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Chang, Chiung-Sui; Liu, Eric Zhi-Feng; Sung, Hung-Yen; Lin, Chun-Hung; Chen, Nian-Shing; Cheng, Shan-Shan – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2014
This study investigates how Internet self-efficacy helps students to transform motivation into learning action, and its influence on learning performance. In this study, the effects of Internet self-efficacy on motivation and the learning performance of online college students were examined using social cognitive theory. The subjects of this study…
Descriptors: College Students, Electronic Learning, Internet, Self Efficacy
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Kinshuk; Huang, Hui-Wen; Sampson, Demetrios; Chen, Nian-Shing – Educational Technology & Society, 2013
The advent of the Internet, World-Wide Web and more recently, advanced technologies such as mobile, sensor and location technologies have changed the way people interact with each other, their lifestyle and almost every other aspect of life. Educational sector is not immune from such effects even if the rate of change is far slower than many other…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational History, Journal Articles, Periodicals
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Lan, Yu-Ju; Chang, Kuo-En; Chen, Nian-Shing – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
In response to the need to cultivate pre-service Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) teachers' information and communication technology (ICT) competency in online synchronous environments, this research adopted a three-stage cyclical model named "cooperation-based cognition, action, and reflection" (CoCAR). The model was implemented in an 18-week…
Descriptors: Internet, Reflection, Second Languages, Teaching Skills
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Chen, Nian-Shing; Teng, Daniel Chia-En; Lee, Cheng-Han; Kinshuk – Computers & Education, 2011
Comprehension is the goal of reading. However, students often encounter reading difficulties due to the lack of background knowledge and proper reading strategy. Unfortunately, print text provides very limited assistance to one's reading comprehension through its static knowledge representations such as symbols, charts, and graphs. Integrating…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Reading Strategies, Reading Materials
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McGreal, Rory; Chen, Nian-Shing – Educational Technology & Society, 2011
This study is a comparison of AUPress with three other traditional (non-open access) Canadian university presses. The analysis is based on the rankings that are correlated with book sales on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca. Statistical methods include the sampling of the sales ranking of randomly selected books from each press. The results of one-way…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, University Presses, Books, Open Universities
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Hastie, Megan; Hung, I-Chun; Chen, Nian-Shing; Kinshuk – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2010
Educators and students living in the digital age are faced with complex problems that are forcing them to seek collaborative solutions. These problems can be addressed through the successful application of digital technologies and pedagogies that enhance the educational, social and economic prospects of students. The main aim of this study was to…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Educational Technology, Distance Education, Blended Learning
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Chen, Nian-Shing; Wei, Chun-Wang; Wu, Kuen-Ting; Uden, Lorna – Computers & Education, 2009
Reflection plays a very important role in learning processes and is very helpful for promoting learning performance. Many higher education institutions today are actively promoting learners' reflection ability in order to help them cope with the fast changing world they will be entering when they graduate. Online learning provides potential for…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Learning Strategies, Learning Processes, Reflection
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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