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(2007) pp. 1–100
Research on learning strategies and tactics has become important to explain students' self-regulated learning. This study, informed by Winne's self-regulated learning model, investigated students' use of strategies and tactics in an authentic...
(2008) pp. 1–91
The rationale behind this thesis is to investigate the numerous influences of the iPod on the language skills of elementary students including oral fluency, reading comprehension and oral expressions. This research additionally aims to analyze the...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 2008–2012
This case study focused on how student technology mentor facilitated faculty member mentee’s process through the Innovation-Decision Process (Rogers, 2003). The goal of the mentoring process was for faculty member to increase her technology...
Campus-Wide Information Systems Vol. 21, No. 3 (2004) pp. 108–117
With the ever-increasing impact of information technology (IT) on society, universities are pushed to deliver the courses through the Internet by the format of Web course or online study. There are relatively few studies of how students construe...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (Oct 18, 2010) pp. 994–997
Iowa State University has experienced two forms of implementation for student-run instructional design support for higher education purposes. One is based off a grant written by the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and has helped over ...
Blogging within a Social Networking Site as a Form of Literature Response in a Teacher Education Course
Educational Media International Vol. 49, No. 4 (2012) pp. 263–275
The purpose of this qualitative study was to document how pre-service teachers in a children's literature course experienced blogging on a social networking site as a form of literature response. Understanding how pre-service teachers experience...
Computers & Education Vol. 53, No. 3 (November 2009) pp. 761–774
For years, web-based learning systems have been widely employed in both educational and non-educational institutions. Although web-based learning systems are emerging as a useful tool for facilitating teaching and learning activities, the number of...
CALICO Journal Vol. 21, No. 1 (2003) pp. 131–44
Investigated the effectiveness of three types of vocabulary annotations on vocabulary learning for English-as-a-Foreign-Language college students: the annotation only, text plus picture, and text plus picture and sound. Determined whether learners...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 5104–5111
Emerged from Schulman’s idea of Pedagogical Content Knowledge (1986), Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) was designed as a useful framework to understand the complexities that Pre-K-12 teachers encounter when integrating technology...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 60, No. 3 (June 2012) pp. 529–545
It is now possible to create flexible learning environments without time and distance barriers on the internet. However, research has shown that learners typically experience isolation and alienation in online learning environments. These negative...
Using Ning to Design Meaningful Language Learning Environments: A Case Study with Chinese Students in a College English Class
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 2434–2438
This paper is to report an exploratory study that examines how social networks can be utilized in foreign language teaching and learning. Qualitative data including interviews, online observations, and students’ responses to open-ended survey...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (Mar 29, 2010) pp. 1002–1006
This proposal introduces the case of Learning Design Solutions to demonstrate the link between entrepreneurship and teacher education. This organization aims at creating a context within which student members can develop entrepreneurial skills and...
Effect of Person Cluster on Accuracy of Ability Estimation of Computerized Adaptive Testing in K-12 Education Assessment
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association 2011 (Oct 05, 2011)
The ability estimation procedure is one of the most important components in a computerized adaptive testing (CAT) system. Currently, all CATs that provide K-12 student scores are based on the item response theory (IRT) model(s); while such...
Computers & Education Vol. 46, No. 4 (May 2006) pp. 458–470
Use of electronic teaching materials (e-material) to support teaching is a trend. e-Material design is therefore an important issue. Currently, most e-material providers offer a package of solutions for different purposes. However, not all teachers...
Journal of Educational Measurement Vol. 50, No. 2 (2013) pp. 186–203
This study demonstrated the equivalence between the Rasch testlet model and the three-level one-parameter testlet model and explored the Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) method for model parameter estimation in WINBUGS. The estimation accuracy from...
Educational and Psychological Measurement Vol. 71, No. 1 (February 2011) pp. 114–128
The generalized graded unfolding model (GGUM) has been recently developed to describe item responses to Likert items (agree-disagree) in attitude measurement. In this study, the authors (a) developed two item selection methods in computerized...
Students' Silent Messages: Can Teacher Verbal and Nonverbal Immediacy Moderate Student Use of Text Messaging in Class?
Communication Education Vol. 59, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 475–496
This study investigated the relationship between teacher immediacy and college students' use of text messaging in class. Using a cross-sectional survey sample (N=228), structural equation model analyses showed that students' learning motivation does ...
