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Teachers College Record Vol. 107, No. 8 (August 2005) pp. 1788–1813
This study explores how adults learn from asynchronous written dialogue through the lens of psychological type preferences. We asked participants to discover their dominant and auxiliary psychological preferences using the Personal Empowerment...
User acceptance in a computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) environment with social network awareness (SNA) support
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 35, No. 1 (Mar 21, 2019)
Although many e-learning studies have applied the unified theory of acceptance and usage of technology (UTAUT) to investigate user acceptance, their findings have been inconsistent. One of reasons is that the user acceptance model of an e-learning...
Computers in the Schools Vol. 26, No. 3 (2009) pp. 169–186
This experimental study investigated connections between subject expertise and multitasking ability among college students. One hundred thirty college students participated in the study. Participants were assessed on their subject expertise and...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 64, No. 6 (2016) pp. 1207–1225
This study provides an in-depth look into the implementation process of visualization-based tools for structuring collaborative problem solving (CPS) in the classroom. A visualization-based learning platform--the semantic diagram for structuring CPS ...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 9, No. 4 (2000) pp. 367–73
Explores the efficacy of promoting a beginning chemistry teacher's curriculum development and teaching practices through the use of computers. Observes and analyzes the teacher's instructional practices both before and after the web site treatment...
Reading while Watching Video: The Effect of Video Content on Reading Comprehension and Media Multitasking Ability
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 45, No. 2 (2011) pp. 183–201
Media multitasking, or engaging in multiple media and tasks simultaneously, is becoming an increasingly popular phenomenon with the development and engagement in social media. This study examines to what extent video content affects students'...
Journal of Higher Education Vol. 80, No. 5 (2009) pp. 564–590
This study investigated the use of a computer-mediated communication information system by organizational members in a higher education institution with mixed methods. It compares the differences of liberal arts academic units, professional academic ...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 8, No. 4 (2005) pp. 100–119
The author analyzes properties of mutual information between dichotomous concepts and test items. The properties generalize some common intuitions about item comparison, and provide principled foundations for designing item-selection heuristics for...
Factors that influence student intention to adopt online learning: A structural equation modeling approach
(2008) pp. 1–124
This study investigated factors that influence students' intention to adopt online learning. The author empirically tested a theoretical model using data collected from 873 higher education students. Eight barrier factors were hypothesized to...
The effects of computer-based concept mapping as a prewriting strategy on the persuasive writing of eighth-graders at a middle school in southeastern Idaho
(2003) pp. 1–239
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of computer-based concept mapping as a prewriting strategy on persuasive essay writing performance. A quasi-experimental design was implemented at a middle school in southeastern Idaho. Three...
(2012) pp. 1–317
This study explored the use of computers by Taiwanese English language learning (ELL) teachers at Colleges of Technology in Taiwan. A cross case analysis of four teachers was undertaken to examine these teachers' actions, beliefs, and the contexts...
A qualitative study of three secondary art teachers' conceptualizations of visual literacy as manifested through their teaching with electronic technologies
A qualitative study of three @?secondary @?art@teachers' @?conceptualizations of @?visual@literacy as @?manifested through their @?teaching with @?electronic@technologies (2008) pp. 1–313
This qualitative case study examined and described three technologically competent, secondary-level visual arts teachers' insights into the notion of visual literacy in the information age, and how this notion manifests through these teachers'...
An examination of teacher feedback, face-to-face peer feedback, and Google Documents peer feedback in Taiwanese EFL college students' writing
An examination of @?teacher @?feedback, @?face-to-face @?peer @?feedback, and Google@Documents @?peer@feedback in @?Taiwanese @?EFL @?college@students' @?writing (2009) pp. 1–186
The problem. The purpose of this study is to measure the similarities and differences in students' writing performance, quality of writing, and perceptions among teacher-feedback, face-to-face written peer-feedback, and Google...
Understanding students' technology appropriation and learning perceptions in online learning environments
Understanding students' technology@appropriation and learning@perceptions in online @?learning environments (2005) pp. 1–167
Distance education has the unique characteristic of using technologies as the primary means of delivery of instruction and interaction. The present study contributes to research dedicated to explaining phenomena related to distance education, and...
Motivation and attitude toward integrated instruction through technology in college-level EFL reading and writing in Taiwan
Motivation and attitude toward integrated@instruction through technology in college@-level EFL reading and writing in Taiwan (2002) pp. 1–152
The purposes of this study are: (1) to examine the attitudes and motivation of both teachers and students toward integrated instruction through technology (IITT) for college English reading and writing (ERW) in Taiwan; (2) to identify the...
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 10, No. 1 (1979) pp. 107–11
The role of imagery in mathematical thinking and learning is discussed. The use of diagrams and charts is suggested as promoting imagery. (MP)
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 24, No. 2 (April 2015) pp. 311–329
There has been increased recognition in the past decades that model-based inquiry (MBI) is a promising approach for cultivating deep understandings by helping students unite phenomena and underlying mechanisms. Although multiple technology tools...
