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Journal of Educational Technology & Society

2006 Volume 9, Number 3

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Number of articles: 14

  1. A Particle Swarm Optimization Approach to Composing Serial Test Sheets for Multiple Assessment Criteria

    Peng-Yeng Yin, Kuang-Cheng Chang, Gwo-Jen Hwang, Gwo-Haur Hwang & Ying Chan

    To accurately analyze the problems of students in learning, the composed test sheets must meet multiple assessment criteria, such as the ratio of relevant concepts to be evaluated, the average... More

    pp. 3-15

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  2. FODEM: Developing Digital Learning Environments in Widely Dispersed Learning Communities

    Jarkko Suhonen & Erkki Sutinen

    FODEM (FOrmative DEvelopment Method) is a design method for developing digital learning environments for widely dispersed learning communities. These are communities in which the geographical... More

    pp. 43-55

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  3. From Research Resources to Learning Objects: Process Model and Virtualization Experiences

    Jose Luis Sierra, Alfredo Fernandez-Valmayor, Mercedes Guinea & Hector Hernanz

    Typically, most research and academic institutions own and archive a great amount of objects and research related resources that have been produced, used and maintained over long periods of time by... More

    pp. 56-68

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  4. Mining Formative Evaluation Rules Using Web-Based Learning Portfolios for Web-Based Learning Systems

    Chih-Ming Chen, Chin-Ming Hong, Shyuan-Yi Chen & Chao-Yu Liu

    Learning performance assessment aims to evaluate what knowledge learners have acquired from teaching activities. Objective technical measures of learning performance are difficult to develop, but... More

    pp. 69-87

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  5. Campus Laptops: What Logistical and Technological Factors Are Perceived Critical?

    Robert Cutshall, Chuleeporn Changchit & Susan Elwood

    This study examined university students' perceptions about a required laptop program. For higher education, providing experiences with computer tools tends to be one of the prerequisites to... More

    pp. 112-121

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  6. Students' Preferences on Web-Based Instruction: Linear or Non-Linear

    Nergiz Ercil Cagiltay, Soner Yildirim & Meral Aksu

    This paper reports the findings of a study conducted on a foreign language course at a large mid-west university in the USA. In the study a web-based tool which supports both linear and non-linear ... More

    pp. 122-136

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  7. On Improving Spatial Ability through Computer-Mediated Engineering Drawing Instruction

    Ahmad Rafi, Khairul Anuar Samsudin & Azniah Ismail

    This study investigates the effectiveness of computer-mediated Engineering Drawing instruction in improving spatial ability namely spatial visualisation and mental rotation. A multi factorial quasi... More

    pp. 149-159

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  8. Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOs) in the New Media Classroom

    Aaron Delwiche

    Recent research demonstrates that videogames enhance literacy, attention, reaction time, and higher-level thinking. Several scholars have suggested that massively multiplayer online games (MMOs)... More

    pp. 160-172

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  9. A Web Environment to Encourage Students to Do Exercises outside the Classroom: A Case Study

    Laurence Capus, Frederic Curvat, Olivier Leclair & Nicole Tourigny

    For the past five years, our students have been passing less and less time preparing for lectures and exams. To encourage them to do more exercises, a pedagogical activity was offered outside the... More

    pp. 173-181

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  10. The Effects of a Computer-Assisted Interview Tool on Data Quality

    Justus J. Randolph, Marjo Virnes, Ilkka Jormanainen & Pasi J. Eronen

    Although computer-assisted interview tools have much potential, little empirical evidence on the quality and quantity of data generated by these tools has been collected. In this study we compared ... More

    pp. 195-205

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  11. Data for School Improvement: Factors for Designing Effective Information Systems to Support Decision-Making in Schools

    Andreas Breiter & Daniel Light

    National legislation that increased the role of accountability testing has created pressure to use testing data, along with other data, for instructional decision-making. Connected to this push for... More

    pp. 206-217

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  12. Component Exchange Community: A Model of Utilizing Research Components to Foster International Collaboration

    Yi-Chan Deng, Taiyu Lin, Kinshuk & Tak-Wai Chan

    "One-to-one" technology enhanced learning research refers to the design and investigation of learning environments and learning activities where every learner is equipped with at least one portable... More

    pp. 218-231

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  13. A Visualization Tool for Managing and Studying Online Communications

    William J. Gibbs, Vladimir Olexa & Ronan S. Bernas

    Most colleges and universities have adopted course management systems (e.g., Blackboard, WebCT). Worldwide faculty and students use them for class communications and discussions. The discussion... More

    pp. 232-243

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  14. An ICT-Mediated Constructivist Approach for Increasing Academic Support and Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

    Dick Ng'ambi & Kevin Johnston

    South African Universities are tasked with increasing student throughput by offering additional academic support. A second task is to teach students to challenge and question. One way of attempting... More

    pp. 244-253

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