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Journal of Educational Technology & Society

2012 Volume 15, Number 2

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Number of articles: 24

  1. The Unexpected Connection: Serendipity and Human Mediation in Networked Learning

    Rita Kop

    Major changes on the Web in recent years have contributed to an abundance of information for people to harness in their learning. Emerging technologies have instigated the need for critical... More

    pp. 2-11

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  2. How Do Personality, Synchronous Media, and Discussion Topic Affect Participation?

    Ina Blau & Azy Barak

    The development of digital technologies increases the use of distance synchronous (real-time) interactions among people. The study explores whether the "readiness to participate", the degree of ... More

    pp. 12-24

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  3. Integration of Multimedia Courseware into ESP Instruction for Technological Purposes in Higher Technical Education

    Shu-Chiao Tsai

    This study reports on integrating ESP (English for specific purposes) multimedia courseware for semiconductor technology into instruction of three different language programs in higher education by... More

    pp. 50-61

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  4. An Empathic Avatar in a Computer-Aided Learning Program to Encourage and Persuade Learners

    Gwo-Dong Chen, Jih-Hsien Lee, Chin-Yeh Wang, Po-Yao Chao, Liang-Yi Li & Tzung-Yi Lee

    Animated pedagogical agents with characteristics such as facial expressions, gestures, and human emotions, under an interactive user interface are attractive to students and have high potential to ... More

    pp. 62-72

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  5. Evaluating Knowledge Structure-Based Adaptive Testing Algorithms and System Development

    Huey-Min Wu, Bor-Chen Kuo & Jinn-Min Yang

    In recent years, many computerized test systems have been developed for diagnosing students' learning profiles. Nevertheless, it remains a challenging issue to find an adaptive testing algorithm to... More

    pp. 73-88

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  6. Exploring Learner Attitudes toward Web-Based Recommendation Learning Service System for Interdisciplinary Applications

    Hong-Ren Chen & Jhen-Gang Huang

    The booming digital-content industry has resulted in an increasing number of e-learning Internet websites that provide online learning services. Recommendations for learning sites are used by... More

    pp. 89-100

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  7. Integrating Algorithm Visualization Video into a First-Year Algorithm and Data Structure Course

    Pilu Crescenzi, Alessio Malizia, M Cecilia Verri, Paloma Diaz & Ignacio Aedo

    In this paper we describe the results that we have obtained while integrating algorithm visualization (AV) movies (strongly tightened with the other teaching material), within a first-year... More

    pp. 115-124

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  8. An Assessment of E-Training Effectiveness in Multinational Companies in Malaysia

    Thurasamy Ramayah, Noor Hazlina Ahmad & Tan Say Hong

    E-training has developed into a revolutionary way of learning in Malaysian organizations due to rapid growth in information technology infrastructure. The present study endeavors to determine the... More

    pp. 125-137

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  9. Supporting Teachers in Designing CSCL Activities: A Case Study of Principle-Based Pedagogical Patterns in Networked Second Language Classrooms

    Yun Wen, Chee-Kit Looi & Wenli Chen

    This paper proposes the identification and use of principle-based pedagogical patterns to help teachers to translate design principles into actionable teaching activities, and to scaffold student... More

    pp. 138-153

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  10. A Clustering Methodology of Web Log Data for Learning Management Systems

    Stavros Valsamidis, Sotirios Kontogiannis, Ioannis Kazanidis, Theodosios Theodosiou & Alexandros Karakos

    Learning Management Systems (LMS) collect large amounts of data. Data mining techniques can be applied to analyse their web data log files. The instructors may use this data for assessing and... More

    pp. 154-167

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  11. Blogging for Information Management, Learning, and Social Support during Internship

    Samuel K. W. Chu, Alvin C. M. Kwan & Peter Warning

    The functions and possibilities afforded by blogging have been suggested to be relevant to learning and information management. Its increasing use in the business and education sectors is... More

    pp. 168-178

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  12. Using Mobile Learning to Improve the Reflection: A Case Study of Traffic Violation

    Yu-Feng Lan & Shin-Ming Huang

    The purpose of this study was to integrate mobile communication technologies and a global positioning system (GPS) to construct an instant, convenient report of the mobile network service system... More

    pp. 179-193

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  13. The Comparison of the Opinions of the University Students on the Usage of Blog and Wiki for Their Courses

    Ummuhan Avci & Petek Askar

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of blogs and wikis as constructive tools in the computer courses of prospective teachers and compare them with respect to perceived usefulness, ... More

    pp. 194-205

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  14. Educational Affordances of a Ubiquitous Learning Environment in a Natural Science Course

    Tan-Hsu Tan, Min-Sheng Lin, Yu-Ling Chu & Tsung-Yu Liu

    Educational affordances are worthy of being explored because the affordances of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) provide the pedagogical effects for promoting cognitive acceleration... More

    pp. 206-219

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  15. Contextualizing a MALL: Practice Design and Evaluation

    Yaming Tai

    Mobile technologies have been successfully implemented in language learning, and have supported various innovative designs. However, many of these designs require considerable technical knowledge... More

    pp. 220-230

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  16. Reducing the Impact of Inappropriate Items on Reviewable Computerized Adaptive Testing

    Yung-Chin Yen, Rong-Guey Ho, Wen-Wei Liao & Li-Ju Chen

    In a test, the testing score would be closer to examinee's actual ability when careless mistakes were corrected. In CAT, however, changing the answer of one item in CAT might cause the following... More

    pp. 231-243

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  17. Modelling Digital Natives' International Collaboration: Finnish-Korean Experiences of Environmental Education

    Irja Leppisaari & Okhwa Lee

    A new generation of young learners often described as digital native school children are attitudinally and technically equipped to employ social media as a social process in learning. However, few ... More

    pp. 244-256

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  18. Designing Hypercontextualized Games: A Case Study with LieksaMyst

    Carolina Islas Sedano, Erkki Sutinen, Mikko Vinni & Teemu H. Laine

    Digital technology empowers one to access vast amounts of on-line data. From a learning perspective, however, it is difficult to access meaningful on-site information within a given context. The... More

    pp. 257-270

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  19. Understanding Social Nature of an Online Community of Practice for Learning to Teach

    I-Chun Tsai

    This study is aimed to explore the social nature of membership in an online community of practice (NETwork, Nurturing Elementary Teachers' work) whose purpose is to support pre-service and in... More

    pp. 271-285

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  20. Cyber Asynchronous versus Blended Cyber Approach in Distance English Learning

    Zi-Gang Ge

    This study aims to compare the single cyber asynchronous learning approach with the blended cyber learning approach in distance English education. Two classes of 70 students participated in this... More

    pp. 286-297

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