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Extended Automatic Pointing Assistive Program--A Pointing Assistance Program to Help People with Developmental Disabilities Improve Their Pointing Efficiency
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 31, No. 3 (2010) pp. 672–679
The latest research adopted software technology to improve pointing performance is through an Automatic Pointing Assistive Program (APAP). However, APAP has some limitations. This study evaluated whether two children with developmental disabilities...
Assisting People with Developmental Disabilities Improve Their Collaborative Pointing Efficiency with a Multiple Cursor Automatic Pointing Assistive Program
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 31, No. 2 (2010) pp. 600–607
This study evaluated whether four persons (two groups) with developmental disabilities would be able to improve their collaborative pointing performance through a Multiple Cursor Automatic Pointing Assistive Program (MCAPAP) with a newly developed...
Assisting People with Multiple Disabilities and Minimal Motor Behavior to Control Environmental Stimulation through a Mouse Wheel
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 30, No. 6 (2009) pp. 1413–1419
This study assessed whether two people with profound multiple disabilities and minimal motor behavior would be able to control environmental stimulation using thumb poke ability with a mouse wheel and a newly developed mouse driver (i.e., a new...
A Comparative Investigation on the Learning Efficacy of Mechatronic Technology between Academic and Vocational High School Students
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 23, No. 6 (December 2014) pp. 777–783
Universities in Taiwan can be divided into two major categories of comprehensive universities and technological universities. Students studying engineering majors in comprehensive universities are often recruited from academic high schools while...
Task Design and Its Induced Learning Effects in a Cross-Institutional Blog-Mediated Telecollaboration
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 28, No. 4 (2015) pp. 285–305
This research investigated if and how the instructional design affected the learning outcome in a blog-mediated project, namely students' communicative writing in the social media. Thirty-four college-level English learners from two universities in...
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 23, No. 2 (2015) pp. 191–211
This research attempted to create the historical context of Southern Taiwan in the late nineteenth century based on the martial art novel "Xiao-Mao" (Pussy) by designing a role-play digital game "Taiwan Epic Game" about the war...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 48, No. 3 (2004) pp. 40–44
The increased use of the internet in higher education has helped researchers conduct collaborative research and enabled faculty to provide opportunities for students to work collaboratively in their courses. The authors of this article use online...
Educational and Psychological Measurement Vol. 72, No. 4 (August 2012) pp. 687–708
The DIF-free-then-DIF (DFTD) strategy consists of two steps: (a) select a set of items that are the most likely to be DIF-free and (b) assess the other items for DIF (differential item functioning) using the designated items as anchors. The rank...
Using Taxonomic Indexing Trees to Efficiently Retrieve SCORM-Compliant Documents in e-Learning Grids
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 11, No. 2 (2008) pp. 206–226
With the flourishing development of e-Learning, more and more SCORM-compliant teaching materials are developed by institutes and individuals in different sites. In addition, the e-Learning grid is emerging as an infrastructure to enhance traditional ...
A Three-Dimensional Object Orientation Detector Assisting People with Developmental Disabilities to Control Their Environmental Stimulation through Simple Occupational Activities with a Nintendo Wii Remote Controller
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 33, No. 2 (2012) pp. 484–489
This study evaluated whether two people with developmental disabilities would be able to actively perform simple occupational activities to control their preferred environmental stimulation using a Nintendo Wii Remote Controller with a newly...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 2711–2718
With the emergence of information technology, many teachers present their instructions on computers instead of using chalkboard. Applying information technology back to class learning environment is one of the most important education revolutions...
Eighth graders’ web searching strategies and outcomes: The role of task types, web experiences and epistemological beliefs
Computers & Education Vol. 51, No. 3 (November 2008) pp. 1142–1153
This study reported an investigation of eighth graders’ (14-year-olds) web searching strategies and outcomes, and then analyzed their correlations with students’ web experiences, epistemological beliefs, and the nature of searching tasks. Eighty...
The interactivity of video and collaboration for learning achievement, intrinsic motivation, cognitive load, and behavior patterns in a digital game-based learning environment
Computers & Education Vol. 133, No. 1 (May 2019) pp. 43–55
This study investigated how the use of an instructional video and collaboration influenced the learning achievement, intrinsic motivation, cognitive load, and learning behaviors of students learning Newtonian mechanics within a digital game-based...
Journal of Technology Studies Vol. 35, No. 2 (2009) pp. 65–73
Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is an emerging technology that has multiple applications. SHM emerged from the wide field of smart structures, and it also encompasses disciplines such as structural dynamics, materials and structures,...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 3405–3410
This paper proposes a design framework and a prototype for constructing a Web 2.0 space (Web2UA) for developing Web 2.0 user agreements. The central idea of the framework is that many features of Web 2.0 applications inherently adopt the principles...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 2303–2308
The purpose of this paper is to report the various formative evaluation activities that have been conducted for the Masters of Science in Agronomy Distance Education Program at Iowa State University and to provide useful recommendations for...
