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National Taipei University of Education is a university located in Da'an District, Taipei, Taiwan that predominantly focuses on teacher training. It was established in 1895, at the beginning of the Japanese colonial rule of Taiwan, as the Governor-General's Taihoku Teacher's College. Wikipedia.

Liu H.-K.,National Taipei University of Education
Computers and Mathematics with Applications | Year: 2011

The theory of approximate solution lacks research on the area of nonlinear q-difference equations. This article explores the possibility of using the differential transformation method to find an approximate solution for strongly nonlinear damped q-difference equations. The time response of the nonlinear equation is presented under different parameter conditions, and the results are then compared with those derived from the numerical method to verify the accuracy of the proposed method. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Tai Y.,National Taipei University of Education
Educational Technology and Society | Year: 2012

Mobile technologies have been successfully implemented in language learning, and have supported various innovative designs. However, many of these designs require considerable technical knowledge and support that are beyond the workload capacity of most language teachers. This paper discusses a study using an over-themarket mobile device combined with a task-based approach to design a contextualized mobile assisted language learning (MALL) practice. Meanwhile, a small-scale study was conducted to evaluate the effects of the proposed practice. The results provide evidence suggesting that contextualizing MALL practice can improve language learning and related attitudes for learners. The primary goal of this study is to demonstrate an affordable MALL design for language teachers. The study serves as a reference for teachers in developing this new type of MALL practice to motivate students and enrich language learning. © International Forum of Educational Technology & Society (IFETS).

Chen I.-J.,Takming University of Science and Technology | Yen J.-C.,National Taipei University of Education
Computers and Education | Year: 2013

This study extends current knowledge by exploring the effect of different annotation formats, namely in-text annotation, glossary annotation, and pop-up annotation, on hypertext reading comprehension in a foreign language and vocabulary acquisition across student proficiencies. User attitudes toward the annotation presentation were also investigated. Data were collected from 83 non-English-majored university students in Taiwan in a 4-week period. Each week participants read 3 passages, each with different annotation formats as a treatment condition and one passage without annotation as a control condition. Posttests of reading comprehension and vocabulary recognition followed each passage. The results indicate that, for reading comprehension, the in-text format led to the lowest performance among all types of annotation, including the control condition. The best performance was observed in the condition where annotations were presented in the pop-up format. No interaction effect between format and proficiency was detected. For vocabulary acquisition, reading passages with hypermedia annotations significantly benefit vocabulary learning for participants of medium and high proficiencies compared with the control condition. No significant differences were found among the 3 formats. The beneficial effect, however, did not extend to low-proficiency participants. Participant feedback revealed a positive attitude toward annotations. Among the 3 annotation formats, the glossary type was considered the least preferred type by participants. Findings of the research provide insights on the design and instruction for online reading. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

This paper aims to explore the spatial and organisational dynamics of innovation activities in the evolution of cultural industry using Taipei's music industry as a case study. The existing literature has emphasised that innovation and creativity are driving the evolution of the cultural industry as a result of the spatial proximity effect generated by production systems. However, few studies have examined the innovation practices of the cultural industry resulting from interactive relationships between the urban cluster environment and the mobilisation process of project networks. An evolutionary perspective is used to illustrate how the cluster and network elements of the music industry are intertwined in innovation practices within the Taipei context. As a contribution to the cluster-network debates, this paper argues that the innovation dynamics of Taipei's music industry are a hybrid feature of Taipei's cluster environment and the strategic competencies of music project networks rather than the local cluster effect. In conclusion, a different trajectory for the evolution of Taipei's music industry is presented. Additionally, this dynamic process between cluster and network makes Taipei a hybrid creative platform that is an active element in the cultivation of the innovative competencies of Taipei's music producers and related workers. © 2013 Urban Studies Journal Limited.

Jadhav A.M.,National Tsing Hua University | Bhunia S.,National Tsing Hua University | Liao H.-Y.,National Taipei University of Education | Liu R.-S.,National Tsing Hua University
Journal of the American Chemical Society | Year: 2011

We report a new redox/cycloaddition cascade on readily available 1-alkynyl-2-nitrobenzenes that produces complex azacyclic compounds stereoselectively. The core structures of the resulting products are constructed through a formal [2 + 2 + 1] cycloaddition among α-carbonyl carbenoids, nitroso species, and external alkenes. © 2011 American Chemical Society.

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