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University of Missouri
Ubiquitous Discussion Forum: Introducing Mobile Phones and Voice Discussion Into a Web Discussion Forum
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 16, No. 2 (April 2007) pp. 125–140
** Invited as a paper from ED-MEDIA 2005. Grammatical and writing style errors in the original version have been corrected by our colleague who is a native English speaker. ** Abstract: Web-based discussion forums enable users to share knowledge...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 885–890
Evaluating e-courses can be difficult task, because there are a myriad of skills and knowledge that must be applied to the evaluation activity. Similarly, finding an evaluation tool that can be used with different types of courses has been...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 470–475
Abstract: This study focuses on using a web analytics tool, Google Analytics, to find out the usage and users’ information behavior on an educational website, eThemes. Findings indicate that Google Analytics provides general descriptive data on...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 4290–4297
Web information has been used as a resource for teaching and learning. However the availability of quantities of web information have been growing rapidly, it makes students information overload. To solve the problem, managing the found web...
Employing Expert System’s Viewpoint to Investigate the Low Achievement Students’ Problem-solving Process in Taiwan
Global Learn 2010 (May 17, 2010) pp. 1223–1228
Abstract: In the current mathematics curricula for high school students in Taiwan, there are too many rules, concepts, test item patterns, and formulas to learn. Often is the case that students can memorize the formulas thoroughly, but when they are ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 3527–3531
The purpose of the analysis is to understand the usage of different media objects for e-learning and potential management schemes of the media objects in e-leaning systems. The investigators surveyed eight online boating education courses between...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 3469–3473
The investigators studied a large online course in which instructors present materials and communicate with students via instructional modules on a course website, outside readings on various topics, streaming multimedia lectures, synchronous chat,...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2009 (Oct 26, 2009) pp. 3355–3360
This study investigated how early childhood teachers use e-communication notebook for parent involvement, the functions of e-communication notebook that early childhood teachers use, and the early childhood teachers’ attitudes toward the use of e...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 272–273
A teacher can use student portfolios to evaluate learning performance and promote learning outcomes. The portfolios can also be used as a communication channel among students and teachers as students implement them on the web. However, it is...
The Internet Attitudes and Information Commitments toward Web Information among Students and Teachers within Physical Education and Sport Science in Taiwan
Global Learn 2010 (May 17, 2010) pp. 4188–4198
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between students and teachers’ Internet attitudes and their information commitments (their standards of verifying Internet information and searching strategies) in web-based learning...
Computers & Education Vol. 57, No. 2 (September 2011) pp. 1501–1511
Discerning what influences a student’s acceptance of e-learning is still unclear and has not been well investigated. On the basis of the expectancy-value theory, much effort has been put into identifying the effectual factors regarding the...
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 23, No. 2 (April 2014) pp. 135–144
ABSTRACT: Hypermedia has received increasing attention since the 1980s and this has been followed by an increasing interest in utilizing hypermedia in the domain of education. Many successful projects have been reported. In most cases, students used ...
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 1999 (1999) p. 1674
The Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) is structured to allow integration of a wide variety of object systems. It is convenient to serve a request thought an Object Request Broker(ORB). All request objects, which are correlative,...
Using Theoretical Models to Examine the Acceptance Behavior of Mobile Phone Messaging to Enhance Parent-Teacher Interactions
Computers & Education Vol. 61 (February 2013) pp. 105–114
Student academic performance and social competence are influenced positively by parent involvement; effective parent-teacher communication not builds parent reliance on a school, it enhances parent knowledge of raising children. As information...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 4108–4114
In Taiwan’s foreign language instruction, contextualized vocabulary learning has been receiving increasing attention. This study aims to create a task-based virtual language learning environment to assist students in their lexical development. The...
Computers & Education Vol. 60, No. 1 (January 2013) pp. 32–39
People have greater difficulty reading academic textbooks on screen than on paper. One notable problem is that they cannot construct an effective cognitive map because of the lack of contextual information cues and ineffective navigational...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 15, No. 2 (2012) pp. 62–72
Animated pedagogical agents with characteristics such as facial expressions, gestures, and human emotions, under an interactive user interface are attractive to students and have high potential to promote students' learning. This study proposes a...
A Web Browser Interface to Manage the Searching and Organizing of Information on the Web by Learners
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 13, No. 4 (2010) pp. 86–97
Information Gathering is a knowledge construction process. Web learners make a plan for their Information Gathering task based on their prior knowledge. The plan is evolved with new information encountered and their mental model is constructed...
A Conceptual Framework for Digital Libraries for K-12 Mathematics Education: Part 1, Information Organization, Information Literacy, and Integrated Learning
Library Quarterly Vol. 75, No. 3 (July 2005) pp. 231–261
This article is the first of two that present a six-part conceptual framework for the design and evaluation of digital libraries meant to support mathematics education in K-12 settings (see also pt. 2). This first article concentrates on (1)...
Empowering Personalized Learning with an Interactive E-Book Learning System for Elementary School Students
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 60, No. 4 (August 2012) pp. 703–722
Today various types of tablet computers are used, including iPad and Android Tablets. These individual portable digital devices can be used as e-book readers to support mobile personalized learning. Though many studies have investigated e-books by...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 1090–1095
Current software development and advancement have created many possibilities in both industry and education. Within the educational realm, software advancement in terms of virtual reality simulation has introduced an entire new arena in learning...
Topics: International Education
A Conceptual Framework for Digital Libraries for K-12 Mathematics Education: Part 2, New Educational Standards, Policy Making, and Accountability
Library Quarterly Vol. 75, No. 3 (July 2005)
This paper is the second of two (see pt. 1) that describe a six-part conceptual framework for designing and evaluating digital libraries for mathematics education in K-12 settings: information literacy, information organization, integrated learning, ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 759–762
Tourism and information technology are the two most dynamic motivators of the emerging global economy. Over the past few decades, the Internet has brought drastic changes to society and the tourism industry has strongly affected as well. The purpose ...
Is learner self-assessment reliable and valid in a Web-based portfolio environment for high school students?
Computers & Education Vol. 60, No. 1 (January 2013) pp. 325–334
This study explored the reliability and validity of Web-based portfolio self-assessment. Participants were 72 senior high school students enrolled in a computer application course. The students created learning portfolios, viewed peers' work, and...
Student Portfolio Analysis by Data Cube Technology for Decision Support of Web-based Classroom Teacher
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 19, No. 3 (1998) pp. 307–28
Proposes a Web-based model as the infrastructure to store learning logs for analysis in distance education. Describes the method of using query language to retrieve information from a database to construct the data cube. Illustrates data-cube...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 1106–1109
This study determines the integration of the concept of language learning and virtual reality learning. A virtual reality language learning courseware is designed towards improving EFL students’ English language competencies. There are seven main...
Topics: International Education
Enhancing Learning Outcomes through New E-Textbooks: A Desirable Combination of Presentation Methods and Concept Maps
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 30, No. 5 (2014) pp. 600–618
It is possible that e-textbook readers and tablet PC's will become mainstream reading devices in the future. However, knowledge about instructional design in this field of learning sciences is inadequate. This study aimed to analyse how two...
Chenn-Jung Huang; Ming-Chou Liu; Kuo-En Chang; Yao-Ting Sung; Tz-Hau Huang; Chun-Hua Chen; Hung-Yen Shen; Kuo-Liang Huang; Jia-Jian Liao; Kai-Wen Hu; Yun-Cheng Luo; Tun-Yu Chang
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 13, No. 3 (2010) pp. 126–138
With rapid advances in the development of information technology, information access has become central to life in the 21st century. In recent years, the development of useful learning-assistance systems has become a popular topic in literature....
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 28, No. 3 (2003) pp. 291–315
To monitor and enhance the learning performance of learning groups in a Web learning system, teachers need to know the learning status of the group and determine the key influences affecting group learning outcomes. Teachers can achieve this goal by ...
A Novel Analog Integrated Circuit Design Course Covering Design, Layout, and Resulting Chip Measurement
Wei-Liang Lin; Wang-Chuan Cheng; Chen-Hao Wu; Hai-Ming Wu; Chang-Yu Wu; Kuan-Hsuan Ho; Chueh-An Chan
IEEE Transactions on Education Vol. 53, No. 2 (May 2010) pp. 282–287
This work describes a novel, first-year graduate-level analog integrated circuit (IC) design course. The course teaches students analog circuit design; an external manufacturer then produces their designs in three different silicon chips. The...
RoLo: A dictionary interface that minimizes extraneous cognitive load of lookup and supports incidental and incremental learning of vocabulary
Computers & Education Vol. 61, No. 1 (February 2013) pp. 251–260
Dictionary use can improve reading comprehension and incidental vocabulary learning. Nevertheless, great extraneous cognitive load imposed by the search process may reduce or even prevent the improvement. With the help of technology, dictionary...
Library Trends Vol. 48, No. 2 (1999) pp. 291–302
The increased availability of digital images is accompanied by a need for solutions to the problems inherent in indexing them for retrieval. Problems in image description and access are discussed, with a perspective on traditional and new solutions. ...
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 9, No. 3 (July 2010) pp. 76–84
The purpose of this study is to identify and categorize the perceptions of young adults before we allocate the resources to design, develop, and implement digital game-based learning in higher education institutions in Taiwan. Q-methodology was...
Sufen Chen; Hao-Chang Lo; Jing-Wen Lin; Jyh-Chong Liang; Hsin-Yi Chang; Fu-Kwun Hwang; Guo-Li Chiou; Ying-Tien Wu; Silvia Wen-Yu Lee; Hsin-Kai Wu; Chia-Yu Wang; Chin-Chung Tsai
Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research Vol. 8, No. 2 (2012) pp. 20113–1
Technology has been widely involved in science research. Researchers are now applying it to science education in an attempt to bring students' science activities closer to authentic science activities. The present study synthesizes the research to...
