Educational Technology & Society

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 3, July

A Comparative Evaluation of E-Learning and Traditional Pedagogical Process Elements
Introduction When planning curricula it is useful to have a variety of teaching and learning methods and approaches to meet the diverse learning needs of the target audience (Haw, & Keating, 2006). In this paper, the term Element of Pedagogical...
Am I Extravert or Introvert? Considering the Personality Effect toward E-Learning System
Introduction The use of computers in education has long been considered a viable delivery mode for learning. As many previous studies suggest, the success of a computer-based learning system can be measured by how long it takes a user to reach their...
Analysis of Students' Performances during Lab Sessions of Computer Networks Course
Introduction Computer network is an infrastructure including computers and peripherals connected to each other for sharing resources. Due to changes and developments on the information and communication technologies, computer networks gained a critical...
An Evaluation of the Learning Effectiveness of Concept Map-Based Science Book Reading Via Mobile Devices
Introduction Printed books have been advocated as an important learning resource (Fletcher & Reese, 2005; Ortiz, Stowe, & Arnold, 2001) and have been linked to language development (Whitehurst et al., 1988), emergent literacy (Allor &...
A Novel Method for Learner Assessment Based on Learner Annotations
Introduction In light of the rapid development of distance learning, assessment functionality has become one of the most important key factors in online education (Belcadhi, Henze, & Braham, 2004). Presently, in most existing Learning Management...
A Review of Intervention Studies on Technology-Assisted Instruction from 2005-2010
Introduction In the past two decades, advancements in information and communication technology have made considerable impacts on educational practices. In particular, the use of technology in assisting teaching and learning has become a new educational...
Assessment of Animated Self-Directed Learning Activities Modules for Children's Number Sense Development
Introduction Number sense has been considered as one of the most important topics in mathematics education (Dunphy, 2007; Jordan, Glutting, & Ramineni, 2010; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, [NCTM], 2000; Verschaffel, Greer, &...
Blog-Assisted Learning in the ESL Writing Classroom: A Phenomenological Analysis
Introduction Advances in information and communications technologies are now widely regarded as having huge potential for enhancing the teaching and learning of second language writing (Hyland, 2003; Warschauer, 2010). In recent years, the focus...
Classroom-Based Cognitive Diagnostic Model for a Teacher-Made Fraction-Decimal Test
Introduction Teacher-made tests have recently gained attention because of their functions of formative assessment in students' learning (Dekker, 2007; Frey, Petersen, Edwards, Pedrotti, & Peyton, 2005; Frey & Schmitt, 2010; Holler, Gareis,...
Computer Based Assessment Acceptance: A Cross-Cultural Study in Greece and Mexico
Introduction Learning Management Systems (LMS) became a valuable tool for teachers and learners worldwide. The increased use of LMS drove to globalized educational software such as Blackboard and Moodle, that help teachers to provide high quality...
Computer Enhanced English Language Tool for Students with Hearing Loss-A Bulgarian Study
Introduction There are over seventy million people with hearing loss throughout the world. They identify themselves within different communities, depending on whether sign language is their first language and on the type of communication environment--one...
Context-Aware and Personalization Method in Ubiquitous Learning Log System
Introduction Mobile technology has been believed holding out great promise for learning (Houser, Thornton, & Kluge, 2002). However, some of its limitations such as the small screen size, the high cost of 3G network and so on stopped the technology...
Development of a Virtual Second Life Curriculum Using Currere Model
Introduction The idea of a virtual-world exhibition was inspired by a physical Vietnam War exhibit. The exhibition included collages of pictures and documentary videos that were designed by students in a doctoral-program curriculum theory course...
Effects of Segmented-Animation in Projected Presentation Condition
Introduction The utilization of animation is a key component of instructional courseware design nowadays. New advances in software technology have spurred the development of new means of conveying information in an animated form. Animation is defined...
Effects of Thinking Style and Spatial Ability on Anchoring Behavior in Geographic Information Systems
Introduction Information technology (IT) is at the center of educational reform and innovation (Dexter, Anderson, & Becker, 1999; Dias, 1999; Mehlinger, 1996; Moursund, 1992), with many countries establishing national guidelines for the incorporation...
Effects of Touch Technology-Based Concept Mapping on Students' Learning Attitudes and Perceptions
Introduction This study investigates the effects of using two different touch technology-based interaction modes of computerized concept mapping on students' learning performance. A concept map is a diagram showing the relationships among concepts....
