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Chen, Yong; He, Wu – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
This paper describes a survey of online learning which attempts to determine online learning providers' awareness of potential security risks and the protection measures that will diminish them. The authors use a combination of two methods: blog mining and a traditional literature search. The findings indicate that, while scholars have…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Risk, Online Courses, Electronic Publishing
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Cheng, Jinn-Shing; Huang, Echo; Lin, Chuan-Lang – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
Due to the constant performance upgrades and regular price reductions of mobile devices in recent years, users are able to take advantage of the various devices to obtain digital content regardless of the limitations of time and place. The increasing use of e-books has stimulated new e-learning approaches. This research project developed an e-book…
Descriptors: Computers, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Publishing Industry
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Thoms, Brian – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2012
Social networking technologies are used by millions of individuals around the globe to foster dialogue and share all types of information. It is therefore common to see that campuses abound with students embracing these technologies, sharing everything from personal experiences to general interests and current events with their immediate and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Interpersonal Relationship, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Johnson, Martin; Hopkin, Rebecca; Shiell, Hannah – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
Technological developments are impacting upon UK assessment practices in many ways. For qualification awarding bodies, a key example of such impact is the ongoing shift towards examiners marking digitally scanned copies of examination scripts on screen rather than the original paper documents. This digitisation process has obvious benefits,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Exit Examinations, Technological Advancement
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McLaren, Susan V. – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2012
This paper describes an action research, school situated project conducted with partnership funding from Learning and Teaching Scotland, Scottish Qualifications Authority and Becta, the UK government's agency for communications technology in education. Based on "e-scape" (e-solutions for creative assessment in portfolio environments),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence, Feedback (Response), Program Effectiveness
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Gu, Xiaoqing; Zha, Chongping; Li, Shusu; Laffey, James M. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
A key problem in developing a virtual community for co-constructing learning resources is the need to have people volunteer to share their expertise. In this paper, we introduce the first phase of our research in which we examine strategies for encouraging participants to share in the system. We began by designing an intervention model based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expertise, Lifelong Learning, Participation
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Lorenz, Anja; Borcea-Pfitzmann, Katrin – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2010
Purpose: Facing the dilemma between collaboration and privacy is a continual challenge for users. In this setting, the purpose of this paper is to discuss issues of a highly flexible role management integrated in a privacy-enhanced collaborative environment (PECE). Design/methodology/approach: The general framework was provided by former findings…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Interaction, Data, Role
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Nuutinen, Jussi; Sutinen, Erkki; Botha, Adele; Kommers, Piet – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
The rapid development of computer-supported collaborative environments has highlighted the need for collaborative knowledge construction devices. Because most available mindtools do not promote collaboration, there is a need for social mindtools that can be used in collaborative learning situations. We have used activity theory as a conceptual…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Cooperative Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Technology
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Kear, Karen; Woodthorpe, John; Robertson, Sandy; Hutchison, Mike – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
Web 2.0 communication tools have considerable promise for supporting collaborative learning. But there is a need for research examining learners' and teachers' experiences of the newer communication tools, such as wikis, in comparison with well-established tools, such as discussion forums. This paper reports on an initiative where distance…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Computer Mediated Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Social Influences
Ramos, Maria Altina Silva – Online Submission, 2010
The access to a vast array of resources is facilitated by the Internet, which, in its turn, does not promote learning by itself as children and young people often use it passively. As a consequence, the teachers' role is regarded essential so that they are helped to interpret and analyze available information critically. Nowadays, when referring…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Multimedia Materials, Internet
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Gray, Kathleen; Chang, Shanton; Kennedy, Gregor – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2010
Much research into the use of online information and communication technologies for the internationalisation of learning and teaching has focused on established web technologies. This paper considers the possible internationalisation implications of existing uses of social software, also known as Web 2.0 technologies, which are now widely…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Computer Software
Mukerji, Siran, Ed.; Tripathi, Purnendu, Ed. – Information Science Reference, 2010
Technology holds the key for bridging the gap between access to quality education and the need for enhanced learning experiences. This book contains case studies on divergent themes of personalized learning environments, inclusive learning for social change, innovative learning and assessment techniques, technology and international partnership…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Exchange Programs, Educational Quality, Social Change
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Roskos, Kathleen; Brueck, Jeremy; Widman, Sarah – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2009
Toward the goal of better e-book design to support early literacy learning, this study investigates analytic tools for examining design qualities of e-books for young children. Three research-based analytic tools related to e-book design were applied to a mixed genre collection of 50 e-books from popular online sites. Tool performance varied…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Internet, Evaluation Methods, Reading Materials
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Larusson, Johann Ari; Alterman, Richard – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2009
Prior research has highlighted the value of using wikis to support learning. This paper makes the case that the wiki has several properties that are particularly amenable for constructing applications that support the "collaborative" part of a variety and range of different time/different place student collaborations. In support of the argument,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Mediated Communication
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Fralinger, Barbara; Owens, Russell – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2009
This paper expands upon previous research conducted on the effectiveness of implementing Microsoft MovieMaker (a digital video editing program) into the classroom. Sixty-one graduate and twenty undergraduate students from King's College and Rowan University took part in this study. Using the MovieMaker software to design student created tutorials…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Distance Education, Graduate Students
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