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Bakhsh, Muhammad; Mahmood, Amjad; Sangi, Nazir Ahmed – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2018
It is important for distance learning institutions to be well prepared before designing and implementing any new technology based learning system to justify the investment and minimize failure risk. It can be achieved by systematically assessing the readiness of all stakeholders. This paper first proposes an m-readiness assessment process and…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications
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Samia, Drissi; Amirat, Abdelkrim – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2017
In the past decades, various systems have been proposed to provide students with a better learning environment by taking personal factors into account. Learning styles have been one of the widely adopted factors in the previous studies as a reference for adapting learning content or organizing the content. However, very few researchers give an…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Cognitive Style, Teaching Methods
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Cheng, Yuh-Ming; Kuo, Sheng-Huang; Lou, Shi-Jer; Shih, Ru-Chu – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2016
With the advance of mobile technology, mobile devices have become more portable and powerful with numerous useful tools in daily life. Thus, mobile learning has been widely involved in e-learning studies. Many studies point out that it is important to integrate both pedagogical and technical strengths of mobile technology into learning settings.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Handheld Devices
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Bendjebar, Safia; Lafifi, Yacine; Zedadra, Amina – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2016
In e-learning systems, tutors have a significant impact on learners' life to increase their knowledge level and to make the learning process more effective. They are characterized by different features. Therefore, identifying tutoring styles is a critical step in understanding the preference of tutors on how to organize and help the learners. In…
Descriptors: Tutors, Tutoring, Tutor Training, Tutorial Programs
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Lkhagvasuren, Erdenesaikhan; Matsuura, Kenji; Mouri, Kousuke; Ogata, Hiroaki – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2016
Mobile and ubiquitous technologies have been applied to a wide range of learning fields such as science, social science, history and language learning. Many researchers have been investigating the development of ubiquitous learning environments; nevertheless, to date, there have not been enough research works related to the reflection, analysis…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Computer Interfaces, Learning Activities
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Hsu, Wen-Chun; Shih, Ju-Ling – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2016
In this study, to learn the routine of Tantui, a branch of martial arts was taken as an object of research. Fitts' stages of motor learning and augmented reality (AR) were applied to a 3D mobile-assisted learning system for martial arts, which was characterized by free viewing angles. With the new system, learners could rotate the viewing angle of…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment, Electronic Learning, Physical Activities
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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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Weng, Martin M.; Chang, Wen-Chih; Yen, Neil Y.; Shih, Timothy K.; Hsu, Hui-Huang – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2014
Researches into E-Learning pay emphasis on how the technology is applied for comprehensive learning support in various perspectives. Lots of advantages are involved while performing the E-Learning. For example, timely contents are applicable to be delivered via the Internet, and in a similar manner, instant feedback which identifies the learning…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Evaluation, Misconceptions, Questioning Techniques
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Zarraonandia, Telmo; Francese, Rita; Passero, Ignazio; Diaz, Paloma; Tortora, Genoveffa – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2014
Despite several researchers reporting evidence that 3D Virtual Worlds can be used to effectively support educational processes in recent years, the integration of this technology in real learning processes is not as commonplace as in other educational technologies. Instructional designers have to balance the cost associated with the development of…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Direct Instruction, Individual Instruction, Learning Activities
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Wichadee, Saovapa – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2014
Redesigning a course along the lines of a hybrid format that blends face-to-face and online learning brings about changes in instructional practice. This paper introduces hybrid teaching that uses multiple web-based tools to supplement the students' face-to-face learning environment in a difficult situation in Thailand. In order to examine factors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Conventional Instruction
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Yin, Chengjiu; Hirokawa, Sachio; Yau, Jane Yin-Kim; Hashimoto, Kiyota; Tabata, Yoshiyuki; Nakatoh, Tetsuya – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
To help researchers in building a knowledge foundation of their research fields which could be a time-consuming process, the authors have developed a Cross Tabulation Search Engine (CTSE). Its purpose is to assist researchers in 1) conducting research surveys, 2) efficiently and effectively retrieving information (such as important researchers,…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Online Searching, Surveys, Research
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De Lucia, A.; Francese, R.; Passero, I.; Tortora, G. – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2012
Mobile devices are changing the way people work and communicate. Most of the innovative devices offer the opportunity to integrate augmented reality in mobile applications, permitting the combination of the real world with virtual information. This feature can be particularly useful to enhance informal and formal didactic actions based on student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Photography, Student Participation, Cooperative Learning
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Hsu, Pi-Shan; Chang, Te-Jeng – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2011
The objective of this research is to validate the algorithm of learning effort which is an indicator of a new real-time and non-interfering based diagnostic technique. IC3 Mentor, the adaptive e-learning platform fulfilling the requirements of intelligent tutor system, was applied to 165 university students. The learning records of the subjects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Mathematics, Educational Diagnosis
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Liu, Yuqin; Yin, Chengjiu; Ogata, Hiroaki; Qiao, Guojun; Yano, Yoneo – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2011
In traditional classes, having many questions from learners is important because these questions indicate difficult points for learners and for teachers. This paper proposes a FAQ-based e-Learning environment to support Japanese language learning that focuses on learner questions. This knowledge sharing system enables learners to interact and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Japanese, Second Language Instruction