Journal of Education for Business Vol. 81, No. 5 (2006) pp. 282–286
In this study, the authors provide some details about a variety of entry-level skills that are vitally important to systems analysts. They gathered the data from information technology practitioners, who related their experiences with real-world...
An assessment of the international students' attitudes toward technology-based learning: English as asecond language (ESL) implication
An assessment of the international@students' attitudes toward technology-based learning: English@as@a@second@language (ESL) implication (2004) pp. 1–155
The purpose of this study was to assess international students' attitudes toward technology-based learning and the impact of English as a second language (ESL) has on such learning. This study was to investigate whether using ESL was related to...
Effects of a mathematics education Web@-based workshop on preservice elementary@teachers (2003) pp. 1–253
This study explored the efficacy of web-based workshops in topics in elementary school mathematics in fostering teachers' confidence and competence in using instructional technology, and thereby promoting more positive attitudes toward using...
Art teachers' attitudes toward and experiences in the use of computer technology to conform with the teaching strategies stipulated in the 2002 Taiwanese first to ninth grade curriculum alignment
Art teachers' attitudes toward and experiences in the use of computer technology to conform with the teaching strategies stipulated in the 2002 Taiwanese first@to@ninth@grade@curriculum@alignment (2004) pp. 1–169
This survey study investigated art teachers' experiences with and attitudes toward the use of computer technology to design appropriate in-service and pre-service art education programs to prepare art teachers to comply with the 2002 Taiwanese 1...
How adult learners structure their physical learning environment in a Web-based graduate course: A case study
How adult learners structure their physical learning environment in a Web@-based graduate@course: A case study (2004) pp. 1–165
This study focused on factors that impacted the decisions that adult learners enrolled in web-based graduate courses made regarding their learning environment and learning strategies. Literature describing how adult learners enrolled in web-based...
Educational and Psychological Measurement Vol. 71, No. 1 (February 2011) pp. 20–36
This study compares four item selection criteria for a two-category computerized classification testing: (1) Fisher information (FI), (2) Kullback-Leibler information (KLI), (3) weighted log-odds ratio (WLOR), and (4) mutual information (MI), with...
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference 1997 (March 1997)
A study investigated how different combinations of background color, text brightness and text color in Chinese CAI (computer assisted instruction) software programs may influence the affection, perception, and cognition of elementary school students ...
A Study of Pre-Service Teachers' Attitudes about Computers and Mathematics Teaching: The Impact of Web-Based Instruction
International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education Vol. 15, No. 2 (2008) pp. 45–57
This study explored the efficacy of web-based instruction in topics in elementary school mathematics in fostering teachers' confidence and competence in using instructional technology, and thereby promoting more positive attitudes toward using...
(2002) pp. 1–47
Distance learning has been implemented at many universities and colleges that market educational services to students beyond their geographical boundaries. There are about a dozen institutions that offer a distance learning software engineering...
(2001) pp. 1–103
Teaching efficacy is a key nursing intervention with surgical patients. There is a need to study cost-effective technological strategies that provide preoperative instruction. The purposes of the study were to develop a preoperative instructional...
The Efficacy of an Internet-based Behavioural Intervention for Physical Activity Promotion among University Students
(2011) pp. 1–208
Despite the numerous health benefits associated with regular physical activity (PA), an obvious decline in PA during the transition from secondary school to university has been reported (Bray & Born, 2004). Most university students have easy access...
Information Services & Use Vol. 22, No. 1 (2002) pp. 9–17
Reviews issues relating to database technology and digital libraries. Highlights include resource sharing; ongoing digital library projects; metadata; user interfaces; query processing; interoperability; data quality; copyright infringement; and...
(1997) pp. 173–354
This thesis investigates the current and potential future roles of the Internet as a tool for health education professionals through an exploratory multimethod examination of the perceptions and opinions of leaders and innovators in the field. The...
The effects of integrating music technology into music teaching and learning and perceptions of students and teachers
(2005) pp. 1–133
While technology has been integrated into music teaching and learning throughout the country, the issues of using music technology properly in higher education continues to be discussed by music educators. Although many studies support this...
Language Learning & Technology Vol. 20, No. 3 (2016) pp. 128–141
Numerous researchers in education recognize that vocabulary is essential in foreign language learning. However, students often encounter vocabulary that is difficult to remember. Providing effective vocabulary learning strategies is therefore more...
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) Vol. 11, No. 11 (Nov 29, 2016) pp. 32–36
In order to solve the problem of students' poor thinking in English writing, this paper adopts the concept map method. The visual interactive concept map was tested in 6 levels and 9 types of universities. The test results indicate the method can...
