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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 3507–3510
Currently mathematics students in our public schools are underperforming when compared to other industrialized nations. It is often the case in mathematics classrooms that students learn formulas and theorems with little framework to support the...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2012 (Jun 26, 2012) pp. 2465–2470
This paper is to investigate whether the Problem-Based Learning approach (PBL) can improve second language (L2) learners’ text comprehension and to explore their perceptions of the PBL approach used to learn a second language. Based on...
Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment Vol. 8, No. 3 (January 2010)
Assembling equivalent test forms with minimal test overlap across forms is important in ensuring test security. Chen and Lei (2009) suggested a exposure control technique to control test overlap-ordered item pooling on the fly based on the essence...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 2902–2907
Hailed as a collaborative learning and writing tool, many questions remain regarding the pedagogical impacts of using wikis in an online environment. How are collaborative learning outcomes impacted when distant students communicate using wikis? Do...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 3780–3784
The use of technology in the classroom is becoming increasingly common. With the vast number of web tools available to teachers and students it is imperative to research the benefits of these tools in various subject areas. This paper describes the...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2012 (Jun 26, 2012) pp. 2374–2375
The ability to read is a fundamental skill incorporated into all subject areas throughout one’s education. Learning to read can be a difficult task for many students because the five components of reading (enter components) do not come naturally and ...
Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2004 (October 2005)
This study articulates the construct of social presence and develops a social presence questionnaire for examining online collaborative learning with tests for reliability and validity. Questionnaire items were developed by revising the social...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 27, No. 3 (July 2008) pp. 341–360
This study sought to examine preservice teachers' beliefs about their intent to use educational technology in mathematics classrooms. Also, web-based instruction on topics in elementary school mathematics was used to foster teachers' confidence...
Language Learning Journal Vol. 43, No. 1 (2015) pp. 20–40
Recent literature that examines the implementation of task-based language teaching (TBLT) in classroom settings has reported various challenges related to educational cultures, classroom management, teacher cognition and learner perceptions. To...
Using Eye Tracking to Understand the Responses of Learners to Vocabulary Learning Strategy Instruction and Use
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 27, No. 4 (2014) pp. 330–343
This study examined the influence of morphological instruction in an eye-tracking English vocabulary recognition task. Sixty-eight freshmen enrolled in an English course and received either traditional or morphological instruction for learning...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 25, No. 3 (2016) pp. 497–511
This study adopted a quasi-experimental design with follow-up interview to develop a computer-based two-tier assessment (CBA) regarding the science topic of electric circuits and to evaluate the diagnostic power of the assessment. Three assessment...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 18, No. 4 pp. 446–458
This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of integrating a learner-centered blogging approach into the EFL writing classroom in Taiwan. For this purpose, a 16-week experiment was conducted, involving an intact class of 18 university-level...
How computer@-mediated@communication affects ELL students' writing processes and writing performance (2009) pp. 1–202
The overarching purpose of this study was to examine the impact of CMC technology on ELL students' writing processes and writing performance through interacting, communicating, constructing knowledge, and collaborating with peers from different...
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...
Economics of Education Review Vol. 22, No. 2 (2003) pp. 213–220
This paper investigates the effect of education and the role of technical progress on economic growth in Taiwan over the 1965–2000 period. A structural earnings function and indicator for average schooling years are applied to a measure of education,...
Computers & Education Vol. 54, No. 4 (May 2010) pp. 877–888
Although previous studies have identified various influences on course website effectiveness, the evaluation of the relative importance of these factors across different online learning experience groups has not been empirically determined. This...
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 15, No. 1 (2016) pp. 110–116
This study explores K-12 teachers' perceptions of the benefits and barriers to technology integration by either teachers or students in K-12 instruction. The sample was composed of 68 students enrolled in online classes in the graduate studies in...
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education Vol. 7, No. 1 (January 2011) pp. 80–88
This paper describes an innovative course wherein students and faculty collaborate to design, manufacture, manage, and sell organic cotton tote bags. Students remained responsible for the project from start to finish. Responsibilities included all...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 10, No. 4 (2007) pp. 95–109
This study investigates differences in the partial scoring performance of examinees in elimination testing and conventional dichotomous scoring of multiple-choice tests implemented on a computer-based system. Elimination testing that uses the same...
