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(2005) pp. 1–93
Capstone courses are now widely used in different educational disciplines. Capstone courses are viewed as the final opportunities for students to synthesize the skills they learned from previous college education and to prepare their future career...
The effect of questions and feedback used to complement static and animated visualization on tests measuring different educational objectives
(2006) pp. 1–248
This study was conducted to investigate the relative effectiveness of different types of visuals (static and animated) and instructional strategies (no strategy, questions, and questions plus feedback) used to complement visualized materials for...
The ethics of learning technologies: Issues, coping strategies, and decision making experienced by practitioners in design and training situations
The ethics of learning@technologies: Issues, coping strategies, and decision making experienced by practitioners in design and training situations (2005) pp. 1–144
Learning technologies, under the influence of technological forces and the new style of workplace learning, are frequently cited as an essential factor in transforming the way organizations learn and the way in which training is delivered. This new...
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...
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'...
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...
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...
(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...
(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...
The effect of implementation of a voice messaging system on student perception of interaction and satisfaction in telecourses
(1999) pp. 1–115
Telecourses, which are video and text-based, instructor-supported courses designed to allow students to complete most of their coursework at home, are commonly characterized as solitary learning experiences with limited interaction between the...
(2000) pp. 1–244
This research investigated how a group of Taiwanese-American parents facilitated their children's learning to create their Web pages at home. The participants are children and their parents. All the young children participating are Taiwanese...
The effect of varied enhancements to animated instruction on tests measuring different educational objectives
The effect of varied enhancements to animated instruction on tests measuring different educational@objectives (2001) pp. 1–127
The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of varied enhancements to animated instruction on the achievement of different educational objectives in a self-paced and web-based instructional setting. Four different treatment...
Learning@style and preferred sources of information regarding distance education in Taiwan (1999) pp. 1–118
The purpose of this study was to investigate the demographic characteristics of distance learners, their preferred learning styles, their reasons for attending, and their preferred sources of information regarding the National Open University in...
@?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...
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...
(1999) pp. 1–28
The purpose of this project was to create a communication channel between artist and viewer regarding how elements in the living environment are perceived. I explored the components of my daily routine and transformed them through surrealism. The...
Modeling a supplemental course Web@site for EFL vocabulary@acquisition (2003) pp. 1–198
My reading of research indicates that vocabulary learning is the building block of overall language proficiency. Successful L2 learning hinges very much on target vocabulary acquisition. Vocabulary knowledge is multi-dimensional. It requires...
Sharing knowledge and building communities: A narrative of the formation, development and sustainability of OOPS
(2006) pp. 1–308
This narrative inquiry (Clandinin & Connelly, 2000) documented the formation, development, and sustainability of an online community called OOPS (Opensource Opencourseware Prototype System) originally formed in February 2004 to translate the MIT...
The effects of self-efficacy and task values on students' commitment and achievement in Web-based instruction for Taiwan higher education
(1999) pp. 1–156
Web-based instruction (WBI) has been used not only in fully distance programs but also in supporting face-to-face traditional classroom instruction (Cornell, 1998). The self-pacing benefit of asynchronous learning in WBI becomes a disadvantage when...
(2012) pp. 1–370
A growing number of studies have reported the potential use of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and other types of technology for ESL and EFL students. So far, most studies on CALL have focused on CALL-classroom comparisons (Chenoweth &...
Preservice teachers' computer use, computer attitudes and perceived self-efficacy with computer technology: A longitudinal study
(1997) pp. 1–153
Teachers need to feel comfortable and confident with various computer technologies in order to be able to use them effectively and be models for their students' computer use. The computer training teachers receive through their teacher education...
(2013) pp. 1–297
The purpose of this study was to develop an instructional theory for using a class wiki to support collaborative learning in higher education. Although wikis have been identified in theory as one of the most powerful emerging technologies to support ...
Culture, technology, market and transnational circulation of cultural products: The glocalization of EA digital games in Taiwan
Culture, technology, market and transnational circulation of cultural@products: The glocalization of EA digital games in Taiwan (2006) pp. 1–161
Many of the current globalization study have directed the focus from production to the circulation. In the same vein, this study focused on the transnational circulation of cultural products and used the case of American digital games to answer the...
The effects of authentic materials on motivation and reading achievement of EFL (English as aforeign language) learners in Taiwan
The effects of authentic materials on motivation and reading achievement of EFL (English@as@a@foreign@language) learners in Taiwan (2004) pp. 1–192
Authentic and web-based authentic foreign language materials, not specifically designed with pedagogical goals have been recognized to be effective and interesting materials in many studies. The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to...
