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National Sun Yat-sen University
Beijing University of Chemical Technology
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...
A comparison of item selection rules including precision, content, and exposure considerations at the early stages of computerized adaptive testing
A comparison of item@selection @?rules including precision, content, and @?exposure considerations at the early @?stages of computerized@adaptive@testing (1999) pp. 1–222
It is well known that item selection at the early stages of a computerized adaptive test (CAT) is not as appropriate as it is at the later stages. Several new item selection rules have been proposed to improve early-stage item selection. Based on...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 2520–2525
This study investigated the difference between Internet addicts and non-addicts in Taiwanese high schools, and focused specifically on their Internet usage patterns, and gratification and communication pleasures. The analytical results revealed that ...
Teachers’ TPACK Competency Developed and Observed in EFL Classrooms: The Impact of TPACK-in-Action Workshops
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 49–56
The purpose of the study is to investigate how the TPACK-in-Action teacher education intervention that advocates the learning-by-doing approach contributes to the development of teachers' TPACK competency and how the competencies were adopted into...
An assessment of the effectiveness of interaction in distance education based on student satisfaction with the learner-centered paradigm
An assessment of the effectiveness of interaction in distance education based on student satisfaction with the learner@-centered paradigm (2006) pp. 1–172
This study examined whether there were relationships between students' perceptions of course-related interaction and their course satisfaction within the learner-centered paradigm in distance education. To study these relationships, the researcher...
Learners' perceptions of Internet-based learning in the College of Education at Oklahoma State University
Learners' perceptions of Internet@-based learning in the College@of@Education at Oklahoma@State@University (2005) pp. 1–162
Scope and method of study . The purpose of this study was to describe Internet learners' perceptions through the Blackboard learning process in the College of Education at Oklahoma State University. This study employed a mix of...
Teacher verbal immediacy and sense of classroom community in online classes: Satisfaction, perceived learning, and online discussion
(2004) pp. 1–148
This study used primarily quantitative measures to gather data from online students in order to analyze the effects of perceptions about teacher verbal immediacy and classroom community on students' level of satisfaction, perceived learning, and...
Computerized adaptive test item response times for correct and incorrect pretest and operational items: Testing fairness and test-taking strategies
Computerized@adaptive@test item response times for correct<p>and incorrect pretest and operational@items: Testing fairness and test@-taking@strategies (2007) pp. 1–141
This study examined the amount of time spent on pretest and operational items that are answered correctly and incorrectly by different ability examinees when taking a computerized adaptive test (CAT). Consistent with other research, the results...
Web-based Learning System for Improving Children’s Cognitive Strategy for Better English Word Recognition
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 2962–2965
In this research, a web-based learning system is built for the purpose of improving children's cognitive strategy for better English word recognition. This system is theoretically based on Das's PREP, which is an integral part of the structure of...
Technology proficiency of college-level language teachers in Taiwan: Effect on their technology utilization and expectations for students' technology proficiency
Technology@proficiency of college-level language teachers in Taiwan: Effect on their technology utilization and expectations for students' technology@proficiency (2005) pp. 1–162
The primary purpose of the study was to examine how language teachers' technology proficiency level influences their technology utilization. Secondly, the study investigated how language teachers' years of teaching experience affect their technology ...
Information@technology and education: Student perceptions of computer and Web-based environments (2000) pp. 1–134
This study focused on surveying the attitudes toward computers and Web-based technology. This study also examined the relationship between students' perceptions of computers and Web-based environments. Furthermore, the predictor variables on...
A comparison study of online interaction strategies as perceived by online learners and instructors and the effect of previous online learning experience on preferences for online interaction
(2003) pp. 1–238
The impact of field experience in technology-integrated classrooms on preservice teachers’ development of TPACK
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 2665–2668
The purpose of the study is to investigate the impact field experiences, that are specifically targeted on using technology in PreK-12 educational contexts, have on preservice teachers in relation to their development of TPACK and as a result how...
Modeling the Process of Solving ill-structured Design Problems – A Case Study of an Interactive Design Class
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 3154–3158
Critical thinking is essential in solving diverse ill-structured problem when learners enter the job market. The previous studies suggested that problem-based learning could engage learners in practicing critical thinking during solving well...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 2661–2664
This study reports the TPACK knowledge and competency observed in K-6 classrooms of exemplary teachers with the purpose of designing an observation instrument that documents specific teacher characteristics that align with the seven domains of TPACK....
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 1225–1232
Information technology facilitates knowledge management practices by allowing the dissemination of knowledge and making codified knowledge retrievable. Knowledge sharing is the behavior of disseminating one's acquired knowledge with other learners...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 2854–2861
In general, instructors can easily find out the number of students who have failed their exams, but have trouble identifying their real difficulties in learning. Based on the students’ testing records, we work to identify and find those problems,...
