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Junjie, Zhou – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
The purpose of this paper was to investigate what factors influence learners' continuance intention in massive open online courses (MOOCs) for online collaborative learning. An extended expectation confirmation model (ECM) was adopted as the theoretical foundation. A total of 435 valid samples were collected in mainland China and structural…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Cooperative Learning, Foreign Countries, Academic Persistence
Gimeno, Ana, Ed. – European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL), 2016
"The EUROCALL Review" is EUROCALL's open access online scientific journal. Regular sections include: (1) Reports on EUROCALL Special Interest Groups: up-to-date information on SIG activities; (2) Projects: reports on on-going CALL or CALL-related R&D projects; (3) Recommended websites: reports and reviews of examples of good practice…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Research and Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology
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Zhang, Jingjing; Perris, Kirk; Zheng, Qinhua; Chen, Li – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
In China, microblogging is an extremely popular activity and is proving to be an effective mechanism to gauge perceptions about social phenomena. Between 2010 and 2015 Sina Weibo, China's largest microblogging website, generated 95,015 postings from 62,074 users referencing the term massive open online courses (MOOCs), a method of online course…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Public Opinion, Electronic Publishing
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Wu, Heping; Gao, Junde; Zhang, Weimin – Language Learning & Technology, 2014
The present study examines the professional growth of three Chinese English teachers by analyzing their interactional patterns and their social and cognitive presence in an online community. The data from social network analysis (SNA) and content analysis revealed that computer-mediated communication (CMC) created new opportunities for teachers to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Synchronous Communication
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Xia, J. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2013
This research examines selected online comments from open courses available on Chinese websites. These courses were created by universities in the West as an effort to build open educational resources (OER) and were recently translated into Chinese and were relocated to some popular Chinese websites. This research aimed to understand why the…
Descriptors: Open Education, Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Open Universities
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Xia, Jingfeng – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2013
This article examines web comments written by Chinese learners on online open courses that are originally produced by leading universities in the United States and United Kingdom and are later introduced to China with Chinese translation. It applies the thematic discourse analysis strategy to classify the comments into themes to explore the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Open Universities
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Vladoiu, Monica – Informatics in Education, 2011
We survey here the state-of-the-art in open courseware initiatives worldwide. First, the MIT OpenCourseWare project is overviewed, as it has been the real starting point of the OCW movement. Usually, open courseware refers to a free and open digital publication of high quality university level educational materials that are organized as courses,…
Descriptors: Courseware, Open Source Technology, Web Sites, Electronic Learning