English for specific programs (ESP), with and without computer-assisted language learning (CALL), for Taiwanese college students
English@for@specific@programs @?(ESP), with and without computer@-assisted@language@learning @?(CALL), for Taiwanese college@students (2007) pp. 1–193
Computer-assisted Language Learning (CALL) has become a trend for languages learners studying in schools and home. CALL enables English language learners to learn in flexible time and places, to study using the technology in the digital environment.
Synchronous and asynchronous conferencing: A comparison of two modes of online ESL peer response and their effects on student talk and subsequent text revision
@?Synchronous and asynchronous@conferencing: A comparison of two @?modes of online @?ESL peer@response and their effects on student talk and subsequent text@revision (2005) pp. 1–154
Since the early 1990s, online peer response has increasingly received research interest. However, past studies have been mainly concerned with the effects of synchronous conferencing for promoting student writing activities and have ignored the fact ...
The impact of reflective facilitation on middle school students' self-regulated learning and their academic achievement in a computer-supported collaborative learning environment
(1998) pp. 1–199
Four research questions were proposed: (1) What kind of self-regulated strategies are used by middle school students while engaged in group learning tasks in the computer supported collaborative learning environment (CSCL) and the face-to-face...
Taiwanese Adolescents' Perceptions and Attitudes Regarding the Internet: Exploring Gender Differences
Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life Vol. 39, No. 156 (2004)
The purpose of this study was to explore adolescents' perceptions and attitudes regarding the Internet, by gender. Data were collected from 636 high school students in Taiwan. It was found that male adolescents perceived the Internet more as a "toy,"...
Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life Vol. 43, No. 170 (2008)
The purpose of this study was to explore gender differences in adolescent Internet accessibility, motives for use, and online activities in Taiwan; 629 5th and 6th graders were surveyed. Findings revealed that the gap in gender differences with...
How Instant Messaging Affects the Satisfaction of Virtual Interpersonal Behavior of Taiwan Junior High School Students
Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life Vol. 42, No. 166 (2007)
Although Instant Messaging (IM) has established itself as one of the most popular modes of communication, little empirical research has explored how adolescents are affected by its use to satisfy their virtual interpersonal relationships. This...
Journal of the American Society for Information Science Vol. 42, No. 7 (1991) pp. 469–78
Discussion of search behavior in electronic environments focuses on the development of GRIP (Graphic Representor of Interaction Patterns), a graphing tool based on HyperCard that produces graphic representations of search patterns. Search state...
Art Education Vol. 64, No. 4 (July 2011) pp. 12–17
Infusing technology into art education practice has been a continuous endeavor for preservice and in-service art teacher education. In recent years, art educators around the world have researched issues related to the preparation of art teacher...
Activity-Dependent Excitability Changes Suggest Na[superscript +]/K[superscript +] Pump Dysfunction in Diabetic Neuropathy
Brain Vol. 131, No. 5 (May 2008) pp. 1209–1216
The present study was undertaken to evaluate the role of Na[superscript +]/K[superscript +] pump dysfunction in the development of diabetic neuropathy (DN). Nerve excitability techniques, which provide information about membrane potential and axonal ...
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science Vol. 43, No. 3 (September 2011) pp. 176–184
This study explored 1) whether there were any differences in the way medical students used library resources under problem-based learning (PBL) and scenario-based learning (SBL) curricula; and 2) what improvements the library could make to...
Integrating eye trackers with handwriting tablets to discover difficulties of solving geometry problems
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 49, No. 1 (January 2018) pp. 17–29
To deepen our understanding of those aspects of problems that cause the most difficulty for solvers, this study integrated eye-tracking with handwriting devices to investigate problem solvers' online processes while solving geometry problems. We are ...
Tagclouds and group cognition: Effect of tagging support on students' reflective learning in team blogs
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 47, No. 6 (November 2016) pp. 1135–1150
We investigated the effects of supported tagging (a prompting mechanism for students to stop and think about their writing) for team blogging on undergraduate students' reflective learning and the relationship between tagclouds and group cognition....
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 50, No. 2 (March 2019) pp. 684–701
The rise of mobile learning in schools during the past decade has led to promises about the power of mobile learning to extend and enhance student cognitive engagement. The purpose of this study was to examine trends to determine the cognitive level ...
Promoting discussion in peer instruction: Discussion partner assignment and accountability scoring mechanisms
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 46, No. 4 (Jul 01, 2015) pp. 839–847
Peer instruction (PI) involves students answering questions and peer discussion learning activities. PI can enhance student performance and engagement in classroom instruction. However, some students do not engage in the discussions. This study...
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 48, No. 3 (May 2017) pp. 730–748
Interactions are the central emphasis in language learning. An increasing number of K-12 students take courses online, leading some critics to comment that reduced opportunities for interaction may affect learning outcomes. This study examined the...