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Computers in the Schools Vol. 20, No. 4 (March 2004) pp. 49–65
Will computers repeat the failure that older technologies (e.g., film, radio, and television) experienced concerning educational applications of technology? A simple question seems to be helpful for us to gain more insight on this issue: "Why do...
The Effects of a Web-Based Learning Environment on Student Motivation in a High School Earth Science Course
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 54, No. 6 (December 2006) pp. 597–621
Collaborating closely with a 10th-grade science teacher, we designed a Web-based learning environment (Web-LE) to improve student motivation to learn science. Factors believed to enhance intrinsic motivation (challenge, control, curiosity, and...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 57, No. 5 (October 2009) pp. 587–612
This paper studies the social talk of high school students in online discussion forums. On-task talk has generally been assessed as valuable discussion because it contributes directly to productive learning. Off-task conversation, on the other hand, ...
Educational Media International Vol. 44, No. 4 (December 2007) pp. 339–356
Online learning is growing in higher education contexts around the world, but very few research-based studies have addressed the cultural aspects of online teaching and learning. In this study, we focused on international students from Taiwan and...
Professional development to enhance teachers' practices in using information and communication technologies (ICTs) as cognitive tools: Lessons learned from a design-based research study
Computers & Education Vol. 79, No. 1 (October 2014) pp. 101–115
Technology integration in K-12 classrooms is usually overly teacher-centered and has insufficient impact on students' learning, especially in enhancing students' higher-order cognitive skills. The purpose of this project is to facilitate science...