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Web-Based Cognitive Apprenticeship Model for Improving Pre-Service Teachers' Performances and Attitudes towards Instructional Planning: Design and Field Experiment
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 8, No. 2 (2005) pp. 136–149
Instructional planning is an essential professional activity often used by teachers. However, some characteristics of existing university-based teacher education programs may hamper pre-service teachers' learning of instructional planning. Thus,...
Developing Simulation-Based Computer Assisted Learning to Correct Students' Statistical Misconceptions Based on Cognitive Conflict Theory, Using "Correlation" as an Example
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 13, No. 2 (2010) pp. 180–192
Understanding and applying statistical concepts is essential in modern life. However, common statistical misconceptions limit the ability of students to understand statistical concepts. Although simulation-based computer assisted learning (CAL) is...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 10, No. 1 (2007) pp. 107–123
Although wireless and mobile technology is regarded as a useful tool for enhancing student-centered learning, few studies have explored the factors that may affect the application of this emerging technology in classroom situations. Accordingly,...
Coping with Mismatched Courses: Students' Behaviour and Performance in Courses Mismatched to Their Learning Styles
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 57, No. 6 (December 2009) pp. 739–752
Although learning styles are considered as an important factor in education, students often have to learn in courses that do not support their learning styles. A challenge for technology facilitated learning is therefore to assist and help students...
Effects of Mode of Target Task Selection on Learning about Plants in a Mobile Learning Environment: Effortful Manual Selection versus Effortless QR-Code Selection
Journal of Educational Psychology Vol. 108, No. 5 (2016) pp. 694–704
This study compared the effects of effortless selection of target plants using quick respond (QR) code technology to effortful manual search and selection of target plants on learning about plants in a mobile device supported learning environment....
Supporting Teachers in Identifying Students' Learning Styles in Learning Management Systems: An Automatic Student Modelling Approach
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 12, No. 4 (2009) pp. 3–14
In learning management systems (LMSs), teachers have more difficulties to notice and know how individual students behave and learn in a course, compared to face-to-face education. Enabling teachers to know their students' learning styles and making...
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 11, No. 2 (April 2012) pp. 27–37
Energy education has been conducted to equip learners with relevant energy conservation knowledge for many years. However, learners seldom put the knowledge into practice and even have few ideas about how to reduce energy consumption. To this end,...
Effects of digital dictionary format on incidental acquisition of spelling knowledge and cognitive load during second language learning: Click-on vs. key-in dictionaries
Computers & Education Vol. 70, No. 1 (January 2014) pp. 9–20
Recent research has shown that students involved in computer-based second language learning prefer to use a digital dictionary in which a word can be looked up by clicking on it with a mouse (i.e., click-on dictionary) to a digital dictionary in...
The effects of integrating mobile devices with teaching and learning on students' learning performance: A meta-analysis and research synthesis
Computers & Education Vol. 94, No. 1 (March 2016) pp. 252–275
Mobile devices such as laptops, personal digital assistants, and mobile phones have become a learning tool with great potential in both classrooms and outdoor learning. Although there have been qualitative analyses of the use of mobile devices in...
The effects of “IRS Supported Instruction Model” upon undergraduates’ learning in introductory physics
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 6237–6241
In order to enhance the learning effectiveness of introductory physics, our research team had conducted a series of studies to develop "IRS Supported Instruction Model" (ISIM) according to the features of the teacher's teaching methods and...
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 11, No. 1 (January 2012) pp. 202–211
In the context of classroom, it is possible to create a playground with digital technology beneficial for learning in spite of rising enthusiasm in incorporating educational games in classroom. This paper is an essay to describe a learning...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 5088–5093
Peer assessment becomes a popular and effective approach to enhance students’ critical thinking skills and make them reflect more about their and others’ work. In recent years, several web-based peer assessment systems were developed in order to...
Effects of prior knowledge on learning from different compositions of representations in a mobile learning environment
Computers & Education Vol. 72, No. 1 (March 2014) pp. 328–338
Two experiments examined the effects of prior knowledge on learning from different compositions of multiple representations in a mobile learning environment on plant leaf morphology for primary school students. Experiment 1 compared the learning...
Computer-Supported Teacher Development of Pedagogical Content Knowledge through Developing School-Based Curriculum
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 11, No. 2 (2008) pp. 149–170
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 particular emphasis on the employment of classroom...
Improving the frame design of computer simulations for learning: Determining the primacy of the isolated elements or the transient information effects
Computers & Education Vol. 88, No. 1 (October 2015) pp. 280–291
Computer simulations were used to teach students basic concepts associated with correlation. Half of the students were presented information in a sequential series of single frames in which each frame replaced the preceding frame while the other...
Interactions between Levels of Instructional Detail and Expertise When Learning with Computer Simulations
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 18, No. 4 pp. 113–127
Based on cognitive load theory, the effect of different levels of instructional detail and expertise in a simulation-based environment on learning about concepts of correlation was investigated. Separate versions of the learning environment were...
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 15, No. 3 (December 2007) pp. 217–235
e-Learning is bringing training to the attention of upper management in a way that other learning technologies have never done. Web-based training will remain predominant to the design and delivery of workplace learning in the 21st century because...
