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Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology

April 2011 Volume 10, Number 2

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Number of articles: 25

  1. A Game-Based Learning Approach to Improving Students' Learning Achievements in a Nutrition Course

    Jui-Mei Yien, Chun-Ming Hung, Gwo-Jen Hwang & Yueh-Chiao Lin

    The aim of this study was to explore the influence of applying a game-based learning approach to nutrition education. The quasi-experimental nonequivalent-control group design was adopted in a four... More

    pp. 1-10

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  2. A Joyful Classroom Learning System with Robot Learning Companion for Children to Learn Mathematics Multiplication

    Chun-Wang Wei, I-Chun Hung, Ling Lee & Nian-Shing Chen

    This research demonstrates the design of a Joyful Classroom Learning System (JCLS) with flexible, mobile and joyful features. The theoretical foundations of this research include the experiential... More

    pp. 11-23

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  3. A Small Scale Experimental Study: Using Animations to Learn Vocabulary

    M Naci Kayaoglu, Raside Dag Akbas & Zeynep Ozturk

    This study attempts to investigate whether a difference exists between learning vocabulary via animation and via traditional paper-based method. This small scale study was conducted at Karadeniz... More

    pp. 24-30

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  4. A Web-Based Assessment for Phonological Awareness, Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) and Learning to Read Chinese

    Chen-Huei Liao & Bor-Chen Kuo

    The present study examined the equivalency of conventional and web-based tests in reading Chinese. Phonological awareness, rapid automatized naming (RAN), reading accuracy, and reading fluency... More

    pp. 31-42

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  5. Attitudes of Saudi Universities Faculty Members towards Using Learning Management System (JUSUR)

    Hisham Barakat Hussein

    The research aims to identify the Attitudes of faculty members at Saudi Universities towards using E-learning Management System JUSUR, which follows the National Center for E-learning. A... More

    pp. 43-53

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  6. Determination of Perceptions of the Teacher Candidates Studying in the Computer and Instructional Technology Department towards Human-Computer Interaction and Related Basic Concepts

    Mubin Kiyici

    HCI is a field which has an increasing popularity by virtue of the spread of the computers and internet and gradually contributes to the production of the user-friendlier software and hardware with... More

    pp. 54-62

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  7. Developing and Validating a Media Literacy Self-Evaluation Scale (MLSS) for Elementary School Students

    Chiung-Sui Chang, Eric Zhi-Feng Liu, Chun-Yi Lee, Nian-Shing Chen, Da-Chian Hu & Chun-Hung Lin

    The arrival of new media technology has the potential to radically change education. It has become important for both academics and practitioners to understand the behavioural intentions of... More

    pp. 63-71

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  8. Effect of Self-Worth and Parenting Style on the Planned Behavior in an Online Moral Game

    Jon-Chao Hong, Ming-Yueh Hwang, Chun-Kai Wang, Tsui-Fang Hsu, Yu-Ju Chen & Chiung-Hua Chan

    This idea of integrating moral education to digital gaming platform had been discussed since digital and online approaches were used in teaching. Online interactive instruction was one of moral... More

    pp. 82-90

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  9. EFL Students' Perceptions of Learning Vocabulary in a Computer-Supported Collaborative Environment

    Chih-Cheng Lin, Hsin-Jung Chan & Hsien-Sheng Hsiao

    The present study was intended to explore EFL students' perceptions of learning vocabulary collaboratively with computers. We recruited 91 eighth-graders from three intact classes in a junior high ... More

    pp. 91-99

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  10. Emerging Innovative Teacher Education from Situated Cognition in a Web-Based Environment

    Tzu-Chiang Lin, Ying-Shao Hsu & Yeong-Jing Cheng

    In this paper, the authors first discuss the main rationales of situated cognition and its connections with innovation in teacher education. The challenges that might occur in applying situated... More

    pp. 100-112

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  11. Exploring the Impacts of Analogies on Computer Hardware

    Serkan Dincer

    In the last few decades, analogy, which is considered as a special case for reasoning, has attracted a great deal of attention from cognitive scientists. Although analogy was rarely applied in... More

    pp. 113-121

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  12. Factors Affecting the Computer Usage of Physics Teachers Working at Private Training Centers

    Hatice Guzel

    The rapid development of computer and instructional technologies eases our lives in many ways. Private teaching institutions have become one of the most important entities in the educational system... More

    pp. 122-132

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  13. Gender Differences in Using Social Networks

    S Guzin Mazman & Yasemin Kocak Usluel

    The purpose of this study is to determine individuals' usage purposes of social networks with a focus on the possible differences between females and males. Facebook, which is one the most popular ... More

    pp. 133-139

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  14. Metacognitive Skills Development: A Web-Based Approach in Higher Education

    Chun-Yi Shen & Hsiu-Chuan Liu

    Although there were studies that presented the applications of metacognitive skill training, the research on web-based metacognitive skills training are few. The purpose of this study is to design ... More

    pp. 140-150

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  15. OPASS: An Online Portfolio Assessment and Diagnosis Scheme to Support Web-Based Scientific Inquiry Experiments

    Jun-Ming Su, Huan-Yu Lin, Shian-Shyong Tseng & Chia-Jung Lu

    Promoting the development of students' scientific inquiry capabilities is a major learning objective in science education. As a result, teachers require effective assessment approaches to evaluate ... More

    pp. 151-173

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  16. Opinions of Students in Physical Education and Sports Teaching on the Use of Social Network Sites

    Gulten Herguner

    Because an important period of time of daily life has been spent on the Internet, the way people communicate has recently changed. One of the most important reasons for this change is social... More

    pp. 174-183

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  17. Opinions of University Graduates about Social Networks According to Their Personal Characteristics

    Onur Isbulan

    This research aims to determine opinions of university graduates about social networks according to their personal characteristics. The research was conducted on 203 university graduates who... More

    pp. 184-189

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  18. The Current Perspectives, Theories and Practices of Mobile Learning

    Nilgun Ozdamar Keskin & David Metcalf

    Mobile learning (m-learning) is a highly popular multidisciplinary study field around the world. It has attracted a great deal of attention from researchers in different disciplines who have... More

    pp. 202-208

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  19. The Design and Development of a Semi-Auto Computer Generated Testing Paper System--A Case Study in the School of Continuing Education at China University of Geosciences

    Juan Yang, Xibin Han & Qian Zhou

    With the rapidly increasing entrance examinations for the School of Continuing education of CUGB, there is an urgent need of the examination papers that have the parallel testing ability for the... More

    pp. 209-217

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  20. The Effects of Instruction with Visual Materials on the Development of Preservice Elementary Teachers' Knowledge and Attitude towards Global Warming

    Aykut Emre Bozdogan

    This study aimed to identify the erroneous knowledge and misconceptions of preservice elementary teachers about global warming and examine the effects of instruction with visual materials on... More

    pp. 218-233

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