vol. 126, No. 1 (November 2018) pp. 296–310
Computational Thinking (CT) is seen as an important competence that is required in order to adapt to the future. However, educators, especially K-12 teachers and researchers, have not clearly identified how to teach it. In this study, a meta-review...
Construction of an online learning system for decimal numbers through the use of cognitive conflict strategy
Computers & Education Vol. 50, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 61–76
The study focused on the effects of the CAL system constructed via cognitive conflict of decimal numbers for the sixth graders. The purpose of the system is to gauge decimal concepts of students. When students entertain misconceptions or misleading...
Topics: Middle School Education
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 21, No. 2 (2018) pp. 305–321
This study employed an eye-tracking machine to record the process of peer assessment. Each web page was divided into several regions of interest (ROIs) based on the frame design and content. A total of 49 undergraduate students with a visual...
Exploring the Peer Interaction Effects on Learning Achievement in a Social Learning Platform Based on Social Network Analysis
International Journal of Distance Education Technologies Vol. 15, No. 3 (July 2017) pp. 65–85
The benefits of social learning have been recognized by existing research. To explore knowledge distribution in social learning and its effects on learning achievement, we developed a social learning platform and explored students' behaviors of peer ...
Innovations in Education and Teaching International Vol. 42, No. 2 (May 2005) pp. 181–194
Improvements in technology and the increasing bandwidth of Internet access have led to an increasing popularity for synchronous solutions for instruction. Not only do they provide savings in terms of time and cost, in many situations they can also...
Applied Psychological Measurement Vol. 37, No. 7 (October 2013) pp. 563–582
Interest in developing computerized adaptive testing (CAT) under cognitive diagnosis models (CDMs) has increased recently. CAT algorithms that use a fixed-length termination rule frequently lead to different degrees of measurement precision for...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 62, No. 2 (April 2014) pp. 209–226
EFL learners in Taiwan have a low-level communication ability because many learners are still not provided opportunities to use language for genuine communication in classrooms and receive insufficient language input due to the environment. This...
Computers & Education Vol. 57, No. 3 (November 2011) pp. 1907–1918
Simulation games are now increasingly applied to many subject domains as they allow students to engage in discovery processes, and may facilitate a flow learning experience. However, the relationship between learning experiences and problem solving...
Exploring students’ learning experience in an international online research seminar in the Synchronous Cyber Classroom
Computers & Education Vol. 58, No. 3 (April 2012) pp. 918–930
The development of computer-mediated communication enables teaching and learning to take place across geographical boundaries. An online synchronous learning environment with cyber face-to-face features affords students the sense of learning...
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 21, No. 3 (2013) pp. 229–243
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of online scaffolds in computer simulation to facilitate students' science learning. We first introduced online scaffolds to assist and model students' science learning and to...
Exploring the Effects of Web-Mediated Socially-Shared Regulation of Learning and Experience-Based Learning on Improving Students' Learning
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 26, No. 6 (2018) pp. 815–826
The application of online learning and educational technologies in higher education has changed teaching methods, the channels of delivering learning materials, and modes of communication between teachers and students. This study is aimed to improve ...
Improving English as a Foreign Language Writing in Elementary Schools Using Mobile Devices in Familiar Situational Contexts
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 27, No. 5 (2014) pp. 359–378
This research proposed a situational learning system to help elementary school students practice and improve their English as a foreign language (EFL) writing skills. Students carried out assigned writing tasks using the support of mobile devices in ...
The effect of online summary assessment and feedback system on the summary writing on 6th graders: The LSA-based technique
Computers & Education Vol. 95, No. 1 (April 2016) pp. 1–18
Studies on teaching of reading strategies have found that summarizing is of tremendous help to reading comprehension. However grading students’ summary writings is laborious, but given the importance of summarizing, an effective summarizing learning ...
Comparing the retention and flow experience in playing Solitary and Heart Attack games of San Zi Jing: A perspective of Dual Process Theory
Computers & Education Vol. 69, No. 1 (November 2013) pp. 369–376
Most educational games require high speed process; they require fast recognitions and accurate hand-eye coordination to play. Under this constraint, Dual Process theory (DPT) indicated players have different levels of cognitive process over...
