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Nitchot, Athitaya; Wettayaprasit, Wiphada; Gilbert, Lester – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2019
The aim of this research is to introduce a method of constructing knowledge structures which represent the relationships among the knowledge items in a pedagogically useful way. A prototype, "MyTeLeMap," was implemented to support both learners and instructors. Learners could visualize the knowledge structures of different knowledge…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Visualization, Learning Processes, Cognitive Structures
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Kumar Basak, Sujit; Wotto, Marguerite; Bélanger, Paul – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2018
In the 21st century, the information and communication technology explosion increases the uses of digital devices for many purposes in the world of work and in formal and non-formal education. This study analyzes existing literature on the basis of the definition of the concepts, terminology used, differences, fundamental perspectives, benefits,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Information Technology, Distance Education
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Giesbers, Bas; Rienties, Bart; Tempelaar, Dirk T.; Gijselaers, Wim – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
The Community of Inquiry (CoI) model provides a well-researched theoretical framework to understand how learners and teachers interact and learn together in computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL). Most CoI research focuses on asynchronous learning. However, with the arrival of easy-to-use synchronous communication tools the relevance of…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Internet, Inquiry, Electronic Learning
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Ali, Zarqa S. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
The aim of the study is to explore Pakistani university students' use of the Internet in their studies and their perceptions of online academic life. Findings show that Internet use for academic purposes has both positive and negative aspects. There is a gender difference in Pakistani students' perceptions about the use of the Internet in their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Internet, Technology Uses in Education
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Davidson, Cathy N.; Goldberg, David Theo – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
Over the past two decades, the way we learn has changed dramatically. We have new sources of information and new ways to exchange and to interact with information. But our schools and the way we teach have remained largely the same for years, even centuries. What happens to traditional educational institutions when learning also takes place on a…
Descriptors: Schools, Internet, Informal Education, Web Sites
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Corneli, Joseph – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
This article considers the problem of peer-producing rich online learning environments, a task that appears techno-socially feasible, but is not without challenge. The author draws on the self-professedly "utopian" approach developed by Baudrillard in "The Mirror of Production", to establish and understand the two key dimensions of leverage…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Instructional Design, Electronic Learning, Praxis
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Bleazby, Jennifer – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
There is an extensive body of literature which argues that the Internet supports student-centred learning, collaboration, community, higher-order thinking and the construction of meaning and knowledge. As such, many e-learning advocates have turned to the Community of Inquiry as an ideal pedagogy because it too shares these educational ideals.…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Internet, Computer Assisted Instruction, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Alizadeh, Iman – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
The whole thrust of this study was to delve into some of the pedagogical and practical challenges intimately related to employing e-learning for teaching language. To this aim, 30 language learners targeted as the subjects of the study were randomly assigned into experimental and control groups after administering a pretest. One the one hand, the…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning
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Kervin, Lisa; Jones, Sandra C.; Mantei, Jessica – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
It is recognised that from a young age children spend considerable portions of their leisure time on the Internet. In Australia a number of child-targeted magazines have associated websites, which have high and ever-increasing readership. We do not yet know the impact of this medium upon children. Overt advertising is evident on webpages, but so…
Descriptors: Advertising, Critical Reading, Foreign Countries, Media Literacy
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Miller, Lindsay; Hafner, Christoph A.; Fun, Connie Ng Kwai – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
This article presents a new approach to English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course design. Situated in the context of an English-medium university in Hong Kong, the article describes an undergraduate course in English for science, which focused not only on traditional academic genres but also engaged students in the creation of a multimodal…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Video Technology, Student Projects, Student Attitudes
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Waks, Leonard J. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2011
This article critiques the report of President Obama's taskforce on educational technology, "Transforming American Education". It calls into question the claims of the authors that the proposed policy is "revolutionary", and then offers a point-by-point comparison between the report's recommendations and those derived from a perspective taking…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Educational Change
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Decuypere, Mathias; Simons, Maarten; Masschelein, Jan – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2011
The ongoing development of mobile devices like cell phones, iPods, PDAs, and so on is seen by an increasing number of educationalists as a chance to focus on a new kind of learning. This mobile learning, as it is called, should enable students to learn while on the move. Rather than giving a genealogy of the use of mobile equipment in education,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Telecommunications, Educational Research, Computer Mediated Communication
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Roberts, Peter; Peters, Michael A. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2011
This article explores different forms of openness and closure in two knowledge communities: the fictional world of Castalia in Hermann Hesse's great work "The Glass Bead Game", and the twenty-first-century cyberspatial universe of Wikipedia. These two worlds differ in some important respects, but they also share a number of educationally…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Education, Social Organizations, Novels
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Cook, John; Pachler, Norbert; Bachmair, Ben – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2011
This article argues that mobile phones should be viewed as new cultural resources that operate within an individualized, mobile and convergent mass communication; such a recognition facilitates the options for a cultural ecology. A particular challenge here is to find adequate curricular functions in school where the inclusion of these new…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Telecommunications, Internet
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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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