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Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 30, No. 4 (2009) pp. 746–754
This study assessed the combination of multiple mice aid with two persons with multiple disabilities. Complete mouse operation which needed the physically functional sound, was distributed among their limbs with remaining ability. Through these...
Assisting People with Multiple Disabilities Improve Their Computer Pointing Efficiency with Thumb Poke through a Standard Trackball
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 31, No. 6 (2010) pp. 1615–1622
This study evaluated whether two people with multiple disabilities who could not easily use a computer through a standard input device (i.e., mouse or trackball) would be able to improve their pointing performance using thumb poke with a standard...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 26, No. 6 (Jan 01, 2010)
With globalisation and the advent of information technology, the English language has become more important for second language (L2) learners. This study aimed to establish a blended teaching and learning model combining online and face to face...
How Did the Meanings Constructed by Taiwanese Pre-Service Teachers from Educational News Media Affect Their Beliefs?
Educational Media International Vol. 50, No. 2 (2013) pp. 135–147
The study investigates how Taiwanese pre-service teachers make meaning after reading positive or negative news coverage of educational events and how they construct meaning impact their pedagogical beliefs. An experiment with a two-group pre-test...
The Dynamism and Flexibility of Computer Technology Implementation in the Middle Schools in a Centralized Educational System
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association 1994 (April 1995)
Taiwan is trying to become an information society. The government is using various strategies to encourage schools to implement computer technology. In the 1980s, colleges and high schools began using computers. Junior high schools began this...
A Standing Location Detector Enabling People with Developmental Disabilities to Control Environmental Stimulation through Simple Physical Activities with Nintendo Wii Balance Boards
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 32, No. 2 (2011) pp. 699–704
This study evaluated whether two people with developmental disabilities would be able to actively perform simple physical activities by controlling their favorite environmental stimulation using Nintendo Wii Balance Boards with a newly developed...
Technology, Pedagogy and Education Vol. 22, No. 1 (2013) pp. 37–54
Teacher professional development (TPD) can benefit teachers in classrooms. This study contributes to an understanding of TPD processes where there is sufficient technology integration through teacher participation in a school-based community. It...
Assisting People with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder by Actively Reducing Limb Hyperactive Behavior with a Gyration Air Mouse through a Controlled Environmental Stimulation
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 32, No. 1 (2011) pp. 30–36
The latest researches have adopted software technology turning the gyration air mouse into a high performance limb movement detector, and have assessed whether two persons with multiple disabilities would be able to control an environmental...
Taiwanese technical university faculty members' use of technology and perceptions regarding instructional impact
Taiwanese technical@university faculty @?members' use of technology and perceptions regarding instructional@impact (2005) pp. 1–112
Digital instructional technology has made a strong impact on how students learn and how instructors teach at colleges and universities. Teachers play an important role in developing learning and teaching, it is pertinent to understand which...
A Multivariate Model of Factors Influencing Technology Use by Preservice Teachers during Practice Teaching
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 15, No. 4 (2012) pp. 137–149
Teacher education courses training and participating in school-based field practice are important processes for equipping preservice teachers with technology integration ability. However, preservice teachers still lack the ability and knowledge...
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education Vol. 46, No. 1 (2018) pp. 78–97
Due to its complex nature and inherent unobservable features, teacher change within a specific context has rarely been investigated despite its importance as an issue in teacher professional development. To meet this challenge, the present study...
Computers & Education Vol. 37, No. 1 (2001) pp. 1–9
This study was designed to develop practical and effective teaching strategies of computer application software for group instruction at Tamkang University. The assumption was that practical strategies for learning computer application software that ...
An Object Location Detector Enabling People with Developmental Disabilities to Control Environmental Stimulation through Simple Occupational Activities with Battery-Free Wireless Mice
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 32, No. 2 (2011) pp. 818–823
This study assessed whether two persons with developmental disabilities would be able to actively perform simple occupational activities by controlling their favorite environmental stimulation using battery-free wireless mice with a newly developed...
