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Kao, Chia-Pin; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Shih, Meilun – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
The major purpose of this study was to develop a survey to measure elementary school teachers' self-efficacy for web-based professional development. Based on interviews with eight elementary school teachers, three scales of web-based professional development self-efficacy (WPDSE) were formed, namely, general self-efficacy (measuring teachers'…
Descriptors: Surveys, Test Construction, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes
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Wang, Hung-Yuan; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
The purpose of this study is two-fold: to explore the differences in online medical information searching behaviors, including evaluative standards and search strategies, of the general public (general group) and those of hospital patients and their relatives (hospital group); and to compare the predictive relationship between the evaluative…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Patients, Differences, Search Strategies
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Tsai, Pei-Shan; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Hung, Chun-Ming; Huang, Iwen – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
This study aims to develop an electronic library-based learning environment to support teachers in developing web-based problem-solving activities and analyzing the online problem-solving behaviors of students. Two experiments were performed in this study. In study 1, an experiment on 103 elementary and high school teachers (the learning activity…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Experienced Teachers, Teaching Methods, Internet
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Tsai, Chin-Chung – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
Online peer assessment has been advocated by numerous contemporary educators. This study interviewed forty students who had experienced an online peer assessment activity for learning. Each of these students was asked to complete a research proposal in an educational method course for peer assessment. Using the online peer assessment system, the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Internet, Educational Methods, Epistemology
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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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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