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World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 1317–1323
The main purpose of the paper is to know how visual elements that manifest personality affect the attitudes of web users. The effects of similar or dissimilar to the interface that people interact with are investigated. We manipulate visual elements,...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 2456–2461
In order to promote professional skills among laborers, Ping Tong Labor College in the South of Taiwan, has developed a specific curriculum to help laborers attain certification in their field and also to develop a second career skill. In the Life...
The heterogeneous effects of ability grouping on national college entrance exam performance – evidence from a large city in China
International Journal of Educational Development Vol. 39, No. 1 (November 2014) pp. 80–91
This study attempts to evaluate the achievement effect of ability grouping on student performance on the National College Entrance Exam in China. The context of this study is the ongoing school reform movement occurring in many Chinese...
The Process of Integrating "Knowledge Management" into Teacher's "Teaching Resources"--A Case Study on the Hospitality College
Journal of Instructional Psychology Vol. 35, No. 4 (December 2008) pp. 380–386
Many people may think knowledge management is only applicable to enterprises. In fact, the inventor of knowledge management, Peter F. Drucker (2000), once stated that knowledge management can also be applied to schools and the major difference lies...
Cultivating Linguistic Ownership through Reflective Blog-writing: A College-level Dyadic Collaboration through Web 2.0
Global Learn 2010 (May 17, 2010) pp. 291–297
The present research investigates blogs’ pedagogical effects on English writing. Literature recommends this technological tool but few empirical studies report how blogs empower language learners by raising their linguistic ownership and writing...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 40–46
A meta-analysis was performed to synthesize existing research comparing the effects of computer simulation with traditional instruction on students' cognitive achievement. The studies were located from five sources. Totally 22 studies were collected....
Journal of Instructional Psychology Vol. 35, No. 1 (March 2008) pp. 24–31
The purpose of this study was to understand how the innovative teaching material "Interactive Learning Disk (ILD)" could enhance the learning effect of students taking the course of Tourist Database Management (TDM). "ILD" is a kind of teaching...
Effects of Computer Applications on Elementary School Students' Achievement: A Meta-Analysis of Students in Taiwan
Computers in the Schools Vol. 24, No. 3 (Jan 18, 2008) pp. 43–64
A meta-analysis was performed to synthesize existing research comparing the effects of computer applications (i.e., computer-assisted instruction, computer simulations, and Web-based learning) versus traditional instruction on elementary school...
Animating eco-education: To see, feel, and discover in an augmented reality-based experiential learning environment
Computers & Education Vol. 96, No. 1 (May 2016) pp. 72–82
An antagonistic relationship is traditionally seen as existing between eco-education and technology, with conventional instructional approaches usually characterized by a commentator guiding students in field learning. Unfortunately, in this passive ...
Exploring the Effects of Web-Mediated Socially-Shared Regulation of Learning and Experience-Based Learning on Improving Students' Learning
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 26, No. 6 (2018) pp. 815–826
The application of online learning and educational technologies in higher education has changed teaching methods, the channels of delivering learning materials, and modes of communication between teachers and students. This study is aimed to improve ...
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...
Applied Psychological Measurement Vol. 36, No. 8 (November 2012) pp. 689–706
In the human sciences, a common assumption is that latent traits have a hierarchical structure. Higher order item response theory models have been developed to account for this hierarchy. In this study, computerized adaptive testing (CAT) algorithms ...
Educational and Psychological Measurement Vol. 75, No. 1 (February 2015) pp. 157–178
Many scales contain both positively and negatively worded items. Reverse recoding of negatively worded items might not be enough for them to function as positively worded items do. In this study, we commented on the drawbacks of existing approaches...
The effects of presentation method and information density on visual search ability and working memory load
Computers & Education Vol. 58, No. 2 (February 2012) pp. 721–731
This study investigates the effects of successive and simultaneous information presentation methods on learner’s visual search ability and working memory load for different information densities. Since the processing of information in the brain...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 5579–5586
The purpose of this study is to explore the effect of dual-screen presentation system on student performance in a classroom setting and how this system might facilitate instructors’ classroom teaching. A dual-screen presentation system requires two...
The Effect of Self-efficacy, Presentation Skills, And Other Related Factors on English Writing Ability
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 2251–2256
Through emails, or websites, the outside world can immediately reach our messages. Thus, English writing is crucial to us. By the investigation of the effect of learners’ self-efficacy, presentation skills, and other related factors on their English ...
An Evaluation of English Reading Ability of Taiwanese College Freshman Students and the Research of Related Factors
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 2548–2554
This study investigates and evaluates English reading ability and the related factors in ESL reading class. The instructor chose reading material appropriate for Taiwanese students. Eighty Taiwanese students were selected from the freshman level at...
The Influence of a Gesture-Based Learning Approach on Preschoolers' Learning Performance, Motor Skills, and Motion Behaviors
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 26, No. 7 (2018) pp. 869–881
This study developed a gesture-based learning approach to build a virtual interactive learning environment for preschoolers by combining a gesture-based computing device and a game-based learning model. Using sequential analysis, this study...
What influences geography teachers' usage of geographic information systems? A structural equation analysis
Computers & Education Vol. 62, No. 1 (March 2013) pp. 191–195
Understanding the usage of the geographic information system (GIS) among geography teachers is a crucial step in evaluating the current dissemination of GIS knowledge and skills in Taiwan's educational system. The primary contribution of this...
Using 3D printing technology with experiential learning strategies to improve preengineering students' comprehension of abstract scientific concepts and hands‐on ability
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 35, No. 2 (April 2019) pp. 178–187
This study combined 3D printing technology with experiential learning strategies (ELS) to design a hands‐on curriculum for preengineering students. The participants learned interdisciplinary knowledge and abstract scientific concepts through the...
