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Ogwu, Edna N. – Educational Research and Reviews, 2016
This study compares teacher trainee students (TTSs), electronic learning technology (ELT) readiness, competence as well as their constraints to ELT readiness using 373 University education students' from Botswana and Nigeria that are randomly selected. Data was descriptively analysed based on the research objectives and hypotheses using mean…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Electronic Learning, Trainees, Foreign Countries
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Castaño-Muñoz, Jonatan; Carnoy, Martin; Duart, Josep M. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
There is surprisingly little analysis of the employment and earnings impact on students of taking and completing Internet-based programs and of how it compares with earnings outcomes for graduates of face-to-face universities. This paper analyzes a follow-up survey of students who began attending the virtual Internet-based Open University of…
Descriptors: Virtual Universities, Case Studies, Electronic Learning, Foreign Countries
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Farajollahi, Mehran; Zandi, Bahman; Sarmadi, Mohamadreza; Keshavarz, Mohsen – Australian Educational Computing, 2015
In a Distance Education (DE) system, students must be equipped with seven skills of computer (ICDL) usage. This paper aims at investigating the effect of a DE system on the computer literacy of Master of Arts students at Tehran University. The design of this study is quasi-experimental. Pre-test and post-test were used in both control and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Computer Literacy, Graduate Students
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Mpofu, John; Chimhenga, Sylod; Mafa, Onias – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2013
Zimbabwe Distance Open University is enrols students from both urban and rural settings. The majority of students living and working in rural areas have limited or no access to computers and electricity as a result the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in the learning process is very limited. Though government has realized the…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Educational Technology, Information Technology, Open Universities
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Gros, Begona; Garcia, Iolanda; Escofet, Anna – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
In the last decade, an important debate about the characteristics of today's students has arisen due to their intensive experience as users of ICT. The main belief is that frequent use of technologies in everyday life implies competent users able to transfer their digital skills to learning activities. However, empirical studies developed in…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Virtual Universities, Computer Use
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
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Koenig, Robert J. – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
The purpose of this research was to develop, test, and apply a framework for determining cost of alternative educational course delivery modes. This study reviews and analyzes the costs associated with traditional education and compares it to those costs associated with video conference and online distance education at a single institution. The…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Higher Education, Distance Education, Models
Alwadie, Adnan D. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Internet access has grown in Saudi Arabia between 2000 and 2005 by more than 1000% and many governmental organizations are starting to provide part of their services using the internet. In addition, the Ministry of Higher Education has provided funding to all governmental universities to start developing strategies and guidelines for online…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Medical Services, Employees, Hospitals
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Robinson, Julie; Kim, Don – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2010
This article compares three self-developed subject guides and one commercial online subject guide (LibGuides) to provide information to other institutions which have a plan or are in the process of developing a plan to implement similar services to support online, distance and traditional education. This is a comparison of the current subject…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Reference Materials, Internet, Conventional Instruction