A Study of Refashioning Graphic Illusion with Computer Rendered Scenes- Using Paradox and Ambiguous Illusion
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 4062–4067
This research produce a 3D computer animation which refashioning some 2D optical tricks. This animation’s claim is that drawing uses many techniques of perspective to achieve a sense of space. This sense of space is an illusion and a simulation of a ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 829–834
A Web-based learning community is far beyond putting learning materials into a Web site. It can be seen as a complex virtual organization with enormous work involved with people, cyber-environment, and facilities. There is an inevitable choice to...
Do English Listening Outcome and Cognitive Load Change for Different Media Delivery Modes in U-Learning?
International Conference e-Learning 2014. Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (July 2014)
Although ubiquitous learning enhances students' access to learning materials, it is crucial to find out which media delivery modes produce the best results for English listening comprehension. The present study examined the effect of media delivery...
A multi-expert approach for developing testing and diagnostic systems based on the concept-effect model
Computers & Education Vol. 55, No. 2 (September 2010) pp. 527–540
With the popularization of computer and communication technologies, researchers have attempted to develop computer-assisted testing and diagnostic systems to help students improve their learning performance on the Internet. In developing a...
Is single or dual channel with different English proficiencies better for English listening comprehension, cognitive load and attitude in ubiquitous learning environment?
Computers & Education Vol. 57, No. 4 (December 2011) pp. 2313–2321
The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of English proficiency (low vs. high) and material presentation mode (single channel vs. dual channel) on English listening comprehension, cognitive load and learning attitude in a...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 19, No. 1 (2016) pp. 142–157
An important issue in personalized learning is to provide learners with customized learning according to their learning characteristics. This paper focused attention on scheming learning map as follows. The learning goal can be achieved via...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 1170–1177
This article presents the design and conduct of outside mobile learning activities, the implementation of mobile learning platform and the investigation of their impacts on students learning. The developed mobile learning platform provides learners...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 790–791
A Web-based guidance system was implemented for the beginning Living Technology teacher. This system included seven communication styles, which were WWW,Email,BBS,Chat Room,CuSeeMe,BBCall plus Email and Mobile phone or Short messages on mobile phone ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 2349–2350
The purpose of this study was to identify technology teachers| attitude toward videoconference applied in education. Technology teachers are always playing the pioneer role to adopting new teaching technology into their professional works. Their...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 13, No. 4 (2010) pp. 50–62
This study presents a mobile exploration activity that guides elementary students to learn during a social science activity with digital support from mobile devices and wireless communications. The students are situated in both the real world and...
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 28, No. 1 (2015) pp. 41–57
Previous studies have evaluated reading comprehension as the general understanding of reading texts. However, this broad and generic assessment of reading comprehension overlooks the specific aspects and processes that students need to develop. This ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 2989–2992
Elementary school students were taught to use LEGO NXT Mindstorm, a programmable reconfigurable robot, to observe and learn abstract physics concepts. Students were asked to use instructional embodiment to help programming LEGO robotics in a series...
Selected Research and Development Presentations at the National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division 1998 (February 1998)
This paper reports on a study that explored the possibility of measuring distance education classes using the Media Sensor, a device designed to sample and record various electronic impulses generated during a distance education session. Research...
Assistive Technology and Supports Provision: A Selective Review of the Literature and Proposed Areas of Application
Exceptionality Vol. 18, No. 4 (2010) pp. 203–213
Thirty-one research articles were examined to investigate the empirical evidence supporting the use of assistive technology as a type of support for people with intellectual disability in relation to the seven domains of support provision identified ...
New Horizons in Education Vol. 58, No. 3 (December 2010) pp. 34–43
Background: The Asian region accounts for the highest number of internet and mobile cell phones consumers among the regions of the world. As the use of information and communications technology becomes more and more widespread, the misuse of such...
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 2000 (2000) pp. 800–802
The purpose of this study is to develop and implement a coding scheme for analyzing an online discussion for social presence indicators and levels of learning engagement involved in the discussion. Specifically, the coding scheme for affective...
A Study of University Students’ Learning Conceptions and Approaches of Web- Searching bases on the Disciplinary Differences
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2011 (Jun 27, 2011) pp. 2187–2189
Abstract: Web-searching is not just a way of gathering information, but a process of learning. In web-based learning environments, what students think of and take action on in the process of web-searching plays an important role in their learning...
Co-Construction Concept Through Cloud-Based Social Network Platform Design, Implementation, and Evaluation
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 19, No. 5 (Nov 27, 2018)
Today’s learners can easily share their thoughts on their social networks, and this movement, undoubtedly, has been affecting their learning. However, learners in such an ad hoc social network environment need a deliberate design to support their...
