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World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 1257–1265
The goal of this study is to examine if the level of collaborative interactivity in a Web-based learning environment (WBLE) promotes social pleasure for young learners, and how the positive emotions spurred by collaborative interactivity (CI) are...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 390–396
Even though there has been a trend of integrating mobile technology into teaching and learning, little has been known about the key factors to successfully incorporate mobile technology into curricula. This study aimed to find out the factors that...
A Comparison Study of Augmented Reality versus Interactive Simulation Technology to Support Student Learning of a Socio-Scientific Issue
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 24, No. 6 (2016) pp. 1148–1161
We investigated the impact of an augmented reality (AR) versus interactive simulation (IS) activity incorporated in a computer learning environment to facilitate students' learning of a socio-scientific issue (SSI) on nuclear power plants and...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 1390–1396
In order to explored if instructional approaches (teacher-centered or students-centered) and exploratory learning activity (hands-on or computer simulation) influence students conceptual understanding about reasons for the seasons, we designed a...
Fostering High School Students' Conceptual Understandings about Seasons: The Design of a Technology-Enhanced Learning Environment
Research in Science Education Vol. 38, No. 2 (March 2008) pp. 127–147
The purpose of this study is to understand in what ways a technology-enhanced learning (TEL) environment supports learning about the causes of the seasons. The environment was designed to engage students in five cognitive phases: Contextualisation,...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 2740–2747
This study investigates the effects of school size on teachers' adoption of technology in classrooms. Using national survey data collected from 940 science and mathematics teachers at junior high schools in Taiwan, we employed factor analyses, log...
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 9, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 58–65
Modeling of a natural phenomenon is of value in science learning and increasingly emphasized as an important component of science education. However, previous research has shown that secondary school students encounter difficulties when engaging in...
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education Vol. 6, No. 1 (March 2008) pp. 63–85
Researchers in educational technology have searched for factors to explain teachers' acceptance and resistance to using technology for instruction. Among the many identified factors, however, organizational and school factors have not yet been...
Effects of Representation Sequences and Spatial Ability on Students' Scientific Understandings about the Mechanism of Breathing
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 41, No. 3 (May 2013) pp. 555–573
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of representation sequences and spatial ability on students' scientific understandings about the mechanism of breathing in human beings. 130 seventh graders were assigned to two groups with...
Factors Influencing Junior High School Teachers' Computer-Based Instructional Practices Regarding Their Instructional Evolution Stages
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 10, No. 4 (2007) pp. 118–130
Sandholtz, Ringstaff, & Dwyer (1996) list five stages in the "evolution" of a teacher's capacity for computer-based instruction--entry, adoption, adaptation, appropriation and invention--which hereafter will be called the teacher's computer-based...
Do Teachers' Instructional Evolution and Teaching Seniority Affect Educational Innovation with Technology?
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 2834–2837
This study explores teachers' instructional evolution and teaching seniority that affect teaching practice of computing technology in classrooms. We conducted a national survey in Taiwan and collected about six hundred science and mathematics...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 21, No. 5 (October 2012) pp. 588–606
This study compared modeling skills and knowledge structures of four groups as seen in their understanding of air quality. The four groups were: experts (atmospheric scientists), intermediates (upper-level graduate students in a different field),...
Developing and validating technological pedagogical content knowledge-practical (TPACK-practical) through the Delphi survey technique
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 45, No. 4 (Jul 23, 2014) pp. 707–722
Technological pedagogical content knowledge TPACK refers to the knowledge set that teachers currently use to further improve the quality of their teaching and assist their students in learning. Several TPACK models have been proposed, either for...
Supporting Scientific Modeling Practices in Atmospheric Sciences: Intended and Actual Affordances of a Computer-Based Modeling Tool
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 23, No. 6 (2015) pp. 748–765
Computer-based learning tools include design features to enhance learning but learners may not always perceive the existence of these features and use them in desirable ways. There might be a gap between what the tool features are designed to offer (...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 2937–2941
The study aims to examine the impacts of scaffoldings on student questioning, analyzing and explaining abilities in a mobile learning environment which leads them to use probes, accompanying software (DataStudio) and an online forum for scientific...
Computers & Education Vol. 95, No. 1 (April 2016) pp. 45–62
Technological pedagogical content knowledge-practical (TPACK-P) refers to the knowledge construct that teachers in the digital era develop for and from their teaching practices with technology. This study explored a standard-setting method using...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 23, No. 1 (February 2014) pp. 183–197
There is a distance between the power that whole class dialogic discussions (WCDD) may offer to the science class and their use in practice. Teachers' attitudes toward WCDD are part of the problem. The aims of this study were twofold: (a) to...
Science Education Vol. 97, No. 3 (May 2013) pp. 337–366
Drawing upon the literature in computational modeling, multivariable reasoning, and causal attribution, this study aims at characterizing multivariable reasoning practices in computational modeling and revealing the nature of understanding about...
Computers & Education Vol. 104, No. 1 (January 2017) pp. 49–64
The appropriate selection and implementation of technology in instruction is made possible by teachers' Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK). The TPACK that inservice teachers develop is practitioner-based and can be continuously...
What makes an item more difficult? Effects of modality and type of visual information in a computer-based assessment of scientific inquiry abilities
Computers & Education Vol. 85, No. 1 (July 2015) pp. 35–48
Effects of multiple external representations on teaching and learning have been widely researched; however, relatively little is understood about how different types of representations used for item presentation influence students' performances in...
Identifying Effective Design Features of Technology-Infused Inquiry Learning Modules: A Two-Year Study of Students' Inquiry Abilities
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 19, No. 2 (2016) pp. 228–244
The two-year study aimed to explore how students' development of different inquiry abilities actually benefited from the design of technology-infused learning modules. Three learning modules on the topics of seasons, environmental issues and air...