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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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Lee, Silvia Wen-Yu; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Wu, Ying-Tien; Tsai, Meng-Jung; Liu, Tzu-Chien; Hwang, Fu-Kwun; Lai, Chih-Hung; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Wu, Huang-Ching; Chang, Chun-Yen – International Journal of Science Education, 2011
Internet-based science learning has been advocated by many science educators for more than a decade. This review examines relevant research on this topic. Sixty-five papers are included in the review. The review consists of the following two major categories: (1) the role of demographics and learners' characteristics in Internet-based science…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Prior Learning, Motivation
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Tsai, Chin-Chung; Chuang, Shih-Chyueh; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Meng-Jung – Educational Technology & Society, 2011
This paper reviews 46 papers from 1999 to 2009 regarding self-efficacy in Internet-based learning environments, and discusses three major categories of research: (1) learners' Internet self-efficacy, assessing learners' confidence in their skills or knowledge of operating general Internet functions or applications in Internet-based learning; (2)…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Internet, Web Based Instruction, Educational Environment
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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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Tsai, Meng-Jung; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2003
Describes a study that explored Taiwanese college freshmen students' information searching strategies in Web-based science learning activities and examined the influences of students' self-efficacy on these strategies. Discusses the use of in-depth case studies and comparisons to analyze students' Web-based searching and learning achievement,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, College Freshmen, Comparative Analysis
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Tsai, Chin-Chung; Lin, Sunny S. J.; Tsai, Meng-Jung – Computers & Education, 2001
Discussion of students' computer attitudes focuses on the development of an Internet attitude scale for Taiwanese high school students that considered gender differences and Internet experience. Includes four subscales: perceived usefulness; affection, including feelings and anxiety; perceived control; and behavior, including actual practice and…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Attitudes, Foreign Countries