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Chai, Ching Sing; Koh, Joyce Hwee Ling; Ho, Hsin Ning Jessie; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
This study examined outcomes from an information and communication technology (ICT) course designed on the basis of the meaningful learning framework and general cyberwellness issues. It also examined the relationships among Singaporean preservice teachers' perceptions of the constructs pertaining to technological pedagogical content knowledge…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies, Preservice Teachers
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Tsai, Chin-Chung; Chai, Ching Sing – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Technology integration is a major trend in contemporary education practice. When undertaking technology integration in classrooms, a first-order barrier and a second-order barrier, as proposed by Ertmer (1999), can hinder its implementation. The first-order barrier is external, such as lack of adequate access, time, training and institutional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Teacher Attitudes
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Tsai, Meng-Jung; Hsu, Chung-Yuan; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2012
Due to a growing trend of exploring scientific knowledge on the Web, a number of studies have been conducted to highlight examination of students' online searching strategies. The investigation of online searching generally employs methods including a survey, interview, screen-capturing, or transactional logs. The present study firstly intended to…
Descriptors: Investigations, Program Effectiveness, Search Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Tsai, Pei-Shan; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Hung, Chun-Ming; Huang, Iwen – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
This study aims to develop an electronic library-based learning environment to support teachers in developing web-based problem-solving activities and analyzing the online problem-solving behaviors of students. Two experiments were performed in this study. In study 1, an experiment on 103 elementary and high school teachers (the learning activity…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Experienced Teachers, Teaching Methods, Internet
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Tsai, Chin-Chung – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
Online peer assessment has been advocated by numerous contemporary educators. This study interviewed forty students who had experienced an online peer assessment activity for learning. Each of these students was asked to complete a research proposal in an educational method course for peer assessment. Using the online peer assessment system, the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Internet, Educational Methods, Epistemology
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Cheng, Kun-Hung; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
The purpose of this study is to qualitatively explore students' interpersonal perspectives (i.e., "psychological safety," "value diversity," "trust" and "social interdependence") on, conceptions of and approaches to learning in an online peer assessment activity required for creating digital artistic works.…
Descriptors: Safety, Program Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Lin, Chia-Ching; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2012
This study aimed to investigate the relationships between college students' behavioral and cognitive engagements while performing an online collective information searching (CIS) activity. The activity aimed to assist the students in utilizing a social bookmarking application to exploit the Internet in a collective manner. A group of 101 college…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Assignments, Student Participation
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Lin, Yi-Chun; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2012
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between students' epistemic beliefs in biology and their approaches to learning biology. To this end, two instruments, the epistemic beliefs in biology and the approaches to learning biology surveys, were developed and administered to 520 university biology students, respectively. By and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), College Students, Biology
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Tsai, Meng-Jung; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Hou, Huei-Tse; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
This study investigates the role of search context played in university students' online information searching strategies. A total of 304 university students in Taiwan were surveyed with questionnaires in which two search contexts were defined as searching for learning, and searching for daily life information. Students' online search strategies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Metacognition, Search Strategies, Online Searching
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Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Chu, Hui-Chun; Kinshuk; Chen, Chieh-Yuan – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Fostering students' scientific inquiry competence has been recognised as being an important and challenging objective of science education. To strengthen the understanding of science theories or notations, researchers have suggested conducting some learning activities in the field via operating relevant devices. In a traditional infield scientific…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Feedback (Response), Science Curriculum, Textbooks
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Lin, Yi-Hui; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Advances in Physiology Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate students' conceptions of and approaches to learning science in two different forms: internet-assisted instruction and traditional (face-to-face only) instruction. The participants who took part in the study were 79 college students enrolled in a physiology class in north Taiwan. In all, 46 of the…
Descriptors: Physiology, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
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Chu, Regina Juchun; Chu, Anita Zichun; Weng, Cathy; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Lin, Chia-chun – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
This research explores the relationships between self-directed learning readiness and transformative learning theory (TLT) reflected by the Constructivist Internet-based Learning Environment Scale (CILES). A questionnaire survey about adult learner's perceptions of Internet-based learning was administered to adults enrolled in classes in community…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Learning Readiness, Structural Equation Models
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Chai, Ching Sing; Deng, Feng; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2012
This study investigates the similarities and differences between high school students from Taiwan and China in terms of their scientific epistemological views. In addition, the effects of age and gender on scientific epistemological views were also examined. The results indicate that the students from these two localities, which signify two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Epistemology, High School Students, Comparative Analysis
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Chiou, Guo-Li; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2012
This study reports the findings of a study which examined the relationship between conceptions of learning and approaches to learning in biology. This study, which used structural equation modelling, also sorted to identify gender differences in the relationship. Two questionnaires, the Conceptions of Learning Biology (COLB) and the Approaches to…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students, Biology, Memorization
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Deng, Feng; Chen, Der-Thanq; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Chai, Ching Sing – Science Education, 2011
This review examines 105 empirical studies that investigate students' views of the nature of science (VNOS), effects of curricular interventions on changing students' VNOS, and relations between VNOS and demographics, majors, and learning of science. The reviewed studies can be categorized into three theoretical frameworks: the unidimension, the…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Research Methodology, Scientific Principles, Literature Reviews
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