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Fan, Cheng-Yu; Chen, Gwo-Dong – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2021
Evidence indicates that graphic organizers, such as concept maps and argument maps, could help students develop a stronger argumentation ability and build effective argumentative structures. In this study, we designed a computer-aided argumentative essay writing system to assist students in learning structures of argumentation and in enhancing…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Persuasive Discourse, Essays, Writing Improvement
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Pham, Xuan Lam; Chen, Gwo Dong – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
This study proposed to enhance mobile learning engagement with PACARD (Personalized Adaptive CARD-based interface) that combines several technologies including card-based interface, personalized adaptation, push notifications, and badges. To evaluate our proposal, we distributed a mobile learning application (app) called "English…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Nugroho, Joan; Chen, Gwo-Dong; Li, Liang-Yi; Tjiharjadi, Semuil – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2021
Reading expository text is essential in educational settings but can present challenges. eBooks bring several advantages: they are portable, searchable and efficiently stored. However, eBooks have disadvantages compared to natural books. eBooks are more rigid and fragile than natural books. Although reading on a mobile phone is more flexible than…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing
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Liyanawatta, Mahesh; Yang, Su-Hang; Liu, Yu-Tzu; Zhuang, YungYu; Chen, Gwo-dong – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2022
In this study, the transformational play approach was further used to deploy drama-based situational learning in the classroom through the Digital Learning Theatre (DLT) by engaging drama performers and the audience collaboratively. This study analysed the learners' learning effectiveness based on translation and sentence-construction abilities,…
Descriptors: Audience Participation, Drama, Electronic Learning, Learning Activities
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Pham, Xuan Lam; Nguyen, Thi Huyen; Chen, Gwo Dong – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2018
In this study, we analyzed usages behaviors of 53,825 active users from 12 countries in a mobile app called "English Practice." The data indicated that the app was used most often in the evening from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., and especially midweek, with less use at weekends and on Mondays. Learners used the app for about 5 minutes each session…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Software
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Chen, Gwo-Dong; Chang, Chih-Kai; Wang, Chin-Yeh; Jian, Xiao-Lun – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
Effective reading strategies, including using graphic organizers, question answering, and considering story structures, can help students improve reading comprehension. However, these reading strategies are not fully supported by both printed books and e-books. Students who master these reading strategies can learn effectively. By contrast,…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Electronic Publishing, Books, Educational Technology
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Chen, Gwo-Dong; Fan, Cheng-Yu; Chang, Chih-Kai; Chang, Yun-Hsuan; Chen, Yen-Hua – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2018
In traditional learning, students passively absorb the materials provided by their teachers or textbooks. Thus, their learning autonomy is insufficient, and this affects learning motivation. Students find it difficult to absorb the knowledge taught in a classroom and apply it to real life. We combined situated learning and learning through drama…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Visual Aids, English (Second Language)
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Wu, Chia-Jung; Chen, Gwo-Dong; Huang, Chi-Wen – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2014
EFL learners in Taiwan have a low-level communication ability because many learners are still not provided opportunities to use language for genuine communication in classrooms and receive insufficient language input due to the environment. This study examines the use of digital board game language learning set in a task-collaborative platform,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Educational Games
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Li, Liang-Yi; Chen, Gwo-Dong; Yang, Sheng-Jie – Computers & Education, 2013
People have greater difficulty reading academic textbooks on screen than on paper. One notable problem is that they cannot construct an effective cognitive map because of the lack of contextual information cues and ineffective navigational mechanisms in e-books. To support the construction of cognitive maps, this paper proposes the visual cue map,…
Descriptors: Navigation (Information Systems), Computer Interfaces, Experiments, Interaction
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Chen, Gwo-Dong; Li, Liang-Yi; Wang, Chin-Yea – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2012
In programming courses, teaching students who have varied levels of knowledge and skills the requisite competencies to perform in real-world software development teams is indeed difficult. To address this problem, this paper proposes a community of practice (CoP) approach and provides some guidelines to simulate a real-world CoP in a blended…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Programming, Blended Learning, Communities of Practice
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Li, Liang-Yi; Chen, Gwo-Dong – Educational Technology & Society, 2010
Information Gathering is a knowledge construction process. Web learners make a plan for their Information Gathering task based on their prior knowledge. The plan is evolved with new information encountered and their mental model is constructed through continuously assimilating and accommodating new information gathered from different Web pages. In…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Prior Learning, Internet, Web Browsers
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Chang, Chih-Wei; Chen, Gwo-Dong – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2010
Elementary school is the critical stage during which the development of listening comprehension and oral abilities in language acquisition occur, especially with a foreign language. However, the current foreign language instructors often adopt one-way teaching, and the learning environment lacks any interactive instructional media with which to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chen, Gwo-Dong; Nurkhamid; Wang, Chin-Yeh; Yang, Shu-Han; Chao, Po-Yao – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
In a classroom, obtaining active, whole-focused, and engaging learning results from a design is often difficult. In this study, we propose a self-observation model that employs an instinctive interface for classroom active learning. Students can communicate with virtual avatars in the vertical screen and can react naturally according to the…
Descriptors: Models, Active Learning, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Interfaces
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Chen, Gwo-Dong; Chuang, Chi-Kuo; Nurkhamid; Liu, Tzu-Chien – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2012
In the context of classroom, it is possible to create a playground with digital technology beneficial for learning in spite of rising enthusiasm in incorporating educational games in classroom. This paper is an essay to describe a learning playground called Digital Learning Playground (DLP). It is essentially an application of digital technology…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Electronic Learning, Educational Games, Computer Simulation
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Dang, Thanh-Dung; Chen, Gwo-Dong; Dang, Giao; Li, Liang-Yi; Nurkhamid – Computers & Education, 2013
Dictionary use can improve reading comprehension and incidental vocabulary learning. Nevertheless, great extraneous cognitive load imposed by the search process may reduce or even prevent the improvement. With the help of technology, dictionary users can now instantly access the meaning list of a searched word using a mouse click. However, they…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Cognitive Processes, Lifelong Learning, Reading Comprehension
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