Journal of Educational Media and Library Sciences Vol. 35, No. 1 (1997) pp. 8–15
Addresses issues to consider in conducting computer presentations. Discusses presentation devices--television, multiscan capable monitor, LCD (liquid crystal display) panel with overhead projector, and video/RGB (red, green, blue) projector;...
Using an Extended Dynamic Drag-and-Drop Assistive Program to Assist People with Multiple Disabilities and Minimal Motor Control to Improve Computer Drag-and-Drop Ability through a Mouse Wheel
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 33, No. 2 (2012) pp. 621–629
Software technology is adopted by the current research to improve the Drag-and-Drop abilities of two people with multiple disabilities and minimal motor control. This goal was realized through a Dynamic Drag-and-Drop Assistive Program (DDnDAP) in...
Grounded Learning Experience: Helping Students Learn Physics through Visuo-Haptic Priming and Instruction
(2013) pp. 1–132
In this dissertation, I investigate the effects of a grounded learning experience on college students' mental models of physics systems. The grounded learning experience consisted of a priming stage and an instruction stage, and within each stage,...
The effect of Thinking Aloud Pair Problem Solving (TAPPS) on the troubleshooting ability of university-level aviation technician students
(1998) pp. 1–105
Learning problem solving skills is crucial for today's learners to become an active and capable problem solvers. Most technical instructors are aware of its importance, however, not many directly related resources are available for them to teach...
Integrating Blog and Face-to-Face Instruction into an ESP Course: English for Hospitality and Tourism
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 11, No. 4 (October 2012) pp. 204–209
With the rapid growth of international trade and globalization, English language has been emphasized in Asia countries, thus professionals with a good command of English has become essential and important. This study aimed to establish a blended...
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 11, No. 4 (October 2012) pp. 148–154
Previous studies have indicated that computers and the internet play very important roles in students' acceptance and use of new information technology. In recent years, with the rapid development of mobile technology, mobile learning (m-learning)...
The Effect of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) Learning-Language Lab versus Mobile-Assisted Learning
International Journal of Distance Education Technologies Vol. 15, No. 3 (July 2017) pp. 15–30
In recent years, the rapid advancement of information technology has had a great impact on our daily life and changed the world in which we operate; in particular, mobile devices have become more portable and powerful than ever. As a result, mobile...
Instructional Design for the Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-Assisted Intercultural Communication Course
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) Vol. 12, No. 6 (Jun 27, 2017) pp. 132–139
Today’s era of societies comprise of one coherent global village, in which learning about and understanding other cultures is crucial. Fu-Jen Catholic University (FJCU), a private university in northern Taiwan, has joined the “Global Academic...
Exploring the Instructional Strategies of Elementary School Teachers When Developing Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge via a Collaborative Professional Development Program
Online Submission Vol. 6, No. 11 (2013) pp. 58–68
The technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge (TPACK) framework has been regarded as potentially effective in helping teachers integrate technology into the classroom. This study explores the instructional strategies of teachers when...
Anatomy of asynchronous online learning: A study of factors that contribute to perceptions of social presence
@?Anatomy of @?asynchronous online@learning: A study of factors that contribute to perceptions of social@presence (2004) pp. 1–199
Social presence, the perception of connection with others through text-based computer-mediated communication, has been found crucial in the formation of a virtual learning community (Harasim, Hiltz, Teles & Turoff, 1995; Gunawardena, 1995,...
A study of the effectiveness of interactive multimedia, using a teacher-guided multimedia CD-ROM program, for teaching English vocabulary to EFL learners among college junior students in Taiwan
A study of the effectiveness of interactive@multimedia, using a teacher-guided multimedia CD@-ROM program, for teaching English vocabulary to EFL learners among college junior students in Taiwan (2006) pp. 1–122
This study investigated the affect of Teacher Guided Multimedia CD-ROM program as a supplemental treatment in the teaching of EFL students in vocabulary acquisition. Eighty seven juniors in the Food and Beverage Management Department at Yuanpei...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 12, No. 2 (2009) pp. 11–21
Using the theories of critical reflection and community of practice, the aim of this paper was to explore the use of blogs as a reflective platform in the training processes of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) student teachers, who were learning...