Using Rasch Measurement to Develop a Computer Modeling-Based Instrument to Assess Students' Conceptual Understanding of Matter
Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 89, No. 3 (February 2012) pp. 335–345
Research suggests that difficulty in making connections among three levels of chemical representations--macroscopic, submicroscopic, and symbolic--is a primary reason for student alternative conceptions of chemistry concepts, and computer modeling...
A Case Study of Web-based Instruction (WBI): The Effectiveness of Using Frontpage Feedback System (FFS) as Metacognition Strategy for Freshmen Biology Teaching
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 3, No. 2 (2004) pp. 18–27
This research aims to develop a Metacognition strategy for Web-Based Instruction (WBI) to stimulate reflective questions in biology learning to run Frontpage Feedback System (FFS) embedded in web pages, and thus to evaluate the influence of this...
Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education 2002 (November 2002)
This study focused on administrator perceptions of technology issues in higher education and the effects of technology on their work. This analysis is based on a study that used an instrument developed for the study with 34 questions with open-ended ...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 14, No. 3 (2011) pp. 141–151
Faculty members have different concerns as they integrate new technology into their teaching practices. The integration of Web-Based Instruction in higher-education settings will not be successful if these faculty concerns are not addressed. Four...
Examining the Impact of Computer Supported Intercultural Communication on Learners' Language-Learning Beliefs and Motivation
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 2118–2123
With the development of globalization and multi-culturalism, English is increasingly being used as an international and intercultural language by people of this global community. Meanwhile, the rapid advancements in information communication...
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 ...
The Random-Threshold Generalized Unfolding Model and Its Application of Computerized Adaptive Testing
Applied Psychological Measurement Vol. 37, No. 3 (May 2013) pp. 179–200
The random-threshold generalized unfolding model (RTGUM) was developed by treating the thresholds in the generalized unfolding model as random effects rather than fixed effects to account for the subjective nature of the selection of categories in...
A Framework for Assessing High School Students’ Intercultural Communicative Competence in a Computer-Mediated Language Learning Project
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 20, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 95–116
"** Invited as a paper from ED-MEDIA 2006 **" -- original title as "A Framework for the Assessing of Intercultural Communicative Competence: A Mixed Approach" The purposes of this study were to identify the essential dimensions of intercultural...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 29, No. 1 (January 2018) pp. 5–24
In this paper we evaluate the effectiveness of an adaptive online learning platform, designed to support Chinese students in learning the English language. The adaptive platform is studied in three studies, where the experimental platform is...
Construction of Interactive Teaching System for Course of Mechanical Drawing Based on Mobile Augmented Reality Technology
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) Vol. 13, No. 2 (Feb 27, 2018) pp. 126–139
The teaching aim of Mechanical Drawing is to cultivate the students' graphics interpreting ability, plotting ability, inter-space imagination and innovation ability. For engineering students in China Universities, Mechanical Drawing course with the...
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) Vol. 13, No. 4 (Mar 30, 2018) pp. 4–20
Since the last decade of the 20th century, the Internet had become flourishing, which drew great interest in the detection of abnormal network traffic. Particular-ly, it’s impossible to manually detect the abnormal patterns from enormous traffic...
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) Vol. 12, No. 7 (Jul 12, 2017) pp. 136–145
The teaching of the traditional mold courses focus on the illustration of theoretical knowledge. Therefore, associating the design, evaluation, and manufacture links as a whole is difficult. Students cannot shape system knowledge, thereby making the ...
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...
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) Vol. 12, No. 7 (Jul 12, 2017) pp. 112–123
Mechanical design course covers various contents, and most of them are complex theoretical knowledge. However, current teaching modes in China mainly combine textbook with PPT (PowerPoint) created in advance. This monotonous mode cause students to...
Effects of matching teaching strategy to thinking style on learner’s quality of reflection in an online learning environment
Computers & Education Vol. 56, No. 1 (January 2011) pp. 53–64
Reflection plays an important role in improving learning performance. This study, therefore, attempted to explore whether learners’ reflection levels can be improved if teaching strategies are adapted to fit with learners’ thinking styles in an...
Computers & Education Vol. 50, No. 3 (April 2008) pp. 1009–1021
Recent researches have demonstrated the importance of concept map and its versatile applications especially in e-Learning. For example, while designing adaptive learning materials, designers need to refer to the concept map of a subject domain....
