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Asia Pacific Education Review Vol. 6, No. 1 (2005) pp. 28–40
This quantitative-qualitative study seeks to determine the effectiveness of TIMS (Thomasian Interactive Multimedia Software) in teaching the introductory topics in Trigonometry. The acceptability of the software to the student respondents was...
CALICO Journal Vol. 11, No. 3 (1994) pp. 47–74
In this paper, an attempt to apply the synthesized results from previous research on theories of actual development of courseware is demonstrated in an interactive videodisc project that aims to promote English-as-a-foreign-language learning at...
Journal of Chinese Linguistics Vol. 15, No. 2 (1987) pp. 364–66
Describes the highlights of the activities and papers presented at the conference including the following: an analysis of Chinese data processing systems and Chinese sentences, natural language processing, language lesson authoring systems,...
Innovations in Education and Teaching International Vol. 41, No. 1 (February 2004) pp. 105–112
This paper proposes the idea of 'information commitments' for Web-based learning environments. Information commitments are a set of evaluative standards which Web users utilize in order to assess the accuracy and usefulness of Web-based materials....
Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal Vol. 3, No. 2 (1996) pp. 196–201
The SEPATH structural equation modeling (SEM) software is a new module in the latest release of STATISTICA (version 5.0) for Windows 3.1 and Windows 95. SEPATH is a program that provides a comprehensive set of functions for the SEM modeling. The...
Vertical Stream Curricula Integration of Problem-Based Learning Using an Autonomous Vacuum Robot in a Mechatronics Course
European Journal of Engineering Education Vol. 36, No. 5 (2011) pp. 485–504
Difficulties in teaching a multi-disciplinary subject such as the mechatronics system design module in Departments of Mechatronics Engineering at Temasek Polytechnic arise from the gap in experience and skill among staff and students who have...
Preferences toward Internet-Based Learning Environments: High School Students' Perspectives for Science Learning
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 8, No. 2 (2005) pp. 203–213
Constructivist Internet-based learning environments are advocated by contemporary educators, but few studies investigated students' preferences toward the environments for learning a specific school subject such as science. Therefore, the purpose of ...
An Empirical Study of Factors Affecting Mobile Wireless Technology Adoption for Promoting Interactive Lectures in Higher Education
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 17, No. 1 (Feb 02, 2016)
Use of mobile technology are widespread, particularly among the younger generation. There is a huge potential for utilizing such technology, particularly in lecture sessions with large number of students, serving as an interaction tool between the...
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 28, No. 6 (2015) pp. 479–498
Few studies have investigated how metacognitive processes foster the application of genre knowledge to students' academic writing. This is largely due to its internal and unobservable characteristics. To bridge this gap, an online writing system...
Fashioning curriculum reform as identity politics—Taiwan's dilemma of curriculum reform in new millennium
International Journal of Educational Development Vol. 28, No. 5 (September 2008) pp. 585–595
This paper explores indigenization and globalization, the double issue of curriculum and identity as a dialectical contradiction that characterizes the ambivalence of “Taiwanese identity.” “Taiwanese identity” is treated as a social, political, and...
Exploring the Perceived Benefits of the Process of Multimodal Video Making in Developing Multiliteracies
Language Learning & Technology Vol. 22, No. 2 (2018) pp. 28–37
The digital technology era has profoundly evolved and changed the ways that people consume and produce information. As language itself is recognized as a multimodal resource for communicative purposes, different forms of multimodality have been...
CALICO Journal Vol. 10, No. 1 (1992) pp. 23–44
A one-year study is reported that addresses whether and in which way grammatically computer-assisted language learning (CALL) can help English writing instruction in a Taiwanese setting. Results of a CALL courseware intervention with first-year...
Promoting interactions between lecturers and students in classrooms via mobile technologies: An empirical study
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 33, No. 2 (Jun 09, 2017)
The current study sets out to identify determinants affecting behavioural intention to use mobile technology in lecture classes. The research emphasizes the reason for using mobile technology during lectures with large number of students is to...
Investigating the Impact of Cognitive Style on Multimedia Learners' Understanding and Visual Search Patterns: An Eye-Tracking Approach
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 55, No. 8 (2018) pp. 1053–1068
Multimedia students' dependence on information from the outside world can have an impact on their ability to identify and locate information from multiple resources in learning environments and thereby affect the construction of mental models. Field ...
System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics Vol. 20, No. 4 (1992) pp. 481–92
A year-long project to develop an automatic English grammar text-analysis for Chinese students in Taiwan to help writing revision processes is described. The project analyzed 135 writing samples, developed an electronic dictionary, and researched...
CALICO Journal Vol. 14, No. 2 (1997) pp. 81–96
Reviews learner strategy research, strategy instruction, and on-line help in multimedia instructional materials, and reports on a study investigating 20 native Chinese-speaking English language learners' use of computer resource facilities (e.g.,...
CALICO Journal Vol. 9, No. 1 (1991) pp. 57–70
A computer grammar checker is described that evolved from a sample of errors and resulting in a taxonomy of 14 main and 93 subtypes. Using a 1,402-word stem electronic dictionary, an augmented transition network parser, and a set of disambiguating...
Educational Media International Vol. 37, No. 3 (2000) pp. 157–60
Describes a typology of the use of educational media that includes audience, location, time, interactivity, cost, and training. Compares a variety of educational media including radio, television, CD-ROM, and Internet-based instruction, and...
The Roles of "Second Life" in a College Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Course in Taiwan, ROC
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 25, No. 4 (2012) pp. 365–382
Various language learning projects using "Second Life" (SL) have been documented; still, their specific learning potentials, particularly in English as a foreign language (EFL) context, remain to be explored. The current study aims to add one piece...
Reinterpreting and reconstructing science: Teachers’ view changes toward the nature of science by courses of science education
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 22, No. 3 (April 2006) pp. 363–375
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of science education courses on a group of Taiwanese inservice and preservice teachers’ views toward the nature of science. There were two science education courses in the study; one was for 36...
Computers & Education Vol. 97, No. 1 (June 2016) pp. 21–30
Communication is an important skill which nursing students must master in order to be effective in their career. One of the purposes of this study was to implement an online video peer assessment system to scaffold their communication skills. The...
International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design Vol. 4, No. 3 (July 2014) pp. 49–65
There are more universities in Taiwan have incorporated e-learning as the main teaching system. However, it is a critical issue to understand learners' attitudes toward the system. Therefore, the purpose of this research was to test an e-learning...
Conceptions of learning versus conceptions of web-based learning: The differences revealed by college students
Computers & Education Vol. 53, No. 4 (December 2009) pp. 1092–1103
Past research has shown the variations of students’ conceptions of learning, but little has been especially undertaken to address students’ conceptions of web-based learning and to make comparisons between students’ conceptions of learning in...
Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 19, No. 2 (2010) pp. 230–284
This study explores how student-generated questions can support argumentation in science. Students were asked to discuss which of two graphs showing the change in temperature with time when ice is heated to steam was correct. Four classes of...
Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics Vol. 20, No. 7 (2006) pp. 501–508
This study examined variations in English complex onset realizations by children who use cochlear implants. Data consisted of 227 productions of two-segment onset clusters from 12 children. In general, onset cluster realizations of children with...
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 13, No. 1 (2000) pp. 65–78
Discusses the assessment of learner strategies in the computer assisted language learning context, and the pros and cons. Reviews empirical studies that have used the computer to record the interactive process where second language learners...
Pre-Service English Teachers' Perceptions and Practice of Field Experience and Professional Learning from Expert Teachers' Mentoring
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice Vol. 21, No. 3 (2015) pp. 328–345
Though it is well known that pre-service teachers' field experiences are recognized as key to enhancing teaching practice, Taiwanese pre-service teachers who take "Teaching Methods and Materials" in elementary school's seven...
Content Analysis of Taiwanese 14 Year Olds' Information Processing Operations Shown in Cognitive Structures Following Physics Instruction, with Relations to Science Attainment and Scientific Epistemological Beliefs
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 17, No. 2 (1999) pp. 125–38
Describes a study of Taiwanese 14-year-olds' (n=48) cognitive structures derived from the instruction of basic atomic physics. Finds that even academically above-average students tended to use relatively lower-level modes of knowledge construction,...
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 20, No. 2 (2002) pp. 269–87
Reports on a study that explored the types of questions that students ask for open-ended science investigations. Discusses how teachers can help students identify problems and pose questions that are feasible for investigation. (Contains 55...
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 10, No. 5 (1997) pp. 455–78
A study investigated effectiveness of use of World Wide Web texts in a college English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) writing class, finding that the reading comprehension and writing skills of 15 students using the Web-based materials improved more...
Language Learning & Technology Vol. 18, No. 1
Collaborative writing (CW) research has gained prevalence in recent years. However, the ways in which students interact socially to produce written texts through synchronous collaborative writing (SCW) is rarely studied. This study aims to...
The interpretation construction design model for teaching science and its applications to Internet-based instruction in Taiwan
International Journal of Educational Development Vol. 21, No. 5 pp. 401–415
This paper uses the Interpretation Construction Design Model proposed by Black and McClintock (1996) [An interpretation construction approach to constructivist design. In: Wilson, B. (Ed.), Constructivist Learning Environments. Educational...
Mathematics Teacher Vol. 107, No. 9 (May 2014) pp. 660–665
Exploration, innovation, proof: For students, teachers, and others who are curious, keeping an open mind and being ready to investigate unusual or unexpected properties will always lead to learning something new. Technology can further this process, ...
Overcoming Junior High School Students' Misconceptions about Microscopic Views of Phase Change: A Study of an Analogy Activity
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 8, No. 1 (1999) pp. 83–91
Examines the effectiveness of an analogy activity designed to overcome junior high school students' misconceptions about the microscopic views of phase change. Uses an analogy activity presented in the form of role playing in which students act as...