Assisting People with Disabilities in Actively Performing Designated Occupational Activities with Battery-Free Wireless Mice to Control Environmental Stimulation
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 34, No. 5 (May 2013) pp. 1521–1527
The latest researches use software technology (OLDP, object location detection programs) to turn a commercial high-technology product, i.e. a battery-free wireless mouse, into a high performance/precise object location detector to detect whether or...
A Finger-Pressing Position Detector for Assisting People with Developmental Disabilities to Control Their Environmental Stimulation through Fine Motor Activities with a Standard Keyboard
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 33, No. 5 (2012) pp. 1360–1365
This study used a standard keyboard with a newly developed finger-pressing position detection program (FPPDP), i.e. a new software program, which turns a standard keyboard into a finger-pressing position detector, to evaluate whether two people with ...
International Journal of Instructional Media Vol. 25, No. 3 (1998) pp. 301–11
Discusses the development of teacher education classrooms (multimedia presentation, multipurpose, distance learning, and computer) at Tamkang University (Taiwan), addressing room functions, teaching methods, media/equipment, and courses taught....
Relationships among student attitudes, motivation, learning styles, learning strategies, patterns of learning, and achievement: A formative evaluation of distance education via Web-based courses
(1998) pp. 1–122
The World Wide Web (WWW) is the latest in a long line of educational technologies, and the list of courses on it is growing daily. Formative evaluations would help educators enhance teaching and learning in Web-based courses. This study analyzed the ...
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 12, No. 1 (January 2013) pp. 52–59
This paper aimed to explore the effect of incorporating blended learning with Facebook and peer assessment for English for Business Communication course for college students. A total of 111 students from a public technological university...
(2011) pp. 1–278
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to explore concerns and professional development needs of faculty at the University Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) on the adoption of online learning OL). This study was also in response to Title 24 of the Alaska...
(1999) pp. 1–62
The purpose of this paper is to report the results of a field test for the program Math Master 1.0.1. Twenty kindergarten students spent four weeks working with the program designed to enhance their understanding of counting and basic addition...
Assisting People with Developmental Disabilities to Improve Computer Pointing Efficiency through Multiple Mice and Automatic Pointing Assistive Programs
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 32, No. 5 (2011) pp. 1736–1744
This study combines multi-mice technology (people with disabilities can use standard mice, instead of specialized alternative computer input devices, to achieve complete mouse operation) with an assistive pointing function (i.e. cursor-capturing,...
Can Web 2.0 Technology Assist College Students in Learning English Writing?Integrating "Facebook" and Peer Assessment with Blended Learning
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 27, No. 5 (2011)
The goal of this study was to investigate the effect of integrating "Facebook" and peer assessment with college English writing class instruction through a blended teaching approach. This blended approach consisted of one-third of a semester of...
Do Different Modalities of Reflection Matter? An Exploration of Adult Second-Language Learners' Reported Strategy Use and Oral Language Production
System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics Vol. 38, No. 2 (June 2010) pp. 245–261
This paper reports on a small-scale study that was the first to explore raising second-language (L2) learners' awareness of speaking strategies as mediated by three modalities of task-specific reflection--individual written reflection, individual...
Dynamic@language@learning: Comparing mobile@language@learning with online language@learning (2007) pp. 1–178
The abundant features and availability of mobile technologies enhance the feasibility of mobile language learning. However, the question of how foreign, second language learning results are impacted remains unanswered. The proposed research project...
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 28, No. 5 (2015) pp. 407–428
Integrating Google Street View into a three-dimensional virtual environment in which users control personal avatars provides these said users with access to an innovative, interactive, and real-world context for communication and culture learning....
