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World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2002 (2002) pp. 601–605
The purpose of this research is to tailor the design of ICT training material to the needs of Chinese language arts teachers such that the training they receive will be conducive to effective integration of ICT into instruction. Eighteen...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 1131–1132
Eight Chinese Language and Literature teachers participated in this research to make their first attempts at integrating information and communications technologies (ICT) into curriculum. They were provided training in common application tools and...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 28, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 71–89
In this study half of 52 sixth graders learned to program in MSWLogo and the other half in Drape. An analysis of students' test scores revealed that Drape (an iconic language) seemed to have a steeper learning curve than MSWLogo (a textual language)....
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 1642–1647
A quasi-experiment involving 115 sixth graders was conducted to investigate if the use of guiding worksheets would improve the effectiveness of learning Scratch programming. All participants did the same set of Scratch projects. However, students in ...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 15, No. 1 (2012) pp. 162–173
A multi-case study approach was used in this study to investigate how parents and children collaborated with each other when they learned to program in MSWLogo together. Three parent-child pairs were observed directly in a five-day computer camp....
Computers & Education Vol. 48, No. 3 (April 2007) pp. 508–521
Based on the findings from reviewing 32 textbooks in the past four years for Taiwan’s Ministry of Education, we have identified common problems in the reviewed textbooks and analyzed their inadequacies. Typical problems include the Wintel bias, too...
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...
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...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1999 (1999) pp. 70–73
The National Educational Resource Center (NERC) has been established since February 1998 in a multi-million U.S. dollar national project to promote usage of computing and telecommunication technologies in the K-12 schools across all subject areas....
Topics: Educational Technology
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 20, No. 3 (1999) pp. 259–77
Reports research findings of an experimental design in which cooperative-learning strategies were applied to closed-lab instruction of computing concepts. SimCPU, a software package specially designed for closed-lab usage was used by 171 high school ...
Computers & Education Vol. 42, No. 2 (February 2004) pp. 133–148
Eight experienced Chinese language arts teachers from a typical junior high school in Taiwan participated in this study to discuss the potential uses of information and communications technologies (ICT) in Chinese language arts instruction. After...
International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 1999 (1999) pp. 275–280
This paper describes MathCAL, an Internet-based computer-assisted-learning (CAL) system that provides a distance-learning environment for learners to do exercise on math problems in an exploratory style. The design of MathCAL hinges on provision of...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 1131–1136
MathCAL is a tutoring system designed for learners to practice mathematical problem solving. It is capable of offering guidance and proposing remedial tutorials automatically. MathCAL uses Petri-nets as its knowledge representation model. The static ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 2713–2719
In this research we developed a pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) sharing system to support a teaching practicum course which was taken by 49 students being trained to become Chinese language arts teachers at secondary schools. The system...
Computers & Education Vol. 28, No. 1 (1997) pp. 55–64
In this paper we present two software packages, SimLIST and SimRECUR, that are designed for use in the closed-lab settings. SimLIST is for teaching concepts about the linked-list data structure, and SimRECUR for recursion. Both SimLIST and SimRECUR...