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Chen, Yihsuan; Chen, Nian-Shing; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Computers & Education, 2009
This article described the experiences of an inservice professional development program for teachers with a focus on online synchronous discussions. Transcripts of six online synchronous discussions containing 3600 messages from an online teacher professional development course were analyzed. In addition, the researchers interviewed 10…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Metacognition, Professional Development, Inservice Teacher Education
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Liu, Tzu-Chien; Lin, Yi-Chun; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2009
Correlation is an essential concept in statistics; however, students may hold misconceptions about correlation, even after receiving instruction. This study aimed to elucidate (1) the misconceptions held by senior high school students about correlation, using the tool of concept mapping along with interviewing, (2) the possible causes of these…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, High Schools, Mathematical Concepts, Misconceptions
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Lee, Min-Hsien; Wu, Ying-Tien; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2009
The present study was a follow-up to Tsai and Wen's (2005) earlier research, in which 802 articles published in the "International Journal of Science Education," "Science Education," and the "Journal of Research in Science Teaching" from 1998 to 2002 were analysed in terms of author's nationality, research type, and research topic. In the present…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Research, Periodicals, Authors
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Chu, Hui-Chun; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Chen, Nian-Shing – Interactive Learning Environments, 2009
Although Web 2.0 technologies have been recognized as effective means of conducting group learning activities, a critical and challenging issue of Web 2.0-based learning is the lack of mechanisms for promoting information exchanges and sharing among participating students. To cope with this problem, an intelligent blog system is proposed in this…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods
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Tsai, Chin-Chung – Computers & Education, 2009
Past research has shown the variations of students' conceptions of learning, but little has been especially undertaken to address students' conceptions of web-based learning and to make comparisons between students' conceptions of learning in general and their conceptions of web-based learning in particular. By interviewing 83 Taiwanese college…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Web Based Instruction
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Lee, Min-Hsien; Chang, Chun-Yen; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2009
Educational researchers have suggested that the tension between the learner-centred and teacher-centred pedagogies represents a real classroom issue that influences teaching and learning. This issue may be particularly significant in East-Asian countries such as Taiwan due to some cultural influences. For example, teacher authority is highly…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Earth Science, Correlation, Foreign Countries
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Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Educational Technology & Society, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate medical students' information commitments toward online web medical information. The sample consisted of 534 volunteer medical university students with internet experience from 6 medical universities in Taiwan. This study used the Information Commitment Survey (ICS) for an investigation of medical…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Search Strategies, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Kao, Chia-Pin; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Computers & Education, 2009
This study was conducted to explore the relationships between teachers' Internet self-efficacy, beliefs about web-based learning and attitudes toward web-based professional development. The sample of this study included 421 teachers, coming from 20 elementary schools in Taiwan. The three instruments used to assess teachers' Internet self-efficacy…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Web Based Instruction, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Chen, Ying-Chih; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2009
This study implemented an online peer assessment activity to help 52 Taiwanese in-service science and mathematics teachers to develop research proposals in an educational research course. The participants were divided into 16 groups, and each group was required to submit a proposal via three rounds of online peer-assessment activity. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Evaluation, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication
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Liu, Chen-Chung; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Computers & Education, 2008
Currently, numerous on-line discussion forums have been developed for educational purposes; therefore, a better understanding about peer student discussion or discourse interactions is quite important. Through gathering peer learning interactions on 57 college computer science students, who were randomly assigned into 14 small groups for solving…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Interaction, Computer Science, Computer Mediated Communication
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Tu, Yi-Wen; Shih, Meilun; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Computers & Education, 2008
This study reported an investigation of eighth graders' (14-year-olds) web searching strategies and outcomes, and then analyzed their correlations with students' web experiences, epistemological beliefs, and the nature of searching tasks. Eighty-seven eighth graders were asked to fill out a questionnaire for probing epistemological beliefs (from…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Metacognition, Search Strategies, Grade 8
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Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Yin, Peng-Yeng; Hwang, Chi-Wei; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Educational Technology & Society, 2008
Cooperative learning is known to be an effective educational strategy in enhancing the learning performance of students. The goal of a cooperative learning group is to maximize all members' learning efficacy. This is accomplished via promoting each other's success, through assisting, sharing, mentoring, explaining, and encouragement. To achieve…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Academic Achievement, Criteria, Cooperative Learning
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Lin, Chia-Ching; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2008
The main purpose of this study was to examine the structural relationships between scientific epistemological views (SEVs) and information commitments (ICs) of high school students in Taiwan. Data were collected from 486 Taiwanese high school students via two self-reporting instruments: one was the SEV questionnaire, including five scales for…
Descriptors: High School Students, Constructivism (Learning), Epistemology, Student Attitudes
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Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Educational Technology & Society, 2008
This study was conducted to explore the relationship between Internet self-efficacy and preferences toward constructivist Internet-based learning environments. The sample included 365 college students in Taiwan who all majored in early childhood care and pre-school education. Some of them were preservice pre-school teachers (n=185), and the rest…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Yang, Stephen J. H. – Educational Technology & Society, 2008
Recent progress in wireless and sensor technologies has lead to a new development of learning environments, called context-aware ubiquitous learning environment, which is able to sense the situation of learners and provide adaptive supports. Many researchers have been investigating the development of such new learning environments; nevertheless,…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Computer Uses in Education, Criteria, Educational Environment
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