A Comparative Study of "The International Educational Technology Conference" (IETC) and "The International Conference on Computers in Education" (ICCE): The Program, Essay Distribution, the Themes, and Research Methods
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 11, No. 1 (January 2012) pp. 212–216
The article aims to compare international conferences, "The International Educational Technology Conference" (IETC, 2011) and "The International Conference on Computers in Education" (ICCE, 2010), from various dimensions. The comparison is expected...
Student Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness of a Nationwide Innovative Education Program on Image Display Technology
IEEE Transactions on Education Vol. 55, No. 3 (August 2012) pp. 365–369
The study presented here explored a student evaluation of the teaching effectiveness of a nationwide innovative education program on image display technology in Taiwan. Using survey data collected through an online questionnaire system, covering 165 ...
Chia-Yu Wang; Hsin-Ka Wu; Silvia Wen-Yu Lee; Fu-Kwun Hwang; Hsin-Yi Chang; Ying-Tien Wu; Guo-Li Chiou; Sufen Chen; Jyh-Chong Liang; Jing-Wen Lin; Hao-Chang Lo; Chin-Chung Tsai
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 17, No. 2 pp. 307–320
Studies that incorporate technologies into school science laboratories have proliferated in the recent two decades. A total of 42 studies published from 1990 to 2011 that incorporated technologies to support school science laboratories are reviewed...
Innovations in Education and Training International Vol. 38, No. 1 (2001) pp. 19–30
Describes how to design a Web portfolio system that teachers can use in learning assessment. Evaluation of the Web portfolio system by students indicates that the applied technologies help students control their learning processes through developing ...
Use of Multi-Modal Media and Tools in an Online Information Literacy Course: College Students' Attitudes and Perceptions
Journal of Academic Librarianship Vol. 35, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 14–24
This project studies the use of multi-modal media objects in an online information literacy class. One hundred sixty-two undergraduate students answered seven surveys. Significant relationships are found among computer skills, teaching materials,...
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 16, No. 3 (Jun 19, 2015) pp. 41–64
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the current video collection of an open-access video website (TED-Ed). The research questions focus on its content as evidence of development, its viewership as evidence of use, and flipping as evidence of ...
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 11, No. 2 (April 2012) pp. 15–26
In programming courses, teaching students who have varied levels of knowledge and skills the requisite competencies to perform in real-world software development teams is indeed difficult. To address this problem, this paper proposes a community of...
Discovering Decision Knowledge from Web Log Portfolio for Managing Classroom Processes by Applying Decision Tree and Data Cube Technology
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 23, No. 3 (2000) pp. 305–32
Discusses the use of Web logs to record student behavior that can assist teachers in assessing performance and making curriculum decisions for distance learning students who are using Web-based learning systems. Adopts decision tree and data cube...
CALICO Journal Vol. 20, No. 2 (2003) pp. 227–44
Discusses a new template-automaton-based knowledge database system for an interactive intelligent language tutoring system (ILTS) for Japanese-English translation, whereby model translations as well as a taxonomy of bugs extracted from ill-formed...
Proceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting Vol. 40 (2003) pp. 389–97
Compares users' self-reported and observed usability problems within a Web-based information system. Participants were asked to complete a specific list of tasks within the system, after which they answered several questions regarding the system's...
A Coursework Support System for Offering Challenges and Assistance by Analyzing Students' Web Portfolios
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 12, No. 2 (2009) pp. 205–221
Students can practice skills and acquire knowledge by doing coursework. However, in conventional coursework activities, each student is assigned the same exercises, without considering learners' diversity. Moreover, students typically have...
Were knowledge management abilities of university students enhanced after creating personal blog-based portfolios?
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 29, No. 6 (Dec 23, 2013)
The effect of creating blog-based portfolios on knowledge management (KM) abilities among university students was examined in the present study. Participants included 43 students majoring in Multimedia and Game Science at a University in Taiwan....
A Study to Identify the Training Needs of Life Insurance Sales Representatives in Taiwan Using the Delphi Approach
International Journal of Training and Development Vol. 10, No. 3 (September 2006) pp. 212–226
This article reports a study conducted to identify the needs for continuing professional development for life insurance sales representatives and to examine the competencies needed by those sales representatives. A modified Delphi technique was used....
An Instructional Design Using the Virtual Ecological Pond for Science Education in Elementary Schools
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 38, No. 4 (2010) pp. 385–406
Ecological ponds can be a good teaching tool for science teachers, but they must be built and maintained properly to provide students with a safe and suitable learning environment. However, many schools do not have the ability to build and maintain...
Information Processing & Management Vol. 37, No. 5 (2001) pp. 701–20
Investigated undergraduate art history majors' image retrieval tasks and image query modes. Discusses gender differences; prior information retrieval experience; significant differences between the number of search terms users planned to use and the ...
CALICO Journal Vol. 20, No. 3 (2003) pp. 561–78
To solve problems of authoring a finite state of automaton-FSA based intelligent computer assisted language learning system capable of automatically correcting free format English composition systems, discusses a new template-template scheme...