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....
Learning and diagnosis of individual and class conceptual perspectives: an intelligent systems approach using clustering techniques
Computers & Education Vol. 44, No. 3 (April 2005) pp. 257–283
In a classroom, a teacher attempts to convey his or her knowledge to the students, and thus it is important for the teacher to obtain formative feedback about how well students are understanding the new material. By gaining insight into the students'...
Taiwanese technical education teachers’ professional development: An examination of some critical factors
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 27, No. 1 (January 2011) pp. 165–173
There is a lack of research in the area of the influence that task autonomy (TA), organizational learning (OL), and group cohesiveness (GC) can have on technical education teachers' innovation of professional development (IOPD). Therefore, this...
Improving Mathematics Teaching and Learning Experiences for Hard of Hearing Students with Wireless Technology-Enhanced Classrooms
American Annals of the Deaf Vol. 151, No. 3 (2006) pp. 345–355
Hard of hearing students usually face more difficulties at school than other students. A classroom environment with wireless technology was implemented to explore whether wireless technology could enhance mathematics learning and teaching activities ...
The Influence of Chinese Character Handwriting Diagnosis and Remedial Instruction System on Learners of Chinese as a Foreign Language
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 28, No. 4 (2015) pp. 306–324
This study designed and developed a Chinese character handwriting diagnosis and remedial instruction (CHDRI) system to improve Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) learners' ability to write Chinese characters. The CFL learners were given two tests...
1:1 Mobile Inquiry Learning Experience for Primary Science Students--A Study of Learning Effectiveness
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 27, No. 3 (June 2011) pp. 269–287
This paper presents the findings of a research project in which we transformed a primary (grade) 3 science curriculum for delivery via mobile technologies, and a teacher enacted the lessons over the 2009 academic year in a class in a primary school...
Effects of Web-based Cognitive Apprenticeship and Time Management on the Development of Computing Skills in Cloud Classroom: A Quasi-Experimental Approach
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education Vol. 12, No. 3 (July 2016) pp. 1–12
Web-based learning is generally a solitary process without teachers' on-the-spot assistance. In this study, a quasi-experiment was conducted to explore the effects of various combinations of Web-Based Cognitive Apprenticeship (WBCA) and Time...
Inspecting the Theoretical Model of Junior High School Students' Learning in English Village with Structural Equation Modeling
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 13, No. 1 (January 2014) pp. 100–114
English teaching in elementary and junior high schools in Taiwan has been criticized for years as being restricted in classroom learning and not being expanded out of the classrooms and combined with real situations so that students are not really ...
An Automatic Collocation Writing Assistant for Taiwanese EFL Learners: A Case of Corpus-Based NLP Technology
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 21, No. 3 (July 2008) pp. 283–299
Previous work in the literature reveals that EFL learners were deficient in collocations that are a hallmark of near native fluency in learner's writing. Among different types of collocations, the verb-noun (V-N) one was found to be particularly...
The Impact of Congruency between Preferred and Actual Learning Environments on Tenth Graders' Science Literacy in Taiwan
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 19, No. 4 (August 2010) pp. 332–340
This study explored the effects of congruency between preferred and actual learning environment (PLE & ALE) perceptions on students' science literacy in terms of science concepts, attitudes toward science, and the understanding of the nature of...
Knowledge Sharing among University Students Facilitated with a Creative Commons Licensing Mechanism: A Case Study in a Programming Course
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 17, No. 3 pp. 154–167
Creative Commons (CC) mechanism has been suggested as a potential means to foster a reliable environment for online knowledge sharing activity. This study investigates the role of the CC mechanism in supporting knowledge sharing among a group of...
Augmenting paper-based reading activity with direct access to digital materials and scaffolded questioning
Computers & Education Vol. 57, No. 2 (September 2011) pp. 1705–1715
Comprehension is the goal of reading. However, students often encounter reading difficulties due to the lack of background knowledge and proper reading strategy. Unfortunately, print text provides very limited assistance to one’s reading...