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Özdemir, Muzaffer – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016
This study investigates the relationships between the primary learning styles of students and different learning objects presented simultaneously in an online learning environment in the context of the usage levels of these objects. A total of 103 sophomores from a Turkish State University participated in the study. Felder-Solomon Index of…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Behavioral Objectives, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials
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Chawinga, Winner Dominic – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2016
It is understood that microblogging (tweeting) which is a form of Web 2.0, has been a centre of attraction in some institutions of higher education. However, despite its hype and pomp as reported by some scholars in developed countries, integration of Twitter in a classroom environment in developing countries is just beginning to flourish. In…
Descriptors: Social Media, Electronic Publishing, Course Content, Foreign Countries
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Srichanyachon, A. Napaporn – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2013
Distance online learning has been regarded as a useful learning method, especially when we faced the big flood crisis in Thailand. To solve the lack of classrooms, our university administrators decided to implement WebEx system as an alternative to continue teaching. And, there were some relevant aspects that we needed to consider. Therefore, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Higher Education, Web Sites
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Gapp, Rod; Fisher, Ron – Education & Training, 2012
Purpose: There are a number of factors that are essential to understanding the pedagogy, learning and knowledge requirements of developing virtual platforms for delivering effective course interaction using the World Wide Web (the web). The purpose of this paper is to focus on web-based group work amongst undergraduate management students, during…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Internet, Information Dissemination
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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Bueno Alastuey, M. C. – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2011
This study explored the benefits and drawbacks of synchronous voice-based computer-mediated communication (CMC) in a blended course of English for specific purposes. Quantitative and qualitative data from two groups following the same syllabus, except for the oral component, were compared. Oral tasks were carried out face-to-face with same L1…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Computer Mediated Communication, Second Languages
Al-Fadda, Hind; Al-Yahya, Maha – Online Submission, 2010
This paper reports on the students' experiments of using blogs to encourage themselves to do pre-class reading assignment and reflections after class. The sample in the study included five ESL (English as a Second Language) graduate students in a course of teaching methods, and 90 software engineering students in an undergraduate information…
Descriptors: Reading Assignments, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Educational Technology
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Ertmer, Peggy A.; Richardson, Jennifer C.; Lehman, James D.; Newby, Timothy J.; Cheng, Xi; Mong, Christopher; Sadaf, Ayesha – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2010
This study examined students' perceptions of peer feedback and learning in a large, undergraduate course that incorporated supplementary online discussions. Peer feedback (PF) was facilitated via an automated rating system, within Blackboard discussion forums, for half of the students enrolled in the course. Following the peer feedback process,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Peer Evaluation, Education Courses
Boulter, Marla Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examined the influence of instructor-facilitated Socratic questioning in online discussions on the critical thinking skills of undergraduate students enrolled in a proprietary institution with nonselective admissions criteria. A sample of students was purposively selected from two sections of an online introductory business course, with…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Undergraduate Students, Critical Thinking, Content Analysis
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White, David; Le Cornu, Alison – Educational Research, 2010
Background: Many of the potential benefits of using virtual worlds for teaching and learning are difficult to define and often become overly focused on the functionality of the technology or on its ability to support informal or "social" forms of learning. Purpose: The aim of the paper is to highlight the experiential nature of virtual…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Learning Theories, Lifelong Learning, Pilot Projects
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Enjelvin, Geraldine Daniele – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
This article sets out to illustrate the needs of a registered blind undergraduate student embarking upon a post-A-level French course at the University of Northampton. It also reflects upon (1) some of the challenges faced by the higher education (HE) tutors concerned and (2) the key adjustments put into place with a view to adopting…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Accessibility (for Disabled), French, Teaching Methods
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Hung, Jui-Long; Crooks, Steven M. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2009
The student learning process is important in online learning environments. If instructors can "observe" online learning behaviors, they can provide adaptive feedback, adjust instructional strategies, and assist students in establishing patterns of successful learning activities. This study used data mining techniques to examine and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Educational Strategies, Data Analysis, Teaching Methods
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Zhu, Ming; Bu, Jiemin – English Language Teaching, 2009
This study explores the centrality of the technology integration to Chinese EFL students' experiences in College English instruction. Students involved in this qualitative and quantitative study described the effectiveness of Web-based instructional environments (WBIEs) facilitated by the WebNing course management systems. Sources that were used…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Asians, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning