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Northern Illinois University
Earth surface modeling for education: How effective is it? Four semesters of classroom tests with WILSIM‐GC
Wei Luo; Thomas J. Smith; Kyle Whalley; Andrew Darling; Carol Ormand; Wei‐Chen Hung; Jui‐Ling Chiang; Jon Pelletier; Kirk Duffin
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 50, No. 3 (May 2019) pp. 1462–1481
This paper presents results from a randomized experimental design replicated over four semesters that compared students’ performance in understanding landform evolution processes as measured by the pretest to posttest score growth between two...
A remix-oriented approach to promoting student engagement in a long-term participatory learning program
Computers & Education Vol. 110, No. 1 (July 2017) pp. 1–15
Researchers and educators continuously remark on the importance of integrating creativity into the learning process. This study proposes a creativity approach to facilitating participatory learning for the sustained engagement of young learners...
Design and usability assessment of a dialogue-based cognitive tutoring system to model expert problem solving in research design
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 46, No. 1 (Jan 30, 2015) pp. 82–97
Technology provides the means to create useful learning and practice environments for learners. Well-designed cognitive tutor systems, for example, can provide appropriate learning environments that feature cognitive supports (ie, scaffolding) for...
Factors that Predict the Integration of Technology for Instruction by Community College Adjunct Faculty
Community College Journal of Research and Practice Vol. 38, No. 1 (2014) pp. 68–85
Community colleges have responded to the increased use of technology for instruction by providing support and professional development opportunities for faculty. However, differences in perceptions, expectations, and opportunities exist between full-...
Community College Journal of Research and Practice Vol. 38, No. 10 (2014) pp. 859–872
This study examined the demographic factors that predict intention to integrate technology into instruction by community college adjunct faculty. Regression model findings indicated that the demographic characteristics of years of teaching...
Computers & Education Vol. 70, No. 1 (January 2014) pp. 80–91
Engaging students in reflection during real-world observation and inquiry activities has been recognized as an important issue for improving students' learning achievement and motivation. Many studies in the literature have adopted text-based...
Design and Validation of MAPS for Educators: A Performance Support System to Guide Media Selection for Lesson Design
Performance Improvement Quarterly Vol. 26, No. 1 (2013) pp. 81–99
The importance of adopting technology-supported performance systems for on-the-job learning and training is well-recognized in a networked economy. In this study, we present a performance support system (PSS) designed to support technology...
Behaviour & Information Technology Vol. 32, No. 1 (2013) pp. 37–51
Social media on the World Wide Web, such as Wiki, are increasingly applied to support collaborative learning for students to conduct a project together. However, recent studies indicated that students, learning in the collaborative project, may not...
International Journal of Distance Education Technologies Vol. 11, No. 4 (2013) pp. 17–29
This study aims to discuss whether game-based learning with the integration of games and digital learning could enhance not only the flow experience in learning but achieve the same flow experience in pure games. In addition, the authors discovered...
Designing and Developing a Scenario-based Tutorial to Facilitate Student Proficiency in Social Science Research Methodology and Attitude Towards Research
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2012 (Jun 26, 2012) pp. 1262–1265
A computerized scenario-based tutorial was developed to facilitate students in learning concepts of designing a research study. Sixty college students participated in the pilot study. The students were randomly assigned into three groups in which...
A Joyful Classroom Learning System with Robot Learning Companion for Children to Learn Mathematics Multiplication
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET Vol. 10, No. 2 (April 2011) pp. 11–23
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 learning theory, constructivist learning theory and...
A Model to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Collaborative Online Learning Teams – Self-Disclosure and Social Exchange Theory Perspective
International Journal of Cyber Society and Education Vol. 3, No. 2 (Dec 30, 2010) pp. 117–132
Collaborative online learning teams (COLTs) are teams that are comprised of groups of online students. Accompanying the popularity of online learning, both on campuses and as professional development within many industries, learning in groups has...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 58, No. 3 (June 2010) pp. 343–351
Scientific communication in the field of educational technology was examined by analyzing references from and citations to articles published in "Educational Technology Research and Development" ("ETR&D") for the period 1990-2004 with particular...
Global Learn 2010 (May 17, 2010) pp. 3303–3311
In recent few years, English learning became an important course in school in Taiwan. There have been many methods be proposed in language learning in class. Storytelling is one of the methods to help improving the capability of language. There also ...