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 24, No. 8 (2016) pp. 1795–1811
Clinical resources in nursing schools are always insufficient for satisfying the practice requirements of each student at the same time during a formal course session. Although several studies have applied information and communication technology to ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 1589–1597
The purpose of this study was to investigate the pedagogical strategies for cross-cultural collaboration. Two main research questions were: 1) How to better group the students for cross-cultural collaboration? 2) How to better design course...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 2977–2984
The purposes of this study are (1) to identify the essential dimensions of intercultural communicative competence (or ICC, for short) and (2) to establish a mixed-approach framework that helps researchers assess the ICC of high school students and...
IEEE Transactions on Education Vol. 55, No. 1 (February 2012) pp. 36–47
Switched-mode power supplies (SMPS) are becoming an essential part of many electronic systems as the industry drives toward miniaturization and energy efficiency. However, practical SMPS design courses are seldom offered. In this paper, a...
Exploring the affordances of WeChat for facilitating teaching, social and cognitive presence in semi-synchronous language exchange
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 32, No. 4 (Nov 07, 2016)
This research is an exploratory study that evaluates the affordances of WeChat for the development of a community of inquiry (CoI) in semi-synchronous language exchange supported by WeChat.WeChat is an instant messenger that facilitates a multimodal ...
Use of a computerized audience response system in medical student teaching: Its effect on active learning and exam performance
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 2245–2250
Using an audience response system (ARS) during lectures promotes active learning. Its effect on exam performance has not been well studied. A computerized ARS was used during a Hematology/Oncology course for 148 2nd-year medical students. Exam...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 1117–1121
This proposal highlights the trajectory of a graduate student from his initial teacher education program to his evolving role as a leader in educational technology. During his graduate program in instructional technology, he joined a service...
A Study on the Enhancement of Students' Writing Performance through Peer review with Discussion in a Wireless Environment
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 6231–6236
Peer review and discussion has the potential to support students to hold effective audience awareness, and then enhance students' writing performances. Wireless learning environment can provide students with multiple interaction channels for the...
Facial Expression Based Real-Time Emotion Recognition Mechanism for Students with High-Functioning Autism
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 1165–1173
The emotional problems of students with autism may greatly affect their learning in e-learning environments. This paper presents the development of an emotion recognition mechanism based on a proposed emotional adjustment model for students with...
A Joyful Classroom Learning System with Robot Learning Companion for Children to Learn Mathematics Multiplication
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 10, No. 2 (April 2011) pp. 11–23
This research demonstrates the design of a Joyful Classroom Learning System (JCLS) with flexible, mobile and joyful features. The theoretical foundations of this research include the experiential learning theory, constructivist learning theory and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 1063–1068
The purposes of this study were to investigate the gaps of perceptions on Blackboard training between the manager and instructors, to explore the causes of the gaps, and to assess the satisfaction of instructors with Blackboard training....
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 11, No. 2 (2008) pp. 16–26
A number of studies have evidenced that handheld devices are appropriate tools to facilitate face-to-face collaborative learning effectively because of the possibility of ample social interactions. Group Area Network, or GroupNet, proposed in this...
Meta-Synthetic Support Frameworks for Reuse of Government Information Resources on City Travel and Traffic: The Case of Beijing
Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems Vol. 46, No. 1 (2012) pp. 5–20
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to propose meta-synthetic ideas and knowledge asset management approaches to build a comprehensive strategic framework for Beijing City in China. Design/methodology/approach: Methods include a review of relevant ...
Technology Facilitated PBL Pedagogy and Its Impact on Nursing Students' Academic Achievement and Critical Thinking Dispositions
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 14, No. 1 (January 2015) pp. 97–107
The impact of particular learning environments and self-regulation could be a beneficial area for research focus. More specifically, there has not been sufficient attention given to the role played by disposition or "will" in facilitating...
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 21, No. 2 (2013) pp. 172–183
This study proposes a platform to provide a near-authentic environment, context, and situation for task-based learning. The platform includes two projection screens (a vertical and a horizontal screen) combined for situated or authentic learning....
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 860–865
The purpose of this study is to investigate whether Chickering and Gamson's (1987) seven principles can be adopted to foster pedagogi cal effect in the contemporary e-Learning classroom. Specifically, it aims to compare and contrast students' IT...
Design and Development of Web-based Peer Review System for Enhancing Students’ Audience Awareness and Reflective Thoughts
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 2265–2270
The major purpose of this study is to introduce the design and development of an on-line peer review system, named happy writing on-line workshop, to enhance students’ audience awareness and reflective thoughts in writing courses. This on-line...