Computers & Education Vol. 51, No. 1 (August 2008) pp. 448–462
Teacher assessment literacy is a key factor in the success of teaching, but some studies concluded that teachers lack it. The aim of this research is to propose the “Practicing, Reflecting and Revising with WATA system (P2R-WATA) Assessment Literacy ...
Computers & Education Vol. 52, No. 2 (February 2009) pp. 481–495
As course management systems (CMS) gain popularity in facilitating teaching. A forum is a key component to facilitate the interactions among students and teachers. Content analysis is the most popular way to study a discussion forum. But content...
Development of a Survey to Measure Self-Efficacy and Attitudes toward Web-Based Professional Development among Elementary School Teachers
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 17, No. 4 pp. 302–315
The major purpose of this study was to develop a survey to measure elementary school teachers' self-efficacy for web-based professional development. Based on interviews with eight elementary school teachers, three scales of web-based...
Using blended creative teaching: Improving a teacher education course on designing materials for young children
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 28, No. 5 (Jan 01, 2012)
This study combined traditional classroom teaching methods and blogs with blended creative teaching as a new teaching method for the course Design and Applications of Teaching Aids for Young Children. It aimed to improve the shortcomings of the...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 14, No. 4 (2011) pp. 111–123
This study explores a de-bias function for a decision support systems (DSS) that is designed to help a user avoid confirmation bias by increasing the user's learning opportunities. Grounded upon the theory of mental models, the use of DSS is viewed...
Assessing the Suitability of Process and Information Technology in Supporting Tacit Knowledge Transfer
Behaviour & Information Technology Vol. 29, No. 5 (September 2010) pp. 513–525
The transfer of tacit knowledge, one of the most important issues in the knowledge sharing context, needs a multi-dimensional perception in its process. Information technology's (IT) supporting role has already been addressed in the process of tacit ...
Designing and Development of a Computer Based GED Mathematics Tutorial Program: from Cognitive Load and Motivational perspectives
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 3628–3631
Abstract: This paper reports the design and development of an online tutorial program for the Mathematics test in the General Education Development (GED) Test. According to the Texas Education Agency, an estimated 15.4 million adults world wide...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2013 (Oct 21, 2013) pp. 2266–2270
This poster is to present a multi-touch enhanced tessellation design system, which is part of a three-year long research project. A modified waterfall model was utilized to develop the system, which includes requirement, analysis, design,...
Topics: Tools & Systems
The Effects of 3D-Representation Instruction on Composite-Solid Surface-Area Learning for Elementary School Students
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 43, No. 1 (January 2015) pp. 115–145
Providing instruction on spatial geometry, specifically how to calculate the surface areas of composite solids, challenges many elementary school teachers. Determining the surface areas of composite solids involves complex calculations and advanced...
Australian Journal of Adult Learning Vol. 54, No. 3 (November 2014) pp. 389–414
The work quality of public servants direct affects a country's administrative performance, and the Taiwan government has recently invested a considerable amount of funds in constructing e-government learning platforms and developing digital...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 15, No. 2 (2012) pp. 298–308
The purposes of this study are to develop and evaluate the instructional model and learning system which integrate ubiquitous learning, computerized adaptive diagnostic testing system and campus math path learning. The researcher first creates a...
International Conference on TESOL and Translation 2009 (December 2009)
Due to the globalization trend and knowledge boost in the second millennium, multi-lingual translation has become a noteworthy issue. For the purposes of learning knowledge in academic fields, Machine Translation (MT) should be noticed not only...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 17, No. 2 pp. 169–182
In the past ten years, mobile learning (m-learning) has created a new learning environment that enables learners, through active learning aids. Instructional pervasive gaming (IPG) seems to be an innovative way introduced to enhance m-learning. This ...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 64, No. 1 (2016) pp. 137–156
Learning can be engaged by dialectic, that is, by identifying pros and cons that inhere in propositions, and more generally, by raising questions about the validity of claims. We report here on a classroom case study of dialectical constructivist...
Collaborative Professional Development of Mentor Teachers and Pre-Service Teachers in Relation to Technology Integration
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 18, No. 3 pp. 161–172
This study examines the collaborative professional development (CPD) of three pairs of mentor teachers and pre-service teachers in a junior high school. Of particular focus is the integration of technology into instruction, by using technological...
Assisting People with Multiple Disabilities Improve Their Computer-Pointing Efficiency with Hand Swing through a Standard Mouse
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 31, No. 2 (2010) pp. 517–524
This study evaluated whether two people with multiple disabilities would be able to improve their pointing performance using hand swing with a standard mouse through an Extended Dynamic Pointing Assistive Program (EDPAP) and a newly developed mouse...