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Venegas-Muggli, Juan I.; Westermann, Werner – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
This article examines the effect of two Open Educational Resources (OER)--Khan Academy Collection and a teacher-authored open textbook--on mathematical course performance and attendance amongst first-year higher education Chilean students. It also aims to find out about teachers' and students' views on the use of OER in order to understand how…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Instructional Effectiveness, College Freshmen, College Mathematics
Nunes, Miguel Baptista, Ed.; McPherson, Maggie, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
These proceedings contain the papers of the International Conference e-Learning 2015, which was organised by the International Association for Development of the Information and Society and is part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, July 21-24, 2015). The e-Learning 2015…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Failure, Electronic Learning, Success
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Crawford, Corinne; Barker, Joel; Seyam, Achraf – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2014
In 2014, community colleges are overcrowded, underfunded, and serve a diverse population. Community colleges are looking for innovative ways to meet the growing demands of their nontraditional student body on a shrinking budget. Increasing their online offerings appeared to be a perfect solution. Unfortunately, research has shown that community…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Community Colleges, Online Courses
Zou, Bin; Xing, Minjie; Wang, Yuping; Sun, Mingyu; Xiang, Catherine H. – IGI Global, 2013
Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Teaching and Learning: Technological Advances highlights new research and an original framework that brings together foreign language teaching, experiments and testing practices that utilize the most recent and widely used e-learning resources. This comprehensive collection of research will offer linguistic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Erwee, R.; Albion, P.; van Rensburg, H.; Malan, R. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
To enhance research into revitalising supervisory practices, the aim of this study is to identify approaches of supervisors to mentoring and facilitating doctoral students' progress. Scenarios were created to describe typical situations that supervisors face, namely non-responsive students, dealing with students with low English language…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Language Proficiency, Graduate Students
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Limniou, M.; Smith, M. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2010
The aim of this investigation was to get an insight into how teachers and students responded to the use of virtual learning environments (VLE) in engineering education and what their expectations were from online courses. Teachers designed their online courses with the assistance of a support e-learning team and questionnaires were used for…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Engineering Education, Online Courses, Teaching Methods
Ng, Eugenia M. W., Ed. – Information Science Reference, 2010
With the advent of new technologies, more convenient and effective ways of learning are being adopted. However, despite the growing advancements there remains a lack of literature in applications of using these technology teaching approaches. This book offers in-depth analysis of new technologies in blended learning that promote creativity,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Action Research, Distance Education
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Yukselturk, Erman – International Journal on E-Learning, 2009
This study analyzed learner characteristics that affect satisfaction in an online certificate program under two main purposes. The first purpose was to examine relationships among selected variables (age, gender, educational level, and online course experience), learners' initial perceptions (online technology self-efficacy, online learning…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Learning Readiness, Online Courses, Distance Education
Allen, I. Elaine; Seaman, Jeff – Sloan Consortium (NJ1), 2007
"Making the Grade: Online Education in the United States, 2006--Midwestern Edition" is based on data collected for the fourth annual report on the state of online education in U.S. Higher Education. Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and based on responses from over 500 Midwestern colleges and universities, this year's study,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Higher Education, Online Courses, Deans
Allen, I. Elaine; Seaman, Jeff – Sloan Consortium (NJ1), 2006
"Growing by Degrees: Online Education in the United States, 2005--Southern Edition" is based on data collected for the third annual national report on the state of online education in U.S. higher education. Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and based on responses from over 400 southern colleges and universities, this special…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl; Mostert, Markus – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2005
The use of computer-mediated communication in higher education presents opportunities for students to be part of an online learning community irrespective of their geographical location. However, students do not always avail themselves of this opportunity and pedagogic strategies for encouraging participation are therefore constantly being…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Persuasive Discourse, Teaching Methods, Debate
Allen, I. Elaine; Seaman, Jeff – Sloan Consortium (NJ1), 2003
The 2003 Sloan Survey of Online Learning polled academic leaders and was weighted to allow for inferences about all degree-granting institutions open to the public. When asked to compare the online learning outcomes with those of face-to-face instruction a majority said they are equal. Two out of every three also responded that online learning is…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, Blended Learning