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Fei, Victor Lim; Hung, David – Educational Technology, 2016
This article discusses the controversies and value in the use of technology for learning. It proposes that as a teaching tool, technology also opens up new possibilities for teachers to design meaningful learning experiences for their students. The appropriate use of technology promises to deepen the learning of traditional literacy, numeracy, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Learning Experience
Hung, David; Lee, Shu-Shing; Lim, Kenneth Y. T. – Educational Technology, 2012
The diffusion of innovation is critical to societal progression. In the field of education, such diffusion takes on added significance because of the many stakeholders and accountabilities involved. This article presents the argument that efforts at diffusion which are designed from a top-down perspective are not sustainable over the long term…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Professional Development
Lim, Kenneth Y. T.; Chen, Der-Thanq; Hung, David – Educational Technology, 2010
This article describes some of the key affordances for learning of the generic class of handheld computers known variously as smartphones, palmtops, and thumbtops--using the Apple iPhone 3G as one of the most mature exemplars of this class--based on the authors' experiences with and reflections about the device over a period of a year. An argument…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Users (Information), Handheld Devices, Computers
Hung, David; Jamaludin, Azilawati; Chen, Der-Thanq – Educational Technology, 2010
In this article, the authors discuss the importance of studying identity in the context of 21st century learning. Identity is an evolving trajectory that is always in-flux or changing. In a fast changing 21st century, educators are recognizing the significance of identity work, in particular projective identity, as individuals participate in…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Role Playing
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Hung, David; Lim, Kenneth Y. T.; Chen, Der-Thanq Victor; Koh, Thiam Seng – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2008
There has long been a call for schools to prepare students for the twenty-first century where skills and dispositions differ significantly from much of what has historically characterized formal education. The knowledge based economy calls for policy and pedagogical efforts that would transform schools. Schools are to foster communities of…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Internet
Koh, Thiam Seng; Huang, David; Lim, Kenneth Y. T.; Chen, Victor; Hung, David – Educational Technology, 2008
This article provides an overview of research in the Learning Sciences from a Design Research perspective, as it has been framed in Singapore by the National Institute of Education (NIE). The initial research agenda is considered in the light of challenges and the subsequent re-casting of objectives, based on the working out of a tripartite…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Sciences, Learning Processes
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Der-Thanq, Chen; Hung, David; Wang, Yu-Mei – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2007
There is a common predicament faced by educational designers, that is, the lack of learning design tools for nontraditional pedagogies of learning. Because of this lack of alternatives, educational designers often use traditional design tools (such as task analysis) in contexts where nontraditional learning activities (such as collaborative…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Epistemology, Task Analysis, Instructional Design
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Hung, David; Tan, Seng Chee – International Journal of Instructional Media, 2004
The perspective of communities as a situated context dates back to the works of Vygotsky (1978, 1981) who posited that cognition begins at the social inter-mental level and through the process of internalization meanings become translated or assimilated into the individual level. Within this social to individual transition, learners can be…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Lim, Cher Ping; Hung, David; Wong, Philip; Hu, Chun – International Journal of Instructional Media, 2004
Over the last decade, individuals have witnessed an increasing proliferation of online learning as the hallmark of learning with technologies. Papers and books have been written stipulating how online or e-learning can transform the educational process and now, even the organizational workplace. Such prospects are recognized and institutions and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Case Studies
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Hung, David; Looi, Chee-Kit; Koh, Thiam-Seng – Educational Technology & Society, 2004
This paper considers the work of Martin Heidegger and its relation to situated cognition. The motivation for the paper springs from the perceived misconception that many educators have on situated cognition by applying situated learning strategies in a dualistic orientation, whereas situated cognition is fundamentally relativist (non-dualistic) in…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Learning Strategies, Epistemology, Communities of Practice
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Hung, David; Tan, Seng Chee; Cheung, Wing Sum; Hu, Chun – Educational Technology & Society, 2004
In this paper, we suggest that case-based resources, which are used for assisting cognition during problem solving, can be structured around the work of narratives in social cultural psychology. Theories and other research methods have proposed structures within narratives and stories which may be useful to the design of case-based resources.…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Problem Solving, Story Telling, Citizenship Education
Hung, David; Chen, Der-Thanq – Educational Technology, 2003
This special issue presents articles contributed by academics from the Asia-Pacific region on perspectives and progress made in online learning and information technology (IT). The articles discuss online learning and IT efforts in South Korea, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Australia, Guam, and New Zealand. (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Education, Distance Education, Educational Development
Hung, David; Tan, Seng Chee; Chen, Der-Thanq – Educational Technology, 2003
Reviews technology integration efforts in Singapore. Discusses examples of online learning in schools under four broad categories: cyber conferencing, e-learning services providers, e-publication, and wireless technology. Describes ways information technology is being used at the National Institute of Education in Singapore, as a tool for…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Development, Educational Practices
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Hung, David; Nichani, Maish Ramlal – International Journal of Instructional Media, 2002
Suggests how the principles undergirding communities of practice can be brought into schools. Examines learning clubs, learning communities, and communities of practice from a Vygotskian perspective and discusses activity theory, peer apprenticeship learning, collaboration between experts and students, and small group collaborative learning.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Learning Processes, Peer Relationship, Small Group Instruction