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Luo, Wei; Smith, Thomas J.; Whalley, Kyle; Darling, Andrew; Ormand, Carol; Hung, Wei-Chen; Chiang, Jui-Ling; Pelletier, Jon; Duffin, Kirk – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
This paper presents results from a randomized experimental design replicated over four semesters that compared students' performance in understanding landform evolution processes as measured by the pretest to posttest score growth between two treatment methods: an online interactive simulation tool and a paper-based exercise. While both methods…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Models, Science Tests, Computer Simulation
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Hung, Wei-Chen; Smith, Thomas J.; Smith, M. Cecil – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
Technology provides the means to create useful learning and practice environments for learners. Well-designed cognitive tutor systems, for example, can provide appropriate learning environments that feature cognitive supports (ie, scaffolding) for students to increase their procedural knowledge. The purpose of this study was to conduct a series of…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Usability, Research Methodology, Man Machine Systems
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Kalota, Faisal; Hung, Wei-Chen – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
The purpose of this formative evaluation was to investigate the experiences of preservice teachers utilizing performance support system (PSS) technology to develop knowledge related to classroom technology integration. A PSS provides end users just-in-time support to perform various tasks. Because teachers have time constraints, a PSS can be used…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Technology Integration, Technical Support, Knowledge Level
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Hung, Wei-Chen; Jeng, Ifeng – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
Education through the Internet is being shaped by the next wave of Web technology where productivity, collaborative tools and the ubiquity of computers play a major role in changing methods of peer interaction and collaboration. Because future educational technologists will play vital roles in navigating through this technical complexity and…
Descriptors: Performance Factors, Influences, Educational Technology, Participation
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Omale, Nicholas; Hung, Wei-Chen; Luetkehans, Lara; Cooke-Plagwitz, Jessamine – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
The purpose of this article is to present the results of a study conducted to investigate how the attributes of 3-D technology such as avatars, 3-D space, and comic style bubble dialogue boxes affect participants' social, cognitive, and teaching presences in a blended problem-based learning environment. The community of inquiry model was adopted…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Interviews, Transcripts (Written Records), Problem Based Learning