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Fostering Higher Knowledge Construction Levels in Online Discussion Forums: An Exploratory Case Study
International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies Vol. 5, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 44–55
Prior research has suggested that higher levels of knowledge construction (e.g., where opinions are argued, challenged, or negotiated) have rarely been demonstrated in student online discussions. In this study, the authors replicate prior research...
International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design Vol. 5, No. 1 (January 2015) pp. 30–44
Blogs have been widely used in education for the numerous benefits the tool offers. Previous research has examined the use of blogs in various educational settings, but very few studies have been carried out at the primary level. This study explored ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1996 (1996) pp. 578–581
In recent years, the fast pace of computer hardware and software development allows educators to use the hypermedia technology in schools. However, hypermedia technology is new to some teachers. This paper will define the term “hypermedia”, clarify...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 27, No. 8 (Jan 01, 2011) pp. 1319–1337
In this paper, we share two blended learning approaches used at the National Institute of Education in Singapore. We have been using these two approaches in the last twelve years in many courses ranging from the diploma to graduate programs. For...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 2753–2758
This study is part of a larger investigation that aims to identify strategies that can promote student participation in online discussion. The main purpose of this paper is to review the drawbacks of participating in asynchronous online discussion,...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 19, No. 2 (Jan 01, 2003) pp. 241–259
Recent developments in learning theory have emphasised the importance of context and social interaction. In this vein, the notion of a learning community is gaining momentum. With the advent of asynchronous online discussion forums, learning...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 23, No. 4 (Jan 01, 2007)
This study explores the relative effectiveness of in class online discussion and face to face, tutor led discussion in preservice teachers' recall of concepts. Two groups of preservice teachers, who engaged in different discussion modes, were tested ...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 24, No. 5 (Jan 01, 2008)
Studies have shown that electronic discussion can be used effectively to teach critical thinking and can achieve greater understanding. The use of online discussions is common in polytechnics and universities, and many schools in Singapore have...
Exploring the Use of Asynchronous Online Discussion and Vicarious Learning in Citizenship Education: A Case Study of a Singapore School
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 72–77
This paper is part of a larger study investigating how teachers can foster positive student attitude toward their country. Specifically, in this paper presentation, we described the use of vicarious experience along with asynchronous online...
Use and Production of Open Educational Resources (OER): A Pilot Study of Undergraduate Students' Perceptions
International Conference on Educational Technologies (ICEduTech) 2013 (2013)
Open education resources (OER) may be defined as any digital materials designed for use in teaching and learning that are openly available for use by educators and students, without an accompanying need to pay royalties or license fees. Hitherto,...
Student Facilitators' Habits of Mind and Their Influences on Higher-Level Knowledge Construction Occurrences in Online Discussions: A Case Study
Innovations in Education and Teaching International Vol. 48, No. 3 (2011) pp. 275–285
Previous research studies on factors influencing student higher-level knowledge construction in asynchronous online discussions have largely focused on the instructors' role, student learning style, and the complexity of the discussion task. This...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 279–282
Over the last ten years we have been exploring the educational use of asynchronous online discussion (AOD) at a university in Singapore. While the advantages of using AOD have been widely reported, the challenges or problems of using it have...
Possible Factors Influencing Asian Students' Degree of Participation in Peer-Facilitated Online Discussion Forums: A Case Study
Asia Pacific Journal of Education Vol. 30, No. 1 (March 2010) pp. 85–104
This study investigated possible factors that might influence the degree of student participation in asynchronous online discussion forums. Degree of participation refers to the number of messages posted by the students. Data were collected from 41...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 26, No. 4 (October 2007) pp. 329–354
This study aims to examine the design of approaches for inquiry learning with multimedia resources in primary classrooms. The study describes the development of a multimedia learning unit that helps learners understand the natural phenomenon of the...
Effects of computer collaborative group work on peer acceptance of a junior pupil with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Computers & Education Vol. 50, No. 3 (April 2008) pp. 725–741
The study investigated the effects of computer collaborative group work, facilitated by an adult, on peer acceptance of a junior boy with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It aimed to ascertain whether collaborative group work on a...
