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Journal of Educational Technology & Society

2009 Volume 12, Number 1

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Number of articles: 20

  1. National Program for e-Learning in Taiwan

    Maiga Chang, Chin-Yeh Wang & Gwo-Dong Chen

    Taiwan government has initiated a five-year program since 2002: the National Science and Technology Program for e-Learning. The national program started from 2003 and was completed at the end of... More

    pp. 5-17

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  2. An Evaluation of the ELNP e-Learning Quality Assurance Program: Perspectives of Gap Analysis and Innovation Diffusion

    Ming-Puu Chen

    The purpose of this study was to examine the appropriateness of a nationwide quality assurance framework for e-learning from participants' perspectives. Two types of quality evaluation programs... More

    pp. 18-33

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  3. The Model of Strategic e-Learning: Understanding and Evaluating Student e-Learning from Metacognitive Perspectives

    Meng-Jung Tsai

    This paper presents the Model of Strategic e-Learning to explain and evaluate student e-learning from metacognitive perspectives. An in-depth interview, pilot study and main study are employed to... More

    pp. 34-48

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  4. An Automatic Multimedia Content Summarization System for Video Recommendation

    Jie Chi Yang, Yi Ting Huang, Chi Cheng Tsai, Ching I. Chung & Yu Chieh Wu

    In recent years, using video as a learning resource has received a lot of attention and has been successfully applied to many learning activities. In comparison with text-based learning, video... More

    pp. 49-61

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  5. A Study on the Learning Efficiency of Multimedia-Presented, Computer-Based Science Information

    Ying-Hua Guan

    This study investigated the effects of multimedia presentations on the efficiency of learning scientific information (i.e. information on basic anatomy of human brains and their functions, the... More

    pp. 62-72

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  6. Designing a Syntax-Based Retrieval System for Supporting Language Learning

    Nai-Lung Tsao, Chin-Hwa Kuo, David Wible & Tsung-Fu Hung

    In this paper, we propose a syntax-based text retrieval system for on-line language learning and use a fast regular expression search engine as its main component. Regular expression searches... More

    pp. 73-81

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  7. A Knowledge-Based Approach to Retrieving Teaching Materials for Context-Aware Learning

    Wen-Chung Shih & Shian-Shyong Tseng

    With the rapid development of wireless communication and sensor technologies, ubiquitous learning has become a promising solution to educational problems. In context-aware ubiquitous learning... More

    pp. 82-106

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  8. Ubiquitous Performance-Support System as Mindtool: A Case Study of Instructional Decision Making and Learning Assistant

    Hsinyi Peng, Po-Ya Chuang, Gwo-Jen Hwang, Hui-Chun Chu, Ting-Ting Wu & Shu-Xian Huang

    Researchers have conducted various studies on applying wireless communication and ubiquitous computing technologies to education, so that the technologies can provide learners and educators with... More

    pp. 107-120

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  9. Content-Free Computer Supports for Self-Explaining: Modifiable Typing Interface and Prompting

    Chih-Yueh Chou & Hung-Ta Liang

    Self-explaining, which asks students to generate explanations while reading a text, is a self-constructive activity and is helpful for students' learning. Studies have revealed that prompts by a... More

    pp. 121-133

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  10. Examining the Factors Influencing Participants' Knowledge Sharing Behavior in Virtual Learning Communities

    Irene Y. L. Chen, Nian-Shing Chen & Kinshuk

    Increasing organizations and educational institutions have implemented virtual learning communities to encourage knowledge sharing. However, this task can not be accomplished simply by grouping... More

    pp. 134-148

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  11. Applications of a Time Sequence Mechanism in the Simulation Cases of a Web-Based Medical Problem-Based Learning System

    Lih-Shyang Chen, Yuh-Ming Cheng, Sheng-Feng Weng, Yong-Guo Chen & Chyi-Her Lin

    The prevalence of Internet applications nowadays has led many medical schools and centers to incorporate computerized Problem-Based Learning (PBL) methods into their training curricula. However,... More

    pp. 149-161

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  12. Automatic Generation of Just-in-Time Online Assessments from Software Design Models

    Imran A. Zualkernan, Salim Abou El-Naaj, Maria Papadopoulos, Budoor K. Al-Amoudi & Charles E. Matthews

    Computer software is pervasive in today's society. The rate at which new versions of computer software products are released is phenomenal when compared to the release rate of new products in... More

    pp. 173-192

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  13. Main Barriers and Possible Enablers of ICTs Integration into Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs

    Yuksel Goktas, Soner Yildirim & Zahide Yildirim

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the main barriers and possible enablers for integrating information and communication technologies (ICTs) in Turkey's pre-service teacher education... More

    pp. 193-204

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  14. Utilizing Computer-Mediated Communication Tools for Problem-Based Learning

    Hao-Chang Lo

    This study aims to strategically use computer-mediated communication (CMC) tools to build online communication environments for problem-based learning (PBL). A six-stage process was proposed for... More

    pp. 205-213

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  15. Examining Applicants for Admission and Completion of an Online Teacher Certification Program

    Jon J. Denton, Trina J. Davis, Robert M. Capraro, Ben L Smith, Lynn Beason, B Diane Graham & R Arlen Strader

    The purpose of this research was to determine whether particular biographic and academic characteristics would predict whether an applicant would matriculate into and successfully complete an... More

    pp. 214-229

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  16. A Distributed Online Curriculum and Courseware Development Model

    Pinar Onay Durdu, Nese Yalabik & Kursat Cagiltay

    A distributed online curriculum and courseware development model (DONC[superscript 2]) is developed and tested in this study. Courseware development teams which may work in different institutions... More

    pp. 230-248

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  17. Asynchronous Discussion Forums: Success Factors, Outcomes, Assessments, and Limitations

    Martin A. Andresen

    Online learning has been burgeoning over the past decade with one of the more popular modes of conducting online learning being the asynchronous online courses. Within the asynchronous online... More

    pp. 249-257

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  18. Using Webquests for Oral Communication in English as a Foreign Language for Tourism Studies

    Jesus Garcia Laborda

    A long-standing debate in native and foreign language learning revolves around the use of computers to promote genuine social and professional communication. Webquests are a very common way of... More

    pp. 258-270

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  19. The Effects of Web-Based Instruction Navigation Modes on Undergraduates' Learning Outcomes

    Yu-Chang Hsu, Huifen Lin, Yu-Hui Ching & Francis M. Dwyer

    The purpose of this study was to examine whether matching navigation mode of a learning environment with learners' preferred navigation mode would facilitate their learning in a web environment.... More

    pp. 271-284

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  20. Information Society Needs of Managers in a Large Governmental Organisation

    Elizabeth Broos & Johannes C. Cronje

    Dealing effectively with information and communication technology in the information society is a complex task and the human dimension is often under-estimated. This paper tries to give a voice to ... More

    pp. 285-297

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