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Mpofu, John; Chimhenga, Sylod; Mafa, Onias – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2013
Zimbabwe Distance Open University is enrols students from both urban and rural settings. The majority of students living and working in rural areas have limited or no access to computers and electricity as a result the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in the learning process is very limited. Though government has realized the…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Educational Technology, Information Technology, Open Universities
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Hemmati, Nima; Omrani, Soghra; Hemmati, Naser – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to compare the satisfaction and effectiveness of Internet-based learning (IBL) and traditional classroom lecture (TCL) for continuing medical education (CME) programs by comparing final resuscitation exam results of physicians who received the newest cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) curriculum guidelines training…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Guidelines, Medical Education, Foreign Countries
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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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Hossainy, Fakhrozaman Naeemi; Zare, Hossein; Hormozi, Mahmud; Shaghaghi, Farhad; Kaveh, Mohamad Hossain – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2012
Inability to use knowledge is one of the major problems that university graduates face. Some instructional designers recommend situated learning for the solution. The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of situated learning on students' school motivation and achievement. The two main hypotheses are: 1- Situated learning increases…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Instructional Design, Simulation
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Abdelaziz, Hamdy A. – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2012
Web-based education is facing a paradigm shift under the rapid development of information and communication technology. The new paradigm of learning requires special techniques of course design, special instructional models, and special methods of evaluation. This paper investigates the effectiveness of an adaptive instructional strategy for…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Electronic Learning, Internet, Blended Learning
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Etemadpour, Ronak; Masood, Mona; Belaton, Bahari – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2010
This research studies the development of a new prototype of visualization in support of movie retrieval. The goal of information visualization is unveiling of large amounts of data or abstract data set using visual presentation. With this knowledge the main goal is to develop a 2D presentation of information on movies from the IMDB (Internet Movie…
Descriptors: Internet, Databases, Information Retrieval, Computer Interfaces