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ERIC Number: EJ936385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1027-5207
Technology Enhanced Learning: Virtual Realities; Concrete Results--Case Study on the Impact of TEL on Learning
Al-Khatib, Hayat
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, n1 2011
Technology Enhanced Learning is a feature of 21st century education. Innovations in ICT have provided unbound access to information in support of the learning process (APTEL, 2010; Allert et al, 2002; Baldry et al, 2006; Frustenberg et al, 2001; Sarkis, 2010). LMS has been extensively put to use in universities and educational institutions to facilitate the management of learning at more than one frontier (Weber et al, 2001; Kraemer et al, 2001). The second wave of computer mediated communication (CMC) made continuous communication possible and unrestricted to space or time (Simon et al, 2002; Nejdl et al, 2002). With this surge, brought about by advances in technology, concerns relating to "pouring resources into unpredictable venture" (Baldry et al, 2000; Sykes et al, 2008), necessitated a review of the educational experience and outcome (Jonassen et al, 2003; Richards, 2004; Kress, 2003, Barab et al, 2004) to assess the direct impact of technology enhanced learning on learners. The study examines the outcome of pedagogic practices in the digital age, in pre and post technology supported applications (Al-Khatib, 2009). The aim is to identify quantitative and qualitative indicators that relate to applying technology enhanced learning. Participants are senior students of linguistics doing project research and utilizing virtual forums to facilitate dialogue and debate on set tasks. Learners' performance was recorded quantitatively and qualitatively for the period of two consecutive academic semesters The outcome of the study identifies cognitive, reflective, analytic, synthetic, dialogic, technical and sociocultural benefits for the participants using Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) practices. (Contains 2 tables and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Lebanon