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 32, No. 6 (December 2016) pp. 647–662
This study aims at implementing a simple and effective remedial learning system. Based on fuzzy inference, a remedial learning material selection system is proposed for a digital logic course. Two learning concepts of the course have been used in...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 5318–5321
As different societies have different economics, technologies, politics, culture and educational policies, there are number of challenges to global distance educational development. This paper focuses on differences between the East and West...
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 24, No. 8 (2016) pp. 1795–1811
Clinical resources in nursing schools are always insufficient for satisfying the practice requirements of each student at the same time during a formal course session. Although several studies have applied information and communication technology to ...
Development of a diagnostic system using a testing-based approach for strengthening student prior knowledge
Computers & Education Vol. 57, No. 2 (September 2011) pp. 1557–1570
Students learn new instructions well by building on relevant prior knowledge, as it affects how instructors and students interact with the learning materials. Moreover, studies have found that good prior knowledge can enable students to attain...
Instructional Strategies and Mechanisms on E-Learning for Nurturing Appreciative, Expressive and Creative Abilities
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 6213–6222
This study was to find out the proper instructional strategies and mechanisms on e-Learning for teachers in elementary and junior high schools to nurture student's appreciative, expressive and creative abilities. By analyses the literature and...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 1250–1254
Collaborative problems solving has been suggested as a way of improving students’ statistics learning. However, it needs an effective computer-supported collaborative learning approach and its associated computer-mediated learning environment in...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 2086–2088
This paper describes design and implementation of a two-dimensional model for teachers' Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) adoption. The model involves a technological dimension and a pedagogical dimension. It is intended for use both...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) p. 2282
Empowering others through relationships and knowledge exchanged online and live is an educational dream. Yet, constraints of time, technologies, and mores that separate the roles of teachers and students can "murder?relationships. Technologies can...
Topics: Educational Technology
Cognitive Load for Configuration Comprehension in Computer-Supported Geometry Problem Solving: An Eye Movement Perspective
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education Vol. 12, No. 3 (June 2014) pp. 605–627
The present study investigated (a) whether the perceived cognitive load was different when geometry problems with various levels of configuration comprehension were solved and (b) whether eye movements in comprehending geometry problems showed...
An Automatic Mechanism to Recognize and Generate Emotional MIDI Sound Arts Based on Affective Computing Techniques
International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design Vol. 3, No. 3 (July 2013) pp. 62–75
All kinds of arts have the chance to be represented in digital forms, and one of them is the sound art, including ballads by word of mouth, classical music, religious music, popular music and emerging computer music. Recently, affective computing...
The rigorous teacher professional development initiated and promoted by applying TINS and shared leadership in a rural elementary school in Taiwan
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (Mar 29, 2010) pp. 2980–2987
This paper described how a web-based learning environment called Theme-based Inquiry Network Studio (abbreviated as TINS) together with the school administrators’ shared leadership initiated and promoted the rigorous teacher professional development ...
Validation and Exploration of Instruments for Assessing Public Knowledge of and Attitudes toward Nanotechnology
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 22, No. 4 (August 2013) pp. 548–559
The purposes of this study were to develop instruments that assess public knowledge of nanotechnology (PKNT), public attitudes toward nanotechnology (PANT) and conduct a pilot study for exploring the relationship between PKNT and PANT. The PKNT test ...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 18, No. 3 (1999) pp. 225–244
In this study we examined 16 high school computer textbooks used in Taiwan with an attempt to analyze the nature and the presentation styles of programming examples in them. The presentation styles were differentiated based on the presence or...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2012 (Jun 26, 2012) pp. 2460–2464
This paper reports on how we designed “instructional Scratch cards” to be used for teaching Scratch programming in elementary schools. Each card contains step-by-step guidance to lead students through the process of analysis, design, coding and...
Transforming the way we teach: Barriers to ICT adoption for Chinese language teachers in U.S. universities
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 1761–1766
This proposed study aims to investigate the barriers to ICT adoption for Chinese Language teachers in U.S. universities. It examines the issues related to ICT integration that have been addressed in previous literature and experienced in current...
