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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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Tseng, Sheng-Chau; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
Online information searching strategies (OISS) used by students can be viewed as a key indicator in online learning environments. Therefore, developments in their OISS may also involve variables such as self-regulated learning (SRL) and online information evaluative standards (OIES). Three instruments, an OISS, a SRL and an OIES were used to…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Independent Study, Search Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Chiu, Yen-Lin; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Metacognition and Learning, 2013
Epistemic beliefs have been considered as important components of the self-regulatory model; however, their relationships with self-regulated learning processes in the Internet context need further research. The main purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between Internet-specific epistemic belief dimensions and self-regulated…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Internet, Self Control, Independent Study
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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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Lin, Chia-Ching; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2012
This study aimed to investigate the relationships between college students' behavioral and cognitive engagements while performing an online collective information searching (CIS) activity. The activity aimed to assist the students in utilizing a social bookmarking application to exploit the Internet in a collective manner. A group of 101 college…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Assignments, Student Participation
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Wu, Ying-Tien; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Research in Science Education, 2011
Learners' ability in dealing with socio-scientific issues has been highlighted in contemporary science education. This study explored the effects of different on-line searching activities on high school students' cognitive structure outcomes and informal reasoning outcomes. By using a quasi-experimental research approach, thirty-three students…
Descriptors: Cognitive Structures, Nuclear Energy, Information Processing, High School Students
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Cheng, Kun-Hung; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Internet and Higher Education, 2011
This study was conducted to investigate Taiwan University students' perceptions (including experience, confidence and preference) of online academic help seeking (OAHS) and students' level of web-based learning self-efficacy (WLSE). Two instruments, OAHS questionnaire, consisting of "information searching," "formal" and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Help Seeking, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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Tsai, Pei-Shan; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Hwang, Gwo-Jen – Internet and Higher Education, 2011
This study aimed to explore the correlates among teachers' epistemological beliefs concerning Internet environments, their web search strategies and search outcomes. The sample of this study included 105 teachers from 63 grades 1 to 9 schools in Taiwan. The results show that the teachers with more advanced epistemological beliefs concerning…
Descriptors: Search Strategies, Foreign Countries, Internet, Epistemology
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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, Chin-Chung – Computers & Education, 2009
Past research has shown the variations of students' conceptions of learning, but little has been especially undertaken to address students' conceptions of web-based learning and to make comparisons between students' conceptions of learning in general and their conceptions of web-based learning in particular. By interviewing 83 Taiwanese college…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Web Based Instruction