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Kinlaw, C. Ryan; Dunlap, Linda L.; D'Angelo, Jeffrey A. – Computers & Education, 2012
We investigated connections between faculty use of online resources and student class attendance. Of particular interest was whether online submission of course assignments is detrimental to attendance. Students and faculty at a small, liberal arts college completed surveys about student attendance patterns, student reasons for non-attendance,…
Descriptors: Assignments, Attendance Patterns, Attendance, Liberal Arts
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Edgar, Leslie D.; Johnson, Donald M.; Cox, Casandra – Computers & Education, 2012
This study sought to assess required information and communication technology (ICT) tasks in selected undergraduate agriculture courses in a land-grant university during a 10-year period. Selected agriculture faculty members in the fall 1999 (n = 63), 2004 (n = 55), and 2009 (n = 64) semesters were surveyed to determine the ICT tasks they required…
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Electronic Mail, Land Grant Universities, Agricultural Education
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Kear, Karen; Chetwynd, Frances; Williams, Judith; Donelan, Helen – Computers & Education, 2012
This paper reports on a pilot investigation into web conferencing in a distance learning module. It focuses on the perceptions and experiences of the tutors, all of whom were new to the web conferencing environment, but were experienced in online teaching. A number of web conferencing tutorials were studied through the collection of various…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses, Learning Modules
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Kubiszewski, Ida; Noordewier, Thomas; Costanza, Robert – Computers & Education, 2011
A vast amount of information is now available online, produced by a variety of sources with a range of editorial oversight procedures. These range from very centralized information with multiple layers of review, to no oversight at all. Determining which information is credible can pose a real challenge. An experiment was designed to determine…
Descriptors: Cues, Encyclopedias, Credibility, Educational Experiments
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Arbaugh, J. B. – Computers & Education, 2010
This study examined faculty characteristics and behaviors in 46 MBA courses conducted over a two-year period. We found that both formal instructor activities, referred to in the online learning literature as teaching presence, and informal instructor activities, known as immediacy behaviors, were positive predictors of student perceived learning…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Internet, Teacher Role, Business Administration Education
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Hamuy, Eduardo; Galaz, Mirtha – Computers & Education, 2010
Web resources in Latin American higher education institutions have been reported to show a much stronger emphasis on Information than on Communication. A Course Management System (CMS), according to Social Constructivism framework, is an opportunity for fostering learning through interaction in a virtual environment for learning; hence,…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Higher Education, Interaction, Virtual Classrooms
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Chesney, Sarah; Marcangelo, Caroline – Computers & Education, 2010
This small scale action research study investigated the experiences of learners over two iterations as they completed a patchwork text assignment within the digital medium of a personal learning system (PLS). The aim was to investigate the extent to which using a PLS can facilitate formative and collaborative feedback to assist student learning. A…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Action Research, Focus Groups, Cooperative Learning
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Wang, Wei-Tsong; Wang, Chun-Chieh – Computers & Education, 2009
For years, web-based learning systems have been widely employed in both educational and non-educational institutions. Although web-based learning systems are emerging as a useful tool for facilitating teaching and learning activities, the number of users is not increasing as fast as expected. This study develops an integrated model of instructor…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Distance Education, Schools, Information Systems
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Sanchez-Franco, Manuel J.; Martinez-Lopez, Francisco J.; Martin-Velicia, Felix A. – Computers & Education, 2009
Our research specifically focuses on the effects of the national cultural background of educators on the acceptance and usage of ICT, particularly the Web as an extensive and expanding information base that provides the ultimate in resource-rich learning. Most research has been used North Americans as subjects. For this reason, we interviewed…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Internet, Cultural Background
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Louw, Johann; Brown, Cheryl; Muller, Johan; Soudien, Crain – Computers & Education, 2009
This study describes the results of a survey and a description of instructional technologies in place in the social sciences in South African Universities. Lecturers in the social sciences reported a well-established practice of information and communication technologies (ICTs) use for general purposes (although frequent use tended to be for email…
Descriptors: Use Studies, Self Efficacy, Social Sciences, Instructional Materials