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Journal of Educational Technology & Society

2008 Volume 11, Number 1

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Number of articles: 19

  1. Supporting Classroom Activities with the BSUL System

    Hiroaki Ogata, Nobuji A. Saito, Rosa G. Paredes J., Gerardo Ayala San Martin & Yoneo Yano

    This paper presents the integration of ubiquitous computing systems into classroom settings, in order to provide basic support for classrooms and field activities. We have developed web application... More

    pp. 1-16

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  2. Diagnosis Mechanism and Feedback System to Accomplish the Full-Loop Learning Architecture

    Jia-Sheng Heh, Shao-Chun Li, Alex Chang, Maiga Chang & Tzu-Chien Liu

    Students in network-based learning environments may have their own learning paths based on either their learning results or status. The learning system can choose suitable learning materials for... More

    pp. 29-44

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  3. A Collaborative Virtual Environment for Situated Language Learning Using VEC3D

    Ya-Chun Shih & Mau-Tsuen Yang

    A 3D virtually synchronous communication architecture for situated language learning has been designed to foster communicative competence among undergraduate students who have studied English as a ... More

    pp. 56-68

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  4. Evaluating the Use of ICT in Education: Psychometric Properties of the Survey of Factors Affecting Teachers Teaching with Technology (SFA-T[superscript 3])

    Elena C Papanastasiou & Charoula Angeli

    There are a number of measurement instruments in the field of education whose aims are to measure various aspects of educational technology. However, the psychometric properties of such instruments... More

    pp. 69-86

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  5. A Genre-Based Perspective for the Development of Communicative Computerized Adaptive Tests

    Javier Lopez-Cuadrado, Ana J. Armendariz, Marion Latapy & Philippe Lopisteguy

    This paper discusses the communicative potentials of Computerized Adaptive Testing. The study is based on a model that offers a set of independent communicative concepts to describe the Genre of an... More

    pp. 87-101

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  6. Design and Development of Virtual Reality: Analysis of Challenges Faced by Educators

    Kami Hanson & Brett E. Shelton

    There exists an increasingly attractive lure of using virtual reality applications for teaching in all areas of education, but perhaps the largest detriment to its use is the intimidating nature of... More

    pp. 118-131

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  7. Communication Behaviors and Trust in Collaborative Online Teams

    Saniye Tugba Bulu & Zahide Yildirim

    This study investigates preservice teachers' trust levels and collaborative communication behaviors namely leadership, feedback, social interaction, enthusiasm, task and technical uncertainties,... More

    pp. 132-147

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  8. Get Set! E-Ready, ... E-Learn! The E-Readiness of Warehouse Workers

    Hermanus B. Moolman & Seugnet Blignaut

    Modern organizations use technology to expand across traditional business zones and boundaries to survive the global commercial village. While IT systems allow organizations to maintain a... More

    pp. 168-182

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  9. A Study of Student's Perceptions in a Blended Learning Environment Based on Different Learning Styles

    Buket Akkoyunlu & Meryem Yilmaz Soylu

    The rapid growth in the use of learning technologies, particularly the use of the web based technologies and communications have offered educators with many more opportunities to investigate the... More

    pp. 183-193

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  10. User Modeling in Adaptive Hypermedia Educational Systems

    Antonio Constantino Martins, Luiz Faria, Carlos Vaz de Carvalho & Eurico Carrapatoso

    This document is a survey in the research area of User Modeling (UM) for the specific field of Adaptive Learning. The aims of this document are: To define what it is a User Model; To present... More

    pp. 194-207

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  11. A Study of the Feasibility of Network Tutorial System in Taiwan

    Jui-Man Chiu & Wei-Liang Liu

    The reasons that the current tutorial system (CTS) does not produce significant effects include the budgets and policies of schools, the greater independence of students, and the infrequent... More

    pp. 208-225

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  12. Internet Self-Efficacy and Preferences toward Constructivist Internet-Based Learning Environments: A Study of Pre-School Teachers in Taiwan

    Jyh-Chong Liang & Chin-Chung Tsai

    This study was conducted to explore the relationship between Internet self-efficacy and preferences toward constructivist Internet-based learning environments. The sample included 365 college... More

    pp. 226-237

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  13. Valuation of IT Courses--A Contingent Valuation Method Approach

    Chao-ning Liao & LiChun Chiang

    To help the civil servants in both central and local governments in Taiwan operating administrative works smoothly under a new digitalized system launched in 1994, a series of courses related to... More

    pp. 238-247

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  14. Insights into Innovative Classroom Practices with ICT: Identifying the Impetus for Change

    Emily M. L. Wong, Sandy S. C. Li, Tat-heung Choi & Tsz-ngong Lee

    This paper draws on the literature of transformational leadership and learning organisation with a concern to foster innovative changes in classroom practices. Based on the understanding that... More

    pp. 248-265

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  15. Factors Affecting Teachers' Perceived Readiness for Online Collaborative Learning: A Case Study in Malaysia

    Ah-Choo Koo

    This paper investigates factors affecting the perceived readiness for online collaborative learning (OCL) of a sample of 86 mathematics teachers from 12 secondary schools. Descriptive analysis,... More

    pp. 266-278

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  16. Dynamic Media in Computer Science Education; Content Complexity and Learning Performance: Is Less More?

    Andreas Holzinger, Michael Kickmeier-Rust & Dietrich Albert

    With the increasing use of dynamic media in multimedia learning material, it is important to consider not only the technological but also the cognitive aspects of its application. A large amount of... More

    pp. 279-290

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  17. Analysis of Elementary School Web Sites

    Richard Hartshorne, Adam Friedman, Bob Algozzine & Daljit Kaur

    While researchers have studied the use and value of educational software for many years, study of school Web sites and/or their effectiveness is limited. In this investigation, we identified goals ... More

    pp. 291-303

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  18. Importance of Diversified Leadership Roles in Improving Team Effectiveness in a Virtual Collaboration Learning Environment

    Charlie C. Chen, Jiinpo Wu, Samuel C. Yang & Hsin-Yi Tsou

    Virtual teams enabled by information and communications technologies (ICT) are increasingly being adopted not only by for-profit organizations but also by education institutions as well. This study... More

    pp. 304-321

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  19. Assessing Academic Performance between Traditional and Distance Education Course Formats

    Mark G. Urtel

    The goal of this study was to explore whether differences in student academic indicators exist between taking a course face-to-face (F2F) and taking a course via distance education (DE). Three... More

    pp. 322-330

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