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Journal of Educational Technology & Society

2011 Volume 14, Number 2

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Number of articles: 22

  1. A Collective Case Study of Online Interaction Patterns in Text Revisions

    Yu-Fen Yang & Shan-Pi Wu

    Learning happens through interaction with others. The purpose of this study is to investigate how online interaction patterns affect students' text revisions. As a sample, 25 undergraduate students... More

    pp. 1-15

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  2. Comparison of Two Analysis Approaches for Measuring Externalized Mental Models

    Sabine Al-Diban & Dirk Ifenthaler

    Mental models are basic cognitive constructs that are central for understanding phenomena of the world and predicting future events. Our comparison of two analysis approaches, SMD and QFCA, for... More

    pp. 16-30

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  3. Facilitating Learning from Animated Instruction: Effectiveness of Questions and Feedback as Attention-Directing Strategies

    Huifen Lin

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the relative effectiveness of different types of visuals (static and animated) and instructional strategies (no strategy, questions, and questions plus ... More

    pp. 31-42

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  4. Integrating Annotations into a Dual-Slide PowerPoint Presentation for Classroom Learning

    Yen-Shou Lai, Hung-Hsu Tsai & Pao-Ta Yu

    This study introduces a learning environment integrating annotations with a dual-slide PowerPoint presentation for classroom learning. Annotation means a kind of additional information to emphasize... More

    pp. 43-57

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  5. Students' Acceptance of Tablet PCs and Implications for Educational Institutions

    Omar El-Gayar, Mark Moran & Mark Hawkes

    This research develops and empirically tests a factor model for understanding college students' acceptance of Tablet PC (TPC) as a means to forecast, explain, and improve their usage pattern in... More

    pp. 58-70

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  6. Computer Mediated Communication: Social Support for Students with and without Learning Disabilities

    Sigal Eden & Tali Heiman

    The study examined the relationships between the usage mode of four kinds of computerized mediated communication (CMC) by students with and without learning disabilities (LD) and perceived social... More

    pp. 89-97

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  7. The Influence of Adult Learners' Self-Directed Learning Readiness and Network Literacy on Online Learning Effectiveness: A Study of Civil Servants in Taiwan

    Horng-Ji Lai

    This study examined the effect of civil servants' Self-Directed Learning Readiness (SDLR) and network literacy on their online learning effectiveness in a web-based training program. Participants... More

    pp. 98-106

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  8. Usability Testing and Expert Inspections Complemented by Educational Evaluation: A Case Study of an e-Learning Platform

    Andrina Granic & Maja Cukusic

    This paper presents a comprehensive usability study conducted within the context of a Europe-wide project. The design of the evaluated e-learning platform is based on an innovative approach to the ... More

    pp. 107-123

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  9. A New ICT Curriculum for Primary Education in Flanders: Defining and Predicting Teachers' Perceptions of Innovation Attributes

    Ruben Vanderlinde & Johan van Braak

    Teachers play a pivotal role in implementing educational innovations and realising curriculum change. Consequently, their perceptions of innovations and curricula content are of crucial importance.... More

    pp. 124-135

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  10. A Data Management System Integrating Web-Based Training and Randomized Trials

    Jordana Muroff, Maryann Amodeo, Mary Jo Larson, Margaret Carey & Ralph D. Loftin

    This article describes a data management system (DMS) developed to support a large-scale randomized study of an innovative web-course that was designed to improve substance abuse counselors'... More

    pp. 136-148

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  11. Blogging for Informal Learning: Analyzing Bloggers' Perceptions Using Learning Perspective

    Young Park, Gyeong Mi Heo & Romee Lee

    This study defines a blog as a contemporary web-based environment that can make a difference in adult informal learning practice. An online survey with 70 adult bloggers in Korea was undertaken to ... More

    pp. 149-160

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  12. Effects of Cognitive Styles on an MSN Virtual Learning Companion System as an Adjunct to Classroom Instructions

    Sheng-Wen Hsieh

    This study designed a chatbot system, Confucius, as a MSN virtual learning companion to examine how specific application design variables within educational software affect the learning process of ... More

    pp. 161-174

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  13. Anonymity in Blended Learning: Who Would You like to Be?

    Terumi Miyazoe & Terry Anderson

    This paper examines the learning outcomes associated with implementing discussion forums and blog writings using pseudonyms in blended learning. Although anonymity or masking one's identity has... More

    pp. 175-187

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  14. A Comparison of Single- and Dual-Screen Environment in Programming Language: Cognitive Loads and Learning Effects

    Ting-Wen Chang, Jenq-Muh Hsu & Pao-Ta Yu

    A learning environment having more than one screen enables users to display and compare various sources of learning information with two adjacent screens illustrating the development of... More

    pp. 188-200

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  15. On the Changing Nature of Learning Context: Anticipating the Virtual Extensions of the World

    Wim Westera

    Contextual learning starts from the premise that learning cannot take place in a vacuum, but should somehow be connected with real world attributes to make sense to learners. Today, digital media... More

    pp. 201-212

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  16. Factors Affecting Information Seeking and Evaluation in a Distributed Learning Environment

    Jae-Shin Lee & Hichang Cho

    The purpose of this study was to identify and analyze the processes of seeking information online and evaluating this information. We hypothesized that individuals' social network, in-out group... More

    pp. 213-223

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  17. Assessing the Acceptance of a Blended Learning University Course

    Nikolaos Tselios, Stelios Daskalakis & Maria Papadopoulou

    Usefulness and ease of use proved to be key determinants of the acceptance and usage of e-learning. On the contrary, little is known about students' perceptions in a blended learning setting. In... More

    pp. 224-235

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  18. Podcasting in Education: Student Attitudes, Behaviour and Self-Efficacy

    Andrea Chester, Andrew Buntine, Kathryn Hammond & Lyn Atkinson

    The aim of the present study was to describe the characteristics of podcast users, compare uptake across courses, examine preferred modes of use and satisfaction, assess the impact of podcasts on... More

    pp. 236-247

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  19. The Effect of Incorporating Good Learners' Ratings in e-Learning Content-Based Recommender System

    Khairil Imran Ghauth & Nor Aniza Abdullah

    One of the anticipated challenges of today's e-learning is to solve the problem of recommending from a large number of learning materials. In this study, we introduce a novel architecture for an e-... More

    pp. 248-257

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  20. Student Engagement with, and Participation in, an e-Forum

    Roger B. Mason

    This paper examines engagement with an online discussion forum, aiming to identify the different levels of participation and to investigate factors that encourage or discourage student... More

    pp. 258-268

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