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Yang, Fang-Ying; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2010
In order to fulfill social responsibility, one of the goals in science education is to equip students with the competence of scientific reasoning. Nevertheless, psychological studies have found that people in general do not have adequate ability to make scientific arguments in everyday situations. Later studies found that the inadequate ability…
Descriptors: Psychological Studies, Content Analysis, Grade 6, Social Responsibility
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Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
This study used an online peer assessment activity to help 47 college students to learn biology through writing. Each student submitted a biology writing report to an online system and then experienced three rounds of peer assessment. During the online peer assessment process, self, peer and expert evaluation scores for the writing were gathered…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Validity, Biology, Science Instruction
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Chai, Ching Sing; Koh, Joyce Hwee Ling; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Educational Technology & Society, 2010
Preparing preservice teachers for ICT integration in the classrooms is a key focus for many teacher education institutes. This paper examines the perceived development of preservice teachers in terms of their technological knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, content knowledge and the synthesis of such knowledge, i.e., the technological, pedagogical,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Telecommunications, Information Technology
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Chu, Hui-Chun; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Computers & Education, 2010
Recent developments in computing and mobile technologies have enabled the mobile and ubiquitous learning approach, which situates students in an environment that combines real-world and digital-world learning resources. Although such an approach seems to be innovative and interesting, several problems have been revealed when applying it to…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Learning Motivation, Natural Sciences, Science Curriculum
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Yang, Yu-Fang; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Learning and Instruction, 2010
The present study investigated junior college students' conceptions of and approaches to learning via online peer assessment (PA) using a phenomenographic approach. Participants were 163 college students. Students were asked to accomplish a given learning task via an online PA system. Of the participants, 62 were interviewed after the activity.…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Program Effectiveness, Peer Evaluation
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Tsai, Pei-Shan; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Hwang, Gwo-Haur – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
The purpose of this study was to develop an attitude and a self-efficacy survey of using PDAs in ubiquitous learning (u-learning) environments for elementary school students. The sample of this study included 414 third-grade to sixth-grade students (age 9-12 years) in Taiwan who had experience using PDAs for u-learning. The results indicate that…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries
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Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Chu, Hui-Chun; Shih, Ju-Ling; Huang, Shu-Hsien; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Educational Technology & Society, 2010
A context-aware ubiquitous learning environment is an authentic learning environment with personalized digital supports. While showing the potential of applying such a learning environment, researchers have also indicated the challenges of providing adaptive and dynamic support to individual students. In this paper, a decision-tree-oriented…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ecology, Natural Sciences, Educational Environment
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Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2010
In recent years, there has been an increasing interest among educational researchers in exploring the relationships between learners' epistemological beliefs and their conceptions of learning. This study was conducted to investigate these relationships particularly in the domain of science. The participants in this study included 407 Taiwanese…
Descriptors: College Science, Science Interests, Educational Research, Majors (Students)
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Tseng, Sheng-Chau; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
Online peer assessment is an innovative evaluation method that has caught both educators' and practitioners' attention in recent years. The purpose of this study was to develop relevant questionnaires for teachers to understand student self-efficacy and motivation in online peer assessment learning environments. A total of 205 college students…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Self Efficacy, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Tsai, Chin-Chung; Chen, Nian-Shing; Chen, Gwo-Dong – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2010
Like any other modern, forward-looking and technologically advanced nation, Taiwan has realised the current and future importance of electronic learning--now commonly referred to as "e-learning". Bearing this in mind, some years ago, the Taiwanese government introduced a number of initiatives that were intended to promote the development…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education
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Tsai, Meng-Jung; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Computers & Education, 2010
This paper investigated the gender differences in junior high school students' Internet self-efficacy and their use of the Internet. A total of 1080 eighth graders were randomly selected from all junior high school students in Taiwan. The Internet Self-Efficacy Scale (ISES) was developed and used to examine students' Internet self-efficacy in two…
Descriptors: Females, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Grade 8
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Lee, Min-Hsien; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2010
Research in the area of educational technology has claimed that Web technology has driven online pedagogy such that teachers need to know how to use Web technology to assist their teaching. This study provides a framework for understanding teachers' Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge-Web (TPCK-W), while integrating Web technology into…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Yang, Tzu-Chi; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Yang, Stephen J. H. – Computers & Education, 2009
Context-aware ubiquitous learning (u-learning) is an innovative approach that integrates wireless, mobile, and context-awareness technologies to detect the situation of learners in the real world and provide adaptive support or guidance accordingly. In this paper, a context-aware u-learning environment is developed for guiding inexperienced…
Descriptors: Biotechnology, Educational Environment, Science Experiments, Higher Education
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Tsai, Chin-Chung; Liang, Jyh-Chong – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2009
This study implemented an online peer assessment learning module to help 36 college students with the major of pre-school education to develop science activities for future instruction. Each student was asked to submit a science activity project for pre-school children, and then experienced three rounds of peer assessment. The effects of the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Constructivism (Learning), Science Activities, Peer Evaluation
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Peng, Hsinyi; Su, Yi-Ju; Chou, Chien; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2009
Emerging from recent mobile technologies, mobile learning, or m-learning, is beginning to offer "stunning new technical capabilities" in education (DiGiano et al., 2003). This new genre of learning is viewed as a revolutionary stage in educational technology. However, ubiquitous computing technologies have given rise to several issues. This…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Internet, Handheld Devices
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