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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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...