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Journal of Educational Technology & Society

2011 Volume 14, Number 4

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Number of articles: 18

  1. Design and Implementation of a 3D Multi-User Virtual World for Language Learning

    Maria Blanca Ibanez, Jose Jesus Garcia, Sergio Galan, David Maroto, Diego Morillo & Carlos Delgado Kloos

    The best way to learn is by having a good teacher and the best language learning takes place when the learner is immersed in an environment where the language is natively spoken. 3D multi-user... More

    pp. 2-10

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  2. Designing for Automatic Affect Inference in Learning Environments

    Shazia Afzal & Peter Robinson

    Emotions play a significant role in healthy cognitive functioning; they impact memory, attention, decision-making and attitude; and are therefore influential in learning and achievement.... More

    pp. 21-34

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  3. A Learning Content Authoring Approach Based on Semantic Technologies and Social Networking: An Empirical Study

    Sasa Nesic, Dragan Gasevic, Mehdi Jazayeri & Monica Landoni

    Semantic web technologies have been applied to many aspects of learning content authoring including semantic annotation, semantic search, dynamic assembly, and personalization of learning content. ... More

    pp. 35-48

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  4. Designing Collaborative E-Learning Environments Based upon Semantic Wiki: From Design Models to Application Scenarios

    Yanyan Li, Mingkai Dong & Ronghuai Huang

    The knowledge society requires life-long learning and flexible learning environment that enables fast, just-in-time and relevant learning, aiding the development of communities of knowledge,... More

    pp. 49-63

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  5. Jordanian Pre-Service Teachers' and Technology Integration: A Human Resource Development Approach

    Jamal Abu Al-Ruz & Samer Khasawneh

    The purpose of this study was to test a model in which technology integration of pre-service teachers was predicted by a number of university-based and school-based factors. Initially, factors... More

    pp. 77-87

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  6. An Individualized e-Reading System Developed Based on Multi-Representations Approach

    Chien-Chuan Ko, Chun-Han Chiang, Yun-Lung Lin & Ming-Chung Chen

    Students with disabilities encounter many difficulties in learning activities, especially in reading. To help them participate in reading activities more effectively, this study proposed an... More

    pp. 88-98

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  7. Guessing, Partial Knowledge, and Misconceptions in Multiple-Choice Tests

    Paul Ngee Kiong Lau, Sie Hoe Lau, Kian Sam Hong & Hasbee Usop

    The number right (NR) method, in which students pick one option as the answer, is the conventional method for scoring multiple-choice tests that is heavily criticized for encouraging students to... More

    pp. 99-110

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  8. Computer-Mediated Counter-Arguments and Individual Learning

    Jack Shih-Chieh Hsu, Hsieh-Hong Huang & Lars P. Linden

    This study explores a de-bias function for a decision support systems (DSS) that is designed to help a user avoid confirmation bias by increasing the user's learning opportunities. Grounded upon... More

    pp. 111-123

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  9. Adding Innovation Diffusion Theory to the Technology Acceptance Model: Supporting Employees' Intentions to Use E-Learning Systems

    Yi-Hsuan Lee, Yi-Chuan Hsieh & Chia-Ning Hsu

    This study intends to investigate factors affecting business employees' behavioral intentions to use the e-learning system. Combining the innovation diffusion theory (IDT) with the technology... More

    pp. 124-137

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  10. Using Wikis for Learning and Knowledge Building: Results of an Experimental Study

    Joachim Kimmerle, Johannes Moskaliuk & Ulrike Cress

    Computer-supported learning and knowledge building play an increasing role in online collaboration. This paper outlines some theories concerning the interplay between individual processes of... More

    pp. 138-148

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  11. A Constructivist Approach for Digital Learning: Malaysian Schools Case Study

    Waleed H. Sultan, Peter Charles Woods & Ah-Choo Koo

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the influences of Constructivist Learning Environments (CLEs) through the use of laptops supported within 1:1 e-learning education in Malaysian schools.... More

    pp. 149-163

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  12. Ubiquitous English Learning System with Dynamic Personalized Guidance of Learning Portfolio

    Ting-Ting Wu, Tien-Wen Sung, Yueh-Min Huang, Chu-Sing Yang & Jin-Tan Yang

    Situated learning has been recognized as an effective approach in enhancing learning impressions and experiences for students. Can we take advantage of situated learning in helping students who are... More

    pp. 164-180

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  13. A New Approach toward Digital Storytelling: An Activity Focused on Writing Self-Efficacy in a Virtual Learning Environment

    Yan Xu, Hyungsung Park & Youngkyun Baek

    Recently, computer technology and multimedia elements have been developed and integrated into teaching and learning. Entertainment-based learning environments can make learning contents more... More

    pp. 181-191

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  14. Exploring Gender Differences in SMS-Based Mobile Library Search System Adoption

    Tiong-Thye Goh

    This paper investigates differences in how male and female students perceived a short message service (SMS) library catalog search service when adopting it. Based on a sample of 90 students, the... More

    pp. 192-206

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  15. Self-Efficacy in Internet-Based Learning Environments: A Literature Review

    Chin-Chung Tsai, Shih-Chyueh Chuang, Jyh-Chong Liang & Meng-Jung Tsai

    This paper reviews 46 papers from 1999 to 2009 regarding self-efficacy in Internet-based learning environments, and discusses three major categories of research: (1) learners' Internet self... More

    pp. 222-240

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  16. Comparison of Web 2.0 Technology Acceptance Level Based on Cultural Differences

    Sun Joo Yoo & Wen-hao David Huang

    In order to inform educators in higher education on the integration of Web 2.0 applications for engaging and effective learning experiences, this survey study compared the use and acceptance of Web... More

    pp. 241-252

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  17. Factors Affecting Faculty Web Portal Usability

    Rex P. Bringula & Roselle S. Basa

    The study investigated the factors that might significantly affect web portal usability. Results of the study were intended to serve as inputs for faculty web portal development of the University... More

    pp. 253-265

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  18. Mining Learning Preferences in Web-Based Instruction: Holists vs. Serialists

    Natalie Clewley, Sherry Y. Chen & Xiaohui Liu

    Web-based instruction programs are used by learners with diverse knowledge, skills and needs. These differences determine their preferences for the design of Web-based instruction programs and... More

    pp. 266-277

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