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Ng'ambi, Dick – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
Although there is an increasing use of emerging technologies (ETs) in higher education internationally and in South Africa in particular, there is little evidence that their use is transforming teaching and learning practice. Anecdotal evidence shows that there is a dichotomy between the technologies supported and used in higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Advancement
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Rowe, Michael; Bozalek, Vivienne; Frantz, Jose – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
While technology has the potential to create opportunities for transformative learning in higher education, it is often used to merely reinforce didactic teaching that aims to control access to expert knowledge. Instead, educators should consider using technology to enhance communication and provide richer, more meaningful platforms for the social…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Internet, Higher Education
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Gonzalez-Barbone, Victor; Anido-Rifon, Luis – Computers & Education, 2010
Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) was proposed as a standard for sharable learning object packaging, delivering and sequencing. Several years later, Common Cartridge (CC) is proposed as an enhancement of SCORM offering more flexibility and addressing needs not originally envisioned, namely assessment and web 2.0 standards, content…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Standards, Models, Guidelines
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Lee, Ming-Chi – Computers & Education, 2010
Although e-learning has been prompted to various education levels, the intention to continue using such systems is still very low, and the acceptance-discontinuance anomaly phenomenon (i.e., users discontinue using e-learning after initially accepting it) is a common occurrence. This paper synthesizes the expectation-confirmation model (ECM), the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Expectation, Continuing Education, Intention
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Uzuner, Sedef – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2009
This paper reviews past research that focused on questions of culture in distance learning. Of specific interest are the studies that examined the influence of culture on students' learning and engagement in asynchronous learning networks (ALNs). The purpose of this review is three-fold: to present the state of knowledge concerning the questions…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Cultural Context, Educational Research
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Zakrzewski, Stan; Steven, Christine; Ricketts, Chris – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2009
There are three purposes for evaluation: evaluation for action to aid the decision making process, evaluation for understanding to further enhance enlightenment and evaluation for control to ensure compliance to standards. This article argues that the primary function of evaluation in the "Catherine Wheel" computer-based assessment (CBA)…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Stakeholders, Risk, Quality Control