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Bridging the cultural gap through computer-mediated cross-cultural communications: A case study of Chinese college students in Taiwan
(1997) pp. 1–224
This qualitative study uses ethnographic techniques to describe college students from three different countries involved in a computer-mediated cross-cultural exchanges project. Students from National Kaohsiung Normal University in Taiwan, Obirin...
A Comparison of the Relative Effectiveness of Computer-Assisted Instruction and Conventional Methods for Teaching an Operations Management Course in a School of Business
International Journal of Instructional Media Vol. 20, No. 3 (1993) pp. 225–34
A comparison of the effectiveness of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) and conventional instruction (CI) revealed no differences in performance and retention level scores after adjusting for differences in general aptitude. Concludes that CAI is...
International Journal of Instructional Media Vol. 20, No. 4 (1993) pp. 333–48
Reviews research in computer-assisted instruction (CAI): early research; quantitative (meta-analysis); computer drill and practice; and related subjects: cognitive style differences, instructional design, microcomputer-based CAI, cognitive theory,...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 53, No. 4 (2005) pp. 5–24
During the past decade, design-based research has demonstrated its potential as a methodology suitable to both research and design of technology-enhanced learning environments (TELEs). In this paper, we define and identify characteristics of design...
Journal of Educational Measurement Vol. 38, No. 1 (2001) pp. 19–49
Reviews research literature on comparability issues in computerized adaptive testing (CAT) and synthesizes issues specific to comparability and test security. Develops a framework for evaluating comparability that contains three categories of...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2002 (2002) pp. 2368–2371
A growing concern among those who implement online learning environments is how to effectively support and facilitate virtual group work. This paper describes four course projects in a distributed learning environment. The purpose of these efforts...
International Journal of Instructional Media Vol. 21, No. 1 (1994) pp. 61–77
Evaluation of the impact of computer-related technologies on learning must take place within a theoretical framework consisting of theories, concepts, and principles to be meaningful. The framework provides the context of a research, its rationale,...
System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics Vol. 32, No. 4 (December 2004) pp. 539–552
Computer-based training can be effective in improving second language learners' perceptions and productions of segmental speech contrasts. However, because most previous studies have addressed specific theoretical problems in speech learning, an...
Middle School Children's Strategic Behavior: Classification and Relation to Academic Achievement and Mathematical Problem Solving
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 31, No. 6 (2003) pp. 419–49
Explores 80 sixth- and seventh-grade students' self-reported use of 14 categories of strategies for processing mathematical word problems and the relationship of strategy use to academic achievement, problem-solving behaviors, and problem-solving...
Educational Media International Vol. 45, No. 1 (March 2008) pp. 59–73
During the past decade, WebQuests have been widely used by teachers to integrate technology into teaching and learning. Recently, teacher educators have applied the WebQuest model with preservice teachers in order to develop technology integration...
How On-Line Collaborative Study Improve Human Cognition A perspective on the evolution of modern education
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 101–102
This paper is a research to investigate the growth of Internet which will give rise to new adventure of teaching and learning strategies in the decade to come. A series of more recent education approaches that come into play will be examined by...
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 22, No. 4 (August 2006) pp. 273–283
The Modern Distance Education Project for the Rural Schools (MDEPRS) of China has a wider scope and serves a larger population than any other informational project in the world. It likely will result in a far-reaching informational revolution for...
The Construction of Shared Knowledge in an Internet-based Shared Environment for Expeditions (iExpeditions)
International Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 2, No. 2 (2001)
Investigates how participants (39 teenagers and 10 college-age online mentors) interacted and constructed shared knowledge of concepts, goals, tasks, procedures, and solutions when solving a real-world problem in an Internet-mediated project-based...
Computers & Education Vol. 64 (May 2013) pp. 143–152
The term "authenticity" is pervasive in the education literature in general and specifically in the design education and engineering education literature; yet, the construct is often used un-reflected and ill defined. The purpose of this paper is (1)...
Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education 2002 (November 2002)
This study focused on administrator perceptions of technology issues in higher education and the effects of technology on their work. This analysis is based on a study that used an instrument developed for the study with 34 questions with open-ended ...
Creating Student-Centered Learning Experience through the Assistance of High-End Technology in Physical Education: A Case Study
Journal of Instructional Psychology Vol. 37, No. 4 (2010) pp. 352–356
Student-centered learning is an approach in education focusing on the needs of the students, rather than those of others involved in the educational process, such as teachers and administrators (Blumberg, 2009). This approach has many implications...
