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Yang, Tzu-Chi; Fu, Hseng-Tz; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Yang, Stephen J. H. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Mathematical skills have been recognised as a core competence for engineering and science students. However, learning mathematics has been recognised as a difficult and challenging task for most students, in particular, calculus for first-year students in university. Consequently, the development of effective learning strategies and environments…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, College Freshmen
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Zheng, Lanqin; Huang, Ronghuai; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Yang, Kaicheng – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
The purpose of this study is to quantitatively measure the level of knowledge elaboration and explore the relationships between prior knowledge of a group, group performance, and knowledge elaboration in collaborative learning. Two experiments were conducted to investigate the level of knowledge elaboration. The collaborative learning objective in…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Knowledge Level, Undergraduate Students, Prior Learning
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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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Yang, Tzu-Chi; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Yang, Stephen J. H.; Hwang, Gwo-Haur – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
Computer programming is an important skill for engineering and computer science students. However, teaching and learning programming concepts and skills has been recognized as a great challenge to both teachers and students. Therefore, the development of effective learning strategies and environments for programming courses has become an important…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Programming, Instructional Effectiveness, College Students
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Wang, Shu-Ling; Hsu, Hsien-Yuan; Lin, Sunny S. J.; Hwang, Gwo-Jen – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
Although research has identified the importance of interaction behaviors in computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL), very few attempts have been made to carry out in-depth analysis of interaction behaviors. This study thus applies both qualitative (e.g., content analyses, interviews) and quantitative methods in an attempt to investigate…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Interaction Process Analysis, Cognitive Style, College Students
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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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Liu, Gi-Zen; Liu, Zih-Hui; Hwang, Gwo-Jen – Computers & Education, 2011
Many English learning websites have been developed worldwide, but little research has been conducted concerning the development of comprehensive evaluation criteria. The main purpose of this study is thus to construct a multi-dimensional set of criteria to help learners and teachers evaluate the quality of English learning websites. These…
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Statistical Analysis, Educational Technology, Web Sites
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Tsai, Pei-Jin; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Tseng, Judy C. R.; Hwang, Gwo-Haur – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2008
Cooperative learning has been proven to be helpful in enhancing the learning performance of students. The goal of a cooperative learning group is to maximize all members' learning, which is accomplished via promoting each other's success, through assisting, sharing, mentoring, explaining, and encouragement. To achieve the goal of cooperative…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods