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Graduate Institute of Learning & Instruction National Central University
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 2082–2086
Outdoor learning in areas such as natural science has high potential to enhance learning by giving students a real experience of what they shall learn. However, traditional outdoor learning faces several problems. One of the major problems is that...
Educational Blogs: From Social Issues to Blogs’ Applications and Implications in Teacher Education Programs
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 2701–2706
The public has been widely using blogs for years. Issues are observed regarding blog users' profiles, readership, motivations, identity and privacy, and practices of control. In addition, blogs have been utilized for educational purposes in a few...
Wikis in the Teacher Education Program: Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions and Perceived Future Applications
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 3375–3379
The case study explores preservice teachers' perceptions of Wikis, the collaboration process on Wikis, and the future uses of Wikis in teacher education programs and elementary school settings. Fifty-five preservice teachers from three classes...
Evaluating students' problem solving ability on the earthquake related topics through Web-based testing
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 1151–1154
Tenth-grade students' (n = 75) problem-solving ability was evaluated through a Web-based test in a secondary school of Taiwan. This research was based on a previous empirical model (Chang, 2004), which proposes to assess three essential components,...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 3662–3665
This study examined tenth-grade students' (n = 263) problem solving ability (PSA) online by tapping students' domain-specific knowledge (DSK), reasoning skills (RS), and attitudes toward (AT) the subject with respect to debris-flow-hazard related...
Adult Learners' Motivations in the Use of Wikis: Wikipedia, Higher Education, and Corporate Settings
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 1525–1529
This paper reviews the motivations of adult wikis users in three settings - Wikipedia, higher education classrooms, and work environments. Given the attention to the success of the Wikipedia project, we exam the differences and similarities...
Teaching Innovations on Wikis: Practices and Perspectives of Early Childhood and Elementary School Teachers
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 1625–1630
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate how wikis are used in K-6 classrooms and to understand teachers’ perspectives of integrating wikis in the classroom. The methods used in this study included Web-based surveys. In this paper, the...
“Creating a LEGO Robot as My Experiment Assistant”: The Application of LEGO Mindstorms NXT in Elementary Science Education
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (Oct 18, 2010) pp. 1977–1982
LEGO Mindstorms NXT has been popularly used in programming classes and has been seen as a useful teaching aid. However, few studies so far have focused on the effectiveness of Mindstorms NXT in science education. Therefore, this study proposes a...
The effects of “IRS Supported Instruction Model” upon undergraduates’ learning in introductory physics
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 6237–6241
In order to enhance the learning effectiveness of introductory physics, our research team had conducted a series of studies to develop "IRS Supported Instruction Model" (ISIM) according to the features of the teacher's teaching methods and...
The Internet Attitudes and Information Commitments toward Web Information among Students and Teachers within Physical Education and Sport Science in Taiwan
Global Learn 2010 (May 17, 2010) pp. 4188–4198
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between students and teachers’ Internet attitudes and their information commitments (their standards of verifying Internet information and searching strategies) in web-based learning...
Integrating wikis to support collaborative learning in higher education: A design-based approach to developing the instructional theory
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 1530–1535
This study aims to develop the instructional theory of integrating wikis to support collaborative learning in higher education by the researcher’s collaborating with two practitioners, who are higher education faculty with rich experience in...
The Effects of students’ cognitive styles upon applying computer multimedia to change statistical misconceptions
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 6242–6245
The purpose of current study was to adopt an experiment to explore the relationship among students' cognitive styles, learning processes and learning performances under students learning with computer multimedia for eradicating statistical...
Pre-school Teachers Internet Self-Efficacy and Preferences toward the Constructivist Internet-Based Learning Environments in Taiwan
Global Learn 2010 (May 17, 2010) pp. 3492–3499
This study intended to explore the relationships between teachers’ Internet self-efficacy (ISE) and their preferences toward constructivist Internet-based learning environments (CILE). The sample included 542 inservice pre-school teachers in Taiwan. ...
Computers & Education Vol. 58, No. 1 (January 2012) pp. 172–180
This study investigated split-attention and redundancy effects in a mobile learning environment on leaf morphology of plants as a function of different combinations of media. Eighty-one fifth-grade students were randomly assigned to the following...
A Study of Pre-Service Teachers’ Perception of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge on Algebra
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 34, No. 3 (July 2015) pp. 327–344
The purpose of this study was to investigate elementary pre-service teachers’ content knowledge in algebra (Linear Equation, Quadratic Equation, Functions, System Equations and Polynomials) as well as their technological pedagogical content...
Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge: Pre-service Teachers’ Perception and Beliefs in Mathematics
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 1422–1431
This study focuses on elementary pre-service teachers’ content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, and technological pedagogical content knowledge of linear and quadratic equations. The relationships among Technological Pedagogical Content...
Developing and Validating a Media Literacy Self-Evaluation Scale (MLSS) for Elementary School Students
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 10, No. 2 (April 2011) pp. 63–71
The arrival of new media technology has the potential to radically change education. It has become important for both academics and practitioners to understand the behavioural intentions of students towards media technology. Many scales have been...
Knowledge Sharing among University Students Facilitated with a Creative Commons Licensing Mechanism: A Case Study in a Programming Course
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 17, No. 3 pp. 154–167
Creative Commons (CC) mechanism has been suggested as a potential means to foster a reliable environment for online knowledge sharing activity. This study investigates the role of the CC mechanism in supporting knowledge sharing among a group of...
Implementing clickers to assist learning in science lectures: The Clicker-Assisted Conceptual Change model
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 27, No. 6 (Jan 01, 2011) pp. 979–996
The purposes of this study were twofold. The first aim was to design and develop a clicker-based instructional model known as Clicker-Assisted Conceptual Change (CACC), based on the cognitive conflict approach for conceptual change, to help...