Implementing clickers to assist learning in science lectures: The Clicker-Assisted Conceptual Change model
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 27, No. 6 (Jan 01, 2011) pp. 979–996
The purposes of this study were twofold. The first aim was to design and develop a clicker-based instructional model known as Clicker-Assisted Conceptual Change (CACC), based on the cognitive conflict approach for conceptual change, to help...
Cognitive resources allocation in computer-mediated dictionary assisted learning: From word meaning to inferential comprehension
Computers & Education Vol. 127, No. 1 (December 2018) pp. 113–129
Computer-mediated dictionaries have been important and widely used aids in the comprehension of, and learning from online texts. However, despite the convenience of computer-mediated dictionaries in retrieving word meaning, its use may reduce the...
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 50, No. 2 (March 2019) pp. 574–586
The finding that under split‐attention conditions students learn more from a picture and spoken text than from a picture and written text (ie, the modality effect) has consistently been found in many types of computer‐assisted multimedia learning...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 5740–5748
Evaluating students’ learning effects is an important issue in educational assessment. A common used assessment tool for estimating what students have learned is test, however, item construction is a time-consuming job. This research designs an...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 11, No. 1 (2008) pp. 29–44
Students in network-based learning environments may have their own learning paths based on either their learning results or status. The learning system can choose suitable learning materials for individual students depending on students' learning...
Computers & Education Vol. 58, No. 1 (January 2012) pp. 172–180
This study investigated split-attention and redundancy effects in a mobile learning environment on leaf morphology of plants as a function of different combinations of media. Eighty-one fifth-grade students were randomly assigned to the following...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 2082–2086
Outdoor learning in areas such as natural science has high potential to enhance learning by giving students a real experience of what they shall learn. However, traditional outdoor learning faces several problems. One of the major problems is that...
“Creating a LEGO Robot as My Experiment Assistant”: The Application of LEGO Mindstorms NXT in Elementary Science Education
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (Oct 18, 2010) pp. 1977–1982
LEGO Mindstorms NXT has been popularly used in programming classes and has been seen as a useful teaching aid. However, few studies so far have focused on the effectiveness of Mindstorms NXT in science education. Therefore, this study proposes a...
A Study on the Enhancement of Students' Writing Performance through Peer review with Discussion in a Wireless Environment
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 6231–6236
Peer review and discussion has the potential to support students to hold effective audience awareness, and then enhance students' writing performances. Wireless learning environment can provide students with multiple interaction channels for the...
The Effects of students’ cognitive styles upon applying computer multimedia to change statistical misconceptions
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 6242–6245
The purpose of current study was to adopt an experiment to explore the relationship among students' cognitive styles, learning processes and learning performances under students learning with computer multimedia for eradicating statistical...
The design and implementation of a meaningful learning-based evaluation method for ubiquitous learning
Computers & Education Vol. 57, No. 4 (December 2011) pp. 2291–2302
If ubiquitous learning (u-learning) is to be effectively developed and feasibly applied to education, it is necessary to evaluate its effectiveness. Yet to achieve a sound evaluation, a particular paradigm must be employed to fit the problem domain. ...
Computers & Education Vol. 88, No. 1 (October 2015) pp. 303–314
This study investigated the occurrence of the redundancy effect in a normal classroom when presenting multiple formats of information with the assistance of electronic slideshows. A virtual classroom that simulates a normal classroom was developed...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 12, No. 4 (2009) pp. 344–358
This study has three major purposes, including designing mobile natural-science learning activities that rest on the 5E Learning Cycle, examining the effects of these learning activities on students' performances of learning aquatic plants, and...
Design and Development of Web-based Peer Review System for Enhancing Students’ Audience Awareness and Reflective Thoughts
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 2265–2270
The major purpose of this study is to introduce the design and development of an on-line peer review system, named happy writing on-line workshop, to enhance students’ audience awareness and reflective thoughts in writing courses. This on-line...
A Framework of Three Learning Activity Levels for Enhancing the Usability and Feasibility of Wireless Learning Environments
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 30, No. 4 (Apr 01, 2004) pp. 331–351
The most recent advances in information technology have brought wireless communication and mobile devices to education. The wireless technology enhanced classroom (WiTEC) integrates a wireless local area network, mobile learning devices, and client...
Silvia Wen-Yu Lee; Chin-Chung Tsai; Ying-Tien Wu; Meng-Jung Tsai; Tzu-Chien Liu; Fu-Kwun Hwang; Chih-Hung Lai; Jyh-Chong Liang; Huang-Ching Wu; Chun-Yen Chang
International Journal of Science Education Vol. 33, No. 14 (2011) pp. 1893–1925
Internet-based science learning has been advocated by many science educators for more than a decade. This review examines relevant research on this topic. Sixty-five papers are included in the review. The review consists of the following two major...
Meng-Lung Lai; Meng-Jung Tsai; Fang-Ying Yang; Chung-Yuan Hsu; Tzu-Chien Liu; Silvia Wen-Yu Lee; Min-Hsien Lee; Guo-Li Chiou; Jyh-Chong Liang; Chin-Chung Tsai
Educational Research Review Vol. 10, No. 1 (December 2013) pp. 90–115
This study aims to disclose how eye-tracking technology has been applied to studies of learning, and what eye movement measures have been used for investigations by reviewing studies that have employed the eye-tracking approach. A total of 81 papers ...