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Cheon, Jongpil; Lee, Sangno; Smith, Walter; Song, Jaeki; Kim, Yongjin – Research in Science Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to use text mining analysis of early adolescents' online essays to determine their knowledge of global lunar patterns. Australian and American students in grades five to seven wrote about global lunar patterns they had discovered by sharing observations with each other via the Internet. These essays were analyzed for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Misconceptions, Essays, Astronomy
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Cheon, Jongpil; Grant, Michael M. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a metaphorical interface on germane cognitive load in Web-based instruction. Based on cognitive load theory, germane cognitive load is a cognitive investment for schema construction and automation. A new instrument developed in a previous study was used to measure students' mental activities…
Descriptors: Instructional Development, Cues, Web Based Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Smith, Walter S.; Cheon, Jongpil; Jabri, Faiza; Reynolds, Stephen; Zebedi, Amira – Educational Research and Reviews, 2012
This study investigated the effect on children's science understanding of Internet-based instruction in which children from around the world in grades 4 to 8 observed the Moon for several weeks and then shared their lunar data internationally to find global patterns in the Moon's behavior. Students in two American and one Australian class took the…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Foreign Countries, Internet, Science Instruction