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World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (Oct 18, 2011) pp. 489–493
The paper focuses on an important aspect in Net Geners’ learning, that is, multi-modal/multi-task learning. The findings of the study revealed that multi-tasks can induce high cognitive load thus lowers performance in learning. Although previous...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 1226–1228
The teacher education in schools, colleges and departments of education (SCDEs) faces the challenge of how to prepare future teachers to teach competently in a digital age. An important question has been raised: how to prepare pre-service teachers...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2009 (Oct 26, 2009) pp. 804–807
This study focuses on the effects of situated learning model on students’ knowledge gain by investigating the influence of individual differences in the implementation of such model. 80 participants were recruited from a large research I university...
Embedding Annotation in Abstract/Concrete Visual Representations to Facilitate Students’ Knowledge Acquisition, Transfer and Self-Efficacy in Physics Education
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2018 (Mar 26, 2018) pp. 1959–1969
This study investigated the effects of abstract/concrete visual representations in physics education by embedding annotation to support learners’ learning. Participants (N=108) were recruited from a subject pool in the college of education in a...
Effects of using hypermedia as an instructional intervention to improve ESL learners' metacognition, motivation, and academic achievement
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This study focused on cognitive learning process from the perspective of metacognition based on the belief that learners' metacognition could play an important role in learning. The study examined the relationship between metacognition and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2018 (Mar 26, 2018) pp. 1888–1895
Deep learning is an important factor in processing information. Further, mental reasoning is related to deep learning, especially in the domain of science. It is theorized that having interactive content can decrease cognitive load, which can help...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2009 (Oct 26, 2009) pp. 3308–3313
The current study investigated adolescents’ perceptions in online social communication. Three factors were identified perceived by adolescents as critical to online social communication. They include social environment, self-confidence, and self...
Policies and Practices in Online Higher Education: A Case Study at One U.S. Doctoral/Research-Extensive University
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (Oct 18, 2010) pp. 432–437
The case study examines the policies and practices for online education at one doctoral/research-extensive university. It uses interview findings from the Chief Information Officer (CIO) as well as key secondary sources to better understand these...
Institutionally Supported Instructional Design and Development – A Practical Application of National Online Standards
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (Oct 18, 2010) pp. 915–920
Abstract: The transitions into a knowledge-based society require a reexamination of higher education’s online policies. The paper explores the development of online higher education standards in three distinct phases. The authors have given these...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 9, No. 2 (2006) pp. 107–118
This study investigated the impact of recency effect on multiple rule-based problem solving in an interactive multimedia environment. Forty-five college students were recruited and assigned to two groups: synchronized and unsynchronized interactive...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 109–110
This paper will study (1) the various stages of Internet access in China: from censorship to limited self-autonomy, (2) instructional use of the Internet in China. Case studies will be conducted to show how Internet is used in Chinese schools at...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 4839–4845
Researchers and educators have been exploring methods to improve science learning. One of the heavily researched areas is to teach with analogy. Recently teaching science using schema induced analogy has drawn attention from educators and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) p. 1034
Internet is growing rapidly and has a great impact on Education. Distance education has become an extremely important area of using instructional technology. The Unite State is one of the largest developed countries and China is one of the biggest...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 45, No. 2 (2011) pp. 203–221
The current study investigated adolescents' perceptions in online social communication. Three factors were perceived by adolescents as critical to online social communication. These included self-identity, self-confidence, and self-social factors....
Putting Assessment in Perspective: Successful Implementation in Educational Technology and Curriculum Integration
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 1244–1249
This paper focuses on how to use assessment tool to effectively integrate educational technology into curriculum. The authors examine the current practices in educational technology and curriculum integration and point out that successful ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 2548–2552
Relevant prior knowledge is an important component to learning new, complex topics. However, adults are often faced with learning new topics wherein they have low prior knowledge. Novice learners can experience difficulty learning new topics and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 4105–4109
Online social communication is an important aspect in today's college education experience. The design of effective online communication tools along with the development of collaborative social networks is vital to the success of a students'...
Educational Gerontology Vol. 41, No. 7 (2015) pp. 504–518
The current study examined factors related to older adults' perceptions of Internet use. Three hundred ninety five older adults participated in the study. The factor analysis revealed four factors perceived by older adults as critical to their...
Style Matching or Ability Building? An Empirical Study on FD Learners' Learning in Well-Structured and Ill-Structured Asynchronous Online Learning Environments
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 41, No. 2 (2009) pp. 195–226
The present study investigated (1) the impact of cognitive styles on learner performance in well-structured and ill-structured learning, and (2) scaffolding as a cognitive tool to improve learners' cognitive abilities, especially field dependent (FD)...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 49, No. 4 (2005) pp. 41–49
The WebQuest as an inquiry-oriented approach in web learning has gained considerable attention from educators and has been integrated widely into curricula in K-12 and higher education. It is considered to be an effective way to organize chaotic...
CALICO Journal Vol. 27, No. 1 (September 2009) pp. 205–231
This study explored affective factors in learning English as a foreign language in a 3D game-like virtual world, Quest Atlantis (QA). Through the use of communication tools (e.g., chat, bulletin board, telegrams, and email), 3D avatars, and 2D...
An Examination of the Reciprocal Relationship of Loneliness and Facebook Use among First-Year College Students
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 46, No. 1 (2012) pp. 105–117
College students are using social network sites such as Facebook to communicate with their families and friends. However, empirical evidence is needed to examine whether there exists a reciprocal relationship between students' use of social network...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (Oct 18, 2011) pp. 119–127
Our purpose was to test the effect of placement of concept maps on learning complex material online. Blocked by their scores on a test of spatial ability, college students were randomly assigned to one of three experimental conditions (map first,...
Educational Gerontology Vol. 42, No. 9 (2016) pp. 635–645
This study investigated the redundancy effect on older and younger persons' cognitive performance in a caregiver video training. Participants (N = 92) were recruited from one research-intensive university and three senior centers in a midsize city...
Modern Language Journal Vol. 93, No. 4 (2009) pp. 489–511
This study analyzes the user chat logs and other artifacts of a virtual world, "Quest Atlantis" (QA), and proposes the concept of Negotiation for Action (NfA) to explain how interaction, specifically, avatar-embodied collaboration between native...
Robert Zheng; Bret L. Hicken; Robert D. Hill; Marilyn Luptak; Candice M. Daniel; Marren Grant; Randall Rupper
Educational Gerontology Vol. 42, No. 8 (2016) pp. 540–550
This research project included two studies that investigated (a) differences between technology use in tech-knowledgeable and less tech-knowledgeable older persons, (b) cognitive and affective variables and their association with the application of...
Standardizing Evaluation of On-Line Continuing Medical Education: Physician Knowledge, Attitudes, and Reflection on Practice
Linda Casebeer; Robert E. Kristofco; Sheryl Strasser; Michael Reilly; Periyakaruppan Krishnamoorthy; Andrew Rabin; Shimin Zheng; Simone Karp; Lloyd Myers
Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions Vol. 24, No. 2 (2004) pp. 68–75
Introduction: Physicians increasingly earn continuing medical education (CME) credits through on-line courses, but there have been few rigorous evaluations to determine their effects. The present study explores the feasibility of implementing...