Development of a diagnostic system using a testing-based approach for strengthening student prior knowledge
Computers & Education Vol. 57, No. 2 (September 2011) pp. 1557–1570
Students learn new instructions well by building on relevant prior knowledge, as it affects how instructors and students interact with the learning materials. Moreover, studies have found that good prior knowledge can enable students to attain...
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 11, No. 2 (April 2012) pp. 69–79
Emerging web applications and networking systems such as blogs have become popular, and they offer unique opportunities and environments for learners, especially for adolescent learners. This study attempts to explore the writing styles and genres...
International Journal of Distance Education Technologies Vol. 7, No. 4 (2009) pp. 38–60
The pervasive popularity of the Internet in the past decade has changed the way many students live and learn, in part, because modern technology has made it possible for learners to access Real-Time Multimedia information on the Internet, or...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 17, No. 2 pp. 207–218
The use of mobile devices for informal learning has gained attention over recent years. Museum learning is also regarded as an important research topic in the field of informal learning. This study explored a blended mobile museum learning...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 18, No. 2 pp. 336–348
Unlike most research, which has primarily examined the players' interest in or attitude toward game-based learning through questionnaires, the purpose of this empirical study is to explore students' engagement patterns by qualitative observation and ...
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The purpose of this study was to develop an instructional theory for using a class wiki to support collaborative learning in higher education. Although wikis have been identified in theory as one of the most powerful emerging technologies to support ...
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2018 (Jun 25, 2018) pp. 1637–1640
MOOCs combines different aspects of technology with multiple pedagogical methods to achieve professional and competency-based autonomous learning. User experience is the interaction and mutual effect users experienced with the external environment...
Designing a system to support curriculum design and student learning: ?understanding by design and flipped classrooms
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017 (Mar 05, 2017) pp. 671–676
While education systems have begun shifting to a learner-centered paradigm, many middle schools in my local area remain in the teacher-centered paradigm. Taiwan's Ministry of Education recently proposed a key competencies framework, considered a...
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 50, No. 2 (March 2019) pp. 574–586
The finding that under split‐attention conditions students learn more from a picture and spoken text than from a picture and written text (ie, the modality effect) has consistently been found in many types of computer‐assisted multimedia learning...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 66, No. 5 (2018) pp. 1269–1302
Personalized Learning (PL) has been widely promoted. Despite the increasing interest in PL, it is difficult to be implemented, because it can be complicated, costly, and even impossible without the help of powerful and advanced technology. This...
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...
Exploring college students' cognitive processing patterns during a collaborative problem-solving teaching activity integrating Facebook discussion and simulation tools
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 22, No. 1 (July 2014) pp. 51–56
Simulation and manipulation play vital roles in teaching procedural knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. However, most studies in these fields have only focused on learning effectiveness rather than on...
WIKI-Enhanced Scaffolding to Encourage Student Participation in a Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) Classroom
International Conferences on Education Technologies (ICEduTech) and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE) 2014 (December 2014)
Given the fact that more and more universities stress on using English as medium to teach students with diverse backgrounds, the content and language integrated learning approach (CLIL) is now frequently introduced to faculty to support effective...
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 ...
The Relationships between Epistemic Beliefs in Biology and Approaches to Learning Biology among Biology-Major University Students in Taiwan
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 21, No. 6 (December 2012) pp. 796–807
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between students' epistemic beliefs in biology and their approaches to learning biology. To this end, two instruments, the epistemic beliefs in biology and the approaches to learning biology ...
International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education Vol. 21, No. 3 (2014) pp. 89–101
In order to carry out current reforms regarding algebra and technology in elementary school mathematics successfully, pre-service elementary mathematics teachers must be equipped with adequate understandings of algebraic concepts and self-confidence ...
Effects of prior knowledge on learning from different compositions of representations in a mobile learning environment
Computers & Education Vol. 72, No. 1 (March 2014) pp. 328–338
Two experiments examined the effects of prior knowledge on learning from different compositions of multiple representations in a mobile learning environment on plant leaf morphology for primary school students. Experiment 1 compared the learning...
Exploring the Role of Flow Experience, Learning Performance and Potential Behavior Clusters in Elementary Students' Game-Based Learning
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 24, No. 1 (2016) pp. 178–193
Well-designed game-based learning can provide students with an innovative environment that may enhance students' motivation and engagement in learning and thus improve their learning performance. The purpose of this study was to examine the...
Improving the frame design of computer simulations for learning: Determining the primacy of the isolated elements or the transient information effects
Computers & Education Vol. 88, No. 1 (October 2015) pp. 280–291
Computer simulations were used to teach students basic concepts associated with correlation. Half of the students were presented information in a sequential series of single frames in which each frame replaced the preceding frame while the other...
An Exploratory Study on the Application of Conceptual Knowledge and Critical Thinking to Technological Issues
International Journal of Technology and Design Education Vol. 25, No. 3 (August 2015) pp. 339–361
This study explored how senior high school students apply their conceptual knowledge, consisting of theoretical and system knowledge, to think critically when confronted with technological issues. We employed a curriculum on the history of...
Computers & Education Vol. 88, No. 1 (October 2015) pp. 303–314
This study investigated the occurrence of the redundancy effect in a normal classroom when presenting multiple formats of information with the assistance of electronic slideshows. A virtual classroom that simulates a normal classroom was developed...
Effects of concept map extraction and a test-based diagnostic environment on learning achievement and learners' perceptions
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 47, No. 4 (July 2016) pp. 649–664
Computerised testing and diagnostics are critical challenges within an e-learning environment, where the learners can assess their learning performance through tests. However, a test result based on only a single score is insufficient information to ...