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Wayne State University
Instructors’ pointing gestures improve learning regardless of their use of directed gaze in video lectures
Computers & Education Vol. 128, No. 1 (January 2019) pp. 345–352
Empirical research to date has not distinguished the effects of the instructor's pointing gestures from directed gaze in video lectures. This study tested the hypothesis that the pointing gesture is superior to directed gaze in enhancing video...
Mining Data from Weibo to WeChat: A Comparative Case Study of MOOC Communities on Social Media in China
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 14, No. 3 (July 2015) pp. 305–329
This article starts with an overview on China’s MOOC phenomenon and social media, and then reports a comparative, multiple case study on three selected MOOC communities that have emerged on social media in China. These representative MOOC...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2013 (Oct 21, 2013) p. 953
This session reports a project using social media for STEM undergraduates to mentor high school girls. The Gaining Options:Girls Investigate Real Life (GO-GIRL) is a long-standing out-of-school program to increase the number of female entering...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2012 (Oct 09, 2012) pp. 1381–1382
This session will report a selected case of best practice of using social media in China to build ubiquitous lifelong learning communities. A popular science learning community in China, GuoKr will be explored to illustrate the engaging power of...
Graduate Students’ Perceptions and Experiences of Online Collaborative Learning in Web-Based and Web-Supplemented Learning Environments
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education Vol. 8, No. 4 (October 2012) pp. 62–74
This case study was designed to investigate students’ perceptions and experiences of the dynamics of online collaborative learning over a semester. Multiple sources of data were collected and triangulated through pre- and post-surveys, personal...
Tweeting for learning: A critical analysis of research on microblogging in education published in 2008–2011
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 43, No. 5 (September 2012) pp. 783–801
This study critically analyzed the current body of published research on microblogging in education (MIE) to build a deep and comprehensive understanding of this increasingly popular phenomenon. Twenty‐one studies on MIE in 2008–2011 were selected...
Examining Mobile Learning Trends 2003-2008: A Categorical Meta-Trend Analysis Using Text Mining Techniques
Journal of Computing in Higher Education Vol. 24, No. 1 (April 2012) pp. 1–17
This study investigated the longitudinal trends of academic articles in Mobile Learning (ML) using text mining techniques. One hundred and nineteen (119) refereed journal articles and proceedings papers from the SCI/SSCI database were retrieved and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 2666–2668
Despite the enthusiasm of integrating Web 2.0 technologies into learning environment design, researchers found that few instructors know the pedagogies that could lead to productive innovation (Collis & Moonen, 2008). This symposium consists of one...
Emerging Technologies for Informal Learning: Transforming Traditional Education from the Inside and the Outside, Part 1 Coordinators: Curt Bonk, Professor, Indiana University and Mimi Miyoung Lee, Associate Professor, University of Houston
Scott Warren; Priya Nihalani; Paul Kim; Ke Zhang; George Veletsianos; Curtis J. Bonk; Ana-Paula Correia; Mimi Miyoung Lee
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 4917–4924
Overall Abstract: During the past decade, there has been an increased interest and attention given to mobile learning, game-based learning, and digital books. In many ways, these three trends are interconnected as learners play games and read books...
Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal Vol. 19, No. 4 (2012) pp. 683–702
Yuan and Hayashi (2010) introduced 2 scatter plots for model and data diagnostics in structural equation modeling (SEM). However, the generation of the plots requires in-depth understanding of their underlying technical details. This article...
Global Themes and Future Trends of Mobile Learning: Data Mining of Publications in AACE EDITLib Digital Library Database
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2011 (Jun 27, 2011) pp. 3880–3886
This session reports a data mining study investigating the longitudinal trends of mobile learning (ML) publications as indexed in AACE EDITLib Digital Library Database. A total of 634 proceeding articles were retrieved in key words searches on...
Global Learn 2010 (May 17, 2010) pp. 164–167
Why mobile learning? What is the significance? How can mobile learning open up learning in different parts of the world? The purpose of this panel is to present and discuss current issues on mobile learning by exploring its huge potentiality...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 8, No. 4 (October 2009) pp. 479–494
As Taiwan’s full-scale e-learning initiatives moved to the seventh year in 2009, the current status and challenges of e-learning development there are yet to be fully understood. Further extending Zhang and Hung’s (2006) investigation on e-learning...
Online Collaborative Learning in a Project-Based Learning Environment in Taiwan: A Case Study on Undergraduate Students' Perspectives
Educational Media International Vol. 46, No. 2 (June 2009) pp. 123–135
This case study investigated undergraduate students' first experience in online collaborative learning in a project-based learning (PBL) environment in Taiwan. Data were collected through interviews of 48 students, instructor's field notes,...
Addressing diverse learner preferences and intelligences with emerging technologies: Matching models to online opportunities
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 34, No. 2 (Mar 25, 2009)
This paper critically reviews various learning preferences and human intelligence theories and models with a particular focus on the implications for online learning. It highlights a few key models, Gardner’s multiple intelligences, Fleming and...
Do instructor moderations and peer review promote critical thinking or problem solving?: A case study in an online graduate course
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 3343–3348
This session will report a case study, which investigated instructor moderation and peer reviews on their impacts on problem solving and critical thinking in aon online graduate course in the USA. Multiple data sets were collected from online...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 2764–2766
This study will focus on investigating longitudinal trends of distance education research. Text mining techniques will be used to extract implicit, hidden knowledge from the open source global distance education research literature. An extensive...
