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Educational Media International Vol. 37, No. 3 (2000) pp. 157–60
Describes a typology of the use of educational media that includes audience, location, time, interactivity, cost, and training. Compares a variety of educational media including radio, television, CD-ROM, and Internet-based instruction, and...
Conceptions of learning versus conceptions of web-based learning: The differences revealed by college students
Computers & Education Vol. 53, No. 4 (December 2009) pp. 1092–1103
Past research has shown the variations of students’ conceptions of learning, but little has been especially undertaken to address students’ conceptions of web-based learning and to make comparisons between students’ conceptions of learning in...
Innovations in Education and Teaching International Vol. 41, No. 1 (February 2004) pp. 105–112
This paper proposes the idea of 'information commitments' for Web-based learning environments. Information commitments are a set of evaluative standards which Web users utilize in order to assess the accuracy and usefulness of Web-based materials....
Preferences toward Internet-Based Learning Environments: High School Students' Perspectives for Science Learning
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 8, No. 2 (2005) pp. 203–213
Constructivist Internet-based learning environments are advocated by contemporary educators, but few studies investigated students' preferences toward the environments for learning a specific school subject such as science. Therefore, the purpose of ...
Relational analysis of adults’ online medical information referencing and their medical information commitments
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2012 (Oct 09, 2012) pp. 1936–1941
The purpose of this study was to investigate adults’ online medical information referencing and standards. The sample consisted of 373 volunteer adults with experience of searching for medical information online. This study developed and used two...
Content Analysis of Taiwanese 14 Year Olds' Information Processing Operations Shown in Cognitive Structures Following Physics Instruction, with Relations to Science Attainment and Scientific Epistemological Beliefs
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 17, No. 2 (1999) pp. 125–38
Describes a study of Taiwanese 14-year-olds' (n=48) cognitive structures derived from the instruction of basic atomic physics. Finds that even academically above-average students tended to use relatively lower-level modes of knowledge construction,...
Overcoming Junior High School Students' Misconceptions about Microscopic Views of Phase Change: A Study of an Analogy Activity
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 8, No. 1 (1999) pp. 83–91
Examines the effectiveness of an analogy activity designed to overcome junior high school students' misconceptions about the microscopic views of phase change. Uses an analogy activity presented in the form of role playing in which students act as...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 174–178
This study introduces the development of a Web-based two-tier test for Internet ethics. The two-tier test is a two-level question presented in a multiple-choice format. The first tier assesses students' descriptive knowledge about the phenomenon,...
Journal of Curriculum Studies Vol. 34, No. 6 (November 2002) pp. 623–636
The emergence and rapid growth of computer network technologies are changing the way people live and learn. Computer networks provide new alternatives for the design, development, storage and distribution of, as well as access to, learning materials....
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 1883–1888
To investigate students' perceptions of online peer assessment, we developed a questionnaire and conducted an exploratory factor analysis using data from 257 college students. The instrument contains 4 subscales: positive attitude (PAS), online...
The "third"-order barrier for technology-integration instruction: Implications for teacher education
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 28, No. 6 (Jan 01, 2012) pp. 1057–1060
Technology integration is a major trend in contemporary education practice. When undertaking technology integration in classrooms, a first-order barrier and a second-order barrier, as proposed by Ertmer (1999), can hinder its implementation. The...
Students' interpersonal perspectives on, conceptions of and approaches to learning in online peer assessment
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 28, No. 4 (Jan 01, 2012)
The purpose of this study is to qualitatively explore students' interpersonal perspectives (i.e.,psychological safety, value diversity, trust and social interdependence) on, conceptions of and approaches to learning in an online peer assessment...
An analysis of peer interaction patterns as discoursed by on-line small group problem-solving activity
Computers & Education Vol. 50, No. 3 (April 2008) pp. 627–639
Currently, numerous on-line discussion forums have been developed for educational purposes; therefore, a better understanding about peer student discussion or discourse interactions is quite important. Through gathering peer learning interactions on ...
Innovations in Education and Teaching International Vol. 40, No. 1 (2003) pp. 43–50
Describes a study that explored Taiwanese college freshmen students' information searching strategies in Web-based science learning activities and examined the influences of students' self-efficacy on these strategies. Discusses the use of in-depth...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 28, No. 1 (2003) pp. 47–61
Through research data collected from 75 Taiwanese eighth graders enrolled in a computer course, this study revealed that students with higher-order metacognitive skills in monitoring their comprehension, selecting main ideas, and using resources...
Computers & Education Vol. 54, No. 4 (May 2010) pp. 1182–1192
This paper investigated the gender differences in junior high school students’ Internet self-efficacy and their use of the Internet. A total of 1080 eighth graders were randomly selected from all junior high school students in Taiwan. The Internet...
Topics: Middle School Education
Examining the Effects of Combining Self-Explanation Principles with an Educational Game on Learning Science Concepts
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 21, No. 2 (2013) pp. 104–115
Educational researchers have indicated that although computer games have the potential to promote students' motivation and engagement, the work on how to design effective games that fulfil educational purposes is still in its infancy. This...
Investigation of High School Students' Online Science Information Searching Performance: The Role of Implicit and Explicit Strategies
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 21, No. 2 (April 2012) pp. 246–254
Due to a growing trend of exploring scientific knowledge on the Web, a number of studies have been conducted to highlight examination of students' online searching strategies. The investigation of online searching generally employs methods including ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 746–750
The focus of this case study is to take a closer look at the situation of technology integration in school environments and its influence on school personnel. Through interviews and observations in a public elementary school in Taiwan, the...
The Effects of Different On-Line Searching Activities on High School Students' Cognitive Structures and Informal Reasoning regarding a Socio-Scientific Issue
Research in Science Education Vol. 41, No. 5 (November 2011) pp. 771–785
Learners' ability in dealing with socio-scientific issues has been highlighted in contemporary science education. This study explored the effects of different on-line searching activities on high school students' cognitive structure outcomes and...
Exploring Teachers' Perceived Self Efficacy and Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge with Respect to Educational Use of the World Wide Web
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 38, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 1–21
Research in the area of educational technology has claimed that Web technology has driven online pedagogy such that teachers need to know how to use Web technology to assist their teaching. This study provides a framework for understanding teachers' ...
The Intellectual Structure of Research on Educational Technology in Science Education (ETiSE): A Co-Citation Network Analysis of Publications in Selected Journals (2008-2013)
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 25, No. 2 (2016) pp. 327–344
The main purpose of this paper is to investigate the intellectual structure of the research on educational technology in science education (ETiSE) within the most recent years (2008-2013). Based on the criteria for educational technology research...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 33, No. 1 (Apr 17, 2017)
This paper reports on an investigation of adult online learning for 91 Taiwanese in-service preschool teachers enrolled in online degree programs. By using an open-ended written essay to investigate what learners thought they were learning through...
Research and trends in the field of e-learning from 2001 to 2005: A content analysis of cognitive studies in selected journals
Computers & Education Vol. 51, No. 2 (September 2008) pp. 955–967
This paper provided a content analysis of studies in the field of cognition in e-learning that were published in five Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) journals (i.e. Computers and Education, British Journal of Educational Technology,...
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 13, No. 4 (December 2010) pp. 242–247
This study used an online peer assessment activity to help 47 college students to learn biology through writing. Each student submitted a biology writing report to an online system and then experienced three rounds of peer assessment. During the...
Exploring High School Students' and Teachers' Preferences toward the Constructivist Internet-Based Learning Environments in Taiwan
Educational Studies Vol. 31, No. 2 (June 2005) pp. 149–167
This paper explores high school students' and teachers' preferences towards constructivist Internet-based learning environments. The study proposes a framework, including two dimensions and five aspects, to illustrate the features of the Internet...
The Interplay between Different Forms of CAI and Students' Preferences of Learning Environment in the Secondary Science Class
Science Education Vol. 89, No. 5 (September 2005) pp. 707–724
This evaluation study investigated the effects of a teacher-centered versus student-centered computer-assisted instruction (CAI) on 10th graders' earth science student learning outcomes. This study also explored whether the effects of different...
Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association 1999 (August 1999)
The purpose of this study was to explore the interplay between young people's attitudes toward computer networks and Internet addiction. After analyzing questionnaire responses of an initial sample of 615 Taiwanese high school students, 78 subjects, ...
Developing the Information Commitment Survey for assessing college and graduate students’ evaluative standards for Web information and their searching strategies in Web-based learning environments
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 2500–2512
'Information commitments' are a set of evaluative standards in which Web users utilize to assess the accuracy and usefulness of information in Web-based learning environments. The main purpose of this study was to explore college and graduate...
Innovations in Education and Teaching International Vol. 46, No. 1 (February 2009) pp. 105–117
This study implemented an online peer assessment activity to help 52 Taiwanese in-service science and mathematics teachers to develop research proposals in an educational research course. The participants were divided into 16 groups, and each group...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 22, No. 4 (August 2013) pp. 449–462
Augmented reality (AR) is currently considered as having potential for pedagogical applications. However, in science education, research regarding AR-aided learning is in its infancy. To understand how AR could help science learning, this review...
Computers & Education Vol. 50, No. 4 (May 2008) pp. 1284–1303
Psychological studies have shown that personal beliefs about learning and environmental preferences affect learning behaviors. However, these learner characteristics have not been widely discussed in the web-based context. By developing...
The Role of ICT Infrastructure in Its Application to Classrooms: A Large Scale Survey for Middle and Primary Schools in China
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 18, No. 2 pp. 249–261
With the ever-deepening economic reform and international trend of ICT application in education, the Chinese government is strengthening its basic education curriculum reform and actively facilitating the application of ICT in education. Given the...
