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National Institute of Education
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2010 (2010) pp. 896–906
While research has found that technology leadership is an important factor for effective integration of technology in schools, there is a paucity of research on technology leadership in schools. This paper reviewed 12 empirical reports on technology ...
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2010 (2010) pp. 891–895
This paper uses a grounded theory approach to derive key findings from 12 empirical studies on technology leadership. Roles of technology leaders were identified and categorized into four main areas of change: infrastructur al, organizational...
Supporting collaborative@problem-solving through computer@-supported@collaborative@argumentation (2000) pp. 1–188
This study set out to study the effects of using a Computer-Supported Collaborative Argumentation (CSCA) tool to scaffold argumentation during group discussions for students engaging in ill-structured problem solving. The study was conducted in a...
Learning with computers: Generating insights into the development of cognitive tools using cultural historical activity theory
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 35, No. 2 (May 10, 2019)
Using computers as cognitive tools or mindtools has created impact in education since their introduction in the 1990s. One main characteristic is the notion of learning with computers as intellectual partners: engaging learners in higher level...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 23, No. 2 (2000) pp. 113–31
This study investigated the effects of incorporating concept mapping into computer assisted instruction with tenth grade students in Singapore. Discusses results of a chemistry achievement test that suggest that concept mapping accompanying a...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 26, No. 7 (Jan 01, 2010)
Situated in the field of computer assisted language learning (CALL), this article reports an instrumental case study on the use of audioblogs for developing students' Chinese speaking skills. The intervention focused on scaffolding students in...
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 42, No. 5 (September 2014) pp. 747–775
The introduction of problem-based learning into K-12 science classrooms faces the challenge of achieving the dual goal of learning science content and developing problem-solving skills. To overcome this content-process tension in science classrooms, ...
Stability of the Positive Mood Effect on Creativity When Task Switching, Practice Effect, and Test Item Differences Are Taken into Consideration
Journal of Creative Behavior Vol. 49, No. 2 (June 2015) pp. 94–110
Although experimentally induced positive mood can generally last for 20 min and the induced mood is conducive to creative performance, it is still unclear whether the facilitation effect is stable during these 20 min. Two studies were conducted to...
Educational Media International Vol. 43, No. 4 (December 2006) pp. 347–361
Some learning scientists are beginning to investigate social and cultural aspects of learning by examining the interactions between a learner and the environment as well as with other people in the learning environment. This article proposes...
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2011 (2011) pp. 1204–1214
This study investigated the distributed leadership practices and system differentiation strategy in technology integration among three Singapore schools. These schools have achieved different levels of technology-related outcomes and are embarking...
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2011 (2011) pp. 778–791
Student learning often forms the key focus of teachers. In professional learning teams (PLTs), teachers engage in collaboration and inquiry with the aim of improving their students’ learning. However, teachers who take on the role of facilitating...
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2010 (2010) pp. 528–538
In this study, 36 engineering students who were taking a course on effective communication used graphic organizers to prepare their draft for a writing task. This was followed by a review by peers and the teacher. As students often have difficulties ...
Professional Development of Teachers for Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning: A Knowledge-Building Approach
Teachers College Record Vol. 111, No. 5 (2009) pp. 1296–1327
Background: This study was situated in Singapore, which aims to achieve engaged learning in P-12 schools with the use of educational technology. One of the foci of study among Singaporean educational researchers is a computer-supported collaborative ...
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2010 (2010) pp. 919–923
The Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework, first discovered by Mishra and Koehler in 2006, has gained much interest among teacher educators as it recognises that pedagogical uses of technology are greatly influenced by the...
Exploring relationship between students’ questioning behaviors and inquiry tasks in an online forum through analysis of ideational function of questions
Computers & Education Vol. 57, No. 2 (September 2011) pp. 1675–1685
In this study we explored questioning behaviors among elementary students engaging in inquiry science using the "Knowledge Forum", a computer-supported collaborative learning tool. Adapting the theory of systemic functional linguistics, we developed ...
Learning: Research and Practice Vol. 3, No. 1 (2017) pp. 12–29
The assessment and understanding of students' ideas in discourse have often been a difficult problem for teachers to tackle. Recent innovations and technologies such as text mining can provide a partial solution by generating an estimated count of...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 1865–1866
A nation-wide Masterplan for IT in education was implemented in Singapore since 1997. To help overcome the shortage of instructional programs, an innovate approach, called microLESSONSTM,was devised to help teachers develop their own IT based...