Journal of Computing in Higher Education Vol. 20, No. 2 (November 2008) pp. 81–91
This paper reviews the u-Japan movement and recent reforms in the higher educational system in Japan, examines the needs as well as readiness for ubiquitous learning in Japanese universities, and reports on a selection of mobile-assisted language...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 589–590
This session will showcase a successful experience of completely online graduate programs in Instructional Technology at Wayne State University, USA. The success of the program may be observed in extremely low dropout rates. Information about the...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 2410–2413
In 2006, the authors discussed Taiwan's e-learning in higher education and found that the e-learning in Taiwan's higher education only provides to traditional full-time students. With comparing of being a full-time student, short-term after school...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 19, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 21–36
This study investigated graduate students' perceptions of the online collaborations and the factors that contribute to the quality of online discussion with a qualitative case study. Data were collected through interviews with 20 graduate students...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) p. 1357
This session will showcase a successful experience of teaching and learning the foundations of distance education in a completely online graduate course. Learning activities, multimedia course materials, learner testimonials, examples and...
Moderating Online Collaborative Learning for Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Satisfaction: Strategies and Effects
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 6698–6700
This session will share an ongoing study on the strategies and effects of various moderation strategies on graduate students' learning and performances, including: a) critical thinking, b) problem solving, c) the collaborative processes, and d)...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 4538–4546
As Taiwan's full-scale e-learning initiatives move to the 5th year in 2007, it is yet to fully understand the current status and challenges of e-learning as supplements to traditional, official educational systems. Further extending Zhang & Hung's ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 3407–3414
Exchanging information and sharing applications between businesses has become very common. There are concerns in data transmission, data security, and so on. Among these issues, system interoperability are one of most obvious issues since data and...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 50, No. 5 (October 2006) pp. 46–51
Databases can be used as cognitive tools to help students integrate and interrelate content areas and thus make learning more meaningful. Sound applications of databases in teaching may actively engage students in analyzing, synthesizing, and...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 1547–1553
The R2D2 model—read, reflect, display, and do—is a new model for designing and delivering online learning. Such a model is especially important to address the diverse preferences of online learners of varied generations and Internet familiarity. ...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 2014–2021
This study was intended to pilot the powerful potentials of data mining techniques in revealing students online learning behaviors and constructing and testing predictive models for online learning management, facilitation and improvement. 17,934...
Distance Education Vol. 27, No. 2 (August 2006) pp. 249–264
The R2D2 method--read, reflect, display, and do--is a new model for designing and delivering distance education, and in particular, online learning. Such a model is especially important to address the diverse preferences of online learners of varied ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 2010–2015
R2D2 method—read, reflect, display, and do—is a new model for designing and delivery distance education, and, in particular, online learning. Such a model is especially important to address the diverse preferences of online learners of varied...
Topics: Distance Education
Benefits of Electronic Performance Support System in Software Training: Effectiveness and Perceptions
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 2501–2504
This study will focus on investigating benefits of electronic performance support system (EPSS) in computer-based software training to facilitate learning. A computer-based software training program with embedded EPSS for Microsoft Excel is...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 536–539
An electronic performance support system (EPSS) is a computer-based environment that facilitates skill and knowledge acquisition within a particular domain. The authors' on-going research will investigate the potential utility of EPSS tools in...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 3636–3639
Abstract: The laws of copyright are frequently broken by misuse, misunderstanding, and misinformed members of education. An optional activity to assist in instruction of copyright law is to use constructive learning environments. The Educational...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 2260–2262
This study will focus on investigating the effectiveness of EPSS in computer-based software training. A computer-based software training program with embedded EPSS for Microsoft Excel will be developed for the study. Pretest-posttest control group...
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education Vol. 2, No. 1 (January 2006) pp. 37–52
It has been three years since Taiwan started the comprehensive e-learning initiatives in 2002. What is the current status of Taiwan’s e-learning in higher education? What has been shaping and guiding the e-learning practices there? What are the...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 34, No. 2 (2006) pp. 173–186
This article discusses the difficult issues of balancing faculty and university rights and responsibilities regarding courseware developed either as commissioned or non-commissioned work in higher education. The article addresses the varied concerns ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 1532–1535
The Internet makes it possible for teachers and students to get access to a wealth of information that they have never been exposed to. However, the overwhelming amount of information available challenges teachers and students as well. According to...
Effects of peer-controlled or externally structured and moderated online collaboration on group problem solving processes and related individual attitudes in well-structured and ill-structured small group problem solving in a hybrid course
Effects of peer@-controlled or externally structured and moderated online collaboration on group problem solving processes and related individual attitudes in well-structured and ill-structured small group problem solving in a hybrid@course (2004) pp. 1–140
The primary purpose of the study is to investigate the relative effects of two approaches to peer online collaboration (peer-controlled and externally structured and moderated) on the group problem solving processes during well-structured and ill...
The Effects of Peer-Controlled or Moderated Online Collaboration on Group Problem Solving and Related Attitudes
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 29, No. 3 (Oct 15, 2003)
Abstract. This study investigated the relative benefits of peer-controlled and moderated online collaboration during group problem solving. Thirty-five self-selected groups of four or five students were randomly assigned to the two conditions, which ...