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Journal of Educational Technology & Society

2008 Volume 11, Number 2

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Number of articles: 20

  1. Using Annotation Services in a Ubiquitous Jigsaw Cooperative Learning Environment

    Yueh-Min Huang, Tien-Chi Huang & Meng-Yeh Hsieh

    This study describes the development of a ubiquitous cooperative learning environment using proposed annotation services, wireless communication devices, and the Jigsaw method of cooperative... More

    pp. 3-15

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  2. Designing a Self-Contained Group Area Network for Ubiquitous Learning

    Nian-Shing Chen, Kinshuk , Chun-Wang Wei & Stephen J. H. Yang

    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.... More

    pp. 16-26

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  3. Augmenting Traditional Books with Context-Aware Learning Supports from Online Learning Communities

    Gwo-Dong Chen & Po-Yao Chao

    Recent advances in ubiquitous computing technologies have brought reality augmentation of traditional objects to context-aware and social supports. Although a significant proportion of students... More

    pp. 27-40

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  4. Contextualised Media for Learning

    Tim de Jong, Marcus Specht & Rob Koper

    In this paper, we analyse how contextualised media can be used to support learning. Additionally, the advantages of contextualised learning and the types of learning that are fit to be supported... More

    pp. 41-53

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  5. From Virtual Environments to Physical Environments: Exploring Interactivity in Ubiquitous-Learning Systems

    Hsinyi Peng, Chien Chou & Chun-Yu Chang

    Computing devices and applications are now used beyond the desktop, in diverse environments, and this trend toward ubiquitous computing is evolving. In this study, we re-visit the interactivity... More

    pp. 54-66

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  6. Effects of a Mobile Electronic Guidebook on Visitors' Attention and Visiting Behaviors

    Yao-Ting Sung, Kuo-En Chang, Yi-Hsuan Lee & Wen-Cheng Yu

    Museums are one of the most important institutions providing students with the opportunity to gain knowledge, experience cultures, and develop different interests in an informal learning setting.... More

    pp. 67-80

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  7. Criteria, Strategies and Research Issues of Context-Aware Ubiquitous Learning

    Gwo-Jen Hwang, Chin-Chung Tsai & Stephen J. H. Yang

    Recent progress in wireless and sensor technologies has lead to a new development of learning environments, called context-aware ubiquitous learning environment, which is able to sense the... More

    pp. 81-91

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  8. Towards Ubiquitous Communication Support for Distance Education with Alert Management

    Dickson K. W. Chiu, Samuel P. M. Choi, Minhong Wang & Eleanna Kafeza

    In distance education, communications among students, educators, and administrators have been one of the most important problems. The distance education programs in The Open University of Hong Kong... More

    pp. 92-106

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  9. The Culture Based Model: Constructing a Model of Culture

    Patricia A. Young

    Recent trends reveal that models of culture aid in mapping the design and analysis of information and communication technologies. Therefore, models of culture are powerful tools to guide the... More

    pp. 107-118

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  10. Learning Objects Update: Review and Critical Approach to Content Aggregation

    Panos Balatsoukas, Anne Morris & Ann O'Brien

    The structure and composite nature of a learning object is still open to interpretation. Although several theoretical studies advocate integrated approaches to the structure and aggregation level... More

    pp. 119-130

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  11. Toward an Open and Interoperable e-Learning Portal: OEPortal

    Kevin Chihcheng Hsu & Fang-Chuan Ou Yang

    With the rapid advance of stand-alone e-learning systems, we believe a sharable and interoperable portal platform capable of integrating various existing learning systems is critical for the future... More

    pp. 131-148

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  12. Computer-Supported Teacher Development of Pedagogical Content Knowledge through Developing School-Based Curriculum

    Yih-Ruey Juang, Tzu-Chien Liu & Tak-Wai Chan

    Pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) is essential to career development for teachers. Teachers can develop their own PCK by research-based activities such as action research and lesson study, with a... More

    pp. 149-170

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  13. An Object-Oriented Course Framework for Developing Adaptive Learning Systems

    Shian-Shyong Tseng, Jun-Ming Su, Gwo-Jen Hwang, Gwo-Haur Hwang, Chin-Chung Tsai & Chang-Jiun Tsai

    The popularity of web-based learning systems has encouraged researchers to pay attention to several new issues. One of the most important issues is the development of new techniques to provide... More

    pp. 171-191

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  14. Dealing with the Students' Attention Problem in Computer Supported Face-to-Face Lecturing

    Nelson Baloian, Jose A. Pino & H Ulrich Hoppe

    This paper addresses issues of using computer technology to support in-classroom teaching and learning regarding one of the most frequent problems in such scenarios: the students' attention. First,... More

    pp. 192-205

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  15. Using Taxonomic Indexing Trees to Efficiently Retrieve SCORM-Compliant Documents in e-Learning Grids

    Wen-Chung Shih, Shian-Shyong Tseng & Chao-Tung Yang

    With the flourishing development of e-Learning, more and more SCORM-compliant teaching materials are developed by institutes and individuals in different sites. In addition, the e-Learning grid is ... More

    pp. 206-226

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  16. A Framework for Adopting LMS to Introduce e-Learning in a Traditional Course

    Katerina Georgouli, Ilias Skalkidis & Pedro Guerreiro

    As more and more teachers in tertiary education experiment with technology, looking for new ways of enhancing their traditional ways of teaching, the need of flexible tools able to support well... More

    pp. 227-240

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  17. A "Uses and Gratification Expectancy Model" to Predict Students' "Perceived e-Learning Experience"

    Makingu Mondi, Peter Woods & Ahmad Rafi

    This study investigates "how and why" students' "Uses and Gratification Expectancy" (UGE) for e-learning resources influences their "Perceived e-Learning Experience." A "Uses and Gratification... More

    pp. 241-261

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  18. A Structural Equation Model for ICT Usage in Higher Education

    Yasemin Kocak Usluel, Petek Askar & Turgay Bas

    This study focuses on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) usage, which is the indicator of diffusion. A model composed of the variables which can explain ICT usage in Turkish higher... More

    pp. 262-273

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  19. Perceptions of Instructional Technology: Factors of Influence and Anticipated Consequences

    Robyn E. Parker, Alison Bianchi & Tsui Yi Cheah

    The use of instructional technologies such as PowerPoint[TM] and WebCT[TM] are nearly ubiquitous in contemporary college classrooms. The literature is rich with ideas about the transformative... More

    pp. 274-293

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  20. A Virtual Change Agent: Motivating Pre-Service Teachers to Integrate Technology in Their Future Classrooms

    ChanMin Kim & Amy L. Baylor

    In this paper, we develop a conceptual framework for an anthropomorphic change agent to motivate pre-service teachers to integrate technology into teaching and learning. This agent is designed with... More

    pp. 309-321

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