Industry and Higher Education Vol. 17, No. 5 (Oct 01, 2003) pp. 365–374
Online education has become a highly debated topic. While some educators see it as a commercialized and prepackaged form of education, one that limits the verbal skills of students, others see it as breaking down the geographical and financial...
Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal Vol. 15, No. 4 (October 2008) pp. 705–728
Bayesian methods are becoming very popular despite some practical difficulties in implementation. To assist in the practical application of Bayesian methods, we show how to implement Bayesian analysis with WinBUGS as part of a standard set of SAS...
What Technology Tools Promote such Extreme Learning?: Analysis of Technologies Used in Extreme Learning Websites
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (Oct 18, 2011) pp. 1972–1982
Extreme learning explores how people learn or teach with technology in unusual or unique ways outside traditional educational settings. In an age of open education where anyone can learn anything from anyone else at any time, Internet technology has ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 4359–4361
Blended learning has great potentials to be applied in teacher education to increase the access and quality of teacher education programs. Mixed methods combine quantitative and qualitative methods to collect, analyze, and interpret data. Applying...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 13, No. 4 (2010) pp. 167–179
Despite the ever-increasing practice of using e-learning in the workplace, most of the applications perform poorly in motivating employees to learn. Most workplace e-learning applications fail to meet the needs of learners and ultimately fail to...
Innovations in Education and Teaching International Vol. 51, No. 3 (2014) pp. 338–351
The number of learners using e-learning has been increasing at an enormous rate in the past decade due to easy access to higher educational resources via the Internet. On the other hand, the number of teachers in most universities is growing slowly. ...
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) Vol. 9, No. 8 (May 26, 2014) pp. 42–44
This paper takes the graduates course “Theories and Methods of Environmental Geography” as an example, and carries out the practice on network assistant teaching based on the platform of blackboard. It objectively analyzes and summarizes the key...
Effectiveness of Calibrated Peer Review[TM] for Improving Writing and Critical Thinking Skills in Biology Undergraduate Students
Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Vol. 8, No. 2 (May 2008) pp. 25–37
This study focuses on student development with Calibrated Peer Review (CPR)[TM], a web-based tool created to promote writing and critical thinking skills. Research questions focus on whether or not students showed improvement in writing and...
Design of a Dual-Mapping Learning Approach for Problem Solving and Knowledge Construction in Ill-Structured Domains
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 16, No. 4 (2013) pp. 71–84
Problem solving has been increasingly used as an important approach to learning especially in ill-structured domains. It is assumed that knowledge can be better consolidated and extended through problem-solving experience. However, many learners do...
Comparability of Computer-Based and Paper-and-Pencil Testing in K-12 Reading Assessments: A Meta-Analysis of Testing Mode Effects
Educational and Psychological Measurement Vol. 68, No. 1 (2008) pp. 5–24
In recent years, computer-based testing (CBT) has grown in popularity, is increasingly being implemented across the United States, and will likely become the primary mode for delivering tests in the future. Although CBT offers many advantages over...
Distance Education Vol. 26, No. 3 (November 2005) pp. 405–423
Collaborative learning has been gaining momentum as a promising pedagogy in higher education. Research on student collaboration is increasing. However, one arena is often overlooked--faculty collaboration. In this article, a cross-institutional...
Educational and Psychological Measurement Vol. 67, No. 2 (2007) pp. 219–238
This study conducted a meta-analysis of computer-based and paper-and-pencil administration mode effects on K-12 student mathematics tests. Both initial and final results based on fixed- and random-effects models are presented. The results based on...
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research Vol. 58, No. 1 (February 2015) pp. 163–169
Purpose: The aims of this study were to assess young (5- to 10-year-old) Mandarin-speaking cochlear implant (CI) users' musical pitch perception and to assess the benefits of computer-based home training on performance. Method: Melodic contour...
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 31, No. 6 (Dec 01, 2015) pp. 562–581
Computer assisted learning (CAL) programs have been shown to be effective in improving educational outcomes. However, the existing studies on CAL have almost all been conducted over a short period of time. There is very little evidence on how the...
American Journal of Health Behavior Vol. 35, No. 6 (November 2011) pp. 674–688
Objectives: To test the pathways between perceptions of built environment factors and physical activity in urban youth. Methods: Three hundred fifty high school students' perceptions of neighborhood, and barrier self efficacy were measured by a Web...
