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Journal of the American Society for Information Science Vol. 49, No. 7 (1998) pp. 604–18
This study tested two Web personal spiders (i.e., agents that take users' requests and perform real-time customized searches) based on best first-search and genetic-algorithm techniques. Both results were comparable and complementary, although the...
Applied Psychological Measurement Vol. 37, No. 8 (November 2013) pp. 619–637
Many latent traits in the human sciences have a hierarchical structure. This study aimed to develop a new class of higher order item response theory models for hierarchical latent traits that are flexible in accommodating both dichotomous and...
Personalized mobile English vocabulary learning system based on item response theory and learning memory cycle
Computers & Education Vol. 51, No. 2 (September 2008) pp. 624–645
Since learning English is very popular in non-English speaking countries, developing modern assisted-learning tools that support effective English learning is a critical issue in the English-language education field. Learning English involves...
Effects of different video lecture types on sustained attention, emotion, cognitive load, and learning performance
Computers & Education Vol. 80, No. 1 (January 2015) pp. 108–121
Although online courseware often includes multimedia materials, exactly how different video lecture types impact student performance has seldom been studied. Therefore, this study explores how three commonly used video lectures styles affect the...
A remix-oriented approach to promoting student engagement in a long-term participatory learning program
Computers & Education Vol. 110, No. 1 (July 2017) pp. 1–15
Researchers and educators continuously remark on the importance of integrating creativity into the learning process. This study proposes a creativity approach to facilitating participatory learning for the sustained engagement of young learners...
An analysis of student collaborative problem solving activities mediated by collaborative simulations
Chia-Jung Chang; Ming-Hua Chang; Bing-Cheng Chiu; Chen-Chung Liu; Shih-Hsun Fan Chiang; Cai-Ting Wen; Fu-Kwun Hwang; Ying-Tien Wu; Po-Yao Chao; Chia-Hsi Lai; Su-Wen Wu; Chih-Kang Chang; Wenli Chen
Computers & Education Vol. 114, No. 1 (November 2017) pp. 222–235
Collaborative problem solving (CPS) is considered as one of the core competencies of the 21st century. Collaborative simulations which allow multiple students to participate in CPS activities in a shared simulation session are now increasingly...
Assisting People with Developmental Disabilities to Improve Pointing Efficiency with a Dual Cursor Automatic Pointing Assistive Program
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 31, No. 1 (2010) pp. 151–159
This study evaluated whether two persons with developmental disabilities would be able to improve their pointing performance through a Dual Cursor Automatic Pointing Assistive Program (DCAPAP) with a newly developed mouse driver (i.e., a new mouse...
The Performance of Mouse Pointing and Selecting for Pupils with and without Intellectual Disabilities
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 30, No. 6 (2009) pp. 1188–1195
The purpose of this study was to compare the performance of mouse pointing and selecting in the tasks with different index of difficulty between 20 pupils with intellectual disabilities and 21 pupils without disabilities. A mouse proficiency...
Innovations in Education and Teaching International Vol. 42, No. 1 (February 2005) pp. 43–59
Web-based peer assessment is an innovative method that can be used to assess students' learning portfolios in order to improve their learning. However, students cannot easily compare their own evaluation schemes or think reflectively to improve...
Innovations in Education and Training International Vol. 38, No. 1 (2001) pp. 19–30
Describes how to design a Web portfolio system that teachers can use in learning assessment. Evaluation of the Web portfolio system by students indicates that the applied technologies help students control their learning processes through developing ...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 21, No. 4 (2018) pp. 76–88
The purpose of this study was to develop an explanatory model for the information and communication technology (ICT) competencies of students with and without learning disabilities (LD). A conceptual model was proposed, and included five major...
Strengthening Social Networks in Online Discussion Forums to Facilitate Help Seeking for Solving Problems
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 21, No. 4 (2018) pp. 39–50
Help seeking is regarded as an important learning strategy that reflects students' metacognitive and domainspecific skills and knowledge. This study developed a proactive online discussion forum that strengthens social networks in an online...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 14, No. 4 (2011) pp. 88–98
Students with disabilities encounter many difficulties in learning activities, especially in reading. To help them participate in reading activities more effectively, this study proposed an integrated reading support system based on the principle of ...