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Chiappe, Andrés – Journal of Educational Media, Memory and Society, 2018
The world is fast becoming increasingly digital, networked, and mobile. The use of mobile devices is a growing educational trend and determines how knowledge is taught and used when teaching and learning. This article presents the results of a comparative analysis of web and mobile educational content, which focuses on instructional issues that…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Educational Media, Comparative Analysis
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Wang, Yan; Liu, Xuan; Zhang, Zhenhong – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2018
The Chinese government has attached great importance to the development of e-learning since its emergence in the 1990s. As a consequence of the implementation of a series of policies, China has made significant achievements in the e-learning arena with respect to infrastructure construction, production of resources, academic education,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Educational History, Information Technology
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Kammerer, Yvonne; Brand-Gruwel, Saskia; Jarodzka, Halszka – Frontline Learning Research, 2018
Recent technological developments related to the World Wide Web including mobile computing, social media, and online videos are shaping the way we learn. As argued in the present commentary, the majority of educational psychological research that has examined how individuals learn by searching the Web, however, has not kept up with this pace.…
Descriptors: Internet, Online Searching, Electronic Learning, Learning Processes
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Mbaye, Baba – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2018
The significant amount of information available on the web has led to difficulties for the learner to find useful information and relevant resources to carry out their training. The recommender systems have achieved significant success in the area of e-commerce, they still have difficulties in formulating relevant recommendations on e-learning…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Electronic Learning, Referral, Information Sources
Gemin, Butch; Smith, Barbara; Vashaw, Lauren; Watson, John; Harrington, Chris; LeBlanc, Elizabeth S. – Evergreen Education Group, 2018
Many reports on rural education give little attention to digital learning. At most, they tend to note either infrastructure needs or the potential of remote course access, with little focus on instruction, outcomes, or exemplars. This report intends to begin correcting that imbalance by connecting the dots between rural regions, rural education,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Strategies, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
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Washburn, Micki; Zhou, Shu – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Technology-based simulations provide vehicles for social work students to practice clinical skills in online environments. This teaching note reviews 2 simulation tools educators may consider implementing in their training programs: virtual patients and Second Life. The current literature is presented discussing the use of these simulations in…
Descriptors: College Students, Social Work, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Simulation
Cronjé, Johannes – National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, 2018
The question driving this paper is: "What should we assess if learners can Google the answers on their mobile devices?" If "Learning" is defined as "being able to do something afterwards that you could not do before," the problem is that technology now enables us to do many things which we were not able to do before,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, 21st Century Skills, Influence of Technology, Assessment Literacy
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Phelan, Nigel; Davy, Shane; O'Keeffe, Gerard W.; Barry, Denis S. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2017
The role of e-learning platforms in anatomy education continues to expand as self-directed learning is promoted in higher education. Although a wide range of e-learning resources are available, determining student use of non-academic internet resources requires novel approaches. One such approach that may be useful is the Google Trends© web…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Internet
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Kaul, Manfred; Kless, André; Bonne, Thorsten; Rieke, Almut – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
Almost unnoticed by the e-learning community, the underlying technology of the WWW is undergoing massive technological changes on all levels these days. In this paper we draw the attention to the emerging game changer and discuss the consequences for online learning. In our e-learning project "Work & Study", funded by the German…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Technological Advancement, Internet, Foreign Countries
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Li, Xiaobin – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2017
Chinese education has a long history, and the Chinese higher education system is the largest in the world, but open universities in China are not at the same level as they are in developed countries. This article provides an overview of the recent development in the open universities system in China. Specifically, the article discusses the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Educational Development, Educational Benefits
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McManus, Margaret M.; Aiken, Robert M. – International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 2016
Our original research, to design and develop an Intelligent Collaborative Learning System (ICLS), yielded the creation of a Group Leader Tutor software system which utilizes a Collaborative Skills Network to monitor students working collaboratively in a networked environment. The Collaborative Skills Network was a conceptualization of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Sentences
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Davies, Richard – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2016
In this paper I explore the implications of the increasing social and sociable uses of new, mobile internet associated technologies (MIATs) for online learning. In particular I focus on tablet computers as at the vanguard of this shift. Drawing on discourses of technobiophilia and phatic communion, the propositions explored in this paper are that:…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Stone, Jason – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
Emerging alongside the open educational resources movement of the past decade, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been widely heralded as advancing cause of providing increased access to higher education. The article explores the implications of the recommendation by the American Council on Education (ACE) to offer college credit for a…
Descriptors: College Credits, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Organizations (Groups)
Heng, Wu; Zhong, Dong – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
Information and communication technology are well known rapid growing industry in this decade. That is nearly the same as fast as growth in costs in education. Therefore, many people have been forced to find alternative ways to meet their education needs. Innovations of distance education create a new way to provide learning content, unlimited…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Computer Oriented Programs, Internet
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Kern, Cindy L.; Crippen, Kent J. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2017
Scientific inscriptions--graphs, diagrams, and data--and argumentation are integral to learning and communicating science and are common elements in cyberlearning environments--those involving the use of networked learning technologies. However, previous research has indicated that learners struggle to use inscriptions and when they engage in…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Internet, Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction
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