The influences of contextualized media on students' science attitudes, knowledge, and argumentation learning through online game-based activities
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 34, No. 6 (December 2018) pp. 884–898
The present study defined three levels of contextualized media and investigated their influences on students' science attitudes, comprehension, and argumentation. To achieve the purpose, an online game-based science argumentation (OGSA) program was...
Using eye tracking to understand learners' reading process through the concept-mapping learning strategy
Computers & Education Vol. 78, No. 1 (September 2014) pp. 237–249
The author used an eye-tracking methodology to examine the influence of the concept-mapping learning strategy on learners performing an English reading task. Eighty-six freshmen enrolled in English courses participated in this control-group pretest...
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 25, No. 8 (2017) pp. 1035–1047
Previous studies on electronic textbooks were all survey studies of college students in the U.S.A. Their main findings revealed that using electronic textbooks and using print textbooks showed no statistical differences in learning achievements. As...
Learning and Instruction Vol. 55, No. 1 (June 2018) pp. 32–40
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether EEG biofeedback would help engage learners in obtaining procedural knowledge from animated or static visualizations. Two specific forms of this feedback were investigated. The first was active...
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) Vol. 14, No. 8 (Apr 30, 2019) pp. 167–180
In the new era, “Youth Maker” has become an important force that cannot be ignored in entrepreneurship. However, extant studies on the systematic research about Youth Makers’ education in universities are rare, especially the research on the...
Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for Language Teaching 2001 (November 2001)
Concise English Poetry Appreciation and Recitation is an elective course for third year students at Taiwan's Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages. In order to motivate students who are beginners in literature but intermediate learners in English,...
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition Vol. 41, No. 1 (January 2015) pp. 220–234
Three experiments investigated whether navigation is less efficient across boundaries than within boundaries. In an immersive virtual environment, participants learned objects' locations in a large room or a small room. Participants then...
International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching Vol. 2, No. 3 (July 2012) pp. 76–94
Despite that converging evidence has led to the mandate of phonics instruction in primary education in the UK, U.S. and EFL (English as a Foreign Language) China and Taiwan, teachers across the board (native or EFL, experienced or novice alike) have ...
Comparisons between Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory in Automated Assembly of Parallel Test Forms
Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment Vol. 6, No. 8 (April 2008)
The automated assembly of alternate test forms for online delivery provides an alternative to computer-administered, fixed test forms, or computerized-adaptive tests when a testing program migrates from paper/pencil testing to computer-based testing....
@?Exploring the role of @?showing design@intent in @?supporting @?curriculum@modification (2008) pp. 1–204
Teachers face many challenges in enacting innovative curriculum materials and often must make modifications to fit local contexts and constraints. However, without an understanding of curriculum designers' intentions, modifications can lead to a...
An exploration of social interaction and vocabulary appropriation among advanced adult ESL learners engaged in a threaded discussion forum
An @?exploration of social@interaction and vocabulary@appropriation among @?advanced @?adult ESL @?learners @?engaged in a threaded@discussion@forum (2005) pp. 1–232
The aim of this study was to investigate social interaction emerging in a threaded discussion forum, particularly when adult ESL learners were assigned to argue about controversial issues. This study also investigated learners' word appropriation...
Motivating and inhibiting factors that affect faculty participation in distance education at Idaho State University
Motivating and inhibiting factors that affect faculty participation in distance education at Idaho@State@University (2002) pp. 1–255
The purpose of this study was to identify the motivating and inhibiting factors that affected faculty participation in distance education at Idaho State University. The population for this survey was the entire teaching faculty (N = 628) from all...
Evaluation of instructional use of the ANGEL course management system at the Pennsylvania State University
@?Evaluation of @?instructional use of the @?ANGEL course@management system at the Pennsylvania@State@University (2005) pp. 1–184
ANGEL (A New Global Environment for Learning) is a Web-based tool that enables faculty, instructors, and teaching assistants who have no knowledge of HTML to use the Web to enhance their courses. In fall 2001, ANGEL 2001 replaced CourseWeb, the...
Reading Authentic EFL Text Using Visualization and Advance Organizers in a Multimedia Learning Environment
Language Learning & Technology Vol. 11, No. 3 (October 2007) pp. 83–106
The purpose of this experimental study was to compare the effects of different types of computer-generated visuals (static versus animated) and advance organizers (descriptive versus question) in enhancing comprehension and retention of a content...
(2012) pp. 1–78
This dissertation consists of two manuscripts to examine student motivation and engagement in the foreign language classroom. The purpose of the first paper is to propose a model that distinguishes between motivation and engagement. The paper...
Multifaceted graphics for learning: A case study on explaining projectile motion in a university physics course
(2006) pp. 1–326
Multifaceted graphics is defined as a visual representation that explains subjects, procedures, and events through multi-sided or compound layers and that explains concepts, the relationships among them, and their function as a...
(2004) pp. 1–111
This study investigated how art educators instruct high school students in a computer graphic design course and how the students believed that they learned and developed knowledge and skills most effectively. With the rapid growth in digital...