Educational Technology & Society

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 1, January

Adaptive Instruction to Learner Expertise with Bimodal Process-Oriented Worked-Out Examples
Introduction Adaptive instruction refers to educational interventions intended to effectively accommodate the needs of individual students (Park & Lee, 2003). This educational approach is generally characterized as one that incorporates alternative...
Adaptive vs. Fixed Domain Support in the Context of Scripted Collaborative Learning
Introduction Although collaborative learning has been proved significant for students both for social and cognitive reasons (Slavin, 1996), collaborating students usually fail to engage in productive learning interactions when left without teachers'...
A Five-Phase Learning Cycle Approach to Improving the Web-Based Problem-Solving Performance of Students
Introduction High-order thinking abilities are viewed as an important competence in education nowadays. Among these abilities, problem solving ability has long been an objective of education. In the past decades, diverse definitions or conceptions...
A Jigsaw-Based Cooperative Learning Approach to Improve Learning Outcomes for Mobile Situated Learning
Introduction Ubiquitous mobile learning is now receiving increasing attention after that paid to distance and e-learning (Pownell & Bailey, 2001; Hwang, Tsai, & Yang, 2008; Wu, Hwang, Su & Huang, 2012). Quinn (2000) noted that m-learning...
A Model-Based Behavior Analysis Approach for Open-Ended Environments
Introduction Technological advances have provided researchers with affordances for designing computer-based learning environments that provide students with opportunities to take part in authentic, complex problem solving tasks. These environments,...
An Interactive and Collaborative Approach to Teaching Cryptology
Introduction Cryptology represents an increasingly important discipline of our time. Development of modern information technologies and accompanying educational materials has led to migration of various resources to the Internet and its services....
An Investigation of Reading Rate Patterns and Retrieval Outcomes of Elementary School Students with E-Books
Introduction As e-books on various electronic reading devices are currently transforming the way people read, a number of researchers have investigated how to exploit this new technology for educational purposes (Bierman, Ortega, & Rupp-Serrano,...
An Investigation of the Interrelationships between Motivation, Engagement, and Complex Problem Solving in Game-Based Learning
Introduction Proponents have argued that massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) possess unique affordances to address complex problem-solving skill development that our current educational system is failing to provide (e.g., OECD, 2004) by drawing...
A Novel Agent-Supported Academic Online Examination System
Introduction Following the rapid developments in the information technologies, online education gains importance as an alternative to the traditional teaching models. In online education, teaching independent of time and space constraints brings...
Changing Pedagogy for Modern Learners-Lessons from an Educator's Journey of Self-Reflection
Introduction I was born in 1952, and as a consequence of that circumstance, my education was a traditional one. In grade school we were taught to write in our notebooks on alternate lines to facilitate corrections. We re-copied endlessly in the...
Collaborative mLearning: A Module for Learning Secondary School Science
Introduction Collaborative learning enables learning experiences to be interpreted for the construction of knowledge (Palloff & Pratt, 1999). However, the effect of computer-mediated communication (CMC) tools for collaborative learning, or collaborative...
Demographic Factors, TPACK Constructs, and Teachers' Perceptions of Constructivist-Oriented TPACK
Introduction UNESCO's ICT competency standards for teachers (UNESCO, 2008) emphasize that teachers need knowledge to use ICT for supporting constructivist learning which involves knowledge construction and problem-solving activities within authentic...
E-Learning in School Education in the Coming 10 Years for Developing 21st Century Skills: Critical Research Issues and Policy Implications
Introduction The advocacy of learner-centered learning and the emergence of digital classrooms lead to the demand for transformation of pedagogical design that supports the development of 21st century skills through domain knowledge learning. We...
Facilitating English-Language Reading Performance by a Digital Reading Annotation System with Self-Regulated Learning Mechanisms
Introduction As English is now considered the dominant business language worldwide, how to enhance the English-language reading ability of students is of utmost importance, as good English-language reading ability improves an individual's competitive...
Game-Based Assessment of Persistence
Introduction The digital revolution is fundamentally changing the nature of work, the problems workers are asked to solve, and therefore the types of skills needed in today's world. Today's workers must be able to apply their knowledge to more complex...
