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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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Cheng, Kun-Hung; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2013
Three instruments (i.e., Internet-specific epistemic beliefs, self-regulation, and online academic help seeking questionnaires) were administered to 319 high school students with the aim of understanding the role of Internet specific epistemic beliefs and self-regulation in their online academic help seeking. Through a structure equation modeling…
Descriptors: High School Students, Internet, Epistemology, Beliefs
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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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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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Lin, Chia-Ching; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2008
The main purpose of this study was to examine the structural relationships between scientific epistemological views (SEVs) and information commitments (ICs) of high school students in Taiwan. Data were collected from 486 Taiwanese high school students via two self-reporting instruments: one was the SEV questionnaire, including five scales for…
Descriptors: High School Students, Constructivism (Learning), Epistemology, Student Attitudes
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Tsai, Chin-Chung – Educational Technology & Society, 2005
Constructivist Internet-based learning environments are advocated by contemporary educators, but few studies investigated students' preferences toward the environments for learning a specific school subject such as science. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to develop a questionnaire to explore students' preferences toward constructivist…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Student Attitudes, Test Construction, Factor Analysis
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Tsai, Chin-Chung; Lin, Chia-Ching – Adolescence San Diego, 2004
The purpose of this study was to explore adolescents' perceptions and attitudes regarding the Internet, by gender. Data were collected from 636 high school students in Taiwan. It was found that male adolescents perceived the Internet more as a "toy," while female adolescents perceived the Internet more as a "technology,"…
Descriptors: Computer Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Internet, Educational Technology