A study of building a resource-based learning environment with the inquiry learning approach: Knowledge of family trees
Computers & Education Vol. 50, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 37–60
This study aims to provide teachers with ways and means to facilitate learners to develop nomenclature knowledge of family trees through the establishment of resource-based learning environments (RBLEs). It discusses the design of an RBLE in the...
Educational Research Review Vol. 9, No. 1 (June 2013) pp. 47–64
Evidence-based practice in education entails making pedagogical decisions that are informed by relevant empirical research evidence. The main purpose of this paper is to discuss evidence-based pedagogical approaches related to the use of Web 2.0...
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 41, No. 2 (March 2013) pp. 365–380
The main objective of this paper is to examine the use of audio- versus text-based asynchronous online discussions. We report two case studies conducted within the context of semester-long teacher education courses at an Asian Pacific university....
The relationship between group size and advanced level knowledge construction in asynchronous online discussion environments
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2010 (2010) pp. 428–432
This study is part of a funded research project that examines possible factors that may influence students’ advanced level of knowledge construction. This study examines if group size of the online discussion is related to the frequency of advanced...
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2010 (2010) pp. 179–183
Asynchronous online discussion forums have been widely used in schools and universities. They form an integral part of e-learning and blended learning. Many researchers and educators use asynchronous online discussion activity to develop student...
Students' Use of Asynchronous Voice Discussion in a Blended-Learning Environment: A Study of Two Undergraduate Classes
Electronic Journal of e-Learning Vol. 10, No. 4 (2012) pp. 360–367
Contemporary discussions of education in blended-learning environments increasingly emphasize the social nature of learning which emphasizes interactions among students, or among students and instructors. These interactions can occur asynchronously...
Asia Pacific Journal of Education Vol. 32, No. 2 (2012) pp. 181–196
Facebook has become one of the most popular social network sites among many students. However, current research on Facebook use has focused mainly on Anglo-American students. Relatively little is known about Facebook use in Singapore. Data were...
Higher-Level Knowledge Construction in Asynchronous Online Discussions: An Analysis of Group Size, Duration of Online Discussion, and Student Facilitation Techniques
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 39, No. 3 (May 2011) pp. 303–319
This study is concerned with the challenge of understanding what factors may influence students' higher level knowledge construction. We defined higher level knowledge construction occurrences as the sum of the number of phases II to V measured...
Attracting student participation in asynchronous online discussions: A case study of peer facilitation
Computers & Education Vol. 51, No. 3 (November 2008) pp. 1111–1124
Previous research studies on how to promote student participation in asynchronous online discussions have largely focused on the role of the instructor or tutor as facilitators. Not many investigated student facilitation. This article reports a...
Educational Research Review Vol. 12, No. 1 (June 2014) pp. 45–58
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are among the latest e-learning initiative to attain widespread popularity among many universities. In this paper, a review of the current published literature focusing on the use of MOOCs by instructors or...
An Evaluation Study on Computer-Mediated Learning Resources for the Inquiry Approach to Building Knowledge of Family Trees
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 906–911
This study aims at evaluating the learning outcomes of using computer-mediated learning resources in the learning and teaching of subject knowledge adopting the inquiry approach. The computer-mediated learning resources include an audio-visual...
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2008 (2008) pp. 170–176
The use of online- and blended-learning is growing very fast in universities. Given this interest in online-/blended-learning, understanding how to promote participation among learners in asynchronous online discussions, which is considered an...
Interaction of Students' Academic Background and Support Levels in a Resource-Based Learning Environment on Earth's Movement
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 18, No. 2 (June 2010) pp. 153–176
This research aims to study how a resource-based learning environment (RBLE) helps primary students develop better understanding of the Earth's movement. One objective of the study is to establish an RBLE by creating authentic contexts, selecting...
Evaluating the Extent of Ill-Structured Problem Solving Process among Pre-Service Teachers in an Asynchronous Online Discussion and Reflection Log Learning Environment
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 30, No. 3 (Mar 01, 2004) pp. 197–227
Most educators increasingly regard ill-structured problem solving as an important objective of learning and have sought various means to achieve it. In this article, we describe a learning environment to help pre-service teachers in Singapore solve...
Use of three‐dimensional (3‐D) immersive virtual worlds in K‐12 and higher education settings: A review of the research
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 41, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 33–55
In this paper, we review past empirical research studies on the use of three‐dimensional immersive virtual worlds in education settings such as K‐12 and higher education. Three questions guided our review: (1) How are virtual worlds (eg, Active...
