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Jong, Bin-Shyan; Lai, Chien-Hung; Hsia, Yen-Teh; Lin, Tsong-Wuu; Lu, Cheng-Yu – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2013
Many researchers have studied the use of game-based learning. Game-based learning takes many forms, including virtual reality, role playing, and performing tasks. For students to learn specific course content, it is important that the selected game be suited to the course. Thus far, no studies have investigated the use of game-based cooperative…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Learning Motivation, Computer Games, Educational Technology
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Huang, Hung-Yu; Wang, Wen-Chung; Chen, Po-Hsi; Su, Chi-Ming – Applied Psychological Measurement, 2013
Many latent traits in the human sciences have a hierarchical structure. This study aimed to develop a new class of higher order item response theory models for hierarchical latent traits that are flexible in accommodating both dichotomous and polytomous items, to estimate both item and person parameters jointly, to allow users to specify…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Models, Vertical Organization, Bayesian Statistics
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Liou, Hsien-Chin – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2012
Various language learning projects using "Second Life" (SL) have been documented; still, their specific learning potentials, particularly in English as a foreign language (EFL) context, remain to be explored. The current study aims to add one piece of empirical evidence on how SL can be infused into a computer-assisted language learning…
Descriptors: Evidence, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Internet
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Smith, Simon – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2011
This exploratory study describes a framework for data-driven learning (DDL), in General (non-major) English university classes, in which learners "construct" linguistic corpora instead of merely "consulting" them. Prior related work has addressed the needs of language specialists, in particular trainee translators who are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonmajors, Qualitative Research, Glossaries
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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
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Chang, Wen-Chih; Yang, Hsuan-Che; Shih, Timothy K.; Chao, Louis R. – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2009
E-learning provides a convenient and efficient way for learning. Formative assessment not only guides student in instruction and learning, diagnose skill or knowledge gaps, but also measures progress and evaluation. An efficient and convenient e-learning formative assessment system is the key character for e-learning. However, most e-learning…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Educational Objectives
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Che, Pei-Chun; Lin, Han-Yi; Jang, Hung-Chin; Lien, Yao-Nan; Tsai, Tzu-Chieh – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2009
The pervasive popularity of the Internet in the past decade has changed the way many students live and learn, in part, because modern technology has made it possible for learners to access Real-Time Multimedia information on the Internet, or research any topic of interest to them from virtually any computer anywhere in the world. Students can also…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Distance Education, Internet, Teaching Methods
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ChanLin, Lih-Juan; Chen, Yong-Ting; Chan, Kung-Chi – AACE Journal, 2009
The Internet promotes computer-mediated communications, and so asynchronous learning network systems permit more flexibility in time, space, and interaction than synchronous mode of learning. The key point of asynchronous learning is the materials for web-aided teaching and the flow of knowledge. This research focuses on improving online…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Interaction, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology
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Huang, Yueh-Min; Huang, Tien-Chi; Wang, Kun-Te; Hwang, Wu-Yuin – Educational Technology & Society, 2009
The ability to apply existing knowledge in new situations and settings is clearly a vital skill that all students need to develop. Nowhere is this truer than in the rapidly developing world of Web-based learning, which is characterized by non-sequential courses and the absence of an effective cross-subject guidance system. As a result, questions…
Descriptors: Markov Processes, Transfer of Training, Probability, Internet
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Huang, Yueh-Min; Jeng, Yu-Lin; Huang, Tien-Chi – Educational Technology & Society, 2009
With the gradual adoption of "Web 2.0" technologies, one of key Web 2.0 technologies, blog, has become a popular and wide-accepted Web application. Although mobile device users can access the Web whenever or wherever the need arises, there is not an easy way to publish their thoughts and experiences via blog articles. In this study, we…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, College Students, Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness