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Panke, Stefanie; Seufert, Tina – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
In the last decade, the concept of Open Educational Resources (OER) has gained an undeniable momentum. However, it is an easy trap to confuse download and registration rates with actual learning and interest in the adoption and reuse of OER. If we focus solely on access, we cannot differentiate between processes of mere information foraging and…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Theories, Student Role, Student Characteristics
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Deimann, Markus – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
Among the most important of the tremendous changes that have been taken place in teaching and learning throughout recent years has been a move towards 'openness' in education. This includes an increased availability of alternatively licensed resources as well as extended possibilities for formal and quasi-formal learning in the context…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Methods, Learning Theories, Educational Philosophy
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Peter, Sandra; Farrell, Lesley – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
What is "open" about Open Educational Resources? How does education become "open" when it is removed from the institutional housing of the school or the university and develops in public social settings? Has the Internet, in providing educational content without cost and free of copyright restrictions, provoked a unique and…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Open Education, World History
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Dharankar, Madhavi – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
Countries like India are engaged in exploring appropriate ways of tackling the urgent problem of educating their large and growing populations in relatively little time and with limited resources. Against this background, achieving universal primary education is a major concern. If this Millennium Development Goal is to be achieved, the…
Descriptors: Open Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Distance Education
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Ashour, Rateb; Alzghool, Haneen; Iyadat, Yousef; Abu-Alruz, Jamal – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
The primary purpose of this study is to determine the level of mobile phone applications in university classrooms in Jordan. A sample of 313 undergraduate students participated in the study by completing the researchers' designed questionnaire, which is composed of 13 items. The results of the study indicate that participants perceived a high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Seufferheld, Manfredo J.; Scagnoli, Norma I. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2011
The last decade has seen a great variety in the ways in which instructors have incorporated the World Wide Web into their traditional classroom courses; however, this combination has not always translated into changes or improvements in teaching and learning. The real challenge has proved to be not the addition of web resources to the traditional…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Science Curriculum
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Kapitzke, Cushla; Dezuanni, Michael; Iyer, Radha – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2011
This article examines the role of copyrights in contemporary media literacies. It argues that, provided they are ethical, young people's engagement with text should occur in environments that are as free from restriction as possible. Discussion of open culture ecologies and the emergent education commons is followed by a theorisation of both…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Copyrights, Foreign Countries, Media Literacy
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Karasavvidis, Ilias – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
Research has indicated that the integration of wikis in higher education is very challenging. The present article focuses on the tensions emerging from the integration of a wikibook as a required assignment in an undergraduate course. Drawing on data from a case study, the article uses Activity Theory as a theoretical framework in order to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Models, Web Sites, Editing
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Boehm, Diane; Kurthen, Hermann; Aniola-Jedrzejek, Lilianna – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
Preparing students for success in a globalized world invites new approaches. Online collaboration between students from different countries via globally networked learning environments (GNLEs) is one such approach. This article presents the results of a six-semester study beginning in 2006 of international online project collaborations between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Ethnocentrism, International Education