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Lai, Chih-Hung; Lin, Hung-Wei; Lin, Rong-Mu; Tho, Pham Duc – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2019
This article explores whether a learning community can affect students' learning achievement and engagement. Besides, this study also analyzed whether degree centralities of peer interaction affect learning achievement and learning engagement based on social network analysis. While the experimental group combined the English learning system with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Relationship, Peer Influence, Online Courses
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Boudria, Asma; Lafifi, Yacine; Bordjiba, Yamina – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2018
The free nature and open access courses in the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) allow the facilities of disseminating information for a large number of participants. However, the "massive" propriety can generate many pedagogical problems, such as the assessment of learners, which is considered as the major difficulty facing in the…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Peer Evaluation, Cooperation
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Kuosa, Kirsi; Distante, Damiano; Tervakari, Anne; Cerulo, Luigi; Fernández, Alejandro; Koro, Juho; Kailanto, Meri – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2016
This paper presents two interactive visualization tools for learning management systems (LMS) in order to improve learning and teaching in online courses. The first tool was developed at the Intelligent Information Systems Laboratory (IISLab) at the Tampere University of Technology (TUT). The tool is used to analyse students' activity from…
Descriptors: Interaction, Visualization, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Alkhattabi, Mona – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2016
Today, in association with rapid social and economic changes, there is an increasing level of demand for distance and online learning programs. This study will focus on identifying the main motivational factors for choosing a web-based distance-learning program. Moreover, it will investigate how these factors relate to age, gender, marital status…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Information Technology
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Zedadra, Amina; Lafifi, Yacine; Zedadra, Ouarda – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2016
This paper presents a new approach of learners grouping in collaborative learning systems. This grouping process is based on traces left by learners. The goal is the circular dynamic grouping to achieve collaborative projects. The proposed approach consists of two main algorithms: (1) the circular grouping algorithm and (2) the dynamic grouping…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Animals, Animal Behavior, Homogeneous Grouping
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Lin, Tung-Cheng; Chen, Ching-Jen – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2012
Many e-learning studies have evaluated learning attitudes and behaviors, based on TAM. However, a successful e-learning system (ELS) should take both system and information quality into account by applying ISM developed by Delone and McLean. In addition, the acceptance for information system depends on the perceived usefulness and ease of use…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, User Satisfaction (Information), Intention