Student Attitudes and Perceptions on Computer Assisted Instruction in Nankai Institute of Technology—a case study
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 769–776
Taking the advantage of the high-tech environment in Taiwan and the promoting of government, e-Learning has become more and more popular. Most of the schools have already implemented distant learning courses or computer-mediated courses to benefit...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 3641–3644
The goal of this paper is to examine possible relations between renew cancer registration standards knowledge/skills improvement and quality control of the cancered patients’ data collection. Due to the daily busy work schedule, not many cancer...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 2343–2349
This study demonstrates and analyzes the five activities of eighth grade students' usage of computers in nineteen countries. It also compares these activity frequencies between male and female students, and discusses the impacts of the computer...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 2136–2144
This study discusses and compares three aspects of electric technology (e-tech) in secondary schools between nineteen countries: teachers' tech training, schools' shortage of e-tech equipment, and school e-tech and tech supporter, explores the...
Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life Vol. 43, No. 170 (2008)
The purpose of this study was to explore gender differences in adolescent Internet accessibility, motives for use, and online activities in Taiwan; 629 5th and 6th graders were surveyed. Findings revealed that the gap in gender differences with...
Tagclouds and group cognition: Effect of tagging support on students' reflective learning in team blogs
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 47, No. 6 (November 2016) pp. 1135–1150
We investigated the effects of supported tagging (a prompting mechanism for students to stop and think about their writing) for team blogging on undergraduate students' reflective learning and the relationship between tagclouds and group cognition....
Effects of the use of interactive E‐books by intensive care unit patients' family members: Anxiety, learning performances and perceptions
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 50, No. 2 (March 2019) pp. 888–901
In an intensive care unit (ICU), patients' families play a very important role; however, they often lack medical knowledge and are extremely anxious, which could affect their ability to take care of the patients. The effects of giving conventional...
Educational Technology Vol. 55, No. 1 (2015) pp. 27–33
Education cannot adopt the linear model of scaling used by the medical sciences. "Gold standards" cannot be replicated without considering process-in-learning, diversity, and student-variedness in classrooms. This article proposes a...
Development and Application of Detection Indices for Measuring Guessing Behaviors and Test-Taking Effort in Computerized Adaptive Testing
Educational and Psychological Measurement Vol. 71, No. 3 (June 2011) pp. 437–459
This study examined the amount of time that different ability-level examinees spend on questions they answer correctly or incorrectly across different pretest item blocks presented on a fixed-length, time-restricted computerized adaptive testing ...
Yahua Cheng; Jie Zhang; Hong Li; Richard Anderson; Fengjiao Ding; Kim Nguyen-Jahiel; Hua Shu; Xinchun Wu
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 43, No. 6 (2015) pp. 643–664
A study involving 106 fourth graders and two teachers from a school in Beijing investigated the impact of a peer-led, open-format discussion approach, called collaborative reasoning (CR), on students' reading comprehension and teacher's professional ...
Effects of Practical Constraints on Item Selection Rules at the Early Stages of Computerized Adaptive Testing
Journal of Educational Measurement Vol. 41, No. 2 (June 2004) pp. 149–174
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of four item selection rules--(1) Fisher information (F), (2) Fisher information with a posterior distribution (FP), (3) Kullback-Leibler information with a posterior distribution (KP), and (4)...
Comparing Methods of Assessing Differential Item Functioning in a Computerized Adaptive Testing Environment
Journal of Educational Measurement Vol. 43, No. 3 (September 2006) pp. 245–264
Mantel-Haenszel and SIBTEST, which have known difficulty in detecting non-unidirectional differential item functioning (DIF), have been adapted with some success for computerized adaptive testing (CAT). This study adapts logistic regression (LR) and ...
Quality, Evolution, and Positional Change of University Students' Argumentation Patterns about Organic Agriculture during an Argument-Critique-Argument Experience
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education Vol. 11, No. 5 (October 2013) pp. 1233–1254
The purpose of this study was to investigate the quality, evolution, and position of university students' argumentation about organic agriculture over a 4-week argument-critique-argument e-learning experience embedded in a first year university ...
International Journal of Instructional Media Vol. 25, No. 2 (1998) pp. 151–60
Describes a study that investigated the effects of visual display within a college computer-based learning program that taught computer programming language through analogies. Three types of visual displays (text, static graphics, and animation) are ...
International Journal of Instructional Media Vol. 31, No. 3 (Jun 22, 2004)
Development of Web-based learning has started a revolution in instructional design that is providing new opportunities for education. Instructional design for educational purposes is the systematic design of teaching and learning environments as...
International Journal of Instructional Media Vol. 27, No. 2 (2000) pp. 199–206
Describes a study of college students that investigated whether various types of visual illustrations influenced abstract concept learning when combined with audio instruction. Discusses results of analysis of variance and pretest posttest scores in ...