The Adventure of Extreme Learning: Documenting Impactful Online Learning Tools, Projects, and Resources
Curtis J. Bonk; Justin Whiting; Eulho Jung; MInkyoung Kim; Abdullah Altuwaijri; Verily Tan; Yurong Wang
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 154–160
Abstract: Extreme learning explores how people learn or teach with technology in non-traditional or unique ways. Web technology provides immense opportunities for people to learn anywhere, anytime, and from anyone. As a result, learning is often...
Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research Vol. 1, No. 2 (2011)
To gain a better understanding of teachers' beliefs about, perceptions of, and classroom practices using STEM integration, a multi-case case study was conducted with three middle school teachers. These teachers were purposefully selected from a pool ...
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...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 11, No. 2 (2008) pp. 16–26
A number of studies have evidenced that handheld devices are appropriate tools to facilitate face-to-face collaborative learning effectively because of the possibility of ample social interactions. Group Area Network, or GroupNet, proposed in this...
The impact of faculty perceived reconfigurability of learning management systems on effective teaching practices
Computers & Education Vol. 61, No. 1 (February 2013) pp. 146–157
This study explores whether learning management systems (LMSs) enable faculty course developers to use the reconfigurable characteristics of the software to implement the seven principles of effective teaching (Chickering & Gamson, 1987). If LMSs...
Relating Indices of Knowledge Structure Coherence and Accuracy to Skill-Based Performance: Is There Utility in Using a Combination of Indices?
Matthew J. Schuelke; Eric Anthony Day; Lauren E. McEntire; Paul R. Boatman; Jazmine Espejo Boatman; Vanessa Kowollik; Xiaoqian Wang
Journal of Applied Psychology Vol. 94, No. 4 (July 2009) pp. 1076–1085
The authors examined the relative criterion-related validity of knowledge structure coherence and two accuracy-based indices (closeness and correlation) as well as the utility of using a combination of knowledge structure indices in the prediction...
Academic Medicine Vol. 78, No. 3 (2003) pp. 254–64
Describes a seven-year experience with developing the Tufts Health Sciences Database, a database-driven information management system that combines the strengths of a digital library, content delivery tools, and curriculum management. Identifies...
Learner-Controlled Practice Difficulty in the Training of a Complex Task: Cognitive and Motivational Mechanisms
Michael G. Hughes; Eric Anthony Day; Xiaoqian Wang; Matthew J. Schuelke; Matthew L. Arsenault; Lauren N. Harkrider; Olivia D. Cooper
Journal of Applied Psychology Vol. 98, No. 1 (January 2013) pp. 80–98
An inherent aspect of learner-controlled instructional environments is the ability of learners to affect the degree of difficulty faced during training. However, research has yet to examine how learner-controlled practice difficulty affects learning....
Use of Health Information and Communication Technologies to Promote Health and Manage Behavioral Risk Factors Associated with Chronic Disease: Applications in the Field of Health Education
American Journal of Health Education Vol. 46, No. 4 (2015) pp. 185–191
This special issue provides real-world examples of the diverse methods health education researchers are using to expand existing applications of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for health promotion and chronic disease management....
Behaviour & Information Technology Vol. 28, No. 5 (September 2009) pp. 485–490
This study was set to investigate the prevalence of problematic internet use (PIU) among college students and the possible factors related to this disorder. About 4400 college students, ranging from freshmen to juniors, from eight different...
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 21, No. 3 (June 2005) pp. 181–189
"1:1" educational computing refers to a scenario where every student in a group or class uses a computing device equipped with wireless communication capability to conduct a learning task. This paper, drawing from design experiences with our digital ...
At-Home and Away-from-Home Eating Patterns Influencing Preadolescents' Intake of Calcium-Rich Food as Perceived by Asian, Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Parents
Mary Cluskey; Miriam Edlefsen; Beth Olson; Marla Reicks; Garry Auld; Margaret A. Bock; Carol J. Boushey; Christine Bruhn; Dena Goldberg; Scottie Misner; Changzheng Wang; Sahar Zaghloul
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Vol. 40, No. 2 (2008) pp. 72–79
Objective: To explore at-home and away-from-home eating patterns influencing Asian, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic white preadolescents' intake of calcium-rich food from a parental perspective. Design: Individual semistructured interviews. Setting: Home ...