Scaffolding Writing Using Feedback in Students' Graphic Organizers--Novice Writers' Relevance of Ideas and Cognitive Loads
Educational Media International Vol. 47, No. 2 (June 2010) pp. 135–152
This paper aims to find out two outcomes of feedback in the novice writers' graphic organizers, which are the novice writers' ability to align their ideas to their writing goal, and their perceived germane, metacognitive, extraneous and intrinsic...
From Traditional to Constructivist Epistemologies: A Proposed Theoretical Framework Based on Activity Theory for Learning Communities
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 17, No. 1 (January 2006) pp. 37–55
This article is concerned with how learning communities are transformed as they evolve from traditional learning epistemologies towards constructivist orientations and pedagogies. Adopting activity theory as a framework, the article discusses how...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 27, No. 3 (Jan 01, 2011)
This paper examines pre-service teachers' reflection on teaching after participating in an online course using videos of micro-skills coupled with self reflection and group blogs. Data sources included 137 online blog entries collected from 26...
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 18, No. 3 (September 2010) pp. 203–218
While the growing prevalence of Web 2.0 in education opens up exciting opportunities for universities to explore expansive, new literacies practices, concomitantly, it presents unique challenges. Many universities are changing from a content...
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2011 (2011) pp. 227–233
The purpose of this study is to investigate the development of student teachers‘ intentions and practices in integrating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into teaching. Data was collected before and after the ICT course on their...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (2003) pp. 1782–1785
This case study documents our effort in using Knowledge Building approach on 18 pre-service teachers learning to design constructivist activities with technology. The course was delivered using blended instructions, complementing face-to-face...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 27, No. 8 (Jan 01, 2011) pp. 1304–1318
This paper traces the evolution of the design framework for the use of technology in a teacher education program in a Singaporean university. This course focuses on developing student teachers' capacity for the use of ICT in teaching and learning....
International Journal of Instructional Media Vol. 32, No. 1 (Jan 01, 2005)
Online learning through the Internet is seen to be pervasive in today's educational and corporate sectors. Online learning also promises all kinds of possibilities for learning and this paper makes an attempt to clarify some of these issues. Instead ...
Changing Epistemology of Science Learning through Inquiry with Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 24, No. 4 (Oct 06, 2005) pp. 367–386
There are increasing efforts among science educators to move students away from learning about science towards learning to be scientist. To progress in this calling, there is a need to change the epistemology of science learning from instructivism...
Global Learn 2010 (May 17, 2010) pp. 4103–4108
Using Philosophy for Children (P4C) as the context, an online forum was set up where philosophical questions were posed, and students put forth their views and challenged their peers’ views by participating in online discussions. Three groups of...
Supporting Problem Solving with Case-Stories Learning Scenario and Video-Based Collaborative Learning Technology
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 7, No. 2 (2004) pp. 120–128
In this paper, we suggest that case-based resources, which are used for assisting cognition during problem solving, can be structured around the work of narratives in social cultural psychology. Theories and other research methods have proposed...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 1140–1147
The extensive proliferation of new asynchronous discussions tools brings fundamental changes in the methods, models and techniques employed to educate and train students and professionals. Approaching education as communication and building a...
Topics: Research Methods
Educational Technology Vol. 54, No. 1 (2014) pp. 8–13
To better prepare learners for the "knowledge society," educators in Singapore have embarked on a journey in experimenting with knowledge creation pedagogy in classrooms. The Knowledge Creation and Innovative Design Centre was set up to...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 6, No. 1 (2003) pp. 96–104
Describes efforts in providing a holistic environment for trainee teachers at the National Institute of Education (Singapore) to learn "hands-on" about using technology in classroom instruction. Results from an evaluation survey indicated the...
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2010 (2010) pp. 353–363
This paper reports the preliminary qualitative findings of the first-year phase from a two-year study, in which we aimed to investigate: 1) the preservice teachers’ knowledge, attitudes and use of Information Technology (ICT) for classroom teaching...
The self-directed learning with technology scale (SDLTS) for young students: An initial development and validation
Teo Timothy; Tan Seng Chee; Lee Chwee Beng; Chai Ching Sing; Koh Joyce Hwee Ling; Chen Wen Li; Cheah Horn Mun
Computers & Education Vol. 55, No. 4 pp. 1764–1771
Research has found self-directed learning to have a significant impact on the long-term societal demands on our future workforce and our perspective on learning. Over the years, many measures have been developed to examine self-directed learning....