The Effects of Analogies and Mathematics Ability on Students' Programming Learning Using Computer-Based Learning
International Journal of Instructional Media Vol. 23, No. 4 (1996) pp. 355–64
Purposes of this study were to determine: (1) if analogies and elaboration and placement of the analogies help novices learning a computer-programming language; (2) if students' mathematics ability influences programming learning; and (3) the...
International Journal of Instructional Media Vol. 31, No. 2 (Mar 22, 2004)
The advent of Web-based instructions, which relies upon the Internet, emphasizes the need for a clear understanding of how learners process and encode information presented in Web sites for instructional purposes. Distance educators need and want...
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher Vol. 23, No. 3 (2014) pp. 605–619
Efforts to make effective use of technology offer a promising direction for science education research. In this study, we investigated how a teacher and students used an inquiry-based, visualization-focused chemistry unit. The chemistry unit was...
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 ...
Behaviour & Information Technology Vol. 32, No. 1 (2013) pp. 37–51
Social media on the World Wide Web, such as Wiki, are increasingly applied to support collaborative learning for students to conduct a project together. However, recent studies indicated that students, learning in the collaborative project, may not...
Using the SEE-SEP Model to Analyze Upper Secondary Students' Use of Supporting Reasons in Arguing Socioscientific Issues
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 21, No. 3 (June 2012) pp. 342–352
To achieve the goal of scientific literacy, the skills of argumentation have been emphasized in science education during the past decades. But the extent to which students can apply scientific knowledge to their argumentation is still unclear. The...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 18, No. 5 (October 2009) pp. 447–457
Students' learning interests and attitudes toward science have both been studied for decades. However, the connection between them with students' life experiences about science and technology has not been addressed much. The purpose of this study is ...
The Impact of a Science Education Game on Students' Learning and Perception of Inhalants as Body Pollutants
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 21, No. 2 (April 2012) pp. 295–303
This study investigated the knowledge gains and attitude shifts attributable to a unique online science education game, "Uncommon Scents." The game was developed to teach middle school students about the biological consequences of exposure to toxic...
Validation and Exploration of Instruments for Assessing Public Knowledge of and Attitudes toward Nanotechnology
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 22, No. 4 (August 2013) pp. 548–559
The purposes of this study were to develop instruments that assess public knowledge of nanotechnology (PKNT), public attitudes toward nanotechnology (PANT) and conduct a pilot study for exploring the relationship between PKNT and PANT. The PKNT test ...
Applied Psychological Measurement Vol. 34, No. 6 (September 2010) pp. 393–409
To date, exposure control procedures that are designed to control test overlap in computerized adaptive tests (CATs) are based on the assumption of item sharing between pairs of examinees. However, in practice, examinees may obtain test information...
Applied Psychological Measurement Vol. 29, No. 3 (May 2005) pp. 204–217
This article proposes an item exposure control method, which is the extension of the Sympson and Hetter procedure and can provide item exposure control at both the item and test levels. Item exposure rate and test overlap rate are two indices...
Applied Psychological Measurement Vol. 37, No. 7 (October 2013) pp. 563–582
Interest in developing computerized adaptive testing (CAT) under cognitive diagnosis models (CDMs) has increased recently. CAT algorithms that use a fixed-length termination rule frequently lead to different degrees of measurement precision for...
Applied Psychological Measurement Vol. 24, No. 3 (2000) pp. 241–55
Compared five item selection rules with respect to the efficiency and precision of trait (theta) estimation at the early stages of computerized adaptive testing (CAT). The Fisher interval information, Fisher information with a posterior distribution,...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 3336–3339
Social networking sites are prevalent among college students nowadays. These digital generations use social networking sites not only for personal life but also schoolwork. Integrating social networking sites into classrooms is a current trend in...
The Implementation of Education for Sustainable Development in Sweden: Investigating the Sustainability Consciousness among Upper Secondary Students
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 32, No. 3 (2014) pp. 318–339
Background: Sustainable development (SD) is a complex idea, based on environmental, economic and social dimensions. In line with SD, education for sustainable development (ESD) is an approach to teaching that combines cognitive and affective domains ...
Improving High School Students’ Ability to Evaluate Evidence and Use Evidence in Socioscientific Contexts and Educational Software Environments
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) p. 1683
Developing students’ higher order thinking skills is one of important goals in contemporary science education. The study aimed at developing one teaching module with an educational software to improve students’ ability to evaluate evidence and...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 1058–1063
This paper investigates the use of e-books as learning tools in terms of learner satisfaction, usefulness, behavioral intention, and learning effectiveness. Results suggest that interactive learning environments, acceptable screen size, perceived...