International Journal of Education and Development using ICT Vol. 14, No. 3 (Dec 30, 2018)
This study evaluates the impact of Khan Academy (KA) video tutorials in a blended learning environment for ninth grade students in Sri Lanka. The 632 treatment group students followed KA during 2-3 time slots out of 5 time slots assigned for...
Language Learning & Technology Vol. 19, No. 1 pp. 102–118
Behind CALL teacher education (CTE) there is an unproblematized consensus of transfer, which suggests a positivist and tool-centered view of learning gains that differs from the sociocultural focus of recent teacher education research. Drawing on...
Gerontologist Vol. 52, No. 5 (October 2012) pp. 712–721
Purpose of the Study: The objectives of this study were to evaluate a community-based basic computer and Internet training program designed for older adults, provide recommendations for program refinement, and gather preliminary information on...
Investigating the Influence of Motivational Factors on Conceptual Change in a Digital Learning Context Using the Dual-Situated Learning Model
International Journal of Science Education Vol. 32, No. 14 (September 2010) pp. 1853–1875
This study examines the relationship between the learning motivation and conceptual change of 127 eighth graders, after they have learned the acid, base, and salt concept in a digital learning context, designed according to the dual-situated...
Canadian Library Journal Vol. 47, No. 5 (1990) pp. 323–26
Discussion of resistance to technological changes in libraries focuses on a study conducted at Algoma University College (Canada) to determine library users' reactions to the online catalog. The coexistence of traditional card catalogs and online...
The "third"-order barrier for technology-integration instruction: Implications for teacher education
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 28, No. 6 (Jan 01, 2012) pp. 1057–1060
Technology integration is a major trend in contemporary education practice. When undertaking technology integration in classrooms, a first-order barrier and a second-order barrier, as proposed by Ertmer (1999), can hinder its implementation. The...
A Multi-Modal Digital Game-Based Learning Environment for Hospitalized Children with Chronic Illnesses
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 17, No. 4 pp. 366–378
The aim of this study was to explore the digital game-based learning for children with chronic illnesses in the hospital settings. The design-based research and qualitative methods were applied. Three eight-year-old children with leukemia...
Journal of Curriculum Studies Vol. 34, No. 6 (November 2002) pp. 623–636
The emergence and rapid growth of computer network technologies are changing the way people live and learn. Computer networks provide new alternatives for the design, development, storage and distribution of, as well as access to, learning materials....
Journal of Online Learning Research Vol. 1, No. 3 (December 2015) pp. 275–303
Online teaching and learning have become widespread with the emergence of the Internet and other new technologies. However, online environments pose new challenges to those seeking to develop or choose suitable teaching approaches, and this is...
A Comparison of Approaches for the Analysis of Interaction Effects between Latent Variables Using Partial Least Squares Path Modeling
Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal Vol. 17, No. 1 (2010) pp. 82–109
In social and business sciences, the importance of the analysis of interaction effects between manifest as well as latent variables steadily increases. Researchers using partial least squares (PLS) to analyze interaction effects between latent...
Action Research of the Multiple Intelligence (MI), Cooperative Learning, and Game-Based Teaching into Summer Intensive English Classes for Mixed-Level and Mixed-Age Students
Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5, No. 11 (2017) pp. 1977–1985
This study is based on the "2014 the Schweitzer Program" in Taiwan which spanned for four weeks from the 2nd to 29th of August. The lessons included four classes of multimedia picture books and eight game-based lessons. The aim of this...
"If You Build It, Will They Come?" Piloting a Multi-Day Collaborative Research Workshop within a Learning Management System
Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning Vol. 10, No. 3 (2016) pp. 174–185
Research workshops are designed to help students develop skills that go beyond the scope of one-shot library sessions. However, with more students conducting research off-campus, online, and in the evening, workshops targeted towards complex skills...
Students' interpersonal perspectives on, conceptions of and approaches to learning in online peer assessment
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 28, No. 4 (Jan 01, 2012)
The purpose of this study is to qualitatively explore students' interpersonal perspectives (i.e.,psychological safety, value diversity, trust and social interdependence) on, conceptions of and approaches to learning in an online peer assessment...
Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics Vol. 22, No. 3 (March 2008) pp. 233–251
This paper investigates patterns of error production in 10 children who use cochlear implants, focusing specifically on the acquisition of obstruents. Two broad patterns of production errors are investigated, fortition (or strengthening) errors and...
Journal on School Educational Technology Vol. 7, No. 2 (2011) pp. 1–12
Numerous flash or java applet based simulations have been developed to improve students' comprehension of Science concepts, particularly the more complex or "dry" ones. Simulations have been reported to be effective as instructional aids...
Determinants of Mobile Wireless Technology for Promoting Interactivity in Lecture Sessions: An Empirical Analysis
Journal of Computing in Higher Education Vol. 26, No. 2 (August 2014) pp. 159–181
The aim of this paper is to identify adoption factors of mobile wireless technology to increase interactivity between lecturers and students during lectures. A theoretical framework to ascertain lecturers' intentions to use mobile wireless...