Guest Editorial: Game Based Learning for 21st Century Transferable Skills: Challenges and Opportunities
Digital serious games (SGs) (Gee, 2003; Prensky, 2003) offer a high potential to foster and support learning in educational and training settings. SGs aim at improving learning processes by providing attractive, motivating and effective tools. So far,...
Learning Preferences and Motivation of Different Ability Students for Social-Competition or Self-Competition
Games, Primary school, Interactive learning environments Introduction Competition is a powerful motivator for student behavior regularly applied in education research. Some studies have found competition to have positive effects on student learning...
Learning When Serious: Psychophysiological Evaluation of a Technology-Enhanced Learning Game
Introduction In today's global market, human capital is a recognized strategic asset in companies. Learning and training play a foundational role in talent management, but establishing effective learning strategies across enterprises remains a costly...
Mathematics Synchronous Peer Tutoring System for Students with Learning Disabilities
Introduction Peer tutoring is one of the most well-studied strategies in mathematics instruction. The structured guidance format of peer tutoring effectively promotes helping behaviour in peer-mediated math learning, especially for students who...
Multi-User Virtual Environments Fostering Collaboration in Formal Education
Introduction "Most great learning happens in groups" and "collaboration is the stuff of growth": thus goes Ken Robinson's thinking as expressed in the successful YouTube video "Changing Educational Paradigms" (Robinson, 2010). We could not agree...
Potential Negative Effects of Mobile Learning on Students' Learning Achievement and Cognitive Load-A Format Assessment Perspective
Background and objectives In the past decade, the advancement of mobile technology has offered an opportunity to provide learning supports at anytime and anywhere. Various studies have reported the benefits of applying mobile technologies (e.g.,...
Role Blending in a Learning Environment Supports Facilitation in a Robotics Class
Introduction Effective use of educational robotics requires a learning environment, which supplies open and flexible support mechanisms for the members of a learning community. Teachers working in a robotics class often face a problem in following...
Simulation and Learning: A Model-Centered Approach
Textbook Details: Simulation and Learning: A Model-Centered Approach Written by Franco Landriscina 2013, 7 chapters, 236 pages, Springer, New York, www.springer.com ISBN: 978-1-4614-1953-2 (print) 978-1-4614-1954-9 (eBook) doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-1954-9...
The Effect of Instructional Techniques on Critical Thinking and Critical Thinking Dispositions in Online Discussion
Introduction Higher order thinking skills like critical thinking, creative thinking and problem solving are considered necessary skills for 21st century individuals. On the other hand, technology competencies like using the Internet and its services...
The Effect of Intrapsychology Learning before and after Interpsychology Activities with a Web-Based Sharing Mechanism
Introduction The central concept of Vygotsky's theory is that individual cognition is based on the interaction among peers and their environment; the interaction is interceded by a mediator, such as tools, signs, and symbols. The mediator performs...
The Effects of the E-Book System with the Reading Guidance and the Annotation Map on the Reading Performance of College Students
Introduction Reading is a vital skill. Students with proficient reading skills have the potential to become enhanced self-regulated learners and, thus, demonstrate high academic achievement. However, most students are not proficient in reading....
The Integration of Concept Mapping in a Dynamic Assessment Model for Teaching and Learning Accounting
Introduction Low learning willingness and sluggish understanding typically result in low academic achievement because students fail to thoroughly and effectively learn. Without appropriate after-school learning programs or remedial strategies, students...
Towards an Enhanced Learning Management System for Blended Learning in Higher Education Incorporating Distinct Learners' Profiles
Introduction World Wide Web phenomena, in general, and the Web-based Instruction, in particular, can open up (re)new opportunities for the development of micro-educational environments. The current paradigm shift from traditional educational environments...
Undertaking an Ecological Approach to Advance Game-Based Learning: A Case Study
Introduction There is growing willingness among teachers and administrators to use digital games in schools (Millstone, 2012). However, despite the rising number of empirical studies that report an improvement in student academic achievement and...
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