Search results for author:"Zhongtang Ren"
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Old Dominion University
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 40, No. 4 (2009) pp. 429–449
Use of web technology in student construction of knowledge through writing their own textbooks via the Wikibooks platform may affect their epistemological beliefs. By using Epistemological Beliefs Inventory, this article investigates whether two...
Effects of Anonymous e-Peer Feedback vs. Identifiable Member e-Peer Feedback on College Student Writing Performance
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 676–680
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of anonymous e-peer feedback (peer feedback in electronic format) on college students' writing performance in comparison with identifiable member e-peer feedback with the assumption that anonymity...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 3140–3146
Traditionally, teachers and traditional textbooks written by experts were epistemologically perceived as the major sources from which students were to acquire knowledge in school or on campus. The appearance and subsequent growth of Web technology...
Building a Strong and Successful Online Learning Environment through Instructor Initiated Support and Affective Communication with Students
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 328–335
This paper is a report of a qualitative study conducted on a college level online class. Online students often have a feeling of isolation in the learning process. Timely support and affective communication are crucial for online students. Delayed...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 2338–2346
Epistemological beliefs concern conceptions of knowledge and knowing, and involve various understandings of the nature, construction and evaluation of knowledge. Using Biglan’s classification, a growing number of the research on epistemological...