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Yakin, Ilker; Tinmaz, Hasan – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2015
In the past 10 years, the internet has been transformed, along with the emergence of interaction and communication technologies. Indeed, there has been an emerging movement in the interaction and communication technologies. More specifically, the growth of Web 2.0 technologies has acted as a catalyst for change in the disciplines of education. The…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Social Networks, Internet, Information Technology
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Tucker, Shelia Y. – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2014
According to (P21), Partnership for 21st Century Skills (n.d.), unless the gap is bridged between how students learn and how they live, today's education system will face irrelevance. The way people work and live has been transformed by demographic, economic, political, technological, and informational forces. Schools must adapt to these…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Social Change, Educational Change, Access to Computers
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Awadhiya, Ashish Kumar; Gowthaman, K. – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2014
Open Universities across the world are embracing ICT based teaching and learning process to disseminate quality education to their learners spread across the globe. In India availability and access of ICT and learner characteristics are uneven and vary from state to state. Hence it is important to establish the facts about ICT access among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Roy V., Manoj; Ghosh, Chimoy Kumar – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2013
In recent times Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has been able to make inroads into the ways information is disseminated among those involved in direct farming and farming related enterprises. This paper arose from a two-year study of the KissanKerala, the e-learning project underway in Kerala, a small state in India. It is more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Agriculture, Agricultural Occupations
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Srichanyachon, A. Napaporn – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2013
Distance online learning has been regarded as a useful learning method, especially when we faced the big flood crisis in Thailand. To solve the lack of classrooms, our university administrators decided to implement WebEx system as an alternative to continue teaching. And, there were some relevant aspects that we needed to consider. Therefore, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Higher Education, Web Sites
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Omidian, Faranak; Seifi Maleki, A.M. Masoomeh – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2013
The Internet has increasingly influenced the information-seeking behavior of students in higher education over the past few decades. The mass availability of information on the web has seen significant changes in the electronic information needs, information retrieval, and communication patterns (information seeking behavior) of university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Seeking, Internet, Online Searching
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Azimi, Hamid Mohammad – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2013
This study is a descriptive and survey type work. Main objective of this research is to explore e-learning system components needs among students of colleges of education (one year Bachelor of Education or B.Ed. degree programme) affiliated by University of Mysore, India. Needs assessment is one of the main investigative tools used by institutions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Schools of Education, Student Needs
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Sangeeta Namdev, Dhamdhere – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2012
ICT made real magic and drastic changes in all service sectors along with higher education and library practices and services. The academic environment is changing from formal education to distance and online learning mode because of ICT. Web technology and mobile technology has made great impact on education sector. The role of Open Access,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Libraries, Teaching Methods, Library Services
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Arulchelvan, S. – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2011
New media is giving a new avatar to the education. Especially the second generation of web is drastically altered the education and teaching-learning patterns. Online forum is one of the tiny kids of new media and act as a vibrant tool for the learners. A forum allows many people to chime in about their experiences, information, technical knowhow,…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Computer Mediated Communication, Content Analysis, Teaching Methods
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Argan, Mehpare Tokay; Argan, Metin; Suher, Idil K. – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2011
Like in all areas, virtual communities make their presence felt in the area of healthcare too. Virtual communities play an important role in healthcare in terms of gathering information on healthcare, sharing of personal interests and providing social support. Virtual communities provide a way for a group of peers to communicate with each other.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Support Groups, Marketing, Content Analysis
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Wan, Juida; Tan, Bee Hoon – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2011
The digital explosion of information on the Internet has resulted in a need for a new and up-to-date way for Digital Natives to learn English. Educators have reported numerous benefits of using weblogs in English language learning. This article presents a small scale study on the use of weblogs for English language learning at tertiary level in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Yee, Kevin; Hargis, Jace – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2010
The Internet sensation YouTube (http://www.youtube.com) has become such a force online that it was estimated in 2006 to account for a full tenth of the bandwidth by the entire Internet in the United States (WebProNews, 2007), and to use as much bandwidth in 2007 as the entire Internet had done in 2000 (Carter, 2008). Like many technological tools…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Internet
Kartal, Erdogan; Uzun, Levent – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2010
In the present study we call attention to the close connection between languages and globalization, and we also emphasize the importance of the Internet and online websites in foreign language teaching and learning as unavoidable elements of computer assisted language learning (CALL). We prepared a checklist by which we investigated 28 foreign…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Second Languages, Global Approach, Second Language Learning
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Kuzu, Abdullah; Firat, Mehmet – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2010
The Internet users who fail to cope with navigation may generally face various problems such as disorientation, distraction, low motivation and abandonment of information retrieval. Therefore, navigational aids are frequently used in today's Web browsers and Web sites to help users navigate on the Internet. However, it is asserted that…
Descriptors: Internet, Information Technology, Web Sites, Search Strategies
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Eryilmaz, Huseyin – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2010
Today, photography and visual arts are very important in our modern life. Especially for the mass communication, the visual images and visual arts have very big importance. In modern societies, people must have knowledge about the visual things, such as photographs, cartoons, drawings, typography, etc. Briefly, the people need education on visual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Photography, Visual Literacy, Internet