Interactivity of Question Prompts and Feedback on Secondary Students' Science Knowledge Acquisition and Cognitive Load
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 18, No. 4 pp. 159–171
This study investigated how question prompts and feedback influenced knowledge acquisition and cognitive load when learning Newtonian mechanics within a web-based multimedia module. Participants were one hundred eighteen 9th grade students who were...
Applied Psychological Measurement Vol. 37, No. 8 (November 2013) pp. 619–637
Many latent traits in the human sciences have a hierarchical structure. This study aimed to develop a new class of higher order item response theory models for hierarchical latent traits that are flexible in accommodating both dichotomous and...
Computers & Education Vol. 114, No. 1 (November 2017) pp. 298–308
Reflective judgement is a critical capability for dietitians since they are often confronted with contradictory evidence and conflicting viewpoints. The lack of reflective judgment literature for nutrition education revealed an imperative need to...
Computers & Education Vol. 57, No. 1 (August 2011) pp. 1194–1201
Ubiquitous learning (u-learning), in conjunction with supports from the digital world, is recognized as an effective approach for situating students in real-world learning environments. Earlier studies concerning u-learning have mainly focused on...
An Instructional Design Using the Virtual Ecological Pond for Science Education in Elementary Schools
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 38, No. 4 (2010) pp. 385–406
Ecological ponds can be a good teaching tool for science teachers, but they must be built and maintained properly to provide students with a safe and suitable learning environment. However, many schools do not have the ability to build and maintain...
Content Analysis of 1998-2012 Empirical Studies in Science Reading Using a Self-Regulated Learning Lens
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education Vol. 14, No. 1 (2016)
There is an increasing interest in conducting reading-related studies in science education using a self-regulated learning (SRL) lens. This exploration involved a content analysis of 34 articles (38 studies in total) in highly regarded journals from ...
Instructional Suggestions Supporting Science Learning in Digital Environments Based on a Review of Eye-Tracking Studies
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 21, No. 2 (2018) pp. 28–45
The main purpose of this study was to provide instructional suggestions for supporting science learning in digital environments based on a review of eye tracking studies in e-learning related areas. Thirty-three eye-tracking studies from 2005 to...
Computers & Education Vol. 59, No. 2 (September 2012) pp. 817–827
Two previous literature review-based studies have provided important insights into mobile learning, but the issue still needs to be examined from other directions such as the distribution of research purposes. This study takes a meta-analysis...
Ching-Mei Hsiao; Jack Fei Yang; Szu Yuan Chao; Ming-Jhu Syu; Shih Hsien Yu; Ting Yi Tsai; Chin Ping Tu; Chia-Yu Lin; Yi Wen Chen
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 845–851
The National Digital Archive Project in Taiwan may be an important example of how emerging technology may be applied to make here-to-for restricted access to national architectural treasures now available to unrestricted access. Digital archives,...
Game-Based Auxiliary Training System for improving visual perceptual dysfunction in children with developmental disabilities: A proposed design and evaluation
Yee-Pay Wuang; Yu-Hsien Chiu; Yenming J. Chen; Chiu-Ping Chen; Chih-Chung Wang; Chien-Ling Huang; Tang-Meng Wu; Wen-Hsien Ho
Computers & Education Vol. 124, No. 1 (September 2018) pp. 27–36
The main purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate a Game-Based Auxiliary Training System (GBATS) in special education for improving visual perceptual dysfunction in children with developmental disabilities. The GBATS application program was ...
Sufen Chen; Hao-Chang Lo; Jing-Wen Lin; Jyh-Chong Liang; Hsin-Yi Chang; Fu-Kwun Hwang; Guo-Li Chiou; Ying-Tien Wu; Silvia Wen-Yu Lee; Hsin-Kai Wu; Chia-Yu Wang; Chin-Chung Tsai
Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research Vol. 8, No. 2 (2012) pp. 20113–1
Technology has been widely involved in science research. Researchers are now applying it to science education in an attempt to bring students' science activities closer to authentic science activities. The present study synthesizes the research to...
Nancy Robbins; Yen-Hai Lo; Feng-Heiung Hou; Tsai-Sheng Chou; Chin-Hung Chen; Chao-Chien Chen; Wen-Chiang Chen; Yen-Chuan Chen; Shih-Jen Wang; Shih-Yu Huang; Jong-Yiing Lii
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 30, No. 3 (2002) pp. 323–331
The design for this preliminary study was based on the experiences of the international students and faculty members of a small southwest university being surveyed and interviewed. The data collection procedure blends qualitative and quantitative...
Chia-Yu Wang; Hsin-Ka Wu; Silvia Wen-Yu Lee; Fu-Kwun Hwang; Hsin-Yi Chang; Ying-Tien Wu; Guo-Li Chiou; Sufen Chen; Jyh-Chong Liang; Jing-Wen Lin; Hao-Chang Lo; Chin-Chung Tsai
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 17, No. 2 pp. 307–320
Studies that incorporate technologies into school science laboratories have proliferated in the recent two decades. A total of 42 studies published from 1990 to 2011 that incorporated technologies to support school science laboratories are reviewed...
Chenn-Jung Huang; Ming-Chou Liu; Kuo-En Chang; Yao-Ting Sung; Tz-Hau Huang; Chun-Hua Chen; Hung-Yen Shen; Kuo-Liang Huang; Jia-Jian Liao; Kai-Wen Hu; Yun-Cheng Luo; Tun-Yu Chang
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 13, No. 3 (2010) pp. 126–138
With rapid advances in the development of information technology, information access has become central to life in the 21st century. In recent years, the development of useful learning-assistance systems has become a popular topic in literature....