Adjacent Lane Detection and Lateral Vehicle Distance Measurement Using Vision-Based Neuro-Fuzzy Approaches
Journal of Applied Research and Technology Vol. 11, No. 2 (April 2013) pp. 251–258
The aim of this article attempts to propose an advanced design of driver assistance system which can provide the driver advisable information about the adjacent lanes and approaching lateral vehicles. The experimental vehicle has a camera mounted at ...
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 ...
Computers & Education Vol. 50, No. 3 (April 2008) pp. 742–756
By virtue of the non-profit nature of school education, a professional virtual community composed of teachers provides precious data to understand the processes of knowledge sharing and creation. Guided by grounded theory, the authors conducted a...
An Intervention Framework Designed to Develop the Collaborative Problem-Solving Skills of Primary School Students
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 63, No. 1 (February 2015) pp. 143–159
Considerable effort has been invested in innovative learning practices such as collaborative inquiry. Collaborative problem solving is becoming popular in school settings, but there is limited knowledge on how to develop skills crucial in...
Theory Into Practice Vol. 42, No. 3 (2003) pp. 234–42
Explores the potential for using technological tools to foster teacher understanding of cultural diversity and promote teacher reflection, reviewing studies in which different technologies were used in ways that allowed implicit teacher and student...
E-Learning Vol. 6, No. 2 (2009) pp. 230–241
A youth community informatics (YCI) research project intersected an inquiry learning model with the making of audiovisual podcasts to foster personal growth and community engagement in a group of Mexican American youth enrolled in an afterschool...
Journal of Computing in Higher Education Vol. 12, No. 2 (2001) pp. 3–33
Offers some recent examples and findings that may help design computer-supported collaboration in higher education and initiates a theoretical discussion that focuses on individuals who collaborate. Focuses on the important role of the productive...
The impact of reflective facilitation on middle school students' self-regulated learning and their academic achievement in a computer-supported collaborative learning environment
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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...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1121–1126
Endorsing the concept of individualized instruction, mobile learning has improved student outcomes with innovative technology in the framework of 21st century learning and teaching. Out of a variety of one-to-one personal devices, Apple’s iPad™ has ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 330–334
Today’s higher education is far reaching beyond time, space, and student characteristics. A significant increase of adult learners, non-traditional students, has made a much diverse and dynamic online learning environment. The unique backgrounds and ...
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....
Exploring the Relationship Between Mediating Tools and Student Perception of Interdependence in a CSCL Environment
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 17, No. 4 (October 2006) pp. 385–400
This study investigated how different tools differentially mediate the way groups interact and how the differential tool use and interactivity influence interdependence in online collaborative activity. Activity Theory is used as a framework to...
Obstacles Faced at Various Stages of Capability Regarding Distance Education in Institutions of Higher Education: Survey Results
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 46, No. 4 (2001) pp. 40–45
Reports results of a survey conducted to determine perceptions of the barriers to distance education. Sixty-four barriers were determined from a review of the literature and clustered into the following 10 factors, based on survey responses:...
Adult Learners' Motivations in the Use of Wikis: Wikipedia, Higher Education, and Corporate Settings
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 1525–1529
This paper reviews the motivations of adult wikis users in three settings - Wikipedia, higher education classrooms, and work environments. Given the attention to the success of the Wikipedia project, we exam the differences and similarities...
Examining the role of computer-supported knowledge-building discourse in epistemic and conceptual understanding
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 34, No. 5 (October 2018) pp. 567–579
This study characterized students' online collaborative discourse from a theory-building perspective and examined its relation to epistemic and conceptual understanding. Fifty-two fifth graders' Knowledge Forum discussions on electricity were...
Achievement goals influence mastery experience via two paths in digital creativity games among elementary school students
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 34, No. 3 (June 2018) pp. 223–232
Although cultivating creativity is greatly emphasized in elementary school education and that digital games can be a promising tool for improving creativity, little research has been conducted to identify and explore how player-related factors might ...