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Australian Educational Computing Vol. 24, No. 1 (July 2009) pp. 30–36
Research has shown that girls do not participate as much as boys in Information Technology (IT) in the senior years of high school. Despite research in the 1990s which identified the under-representation of girls in IT, the same pattern still...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 2854–2861
In general, instructors can easily find out the number of students who have failed their exams, but have trouble identifying their real difficulties in learning. Based on the students’ testing records, we work to identify and find those problems,...
Applied Psychological Measurement Vol. 24, No. 3 (2000) pp. 241–55
Compared five item selection rules with respect to the efficiency and precision of trait (theta) estimation at the early stages of computerized adaptive testing (CAT). The Fisher interval information, Fisher information with a posterior distribution,...
What aspects of the home literacy environment differentiate Chinese children at risk for reading difficulties from their not at risk controls?
Preschool and Primary Education Vol. 7, No. 1 (Apr 16, 2019) pp. 1–18
We examined what aspects of the home literacy environment (formal home literacy activities, informal home literacy activities, access to literacy resources, age of onset of literacy instruction, child’s interest in reading, and parents’ expectations)...
Global Learn 2010 (May 17, 2010) pp. 4083–4088
Abstract: The Web has just begun to be used as a tool for improving teaching and learning strategies for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). The resources of live communication, such as in Skype and Microsoft MSN, provides ESL teacher with ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 3237–3239
In the daily life, people make decisions based on what we believe. Critical thinking is a comprehensive set of procedures that help us make appropriate decisions. Critical thinking is an ability that we believe to be important in students' science...
Evrim Baran; Ann Thompson; Hsueh-Hua Chuang; Shu Ju Diana Tai; Wei Wang; Li-Shan Eva Tao; Ayse Gul Kara
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 1771–1775
This symposium reports the research on faculty technology mentoring through the case studies where gradate students (mentors) worked with the faculty members (mentees) on various technology integration projects. Faculty Mentoring Program originated...
Yahua Cheng; Jie Zhang; Hong Li; Richard Anderson; Fengjiao Ding; Kim Nguyen-Jahiel; Hua Shu; Xinchun Wu
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 43, No. 6 (2015) pp. 643–664
A study involving 106 fourth graders and two teachers from a school in Beijing investigated the impact of a peer-led, open-format discussion approach, called collaborative reasoning (CR), on students' reading comprehension and teacher's professional ...
The influence of early linguistic skills and family factors on literacy acquisition in Chinese children: Follow-up from age 3 to age 11
Mengmeng Su; Hugo Peyre; Shuang Song; Catherine McBride; Twila Tardif; Hong Li; Yuping Zhang; Weilan Liang; Zhixiang Zhang; Franck Ramus; Hua Shu
Learning and Instruction Vol. 49, No. 1 (June 2017) pp. 54–63
The present longitudinal study investigated the predictive power of preschool linguistic skills and early family factors on children's comprehensive literacy skills at the end of primary school in 262 Chinese children. The results indicated that a...
Youyi Liu; George K. Georgiou; Yuping Zhang; Hong Li; Hongyun Liu; Shuang Song; Cuiping Kang; Bingjie Shi; Wei Liang; Jinger Pan; Hua Shu
International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 82, No. 1 (2017) pp. 75–90
This study examined the contribution of phonological awareness, orthographic knowledge, morphological awareness and rapid naming to word-reading accuracy and fluency in Chinese. We tested 1776 children from Grades 1 to 6. The results of path...