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Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology

April 2012 Volume 11, Number 2

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Number of articles: 26

  1. A Community of Practice Approach to Learning Programming

    Gwo-Dong Chen, Liang-Yi Li & Chin-Yea Wang

    In programming courses, teaching students who have varied levels of knowledge and skills the requisite competencies to perform in real-world software development teams is indeed difficult. To... More

    pp. 15-26

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  2. A Digital Game-Based Learning System for Energy Education: An Energy COnservation PET

    Jie Chi Yang, Kun Huang Chien & Tzu Chien Liu

    Energy education has been conducted to equip learners with relevant energy conservation knowledge for many years. However, learners seldom put the knowledge into practice and even have few ideas... More

    pp. 27-37

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  3. A Study on Teaching Quality of Taiwan Government Training Civil Servants with Educational Technology

    Luke H. C. Hsiao

    When economic globalization, informatization, and marketization are rapidly developing, the world is reaching the globally industrial society based on information technology. In such a fierce... More

    pp. 38-43

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  4. An Evaluation Study of a CALL Application: With BELT or without BELT

    Humeyra Genc

    The present study tried to evaluate the 6th grade students' attitudes towards the use of a CALL program which is called BELT Success used in English language learning course in a private school,... More

    pp. 44-54

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  5. Cluster Analysis of Adolescent Blogs

    Eric Zhi-Feng Liu, Chun-Hung Lin, Feng-Yi Chen & Ping-Chuan Peng

    Emerging web applications and networking systems such as blogs have become popular, and they offer unique opportunities and environments for learners, especially for adolescent learners. This study... More

    pp. 69-79

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  6. Effectiveness of Automated Chinese Sentence Scoring with Latent Semantic Analysis

    Chen-Huei Liao, Bor-Chen Kuo & Kai-Chih Pai

    Automated scoring by means of Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) has been introduced lately to improve the traditional human scoring system. The purposes of the present study were to develop a LSA... More

    pp. 80-87

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  7. Effects of Reflective Thinking in the Process of Designing Software on Students' Learning Performances

    Pei-Hsuan Hsieh & Nian-Shing Chen

    The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of reflective thinking effects in the process of designing software on students' learning performances. The study contends that reflective... More

    pp. 88-99

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  8. Elementary EFL Teachers' Computer Phobia and Computer Self-Efficacy in Taiwan

    Kate Tzuching Chen

    The advent and application of computer and information technology has increased the overall success of EFL teaching; however, such success is hard to assess, and teachers prone to computer... More

    pp. 100-107

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  9. Employing Design and Development Research (DDR): Approaches in the Design and Development of Online Arabic Vocabulary Learning Games Prototype

    Muhammad Sabri Sahrir, Nor Aziah Alias, Zawawi Ismail & Nurulhuda Osman

    The design and development research, first proposed by Brown and Collins in the 1990s, is currently among the well-known methods in educational research to test theory and validate its practicality... More

    pp. 108-119

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  10. Examining the Relationship between Teachers' Attitudes and Motivation toward Web-Based Professional Development: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach

    Hui-Min Chien, Chia-Pin Kao, I-Jan Yeh & Kuen-Yi Lin

    This study was conducted to investigate elementary school teachers' attitudes and motivation toward web-based professional development. The relationship between teachers' attitudes and motivation... More

    pp. 120-127

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  11. Improving 8th Grades Spatial Thinking Abilities through a 3D Modeling Program

    Veli Toptas, Serkan Celik & E Tugce Karaca

    Implementation of emerging technology in sub disciplines of mathematics education provides a potential for educators to elaborate the capacity of digitized learning for human being. Spatial... More

    pp. 128-134

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  12. Improving the Effectiveness of Organic Chemistry Experiments through Multimedia Teaching Materials for Junior High School Students

    Shi-Jer Lou, Hui-Chen Lin, Ru-Chu Shih & Kuo-Hung Tseng

    The purpose of the study aimed to explore the effects of three different forms of the multimedia teaching materials on the achievements and attitudes of junior high school students in a chemistry... More

    pp. 135-141

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  13. Informal Language Learning Setting: Technology or Social Interaction?

    Taher Bahrani & Tam Shu Sim

    Based on the informal language learning theory, language learning can occur outside the classroom setting unconsciously and incidentally through interaction with the native speakers or exposure to ... More

    pp. 142-149

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  14. Knowledge Management in E-Learning Practices

    Yucel Yilmaz

    Thanks to extension of IT in educational activities, the difficulties based on time and space are disappearing and the management and the execution of these activities can be implemented more... More

    pp. 150-155

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  15. Learning Effectiveness and Cognitive Loads in Instructional Materials of Programming Language on Single and Dual Screens

    Jenq-Muh Hsu, Ting-Wen Chang & Pao-Ta Yu

    The teaching and learning environment in a traditional classroom typically includes a projection screen, a projector, and a computer within a digital interactive table. Instructors may apply... More

    pp. 156-166

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  16. Perceived Social Supports, Computer Self-Efficacy, and Computer Use among High School Students

    Hsi-Chi Hsiao, Ya-Ling Tu & Hsin-Nan Chung

    This study investigated the function of social supports and computer self-efficacy in predicting high school students' perceived effect of computer use. The study was survey method to collect data.... More

    pp. 167-177

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  17. Study on Instructional Paradigms of Virtual Education in Pakistan: A Learners' Perspective

    Irshad Hussain

    The present study is aimed at examining instructional paradigms of virtual education in Pakistan. The population of the study consisted of learners from Master of Business Administration (MBA)... More

    pp. 178-186

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  18. Supporting Self-Regulated Learning in Web 2.0 Contexts

    Yong-Ming Huang, Yueh-Min Huang, Chia-Sui Wang, Chien-Hung Liu & Frode Eika Sandnes

    Web-based self-learning (WBSL) provides learners with a powerful means of acquiring knowledge. However, WBSL may disorient learners, especially when their skills are inadequate for regulating their... More

    pp. 187-195

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  19. System Characteristics, Satisfaction and E-Learning Usage: A Structural Equation Model (SEM)

    T Ramayah & Jason Wai Chow Lee

    With the advent of the Internet, more and more public universities in Malaysia are putting in effort to introduce e-learning in their respective universities. Using a structured questionnaire... More

    pp. 196-206

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  20. Technology and Technique: An Educational Perspective

    Aytekin Isman

    Today, technology is developing very fast around the world. This technological development (hardware and software) affects our life. There is a relationship among technology, society, culture,... More

    pp. 207-213

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