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Asian Journal of Distance Education Vol. 5, No. 2 pp. 4–12
The purpose of this study was to investigate the quality of the online courses developed as a result of national projects in China. A total of 31 online courses were evaluated from the pedagogical, social, and technological perspectives. The results ...
Computers & Education Vol. 55, No. 3 (November 2010) pp. 1270–1276
The ability to work collaboratively is highly valued in today’s workplace. However, collaboration does not often naturally happen in a group. Certain strategies must be applied to coordinate individual efforts and monitor the learning process so...
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2019 (Jun 24, 2019) pp. 1703–1707
Blended synchronous learning has the potential to enable some students to join classroom instruction at geographically separated places. However, research indicates that the engagement level of the online students are often not as high as the...
Topics: Blended Learning
Innovations in Education and Teaching International Vol. 45, No. 4 (November 2008) pp. 411–419
Effective integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into teaching and learning is becoming an essential competency for teachers. However, teachers do not usually follow linear instructional design models when they are planning...
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 17, No. 1 (March 2009) pp. 1–13
The constructivist learning environment was designed on three perspectives: pedagogical, social and technological. A group of 24 trainee teachers used the environment and participated in the formative evaluation. Results showed that the trainee...
Computers & Education Vol. 53, No. 4 (December 2009) pp. 1138–1146
Collaboration becomes an essential competency in the current knowledge society. In this study, a collaborative learning environment was designed to facilitate students in group collaboration. Instructional support strategies of friendship and...
A Case Study of Using an Online Community of Practice for Teachers' Professional Development at a Secondary School in China
Learning, Media and Technology Vol. 37, No. 4 (2012) pp. 429–446
In this case study, an online community was designed at a secondary school in China for the teachers to prepare their lessons collectively, reflect on their teaching practices, collect comments from peers, and share resources. A survey was...
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 49, No. 3 (May 2018) pp. 451–462
In this study, a blended synchronous learning environment (BSLE) was designed from pedagogical, social and technical perspectives. It was created for a group of master's students to attend lessons in the classroom and at the same time allow a few of ...
New Horizons in Education Vol. 55, No. 2 (October 2007) pp. 1–11
Background: Singapore launched the first Masterplan in 1997 to guide the integration of ICT (information and communication technology) in education. Since then many schools have started to explore using ICT in their curricula. The school reported in ...
Australian Journal of Teacher Education Vol. 39, No. 2 (February 2014)
This paper explores three potential affordances (social, technical and pedagogical) of wikis in the context of designing 32 teachers' learning of classroom management cases. Two learning environments were designed and two groups of the teacher...
Investigating Students' Critical Thinking in Weblogs: An Exploratory Study in a Singapore Secondary School
Asia Pacific Education Review Vol. 11, No. 4 (December 2010) pp. 541–551
Critical thinking is an essential competency in the new information age. But research shows that students commonly lack critical thinking skills and hence promoting students' critical thinking becomes crucial. This exploratory study investigated the ...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 10, No. 1 (2007) pp. 148–156
Integrating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into teaching and learning is a growing area that has attracted many educators' efforts in recent years. Based on the scope of content covered, ICT integration can happen in three different...
New Horizons in Education Vol. 52 (November 2005) pp. 39–52
Background: Many of the agent-based products available to education today have been largely confined to games and instructional media that are often produced commercially by non-instructional professionals. Most of them lack customizability and are...
Innovation in the educational technology course for pre-service student teachers in East China Normal University
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 28, No. 6 (Jan 01, 2012) pp. 1074–1081
Modern Educational Technology is a common course in many normal universities in China. The Modern Educational Technology Center (METC) of East China Normal University (ECNU) decided to improve the course for pre-service teachers at the end of 2010. ...
Innovation in the Educational Technology Course for Pre-Service Student Teachers in East China Normal University
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 28, No. 6 (2012)
Modern Educational Technology is a common course in many normal universities in China. The Modern Educational Technology Center (METC) of East China Normal University (ECNU) decided to improve the course for pre-service teachers at the end of 2010....
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 18, No. 3 (May 12, 2017)
In this study, a blended synchronous learning environment (BSLE) was created to support a group of graduate students when they were taking a course. Instruction was delivered to both face-to-face (F2F) and online students simultaneously. The purpose ...
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2010 (2010) pp. 783–786
The current challenge faced by most beginning teachers is the disparity between the theories of classroom management exposed to in pre-service, and the practices in complex and ill-structured classroom situations. Such a theory-practice gap has led...
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 17, No. 1 (March 2009) pp. 95–104
Critical thinking and knowledge construction have become essential competencies for people in the new information age. In this study, we designed an interactive learning environment involving three forms of interaction: individual reflections, group ...
Students’ perspectives on the design and implementation of a blended synchronous learning environment
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 34, No. 1 (Mar 28, 2018)
This study investigated a blended synchronous learning environment (BSLE), which was designed for a group of master\u2019s students taking a course at a teacher education institute. The BSLE was created for the majority of the students to attend the ...
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 50, No. 3 (May 2019) pp. 1381–1395
This study investigated whether video lectures instructed by a heightened level of expressiveness instructor were better than those instructed by a conventional level of expressiveness instructor or audio‐only in promoting students' online learning, ...
Campus-Wide Information Systems Vol. 27, No. 2 (2010) pp. 68–78
Purpose: The main purpose of this paper is to present how meaningful e-learning units can be created by using an online tool called Meaningful E-learning Units (MeLU). The paper also aims to describe how created e-learning units can be shared by...
Interactive networks and social knowledge construction behavioral patterns in primary school teachers' online collaborative learning activities
Computers & Education Vol. 104, No. 1 (January 2017) pp. 1–17
A four-stage online collaborative learning approach to supporting teachers' professional development was proposed and described in this paper. This study investigated primary school teachers' interactive networks and social knowledge construction...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 55, No. 3 (June 2007) pp. 275–295
The CASCADE-MUCH system was designed to help teacher-designers in Shanghai, China with the development of instructional scenarios for multimedia curricula. After four rounds of prototyping, a summative evaluation was carried out to assess...
Verifying Causal Relationships Among the Presences of the Community of Inquiry Framework in the Chinese Context
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 18, No. 6 (Sep 25, 2017)
The purpose of this study was to verify a Chinese version of Community of Inquiry (CoI) instrument with learning presence and explore the causal relationships of the factors in the instrument. This study first examined the reliability and validity...