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(2011) pp. 1–95
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impacts of visual cues and different types of self-explanation prompts on learning, cognitive load and intrinsic motivation, as well as the potential interaction between the two factors in a...
(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...
(2012) pp. 1–131
As the amount of information available in online digital libraries increases exponentially, questions arise concerning the most productive way to use that information to advance learning. Applying the earlier information seeking theories advocated...
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...
A Collective Case Study of Secondary Students' Model-Based Inquiry on Natural Selection through Programming in an Agent-Based Modeling Environment
A Collective Case Study of Secondary Students' Model-Based Inquiry on Natural<p>Selection through Programming in an Agent-Based Modeling Environment (2011) pp. 1–215
This is a collective case study seeking to develop detailed descriptions of how programming an agent-based simulation influences a group of 8 th grade students’ model-based inquiry (MBI) by examining students’ agent-based programmable ...
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...
(2012) pp. 1–119
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of a custom-designed computer animation program on learning Chinese characters by beginning learners of Chinese as Foreign Language (CFL) in a higher education setting. This study used a matched...
(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 &...
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...
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...
Studying teachers' degree of classroom implementation, teachers' implementation practices, and students' learning as outcomes of K-12 STEM professional development
(2013) pp. 1–315
With a growing demand for an enhanced K-12 education for strengthening students' conceptual learning, interest, and career awareness in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, teacher professional development projects have been viewed as...
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...
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...
(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...
(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...
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...
(2012) pp. 1–162
A growing number of people study languages online, and little is known about their attitudes toward this new learning approach, what practices they engage in, or what kinds of interaction they are involved in. This dissertation investigates users'...
(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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
(2010) pp. 1–297
This project examined higher education distance education, school culture, and teacher self-efficacy in Taiwan by using the modified existing instruments associated with Bandura’s triadic reciprocal social cognition theory. Faculty were surveyed who ...
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...
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...
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...
@?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...
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...
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...
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 ...