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Gülbahar, Yasemin – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
The potential represented by the usage of Internet-based communication technologies in parallel with e-instruction is enabling learners to cooperate and collaborate throughout the world. However, an important dimension, namely the socialization of learners through online dialogues via e-mail, discussion forums, chats, blogs, wikis and virtual…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Socialization
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Ishizuka, Hiroki; Kiyoshi, Akama – International Journal on E-Learning, 2014
Numerous attempts have been made to use Second Life (SL) as a platform for language teaching. As a result, the possibility of SL as a means to promote conversational interactions has been reported. However, research has thus far largely focused on simply using SL without further augmentations for communication between learners or between teachers…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Learning
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Machuca, Ana; Torres, Karin; Morris, Pamela; Whitley, William – International Journal on E-Learning, 2014
This paper will summarize some of challenges faced by military students enrolled in an associate and bachelors online program at American Public University System (APUS). The survey results on which the study is based exposed the following problems faced by military personnel: 48.7% had difficulties working around military obligations, 33.3%…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Public Colleges, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Farag, Mohammed; Shemy, Nader – International Journal on E-Learning, 2011
This research describes a study that examined the influences of cognitive style (as assessed by the CSA- Riding 1991) and Learners' Prior Knowledge on student recall performance of the contents of online course presented via two navigational formats (linear sequential navigation version versus nonlinear free navigation version). The study was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Cognitive Style, Prior Learning
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George-Palilonis, Jennifer; Filak, Vincent – International Journal on E-Learning, 2010
As graphically driven, animated, interactive applications offer educators new opportunities for shaping course content, new avenues for research arise as well. Along with these developments comes a need to study the effectiveness of the individual tools at our disposal as well as various methods for integrating those tools in a classroom setting.…
Descriptors: Course Content, Learner Engagement, Science Instruction, Electronic Learning
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Ramakishnan, Sadhu Balasundaram; Ramadoss, Balakrishnan – International Journal on E-Learning, 2009
Over the past several decades, a wider range of assessment strategies has gained prominence in classrooms, including complex assessment items such as individual or group projects, student journals and other creative writing tasks, graphic/artistic representations of knowledge, clinical interviews, student presentations and performances, peer- and…
Descriptors: Evaluation Problems, Web Based Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Internet
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Anzai, Yayoi – International Journal on E-Learning, 2009
English education has entered a new era. Bonk (2008) boldly proclaims that "the World is Open" for learning. It is somewhat obvious that opportunities for learning have expanded with the emergence of Web 2.0 technologies. Now we can interact, participate, and collaborate on the Web in "a planetary community" attached to a…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Writing Ability, Internet, English (Second Language)