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Chen, Yong; He, Wu – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
This paper describes a survey of online learning which attempts to determine online learning providers' awareness of potential security risks and the protection measures that will diminish them. The authors use a combination of two methods: blog mining and a traditional literature search. The findings indicate that, while scholars have…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Risk, Online Courses, Electronic Publishing
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Tomberg, Vladimir; Laanpere, Mart; Ley, Tobias; Normak, Peeter – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
Various tools and services based on Web 2.0 (mainly blogs, wikis, social networking tools) are increasingly used in formal education to create personal learning environments, providing self-directed learners with more freedom, choice, and control over their learning. In such distributed and personalized learning environments, the traditional role…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Journal Writing, Teacher Role
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Hsu, Yu-Chang; Ching, Yu-Hui – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
This research explored how educators with limited programming experiences learned to design mobile apps through peer support and instructor guidance. Educators were positive about the sense of community in this online course. They also considered App Inventor a great web-based visual programming tool for developing useful and fully functioning…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Computer Software, Programming, Electronic Learning
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Hsu, Yu-Chang; Ching, Yu-Hui – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
This research applied a mixed-method design to explore how best to promote learning in authentic contexts in an online graduate course in instructional message design. The students used Twitter apps on their mobile devices to collect, share, and comment on authentic design examples found in their daily lives. The data sources included tweets…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Instructional Design, Online Courses, Handheld Devices
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Cheng, Jinn-Shing; Huang, Echo; Lin, Chuan-Lang – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
Due to the constant performance upgrades and regular price reductions of mobile devices in recent years, users are able to take advantage of the various devices to obtain digital content regardless of the limitations of time and place. The increasing use of e-books has stimulated new e-learning approaches. This research project developed an e-book…
Descriptors: Computers, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Publishing Industry