Development Research of a Teachers' Educational Performance Support System: The Practices of Design, Development, and Evaluation
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 58, No. 1 (February 2010) pp. 61–80
This study adopted design and development research methodology (Richey & Klein, "Design and development research: Methods, strategies, and issues," 2007) to systematically investigate the process of applying instructional design principles, human...
Learning in 3‐D multiuser virtual environments: Exploring the use of unique 3‐D attributes for online problem‐based learning
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 40, No. 3 (May 2009) pp. 480–495
The purpose of this article is to present the results of a study conducted to investigate how the attributes of 3‐D technology such as avatars, 3‐D space, and comic style bubble dialogue boxes affect participants' social, cognitive, and teaching...
From Assessment Mandate to Course Delivery System:The E-Learning Journey of One College of Education
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) p. 1036
In this "best practices" session the presenters will describe their journey from an e-portfolio assessment mandate to expanded use of a commercial portfolio system into a full-fledged course management system that has replaced used of BlackBoard for ...
The impacts of using a technology-supported advance organizer on teachers’ performance in classroom behavior management
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 1249–1254
The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of a technology-supported advance organizer on teachers' performance in developing intervention strategies for classroom behavior management. Nine in-service special education and resources...
Preparing Techers to Use Multimedia Technology for Instruction: A Case Study of Usage, Performance, and Attitude
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 3379–3383
The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences of pre-service teachers utilizing multimedia technology to simulate knowledge constructs that are difficult to convey in text and/or verbal forms. Interviews with three first year teachers,...
Thomas S. Higbee Kara A. Reagon; Wei-Chen Hung and James Lockard; Susan De La Paz; Pedro Hernández-Ramos; Rajiv Satsangi Emily C. Bouck; Whitney Bartlett; Therese M. Cumming; Cathi Draper Rodriguez; Christopher J. Rivera; Fred Spooner and Charles L. Wood; S Christy Hicks; Susan De La Paz; Pedro Hernández-Ramos; Rajiv Satsangi Emily C. Bouck; Whitney Bartlett; Therese M. Cumming; Cathi Draper Rodriguez; Christopher J. Rivera; Fred Spooner and Charles L. Wood; S Christy Hicks; Thomas S. Higbee Kara A. Reagon; Wei-Chen Hung and James Lockard; Susan De La Paz; Pedro Hernández-Ramos; Rajiv Satsangi Emily C. Bouck; Whitney Bartlett; Therese M. Cumming; Cathi Draper Rodriguez; Christopher J. Rivera; Fred Spooner and Charles L. Wood; S Christy Hicks; Thomas S. Higbee Kara A. Reagon; Wei-Chen Hung and James Lockard; Susan De La Paz; Pedro Hernández-Ramos; Rajiv Satsangi Emily C. Bouck; Whitney Bartlett; Therese M. Cumming; Cathi Draper Rodriguez; Christopher J. Rivera; Fred Spooner and Charles L. Wood; S Christy Hicks; Frankie K. Dissinger
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 18, No. 2 (2003) pp. 35–45
This article describes the development of a four-year course sequence in assistive technology (AT). Course participants learned how to assess student needs for AT, what AT devices were available, and how to make decisions within the individualized...
An analysis of the developmental process in an electronic performance support system for behavior management in the classroom
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Instructional designers are responsible for developing effective learning environments. A successful computer-supported learning system requires certain accessible features and a usable interface that together allow learners to engage in experiences ...
Using an Advance Organizer Guided Behavior Matrix to Support Teachers’ Problem Solving in Classroom Behavior Management
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 22, No. 1
This study investigated the design and impact of a matrix-aided performance system (MAPS) to support teachers’ performance in developing intervention strategies for classroom behavior management. The design concept of MAPS is based on Ausubel’s ...
Language Learning & Technology Vol. 17, No. 2 pp. 123–142
As various means of computer mediated communication (CMC) have been incorporated within language classrooms over the past two decades, it has become important to critically understand whether, to which extent, and under what contextual factors, a...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 17, No. 3 pp. 138–153
Solving well-structured problems often requires using considerable related concepts which are usually scattered and introduced throughout different learning units of a subject. In addition, poor learning of related concepts of preceding units may...