Fostering 5th Grade Students' Understanding of Science Via Salience Analogical Reasoning in On-Line and Classroom Learning Environments
Introduction Analogy has been widely noted as being powerful for helping learners to make connections between the pre-existing base knowledge and new target (Driver & Bell, 1986) or to facilitate abstraction from their base knowledge to generate...
Goals, Motivation for, and Outcomes of Personal Learning through Networks: Results of a Tweetstorm
Introduction Nowadays, it has become a norm for professionals to develop themselves as part of their job. They attend courses and seminars, and sometimes their reward or even continuation of their professional activities depends on such formal learning....
How University Students Evaluate Online Information about a Socio-Scientific Issue and the Relationship with Their Epistemic Beliefs
Introduction In many work places, public areas, or at home, people rely on the World Wide Web to search for information that can help them solve problems and make decisions. Although online technology allows instant and easy access to knowledge...
Introducing 1 to 1 in the Classroom: A Large-Scale Experience in Chile
Introduction The Chilean ICT in education policy (Enlaces) started in 1993 and has equipped schools with computers, local networks, educational resources, productivity software, free or subsidized Internet access, as well as providing technical...
Learning by Searching: A Learning Environment That Provides Searching and Analysis Facilities for Supporting Trend Analysis Activities
Background and objectives With the advancement and popularity of the Internet and search engine technology, fostering students' web-based information searching ability has become an important educational objective. Researchers have indicated that...
Learning through Multi-Touch Interfaces in Museum Exhibits: An Empirical Investigation
Introduction Traditionally museums were using only real objects as exhibits to convey information to their visitors. During last two decades a new trend exists which is based on the involvement of the visitor and thus museums exploit technologically...
Leveraging Quiz-Based Multiple-Prize Web Tournaments for Reinforcing Routine Mathematical Skills
Introduction As a result of the Bologna Process, students' mean workload in European Higher Education is 50 hours per week. Approximately half of this workload corresponds to teacher-assisted learning activities and the other half to teacher-unassisted...
On the Educational Validity of Research in Educational Technology
Introduction Despite the advances that have occurred over the last 40 years in the use of technology in education, the impact of this research on educational practice remains limited. Low-technology tools have been replaced with equivalent computer...
Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources: An Asian Perspective
Textbook Details: Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources: An Asian Perspective Edited by Gajaraj Dhanarajan and David Porter 2013, 274 pages, Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada, www.col.org and OER...
Prompts-Based Scaffolding for Online Inquiry: Design Intentions and Classroom Realities
Introduction The rapid expansion of Web access and abundance of online resources provide unprecedented opportunities for classroom teaching and learning (Wells & Lewis, 2006). According to recent national surveys (DeBell & Chapman, 2006;...
Remote Laboratories: Design of Experiments and Their Web Implementation
Introduction The importance of hands-on experimentation in the undergraduate electrical engineering curricula is well established. A remote laboratory provides a web-based platform to the students to access, control and perform experiment from remote...
Scaffolding Environment for E-Learning through Cloud Computing
Introduction In recent years e-learning has grown into a widely accepted way of learning, and the usage of the global network is inevitable in every education process. Ubiquitous learning integrates wireless, mobile and context awareness technologies...
The Design of Social Agents That Introduce Self-Reflection in a Simulation Environment
Introduction In Taiwan, there are high-stakes entrance examinations to high school (after 9th grade) and college (after 12th grade). However, the educational system has undergone a gradual transformation over the past decade; in particular, the...
The Effect of an Example-Based Dynamic Program Visualization Environment on Students' Programming Skills
Introduction Learning of programming can be a difficult and complicated process. One of the main reasons is (Miyadera, Kurasawa, Nakamura, Yonezawa, & Yokoyama, 2007) that students have difficulty in understanding what a computer is actually...
The Framework of Viewing and Representing Skills through Digital Text
The digital practices of primary school children The meaning of literacy in the 21st century has changed markedly with emerging and now dominant technologies: that is, the move away from writing to the new digital text mode, and from the medium...
The Increasing Acceptance of Onscreen Marking-The 'Tablet Computer' Effect
Introduction This study furthers the research conducted into OSM in the context of a jurisdiction where almost the entire public examination system is being marked on screen. The current study - investigating marker attitude towards OSM extends...
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