Critical Thinking in Asynchronous Online Discussion: An Investigation of Student Facilitation Techniques
New Horizons in Education Vol. 59, No. 1 (May 2011) pp. 52–65
Background: In the last decade, asynchronous online discussion forums have become a primary focus of many educational researchers. Some advocates believed that the process of typing out messages in itself can promote in-depth critical thinking...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 41, No. 4 (2009) pp. 477–511
This study examined the factors and peer facilitation techniques that influenced students' participation in sustained asynchronous online discussion. A case study approach was used, with data collected through interviews, questionnaires, and online...
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...
Solving Ill-Structured Problems in Asynchronous Online Discussions: Built-in Scaffolds vs. No Scaffolds
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 18, No. 2 (June 2010) pp. 115–134
Solving ill-structured problems is regarded as an important learning outcome in education as it allows learners to apply theories learnt into real practice. An asynchronous online discussion, with extended time for reflection, is an appropriate...
What Information Communication Technology (ICT) had been used in preschool education during the recent decade?
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2016 (Jun 28, 2016) pp. 914–920
This paper aims to report on the evidences on the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) for preschool education in many countries around the world during the recent decade. The literature review was done based on journal articles and...
Student Contribution in Asynchronous Online Discussion: A Review of the Research and Empirical Exploration
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 38, No. 6 (November 2010) pp. 571–606
The increasingly prevalent use of Internet in schools and homes has resulted in asynchronous online discussion becoming an increasingly common means to facilitate dialogue between instructors and students, as well as students and students beyond the ...
New Horizons in Education Vol. 56, No. 1 (May 2008) pp. 1–13
Background: Asynchronous online discussion (AOD) has found widespread use in tertiary education and adult learning environment; however, there has been little research on its use in elementary school, especially in the context of the teaching of the ...
Global Learn 2010 (May 17, 2010) pp. 4210–4215
This paper is part of a larger study that investigates the types of facilitation techniques exhibited by student facilitators and how these techniques may foster in-depth levels of critical thinking in asynchronous online discussions. Data were...
Podcasting for Educational Purposes – Preliminary Investigation of the Gap between the ‘Have’ and the ‘Have-not’
Global Learn 2011 (Mar 28, 2011) pp. 324–332
Podcast has been introduced to tertiary education for teaching and learning purposes relatively recently but it has achieved widespread attention in many universities. There are reports that teachers, students or even the general public have adopted ...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 38, No. 1 (2008) pp. 29–50
The use of online learning is growing very fast in universities. Consequently, understanding how to promote student contribution in asynchronous online discussions, which is considered an integral part of online learning, has become increasingly...
Views of Primary Science Teachers Towards the Use of Online Resources to Support the Implementation of Inquiry Learning
Education 3-13 Vol. 42, No. 4 (2014) pp. 386–401
This study investigates Hong Kong primary science teachers' understandings of inquiry learning, perceived difficulties in implementing inquiry learning, as well as their current practices of and resistance to using online resources, in order to ...
Integrating Information Technology to Support Inquiry Learning in Primary Classroom: Case Studies on Motion of the Earth
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 3755–3760
This article describes the development and research process to support Hong Kong primary school pupils in constructing understanding of the motion of the Earth with integration of information technology in teaching and learning. The design of the...
International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education Vol. 18, No. 7 (2017) pp. 1039–1059
Purpose: This paper aims to compare the learning outcomes of gaming simulation and guided inquiry in sustainability education on plastic waste management. The current study targets the identification of success factors in these teaching approaches....
David Kember; Chan Kwok Ying; Chan Shun Wan; Chan Siu Yung; Chan Tze Wai; Chang Yuk Mui; Cheung Kwong Wing; Lau Kwai Heung; Lee Lai Sam; Lee Wai Chi; Li Wing Sze Wanze; Tam Kam Chuen; Tang Oi Yin Anne; Tse Lin Chu; Tse Wai Jason
Active Learning in Higher Education Vol. 6, No. 3 (2005) pp. 230–242
This study provides a qualitative test and illustration of a model of how students cope with the demands of part-time study. The model shows that students who are successful in finding the time to complete the requirements of part-time courses do so ...