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50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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Ebrahimi, Pouria – Online Submission, 2010
In a world on the move, the need for technology in any of its form is desired every minute of every day. For any type of technology to stay in vogue, real-time information is to be delivered to the applicants; otherwise, it is doomed to fall. The process of updating information and delivering it to the applicants needs education--with no doubt.…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Instructional Effectiveness
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Lim, Wei-Ying; So, Hyo-Jeong; Tan, Seng-Chee – Interactive Learning Environments, 2010
While the growing prevalence of Web 2.0 in education opens up exciting opportunities for universities to explore expansive, new literacies practices, concomitantly, it presents unique challenges. Many universities are changing from a content delivery paradigm of eLearning 1.0 to a learner-focused paradigm of eLearning 2.0. In this article, we…
Descriptors: Models, Internet, Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education
Ajadi, Timothy Olugbenga; Salawu, Ibrahim Olatunde; Adeoye, Femi Adetunji – Online Submission, 2008
This paper discusses the relevance of e-learning in the position of distance education in Nigeria. It commences by discussing the meaning of e-learning and distance education. It also discusses the historical background of distance education in Nigeria as well as the operations of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) as the first federal…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations
Clarke, Alan – Adults Learning, 2007
In this article, the author reflects on the potential benefits of e-learning. E-learning is not a single strand but is multifaceted, covering a wide range of approaches and methods. One major but general benefit is that learning with technology can be motivating. E-learning has the potential to motivate, develop confidence and self-esteem,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Benefits, Learning Motivation, Self Esteem
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Hogarth, Karah; Dawson, Drew – International Journal on E-Learning, 2008
This article explores the applicability of interdisciplinary research on the implementation of technological innovations to the field of e-learning research. Arguing that there are important ways in which e-learning systems can be treated as "technological innovations," this article presents a review of several key theoretical and research design…
Descriptors: Research Design, Educational Technology, Instructional Innovation, Technology Integration
Lim, Cheolil – Online Submission, 2007
Corporate e-Learning in Korea has grown rapidly over the previous six years (2000-2005). This study argues that the main cause of this heightened interest in corporate e-Learning in Korea was not that companies needed to provide high-quality training programs through the Internet, but rather that the government took initiative to transform the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Computer Uses in Education, Internet
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Watkins, Ryan – Performance Improvement, 2005
Although e-learning can offer interactive and engaging learning experiences, the creative ideas that are necessary to create such environments are not always easy to come up with when designing, developing, or teaching e-learning courses. E-learning activities use online technologies such as chat rooms, discussion boards, or email to facilitate…
Descriptors: Online Systems, Computer Uses in Education, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication
Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
This article presents an excerpt of the responses of two experts, Gene I. Maeroff, a senior fellow at the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media at Columbia University's Teachers College and author of "A Classroom of One: How Online Learning Is Changing Our Schools and Colleges," and Robert Zemsky, chairman of the Learning Alliance for…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Higher Education, Web Based Instruction, Distance Education
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Donnelly, Roisin; O'Rourke, K. C. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2007
The Internet has made it impossible for higher education institutions to ignore technology in fulfilling their strategic mission and responding to the expectations of a diverse student body. In the Republic of Ireland, as elsewhere, the use of online technologies has become an increasingly important challenge in academic staff development, and on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Staff Development, Distance Education
Shehabat, Issa; Mahdi, Saad A.; Khoualdi, Kamel – Online Submission, 2008
This paper addresses human resources utilization at the university environment. We address the design issues of e-learning courses that can capture the teacher knowledge. The underlying objective is that e-learning is a key knowledge and major resources for many universities. Therefore, the design of e-learning should be an important part of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Quality Control, Artificial Intelligence, Educational Technology
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Goodyear, Peter – Studies in Continuing Education, 2006
E-learning is commonly thought of as a means of overcoming the constraints of time and space: offering the possibilities of "anytime, anywhere" learning. The argument in this paper is not intended to debunk this as a myth, but to examine some of the ways in which time and space are understood in relation to learning and e-learning. In the context…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Continuing Education, Vocational Interests, Web Based Instruction
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Hedberg, John G. – Studies in Continuing Education, 2006
This paper examines some of the ways in which e-learning has failed to live up to its early promise and suggests how this situation might be remedied. Two of the main challenges for the future of e-learning are explored: the ever shifting nature of the e-landscape, characterized by its rapidly changing technologies, software and marketing…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Thinking Skills, Distance Education, Web Based Instruction
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Meyen, Edward L.; Aust, Ronald J.; Bui, Yvonne N.; Isaacson, Robert – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2002
Discussion of e-learning in special education personnel preparation focuses on student assessment in e-learning environments. It includes a review of the literature, lessons learned by the authors from assessing student performance in e-learning environments, a literature perspective on electronic portfolios in monitoring student progress, and the…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Distance Education, Higher Education
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Weller, Martin – Computers & Education, 2007
This paper argues that the internet is built around key technology design features of openness, robustness and decentralisation. These design features have transformed into social features, which are embodied within the cultural values of the internet. By examining applications that have become popular on the net, the importance of these values is…
Descriptors: Values, Learning Experience, Internet, Socialization
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Wilson, Brent G. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2004
The contributions to this issue share a focus on design of e-learning environments. Instructional designers stand at very early stages of knowledge in this area, but with great potential for growth and progress. This commentary offers an activity-based perspective on e-learning environments, resulting in a flexible stance toward instructional…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Educational Strategies, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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