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Almekhlafi, Abdurrahman G.; Abulibdeh, Enas Said Ali – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate 152 pre-service and in-service school teachers' perceptions toward Web 2.0 applications and their usage in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A five-point Likert scale questionnaire was used. The data were analyzed quantitatively using descriptive statistics and independent sample t-tests. The descriptive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Ahmad, Asad; Khan, Mohammed Naved; Rahman, Obaidur – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2017
Purpose: Internet is both a medium and a platform for information exchange. This characteristic of internet is gradually metamorphosing it into an e-learning enabler. A significant percentage of internet users access health-related information through the medium of internet, but little is known about the factors that determine such behaviour. This…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Access to Information, Internet, College Students
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Ellis, Louise A.; McCabe, Kathryn; Davenport, Tracey; Burns, Jane M.; Rahilly, Kitty; Nicholas, Mariesa; Hickie, Ian B – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2015
Purpose: This paper aims to describe the development of WorkOut, an Internet-based program designed to help young men overcome the barriers towards help-seeking and to build the skills they need to understand and manage their own mental health. Information and communication technologies (ICT) hold great potential to significantly improve mental…
Descriptors: Program Development, Program Evaluation, Internet, Mental Health
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Gentes, Annie; Cambone, Marie – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to focus on the challenge of designing an interface for a virtual class, where being represented together contributes to the learning process. It explores the possibility of virtual empathy. Design/methodology/approach: The challenges are: How can this feeling of empathy be recreated through a delicate staging…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Electronic Learning, Empathy, Semiotics
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Frydenberg, Mark – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of transforming a traditional university computer lab to create a collaborative learning community known as the CIS Sandbox, by remodeling a physical space and supporting it with a virtual presence through the use of social media tools. The discussion applies Selander's "designs for…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Entrepreneurship
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Ssekakubo, Grace; Suleman, Hussein; Marsden, Gary – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2013
Purpose: This paper aims to present findings of a study that was carried out to identify strategies of enabling learners in developing countries to fully exploit the potential of learning management systems (LMSs). The study set out to: identify the services of learning management systems that are most needed and desired by university learners in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Integrated Learning Systems, College Students
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Ketterl, Markus; Schulte, Olaf A.; Hochman, Adam – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to introduce the Opencast Community, a global community of individuals, institutions, and commercial stakeholders exchanging knowledge about all matters relevant in the context of academic video and promoting projects in this context. It also gives an overview of the most prominent of these projects, Opencast…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Media Research, Computer Software, International Education
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Minocha, Shailey; Morse, David R. – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on a study into how a three-dimensional (3D) virtual world (Second Life) can facilitate socialisation and team working among students working on a team project at a distance. This models the situation in many commercial sectors where work is increasingly being conducted across time zones and between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Distance Education, Cooperation
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Ng, Huey Zher; Hussain, Raja Maznah Raja – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2009
Purpose: The application of a new technology (YouTube) can help lecturers in solving some of the issues related to workload and shifts support to students by giving them more responsibilities in their assessment. The purpose of this paper is to re-characterize the role of the students in the assessment process. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teaching Methods, Social Networks, Student Role
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Loustau, Pierre; Nodenot, Thierry; Gaio, Mauro – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a computational approach and a toolset to infer spatial displacements as they occur in route narrative documents and report on first experiments done to produce computer-aided learning (CAL) applications and instructional design editors that exploit the inferred georeferenced itineraries.…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Semantics, Language Universals, Internet