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Journal of Educational Technology & Society

2008 Volume 11, Number 3

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Number of articles: 18

  1. The Effects of Metacognitive Knowledge on the Pre-Service Teachers' Participation in the Asynchronous Online Forum

    Abdullah Topcu & Behiye Ubuz

    This paper researches the effects that students' metacognitive knowledge has on their participation in online forum discussions, which form part of a web-based asynchronous course based on a... More

    pp. 1-12

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  2. Applying Web-Enabled Problem-Based Learning and Self-Regulated Learning to Add Value to Computing Education in Taiwan's Vocational Schools

    Tsang-Hsiung Lee, Pei-Di Shen & Chia-Wen Tsai

    This article describes the design and delivery of a compulsory course in packaged software at vocational schools in Taiwan. A course website was devised and deployed to supplement learning... More

    pp. 13-25

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  3. Who Is Responsible for E-Learning Success in Higher Education? A Stakeholders' Analysis

    Nicole Wagner, Khaled Hassanein & Milena Head

    Successful implementation of e-learning is dependent on the extent to which the needs and concerns of the stakeholder groups involved are addressed. This paper discusses e-learning, describes the... More

    pp. 26-36

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  4. A Survey on ICT Usage and the Perceptions of Social Studies Teachers in Turkey

    Yasemin Gulbahar & Ismail Guven

    Turkey has been undertaking many projects to integrate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sources into practice in the teaching-learning process in educational institutions. This... More

    pp. 37-51

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  5. A Study of Uses of ICT in Primary Education through Four Winning School Cases in the Taiwan Schools Cyberfair

    Shelley S.-C. Young & Hsin-Ho Ku

    The purpose of this study was to understand, describe and interpret the uses of information communication technology (ICT) in primary education in the Taiwan Schools Cyberfair as a means to expand ... More

    pp. 52-66

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  6. Experimental Evaluation of an Instructional Supporting Tool in Distance Learning

    Athanasis Karoulis, Ioannis Stamelos & Lefteris Angelis

    This paper describes a controlled experiment concerning the use of a learning aid during an open and distance learning (ODL) course. The core issue of investigation is whether this instructional... More

    pp. 67-81

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  7. Beyond Sharing: Engaging Students in Cooperative and Competitive Active Learning

    Gloria Yi-Ming Kao, Sunny S. J. Lin & Chuen-Tsai Sun

    The authors describe their design for an Internet-based learning environment called BeyondShare in which students are encouraged to gain a deep understanding of the learning material, reflect on... More

    pp. 82-96

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  8. Testing Principles of Language Learning in a Cyber Face-to-Face Environment

    Nian-Shing Chen & Yuping Wang

    This article discusses the application of the established principles of instructed language learning in a cyber fact-to-face environment supported by an advanced Synchronous Learning Management... More

    pp. 97-113

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  9. Effects of Text, Audio, and Graphic Aids in Multimedia Instruction for Vocabulary Learning

    Daesang Kim & David A. Gilman

    This study is an investigation of the use of multimedia components such as visual text, spoken text, and graphics in a Web-based self-instruction program to increase learners' English vocabulary... More

    pp. 114-126

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  10. Training in Spatial Visualization: The Effects of Training Method and Gender

    Ahmad Rafi, Khairul Anuar Samsudin & Che Soh Said

    This paper reports the findings from an experimental study involving thirty three secondary school students (mean age = 15.5 years) in spatial visualization (SV) training through an interactive... More

    pp. 127-140

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  11. Competence Description for Personal Recommendations: The Importance of Identifying the Complexity of Learning and Performance Situations

    Frans J. Prins, Rob J. Nadolski, Adriana J. Berlanga, Hendrik Drachsler, Hans G. K. Hummel & Rob Koper

    For competences development of learners and professionals, target competences and corresponding competence development opportunities have to be identified. Personal Recommender Systems (PRS)... More

    pp. 141-152

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  12. Personalized Intelligent Mobile Learning System for Supporting Effective English Learning

    Chih-Ming Chen & Shih-Hsun Hsu

    Since English has been an international language, how to enhance English levels of people by useful computer assisted learning forms or tools is a critical issue in non-English speaking countries... More

    pp. 153-180

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  13. Effects of the Asynchronous Web-Based Course: Preservice Teachers' Achievement, Metacognition, and Attitudes towards the Course

    Abdullah Topcu & Behiye Ubuz

    This present study aimed to investigate the effects of the asynchronous web-based "General Teaching Methods" course conducted based on direct or indirect instructional methods on pre-service... More

    pp. 181-197

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  14. Building a Model Explaining the Social Nature of Online Learning

    I-Chun Tsai, Bosung Kim, Pei-Ju Liu, Sean P. Goggins, Christiana Kumalasari & James M. Laffey

    Based on a framework emphasizing the social nature of learning, this research examines a model of how social constructs affect satisfaction within online learning using path analysis for students... More

    pp. 198-215

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  15. Considering Students' Perceptions: The Distance Education Student Satisfaction Model

    Ismail Sahin & Mack Shelley

    In the current study, the Distance Education Student Satisfaction Model, estimated as a structural equation model, is proposed to understand better what predicts student satisfaction from online... More

    pp. 216-223

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  16. Modeling and Intervening across Time in Scientific Inquiry Exploratory Learning Environment

    Choo-Yee Ting, Somnuk Phon-Amnuaisuk & Yen-Kuan Chong

    This article aims at discussing how Dynamic Decision Network (DDN) can be employed to tackle the challenges in modeling temporally variable scientific inquiry skills and provision of adaptive... More

    pp. 239-258

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  17. A Practical Computer Adaptive Testing Model for Small-Scale Scenarios

    Yu-Hui Tao, Yu-Lung Wu & Hsin-Yi Chang

    Computer adaptive testing (CAT) is theoretically sound and efficient, and is commonly seen in larger testing programs. It is, however, rarely seen in a smaller-scale scenario, such as in classrooms... More

    pp. 259-274

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  18. Comparison of Dimension Reduction Methods for Automated Essay Grading

    Tuomo Kakkonen, Niko Myller, Erkki Sutinen & Jari Timonen

    Automatic Essay Assessor (AEA) is a system that utilizes information retrieval techniques such as Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA), Probabilistic Latent Semantic Analysis (PLSA), and Latent Dirichlet... More

    pp. 275-288

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