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Johnston, Peter R.; Watters, Dianne J.; Brown, Christopher L.; Loughlin, Wendy A. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2016
An online Maths Skills Site was developed as an integrated support programme for first year Chemistry students, the content of which, was based on an analysis of their high-school mathematical backgrounds. This study examined the students' perceptions of Maths, their patterns of usage of the Maths Skills Site and whether there was a relationship…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Student Attitudes, Online Courses, Mathematics Skills
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Lindh, Jacob; Annerstedt, Claes; Besier, Thor; Matheson, Gordon O.; Rydmark, Martin – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2016
Under a previous grant (2005-08), researchers and teachers at Stanford University (SU) and the University of Gothenburg (GU) co-designed a ten-week interdisciplinary, research-based laboratory course in human biology to be taught online to undergraduate students. Essentials in the subject were taught during the first four weeks of this course.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biology, College Science, Student Experience
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Asoodar, Maryam; Atai, Mahmood Reza; Vaezi, Shahin – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2016
This article reports a mixed-method research probing the effect of utilizing a blog-buddy system on English for academic purposes learners' writing performance. Sixty Iranian undergraduate engineering students at Iran University of Science and Technology Virtual Campus participated in this study. Our analysis of the students' writings indicated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Journals, Electronic Journals, Web Sites
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Samuel-Azran, Tal; Ravid, Gilad – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
In light of systematic evidence that extroverts are disadvantaged in the classroom, we examined whether an online environment assignment that builds on extroverts' character strengths can increase their overall course satisfaction. Based on previous studies demonstrating that extroverts are energized by feedback from outsiders, we asked 180…
Descriptors: Student Journals, Electronic Journals, Web Sites, Extraversion Introversion
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Gülbahar, Yasemin – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
The potential represented by the usage of Internet-based communication technologies in parallel with e-instruction is enabling learners to cooperate and collaborate throughout the world. However, an important dimension, namely the socialization of learners through online dialogues via e-mail, discussion forums, chats, blogs, wikis and virtual…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Socialization
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Ghilay, Yaron; Ghilay, Ruth – Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
The study examined a new asynchronous model for online teaching, learning and assessment, called OTLA. It is designed for higher-education institutions and is based on LMS (Learning Management System) as well as other relevant IT tools. The new model includes six digital basic components: text, hypertext, text reading, lectures (voice/video),…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Higher Education, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Earl, Kerry – Distance Education, 2013
Tertiary educators (and their institutions) are turning to technology to help meet increased demands in a changing environment. Assessment is one area where such moves are being made. This paper reminds us that assessment is more than a summative check on student knowledge and skills, it is an experience and part of the communication, and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Student Attitudes, Assignments, Test Format
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers