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Chen, Pei-Ying; Hwang, Gwo-Jen – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
Flipped classrooms have been recognized as a potential approach that enables students to have flexible time to learn before the class as well as more opportunities to apply knowledge and to interact with peers and the teacher in the class. On the other hand, researchers have pointed out the challenge of engaging students in self-regulated learning…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Academic Achievement, Metacognition, Foreign Countries
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Sung, Han-Yu; Hwang, Gwo-Jen – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
Researchers have recognized the potential of educational computer games in improving students' learning engagement and outcomes; however, facilitating effective learning behaviors during the gaming process remains an important and challenging issue. In this paper, a collaborative knowledge construction strategy was incorporated into an educational…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Games, Teaching Methods
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Wu, Po-Han; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Yang, Mei-Ling; Chen, Chih-Hung – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
Augmented reality (AR) offers potential advantages for intensifying environmental context awareness and augmenting students' experiences in real-world environments by dynamically overlapping digital materials with a real-world environment. However, some challenges to AR learning environments have been described, such as participants' cognitive…
Descriptors: Simulated Environment, Teaching Methods, Computer Simulation, Elementary School Students
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Lin, Chi-Jen; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Fu, Qing-Ke; Chen, Jing-Fang – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
English business writing is an important and challenging course for English as Foreign Language (EFL) students since it is not only related to English writing skills, but also to business knowledge. Context-game based learning seems to be a good approach to situating students in a meaningful and interesting practicing environment, which could…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Business Communication
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Wang, Sheng-Yuan; Chang, Shao-Chen; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Chen, Pei-Ying – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
In traditional teacher-centered mathematics instruction, students might show low learning motivation owing to the lack of applied contexts. Game-based learning has been recognized as a potential approach to addressing this issue; however, without proper alignment between the gaming and math-applied contexts, the benefits of game-based learning…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Role Playing, Teaching Methods, Educational Games
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Yang, Tzu-Chi; Fu, Hseng-Tz; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Yang, Stephen J. H. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Mathematical skills have been recognised as a core competence for engineering and science students. However, learning mathematics has been recognised as a difficult and challenging task for most students, in particular, calculus for first-year students in university. Consequently, the development of effective learning strategies and environments…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, College Freshmen
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Hsu, Ting-Chia; Hwang, Gwo-Jen – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
Programming concepts are important and challenging to novices who are beginning to study computer programming skills. In addition to the textbook content, students usually learn the concepts of programming from the web; however, it could be difficult for novice learners to effectively derive helpful information from such non-structured open…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Teaching Methods, Computer Science Education, Information Sources
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Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Sung, Han-Yu; Chang, Hsuan – Interactive Learning Environments, 2017
Researchers have pointed out that interactive e-books have rich content and interactive features which can promote students' learning interest. However, researchers have also indicated the need to integrate effective learning supports or tools to help students organize what they have learned so as to increase their learning performance, in…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Quasiexperimental Design, Control Groups, Electronic Publishing
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Wang, Xiao-Ming; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Liang, Zi-Yun; Wang, Hsiu-Ying – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
It has become an important and challenging issue to foster students' concepts and skills of computer programming. Scholars believe that programming training could promote students' higher order thinking performance; however, many school teachers have reported the difficulty of teaching programming courses. Although several previous studies have…
Descriptors: Programming, Critical Thinking, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Lai, Chiu-Lin; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2016
Mobile technology has been increasingly applied to educational settings in the past decade. Although researchers have attempted to investigate both students' and teachers' preferences regarding mobile learning, few studies have investigated the differences between the two, an understanding of which is important for developing effective mobile…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Secondary School Teachers, High School Students, Structural Equation Models
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Wang, Hsiu-Ying; Huang, Iwen; Hwang, Gwo-Jen – Educational Technology & Society, 2016
Concept mapping has been widely used in various fields to facilitate students' organization of knowledge. Previous studies have, however, pointed out that it is difficult for students to construct concept maps from the abundant searched data without appropriate scaffolding. Thus, researchers have suggested that students could produce high quality…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Climate, High School Students
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Sung, Han-Yu; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Chang, Ya-Chi – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
In this study, a problem-posing strategy is proposed for supporting collaborative mobile learning activities. Accordingly, a mobile learning environment has been developed, and an experiment on a local culture course has been conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed approach. Three classes of an elementary school in southern Taiwan…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Handheld Devices
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Lai, Chiu-Lin; Hwang, Gwo-Jen – Interactive Learning Environments, 2015
In this study, a spreadsheet-based visualized Mindtool was developed for improving students' learning performance when finding relationships between numerical variables by engaging them in reasoning and decision-making activities. To evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed approach, an experiment was conducted on the "phenomena of climate…
Descriptors: Spreadsheets, Visual Aids, Visualization, Decision Making Skills