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Abdous, M'hammed; Facer, Betty Rose; Yen, Cherng-Jyh – Computers & Education, 2012
With podcasting gaining more mainstream adoption in higher education, it's critical to examine its effectiveness in improving the student learning experience. To this end, this paper examines the effectiveness of podcasts integrated into the curriculum (PIC) versus podcasts as supplemental material (PSM). Considering recent empirical work on the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Learning Experience
Alzahrani, Ibraheem – Online Submission, 2012
Wikis technologies are one of Web 2.0 applications that can be used to improve the learning method and to engage students in learning with others in a collaborative environment. This paper investigates the potential use of wiki technology in Al-Baha University through students' perceptions; the study seeks to answer the main question. How to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Web Based Instruction
Wiggins, Andrea – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Citizen science projects involve the public with scientists in collaborative research. Information and communication technologies for citizen science can enable massive virtual collaborations based on voluntary contributions by diverse participants. As the popularity of citizen science increases, scientists need a more thorough understanding of…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Citizen Participation, Observation, Ecology
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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Dougherty, Kevin J. – College Quarterly, 2012
There is a perfect storm brewing in post-secondary education (PSE) in Ontario. Four major forces are combining in this storm, an ever growing higher education participation rate, the growing demand for effective and timely knowledge delivery, the need to drastically alter how one views teaching and learning, and accelerated technological changes.…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Mohd Nor, Nor Fariza; Hamat, Afendi; Embi, Mohamed Amin – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2012
Asynchronous communication by means of discussion forums plays an essential role in supporting collaborative learning. Online forums allow learners to ask questions, express their thoughts, share resources, and justify their opinions beyond the four walls of the classroom. Proponents of collaborative learning claim that this type of learning can…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Independent Study, Asynchronous Communication, Feedback (Response)
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Hilgers, Michael G.; Flachsbart, Barry B.; Elrod, Cassandra C. – Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, 2012
Purpose: As international boundaries fade and financial pressures increase, universities are redefining the norm in educational models. The move from a synchronous classroom to a blended classroom or a completely asynchronous environment has forced faculty to be creative in delivery while overcoming complexities in the associated infrastructure.…
Descriptors: International Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Internet
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Young, Mei-Lien – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
In this research, we explore the impact on teachers of implementation of the Faculty Student Knowledge-Sharing Platform (FSKSP) in their college. Specifically, we focus on the effect on those teachers of the need to share publicly their knowledge and teaching material as the result of FSKSP implementation. In addition, we report the experience and…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Instructional Materials, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Safar, Ammar H. – College Student Journal, 2012
Computers, the Internet, smartphones, and telecommunication technologies have all changed the way we live--how we think, socialize, entertain, work, teach, learn, and train as well. One of the modern ICT trends of organizations involve the integration of e-learning, in general, and online training systems, in particular, as new methods for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Undergraduate Students
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Chen, Hong-Ren; Huang, Jhen-Gang – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
The booming digital-content industry has resulted in an increasing number of e-learning Internet websites that provide online learning services. Recommendations for learning sites are used by diverse learners to identify the most appropriate learning resources. However, research into recommendations about learning has concentrated primarily on…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Data Analysis
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Kim, Hye Jeong; Pederson, Susan; Baldwin, Moira – Education & Training, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine students' experiences with a case-enhanced e-learning environment in a higher-education institute. Design/methodology/approach: In total, 67 graduate students volunteered to take part in this experiment. The participants were assigned to treatment groups using tutorial with case-based learning (CBL)…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Graduate Students, User Satisfaction (Information), Self Efficacy
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Ng, Vincent; Lau, Chloe; Shum, Pearl – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2012
Recently, there are many good examples of how multi-disciplinary learning can support students to learn collaboratively and not solely focus on a single professional sector. During the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 semesters, we have attempted to gather students studying different professional domains together. Students from the Department of…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Electronic Learning, Internet, Databases
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Duncan-Howell, Jennifer – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Pre-service education students entering university can be categorised broadly into two distinct groups, those who are coming directly from secondary school and those who are not. The second group can be quite diverse, ranging in age, academic and/or work experience. However, what both of these groups share is a "digital expectation" and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Internet
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Yoon, Cheolho; Rolland, Erik – Behaviour & Information Technology, 2012
Although the role of motivation has been emphasised in knowledge-sharing literature, traditional motivation theories, such as self-determination theory (SDT), have not been actively used as a research framework in knowledge-sharing research. The purposes of this study are twofold. The first objective is to propose a model, based on SDT, to test…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Motivation, Psychological Needs
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Eriksson, Gillian; Weber, Christine; Kirsch, Lauri – Gifted Education International, 2012
The training of teachers for a meaningful use of all that contemporary technology offers to developing curriculum requires constant vigilance, experimentation, innovation, revision and updating. The lifestyle of today's gifted students includes a range of ever-unfolding technologies, such as text messaging, blogging, social networking, personal…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Field Trips, Academically Gifted, Textbooks
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