Can Web 2.0 technology assist college students in learning English writing? Integrating Facebook and peer assessment with blended learning
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 27, No. 5 (Jan 01, 2011)
The goal of this study was to investigate the effect of integrating Facebook and peer assessment with college English writing class instruction through a blended teaching approach. This blended approach consisted of one-third of a semester of...
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 24, No. 6 (August 2008) pp. 1564–1572
China's economic performance over the past few decades has put China in a position where it now accounts for one-third of global economic growth, twice as much as America. The large-scale growth of China's economy has attracted attentionfrom...
International Journal of Instructional Media Vol. 23, No. 3 (1996) pp. 219–27
A qualitative study of three Chinese interactive multimedia programs and interviews with multimedia designers were undertaken to develop user interface design guidelines for Chinese multimedia designers. The study revealed that most multimedia...
Assisting People with Disabilities Improves Their Collaborative Pointing Efficiency through the Use of the Mouse Scroll Wheel
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 34, No. 1 (January 2013) pp. 1–10
This study provided that people with multiple disabilities can have a collaborative working chance in computer operations through an Enhanced Multiple Cursor Dynamic Pointing Assistive Program (EMCDPAP, a new kind of software that replaces the...
Behaviour & Information Technology Vol. 27, No. 3 (May 2008) pp. 201–209
The evolution of the internet has made online portals a popular means of surfing the internet. In internet commerce, understanding the post-adoption behaviour of users of online portals can help enterprises to attract new users and retain existing...
A study of factors that facilitate use of knowledge management systems and the impact of use on individual learning
(2003) pp. 1–205
This study assesses the value that a knowledge system (KS) can contribute to individual learning in an organizational setting. The dissertation defines what is meant by organizational learning, and explains how it can be measured through...
Value, expectancy, metacognition, resource management, and academic achievement: A structural model of self-regulated learning in a distance education context
(1997) pp. 1–105
The purpose of this study was to ascertain how well the findings of Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) generalize to the distance education context. The objective of this study was to attest the relationships among motivational beliefs, metacognitive...
Computers & Education Vol. 94, No. 1 (March 2016) pp. 162–177
This study applied Garrison, Anderson, and Archer's (2000) community of inquiry (CoI) framework to teacher learning by designing and investigating online participatory practice in which 14 prospective teachers (PT) were engaged in collectively...
Computers & Education Vol. 56, No. 4 (May 2011) pp. 1012–1022
In Taiwan, teachers are expected to integrate technology into instruction with learner-centered beliefs; however, teacher beliefs and practices may differ. The contextual factors influencing this inconsistency must be identified. This study first...
Computers & Education Vol. 50, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 327–337
People expect Web technology to facilitate learning, particularly in higher education. A key issue involves the factors motivating the adoption of the Web for learning. Drawing upon social cognitive theory (SCT) and the theory of planned behavior ...
A study of Web-based higher education courses: An intellectual@autobiography (2002) pp. 1–277
Distance education has made anytime/anywhere learning experiences possible. Students, including those in Taiwan, are seeking opportunities to extend their linguistic, cultural, and intellectual understanding to other parts around the globe. The...
Assisting People with Multiple Disabilities and Minimal Motor Behavior to Improve Computer Pointing Efficiency through a Mouse Wheel
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 30, No. 6 (2009) pp. 1378–1387
This study evaluated whether two people with multiple disabilities and minimal motor behavior would be able to improve their pointing performance using finger poke ability with a mouse wheel through a Dynamic Pointing Assistive Program (DPAP) and a...
Using an Extended Automatic Target Acquisition Program with Dual Cursor Technology to Assist People with Developmental Disabilities Improve Their Pointing Efficiency
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 31, No. 5 (2010) pp. 1091–1101
The latest research adopting software technology to improve pointing performance is through an Extended Automatic Pointing Assistive Program (EAPAP). However, EAPAP has some limitations. This study evaluated whether two children with developmental...