Educational Technology & Society

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 1, January

An Action Research Study from Implementing the Flipped Classroom Model in Primary School History Teaching and Learning
Introduction Traditional teaching of social studies at school level is challenged by both the use of technology and the adoption of inquiry-based teaching strategies in other subjects, such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) (Bishop...
An Experiential Learning Perspective on Students' Satisfaction Model in a Flipped Classroom Context
Introduction Currently, the Flipped Classroom Model (FCM), featuring especial emphasis on students' engagement and experience (Bergmann, Overmyer, & Wilie, 2011), is increasingly attracting educators' interest, resulting in the flipped classroom...
Are They Thinking Differently: A Cross-Cultural Study on the Relationship of Thinking Styles and Emerging Roles in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
Introduction Discussions and debates have focused on the effects of increasing globalization on education (e.g., Zajda, 2015; Marginson, 2011). The statement, "[t]he global dimension is fast-moving and fluid" (Marginson, 2011, p. 11) indicates a...
Comment Data Mining to Estimate Student Performance Considering Consecutive Lessons
Introduction Nowadays, higher education institutions play a crucial role in improving the quality and the efficacy of education. Thus, it is important to determine methods that can provide quality education to students. One way to enhance the quality...
Computerized Dynamic Adaptive Tests with Immediately Individualized Feedback for Primary School Mathematics Learning
Introduction With the use of computer and communication technology, researchers have developed various assessment systems in improving students' learning achievement. The characteristic of learning or testing systems is to provide meaningful and...
Conceptualizing "Homework" in Flipped Mathematics Classes
Introduction Within flipped instruction, teachers invert or "flip" the settings in which teacher lecture and student practice occur. In the last few years, teachers' implementation of flipped instruction has increased dramatically. Flipped instruction...
Conversational Agents Improve Peer Learning through Building on Prior Knowledge
Introduction Conversational agents In the field of technology-enhanced learning, pedagogical agents have been developed to serve a wide variety of instructional roles, such as expert, motivator, or mentor (Baylor & Kim, 2005). Conversational...
Designing and Implementing Web-Based Scaffolding Tools for Technology-Enhanced Socioscientific Inquiry
Introduction Inquiry-based learning (IBL) has long been considered important for promoting the understanding and retention of concepts, skills and attitudes that are required for solving ill-structured problems. Recently, socioscientific inquiry...
Effects of the Team Competition-Based Ubiquitous Gaming Approach on Students' Interactive Patterns, Collective Efficacy and Awareness of Collaboration and Communication
Introduction In the past decade, the potential and effectiveness of using handheld devices with emerging facilities such as wireless communication and sensing technologies to support students' learning in authentic contexts has been reported by...
Empowering Students in the Process of Social Inquiry Learning through Flipping the Classroom
Introduction The Marzano Learning Sciences Research Lab (Marzano & Toth, 2014) has recently published a research report (namely "Teaching for Rigor: A Call for a Critical Instructional Shift"), revealing that nearly 60% of the classroom time...
Exploring Learners' Sequential Behavioral Patterns, Flow Experience, and Learning Performance in an Anti-Phishing Educational Game
Introduction As of 2014, there were 2.4 billion Internet users globally (Internet World Stats, 2014). However, studies show that Internet users are often unaware of the dangers of the phishing attacks they are exposed to (Arachchilage & Love,...
Facilitating and Bridging Out-of-Class and In-Class Learning: An Interactive E-Book-Based Flipped Learning Approach for Math Courses
Introduction In recent years, the positive effect of student-centered learning modes has been frequently discussed (Kong, 2015; McLaughlin et al., 2014). Several studies have revealed that this learning mode can improve students' learning achievement...
Flipped Classroom with Problem Based Activities: Exploring Self-Regulated Learning in a Programming Language Course
Introduction In recent years, researchers reported that students in many higher education programs cannot have opportunity for being active namely applying theoretical knowledge on real problems in the classrooms (NMC, 2015). In this sense, problem...
Flipping Business Education: Transformative Use of Team-Based Learning in Human Resource Management Classrooms
Introduction With the developing phenomenon of globalization, advances in information technology, and managerial innovation, the boundaries, scope, and concerns of business education have broadened its horizons (Escobar- Rodriguez & Monge-Lozano,...
