Educational Technology & Society

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 2, April

A Capstone Experience for Preservice Teachers: Building a Web-Based Portfolio
Technology That Improves Teaching and Learning Technology use in higher education has increased as instructors see the opportunity to increase the effectiveness of subject matter delivery along with increased flexibility for teacher candidates and...
A Coursework Support System for Offering Challenges and Assistance by Analyzing Students' Web Portfolios
Introduction Coursework is a significant learning activity to supplement classroom instruction (Cosden, Morrison, Albanese, & Macias, 2001). In conventional coursework activity, the teacher first assigns several exercises to all students. The...
Affective E-Learning: Using "Emotional" Data to Improve Learning in Pervasive Learning Environment
Introduction In the past decade, e-Learning has evolved from Computer Aided Instruction, through Intelligent Tutoring System, to Smart Classrooms, and to Mobile Learning (e-Learning with mobile devices). Today, e-Learning becomes heavily learner-centered,...
A Markov-Based Recommendation Model for Exploring the Transfer of Learning on the Web
Introduction Recent advances in network bandwidth availability have increased use of Web-based education. In Web-based educational settings, information and communication technology (ICT) provides access to various resources, such as audio recordings,...
An Educational Mobile Blogging System for Supporting Collaborative Learning
Introduction By the introduction of CSCL (Computer Supported Collaborative Learning) to e-learning, many studies have revealed CSCL to be a successful learning scheme in the field of pedagogy. Using this kind of pedagogy, learners not only can concentrate...
An Exploration of Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions of Learning to Teach While Using Asynchronous Discussion Board
Introduction The material and social affordances of new technologies of communication are transforming different aspects of people's lives, including the ways they think, work, learn, and communicate (Jewitt, 2005; Gura & Percy, 2005). Obviously,...
Attitudes and Satisfaction with a Hybrid Model of Counseling Supervision
The study of distance learning is a major focus in higher education (Anakwe, 1999; Benigno & Trentin, 2000; Davies & Mendenhall, 1998; DeBourgh, 1999) and an emerging concern among counseling related programs (Alterkruse & Brew, 2000; Bobby...
Automated Inattention and Fatigue Detection System in Distance Education for Elementary School Students
Introduction Distance education enables learners to learn anytime and anywhere. In an attempt to meet the needs of the public in learning, various distance education websites, including teaching materials, teaching platforms, on-demand videos, etcetera,...
CogSkillnet: An Ontology-Based Representation of Cognitive Skills
Introduction Semantic web opened a new paradigm to design adaptive e-learning systems. By using the capabilities of semantic web approach, World Wide Web led the interchange of information about data (i.e., metadata) as well as documents. Such capabilities...
Comparing Learning Performance of Students Using Algorithm Visualizations Collaboratively on Different Engagement Levels
Introduction Since its introduction, it has been hoped that Algorithm Visualization (AV) would solve problems related to learning of data structures and algorithms. However, empirical evaluations have yielded mixed results when determining the usefulness...
Developmental Progression of Referential Resolution in Comprehending Online Texts
Introduction Whether a reader is able to construct a comprehensible and coherent mental representation of textual information in memory is central to comprehension (van den Broek & Kremer, 1998; Walsh & John-Laird, 2004). According to Payne...
Digital Students in a Book-Oriented School: Students' Perceptions of School and the Usability of Digital Technology in Schools
Introduction Children all over the world use computers and Internet technology, thereby informally learning how to learn with the technology. It is widely argued that technology, computers and the Internet shape how we think (e.g., Bolter, 1984)....
Effect of Computer-Based Video Games on Children: An Experimental Study
Introduction The use of multimedia in education has significantly changed people's learning processes. Results from a number of research studies indicate that appropriately designed multimedia instruction enhances students' learning performance...
Engaging Students in Multimedia-Mediated Constructivist Learning-Students' Perceptions
Introduction The infusion of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and, in particular, multimedia technology into education has created a significant impact on the instructional content development and the methods of communicating information...
Evaluating an Intelligent Tutoring System for Design Patterns: The DEPTHS Experience
Introduction Software design patterns (DPs) have been recognized as very important and useful in real software development since they provide an elegant way of getting around problems that often occur. To be more precise, DPs are common conceptual...
Intra-Action, Interaction and Outeraction in Blended Learning Environments
Introduction Undoubtedly, people communicate to understand and to cooperate with each other in order to accomplish goals together. Similarly, individuals learn and solve problems through various communications by exchanging knowledge and by combining...
MEAT: An Authoring Tool for Generating Adaptable Learning Resources
Introduction Owing to the proliferation of e-learning, the content production becomes a great deal, which aims at satisfying the learning demands of distance learners. In addition, with advances of mobile technology, the learning demands may also...
Modeling Academic Education Processes by Dynamic Storyboarding
Introduction University studies are characterized by a high degree of flexibility with respect to the subjects to be included in a student's curriculum. On the other hand, there are complex and dynamic rules of subject registration that can constrain...
Qualitative Assessment across Language Barriers: An Action Research Study
Introduction and background This article is a sequel to the story of how we taught a two-year Master's programme in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Education in Khartoum, Sudan. (Cronje, 2006). It considers the continuous assessment...
The Instructional Effect of Online Reading Strategies and Learning Styles on Student Academic Achievement
Introduction Many studies have found reading strategies useful when implemented before, during or after reading (e.g., Brown,2002; Ediger, 2005; Fagan, 2003; McGlinchey & Hixson, 2004; Millis & King, 2001; Sorrell, 1996). For example, reading...
Using Blogs to Enhance Critical Reflection and Community of Practice
Introduction Learning through reflection Ng, Lan, and Thye (2004) point out that a professional teacher is one who regularly reflects on his or her teaching through critical thinking. According to Dewey (1933), reflective thinking is "the kind...
Wireless Handhelds to Support Clinical Nursing Practicum
Introduction "I was lucky to find a seat on the bus on my way to the hospital. I took out my PDA and checked the concept map I had drawn last night. I found a link was missing! I added it...." "At the daily morning report, a doctor and his nurse...