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Minnaar, A. – Africa Education Review, 2011
E-learning includes the use of the internet for accessing learning materials, interacting with learning content and with instructors and students to obtain support during the learning process in order to gain knowledge and personal meaning and to grow. It occurs when students have electronic access to resources and where they are in regular online…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Internet
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Bekele, Teklu Abate – Educational Technology & Society, 2010
Previous studies examined student motivation and satisfaction in Internet-Supported Learning Environments (ISLE) in higher education but none provided a comprehensive analysis of significant methodological and theoretical issues. To contribute toward filling this knowledge gap and then to better inform instructional systems development, practice,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Student Attitudes, Satisfaction, Student Motivation
Kartal, Erdogan; Arikan, Arda – Online Submission, 2010
The effects of information and communication technologies, which are rapidly improving and spreading in the current age, can be seen in the field of training and education as well as in all other fields. Unlike previous technologies, the Internet, which is the concrete compound of those technologies, provides users with the trio of audio, text and…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Internet, Teaching Methods, Computer Literacy
Rourke, Liam; Kanuka, Heather – Journal of Distance Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate learning in communities of inquiry (CoI) as the terms are defined in Garrison, Anderson, and Archer's (2000) framework. We identified 252 reports from 2000-2008 that referenced the framework, and we reviewed them using Ogawan and Malen's (1991) strategy for synthesizing multi-vocal bodies of literature.…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Measurement, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies
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Macgregor, George; Turner, James – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2009
Purpose: The use of e-learning is largely predicated upon the assumption that it can facilitate improvements in student learning and therefore can be more effective than conventional techniques. This assumption has been supported by some in the literature but has been questioned by a continuing body of contrary or indifferent evidence. The purpose…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Research, Program Effectiveness, Research Problems
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Che, Pei-Chun; Lin, Han-Yi; Jang, Hung-Chin; Lien, Yao-Nan; Tsai, Tzu-Chieh – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2009
The pervasive popularity of the Internet in the past decade has changed the way many students live and learn, in part, because modern technology has made it possible for learners to access Real-Time Multimedia information on the Internet, or research any topic of interest to them from virtually any computer anywhere in the world. Students can also…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Distance Education, Internet, Teaching Methods