Guest Editorial: "How" to Design, Implement and Evaluate the Flipped Classroom?-A Synthesis
The "flipped classroom" as a technology-supported pedagogical innovation, has gained prominence worldwide. "WHAT" is the flipped classroom? Although there is no single definition, it is generally characterized by its course structure comprising in-class...
How Augmented Reality Enables Conceptual Understanding of Challenging Science Content
Introduction Research on learning about science has revealed that students often hold robust misconceptions or naive conceptions about a number of scientific ideas (Chi, 2005; Bransford, Brown, & Cocking, 1999). For example, studies on student...
How to Flip the Classroom-"Productive Failure or Traditional Flipped Classroom" Pedagogical Design?
Introduction The flipped classroom has gained prominence in recent years. There is no uniform definition of it. The traditional flipped classroom in this paper refers to the pedagogical design that inverts the teacher's instruction in the classroom...
Implementing the Flipped Classroom in Teacher Education: Evidence from Turkey
Introduction Enhancing students' learning experiences and meeting their needs and expectations have been among the primary concerns of higher education institutions over three decades (Demirer & Sahin, 2013; Garrison & Hanuka, 2004). Therefore,...
Integrating the [SOP.Sup.2] Model into the Flipped Classroom to Foster Cognitive Presence and Learning Achievements
Introduction Many studies have mentioned the potential value of student-centered learning environments in which students engage actively in higher-order thinking tasks, particularly in the higher education context (Davies, Dean, & Ball, 2013;...
Investigating the Potential of the Flipped Classroom Model in K-12 ICT Teaching and Learning: An Action Research Study
Introduction Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) curricula are a core priority of educational policies worldwide, for cultivating students' diverse digital competences (Commonwealth of Australia, 2010; US Department of Education, 2010;...
Journalogue: Voicing Student Challenges in Writing through a Classroom Blog
Introduction With rising access to technologies in the classroom, discussions on blogging and its learning effects have evolved in second language writing studies in recent years. Blogging, as a pedagogical tool has shown to enhance learner engagement,...
Mobile Learning in Pre-Kindergarten: Using Student Feedback to Inform Practice
Introduction In the pervasiveness of today's digital society, mobile devices are changing the face of education. Although the Apple iPad was originally envisioned as a single user device, school districts and universities across the country are...
Online Research Behaviors of Engineering Graduate Students in Taiwan
Introduction With the rapid development of digital technologies, a variety of sources ranging from Google/Google Scholar to library databases such as the Web of Science and Scopus play crucial roles in graduate students' information seeking processes...
Philosophy of Technology Assumptions in Educational Technology Leadership
Introduction Philosophy of technology is a branch of philosophy that involves examining the underlying assumptions of how technologies impact and transform human society in ways that are philosophically relevant (Kaplan, 2009). Does philosophy matter?...
Surveying In-Service Teachers' Beliefs about Game-Based Learning and Perceptions of Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge of Games
Introduction Digital games (hereafter named games) have been gaining tremendous interest as tools for teaching and learning in recent years. The merits of game-based learning (GBL) include supporting effective learning (Connolly, Boyle, MacArthur,...
The Effect of Computer Game-Based Learning on FL Vocabulary Transferability
Introduction This paper reports on two studies to examine the effectiveness of computer game-based approaches in foreign language learning. A game-based approach follows mainstream foreign language education models that prescribe a "meaning-focused"...
Using "First Principles of Instruction" to Design Secondary School Mathematics Flipped Classroom: The Findings of Two Exploratory Studies
Introduction Flipped Classroom is a technology-supported pedagogical innovation which has become popular in recent years. According to Bishop and Verleger (2013), flipped classroom consists of two components: (1) Direct computer-based individual...
Wikis for a Collaborative Problem-Solving (CPS) Module for Secondary School Science
Introduction Collaborative problem-solving (CPS) in online environments can afford high levels of interactions among learners which can serve to develop critical thinking skills (Kim & Song, 2006; Manathunga & Hernandez-Leo, 2015). The authentic...
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