Participatory Learning through Behavioral and Cognitive Engagements in an Online Collective Information Searching Activity
International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Vol. 7, No. 4 (December 2012) pp. 543–566
This study aimed to investigate the relationships between college students' behavioral and cognitive engagements while performing an online collective information searching (CIS) activity. The activity aimed to assist the students in utilizing a...
Exploration of The Self-Directed Internal Management of Cognitive Load on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 1983–1988
Using Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) as the measurement of accessibility to the instructional design has become a trend in the field of computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL). However, the deficit of the theoretic model of CLT lies in the...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 3229–3236
To explore learners' on-line searching behavior and to acquire a better understanding of users' features of navigation procedures, we investigated six university students' approaches to Web-based information seeking, and their involved flow paths. A ...
Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association 2000 (Aug 07, 2000)
This paper presents the second year follow-up research on Internet addiction among Taiwanese high school students from surveys of 753 students. A psychological profile of users was determined in order to differentiate motivation of Internet...
The Development of Science Activities via On-Line Peer Assessment: The Role of Scientific Epistemological Views
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 37, No. 3 (May 2009) pp. 293–310
This study implemented an online peer assessment learning module to help 36 college students with the major of pre-school education to develop science activities for future instruction. Each student was asked to submit a science activity project for ...
Students' Scientific Epistemic Beliefs, Online Evaluative Standards, and Online Searching Strategies for Science Information: The Moderating Role of Cognitive Load Experience
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 23, No. 3 (June 2014) pp. 299–308
The purpose of this study is to examine the moderating role of cognitive load experience between students' scientific epistemic beliefs and information commitments, which refer to online evaluative standards and online searching strategies. A...
Learning and Instruction Vol. 20, No. 1 (February 2010) pp. 72–83
The present study investigated junior college students' conceptions of and approaches to learning via online peer assessment (PA) using a phenomenographic approach. Participants were 163 college students. Students were asked to accomplish a given...
Teachers’ attitudes toward web-based professional development, with relation to Internet self-efficacy and beliefs about web-based learning
Computers & Education Vol. 53, No. 1 (August 2009) pp. 66–73
This study was conducted to explore the relationships between teachers’ Internet self-efficacy, beliefs about web-based learning and attitudes toward web-based professional development. The sample of this study included 421 teachers, coming from 20...
Taiwan college students' self-efficacy and motivation of learning in online peer assessment environments
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 13, No. 3 (June 2010) pp. 164–169
Online peer assessment is an innovative evaluation method that has caught both educators' and practitioners' attention in recent years. The purpose of this study was to develop relevant questionnaires for teachers to understand student self-efficacy ...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 28, No. 5 (Jan 01, 2012)
This study investigates the role of search context played in university students' online information searching strategies. A total of 304 university students in Taiwan were surveyed with questionnaires in which two search contexts were defined as...
Information Commitments: Evaluative Standards and Information Searching Strategies in Web-Based Learning Environments
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 21, No. 5 (October 2005) pp. 374–385
"Information commitments" include both a set of evaluative standards that Web users utilize to assess the accuracy and usefulness of information in Web-based learning environments (implicit component), and the information searching strategies that...
The interaction of child–parent shared reading with an augmented reality (AR) picture book and parents' conceptions of AR learning
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 47, No. 1 (Jan 01, 2016) pp. 203–222
Following a previous study (Cheng & Tsai, 2014. Computers & Education.), this study aimed to probe the interaction of child–parent shared reading with the augmented reality (AR) picture book in more depth. A series of sequential analyses were thus...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 22, No. 6 (December 2013) pp. 877–898
The purpose of this study is to review empirical research articles regarding game-based science learning (GBSL) published from 2000 to 2011. Thirty-one articles were identified through the Web of Science and SCOPUS databases. A qualitative content...
Taiwanese Adolescents' Perceptions and Attitudes Regarding the Internet: Exploring Gender Differences
Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life Vol. 39, No. 156 (2004)
The purpose of this study was to explore adolescents' perceptions and attitudes regarding the Internet, by gender. Data were collected from 636 high school students in Taiwan. It was found that male adolescents perceived the Internet more as a "toy,"...
The relationships between Taiwanese university students' Internet attitudes and their Internet self-efficacy
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 2989–2996
The purpose of this study was to explore university students' attitudes and self-efficacy toward the Internet. Moreover, the relationships between their attitudes and self-efficacy toward the Internet were also investigated. The sample of this study ...
High School Students' and Teachers' Preferences toward the Constructivist Internet-based Learning Environments
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 1886–1893
This paper explored high school students' and teachers' preferences toward the constructivist Internet-based learning environments. This study developed a Constructivist Internet-based Learning Environment Survey-Improvement (CILESI), including the...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 1113–1119
This study was conducted to explore the relationship between Internet self-efficacy and preferences toward constructivist Internet-based learning environments. The sample included 473 college students in Taiwan who all majored in early childhood...