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Computers & Education Vol. 50, No. 4 (May 2008) pp. 1439–1450
This paper reports on a case study of a teacher from a technical education institution who explored the educational affordances of PDA technology over a period of six months. Based on this teacher’s perspectives, the study was designed to inform our ...
Innovations in Education and Teaching International Vol. 48, No. 2 (2011) pp. 149–158
This paper outlines a study that explored educational applications of blogs with a class of postgraduate students in a Hong Kong university over a period of one semester in 2006, and considers its outcomes. Rather than using the usual learning...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 55, No. 5 (October 2007) pp. 479–497
The learning object remains an ill-defined concept, despite numerous and extensive discussion in the literature. This paper attempts to address this problem by providing a classification that potentially brings together various perspectives of what...
Educational Media International Vol. 42, No. 4 (December 2005) pp. 333–349
In spite of all the attention that the concept of learning objects has received in the education community, it remains poorly defined. This paper attempts to explore what may be a learning object other than some computer file catalogued in a digital ...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 14, No. 1 (2011) pp. 203–216
This article presents recommendations for the design of conceptual models for applications via handheld devices such as personal digital assistants and some mobile phones. The recommendations were developed over a number of years through experience...
Using Social Networking Environments to Support Collaborative Learning in a Chinese University Class: Interaction Pattern and Influencing Factors
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 30, No. 4 (2014) pp. 455–471
This paper reports a study that investigated the social interaction pattern of collaborative learning and the factors affecting the effectiveness of collaborative learning in a social networking environment (SNE). A class of 55 undergraduate...
Computers & Education Vol. 50, No. 3 (April 2008) pp. 881–893
The key limitation of handheld technology for the delivery of learning objects is the small screen that is available for effective display. The smallness of the screen not only adversely affects the clarity, but it also negatively impacts on the...
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 22, No. 4 (2014) pp. 401–417
This study investigated the impact of social interactions among a class of undergraduate students on their learning engagement in a social networking environment. Thirteen undergraduate students enrolled in a course in a university in Hong Kong used ...
Educational Media International Vol. 51, No. 3 (2014) pp. 214–225
Mobile devices (e.g. iPads or galaxy tab) are increasingly being used in educational contexts. There has been growing investment in higher education institutions in Hong Kong by the HKSAR Education Bureau in relation to educational uses of mobile...
Educational Media International Vol. 44, No. 3 (September 2007) pp. 207–218
This article describes a study which was designed to explore how sentence openers supported students' construction of arguments in an online learning environment. The study involved a group of students from a teacher training institute in Singapore. ...
Journal of International Education Research Vol. 8, No. 4 (2012) pp. 381–392
This paper reports on case studies of four primary school children and their digital practices in Hong Kong. The study explored how the participating children view and represent through digital text in the context of their out-of-school technology...
Exploring the characteristics of an optimal design of digital materials for concept learning in mathematics: Multimedia learning and variation theory
Computers & Education Vol. 82, No. 1 (2015) pp. 280–291
Design principles emerging from the cognitive theory of multimedia learning can be applied to engage cognitive processing, and teaching methods that have evolved from variation theory can encourage thinking through comparisons in mathematics...
Design of Learning Objects for Concept Learning: Effects of Multimedia Learning Principles and an Instructional Approach
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 24, No. 6 (2016) pp. 1355–1370
Literature suggests using multimedia learning principles in the design of instructional material. However, these principles may not be sufficient for the design of learning objects for concept learning in mathematics. This paper reports on an...
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 45, No. 6 (Nov 16, 2014) pp. 1049–1059
Employees' informal learning in the workplace warrants more attention, and such learning could benefit from the latest mobile technologies such as Web 2.0 applications, which have increasingly been utilized and have the potential to enhance learning ...
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 24, No. 2 (2016) pp. 317–327
Beliefs, attitudes and anxiety levels of schoolteachers are important factors influencing the acceptance, adoption and integration of mobile devices in teaching. To understand how to sustain device use, we need to understand what influences teachers ...
A Framework for Developing Pre-Service Teachers' Competencies in Using Technologies to Enhance Teaching and Learning
Educational Media International Vol. 48, No. 2 (2011) pp. 69–83
This paper presents a framework for developing pre-service teachers' competencies in using technologies to enhance teaching and learning. It focuses on building the capacity of teacher education institutions (TEI) based on six strategic dimensions: (...
Educational Technology Vol. 54, No. 5 (2014) pp. 35–41
This is the 25th anniversary of the Hong Kong Association for Educational Communications and Technology (HKAECT; see http://www.hkaect.org/). The silver anniversary annual meeting will be held at the University of Hong Kong December 8--10, with the...