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Wu, Ji-Wei; Tseng, Judy C. R.; Hwang, Gwo-Jen – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) is an effective approach for promoting active learning. When inquiry-based learning is incorporated into instruction, teachers provide guiding questions for students to actively explore the required knowledge in order to solve the problems. Although the World Wide Web (WWW) is a rich knowledge resource for students to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Active Learning, Intelligent Tutoring Systems
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Wu, Chih-Hsiang; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Kuo, Fan-Ray – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
Researchers have found that students might get lost or feel frustrated while searching for information on the Internet to deal with complex problems without real-time guidance or supports. To address this issue, a web-based collaborative learning system, Collab-Analyzer, is proposed in this paper. It is not only equipped with a collaborative…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Web Based Instruction, Information Seeking, Internet
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Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Wu, Po-Han; Chen, Chi-Chang – Computers & Education, 2012
In this paper, an online game was developed in the form of a competitive board game for conducting web-based problem-solving activities. The participants of the game determined their move by throwing a dice. Each location of the game board corresponds to a gaming task, which could be a web-based information-searching question or a mini-game; the…
Descriptors: Internet, Natural Sciences, Problem Solving, Science Curriculum
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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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Hung, Chun-Ming; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Huang, Iwen – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
Although project-based learning is a well-known and widely used instructional strategy, it remains a challenging issue to effectively apply this approach to practical settings for improving the learning performance of students. In this study, a project-based digital storytelling approach is proposed to cope with this problem. With a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Learning Motivation
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Hsu, Ching-Kun; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Chuang, Chien-Wen; Chang, Chih-Kai – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Owing to the popularity of computers and computer networks, fostering the web-based problem-solving ability of students has become an important educational objective in recent years. This study attempted to compare the effects of using selected and open network resources on students' intentions with regard to their information system usage by…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Information Systems
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Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Wu, Chih-Hsiang; Tseng, Judy C. R.; Huang, Iwen – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
The popularity of mobile devices has encouraged the advance of ubiquitous learning, in which students are situated in a real-world learning environment with support from the digital world via the use of mobile, wireless communications, or even sensing technologies. Most of the ubiquitous learning systems are implemented with high-cost sensing…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Telecommunications, Synchronous Communication, Handheld Devices
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Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Kuo, Fan-Ray – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
As knowledge rapidly expands and accumulates, training and assessing students' information searching ability for solving problems on the Internet has become an important and challenging issue. This research aims to improve the web-based problem solving abilities of primary school students by employing an information summarising approach for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Web Based Instruction, Experimental Groups
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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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Panjaburee, Patcharin; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Triampo, Wannapong; Shih, Bo-Ying – Computers & Education, 2010
With the popularization of computer and communication technologies, researchers have attempted to develop computer-assisted testing and diagnostic systems to help students improve their learning performance on the Internet. In developing a diagnostic system for detecting students' learning problems, it is difficult for individual teachers to…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Test Items, Testing, Teaching Methods