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Matzat, U. – Computers & Education, 2013
This article examines whether a mixture of virtual and real-life interaction--in contrast to purely virtual interaction--among some members of online communities for teachers is beneficial for all teachers' professional development in the whole community. Earlier research indicated that blended communities tend to face fewer trust and free rider…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication
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Lindorff, Margaret; McKeown, Tui – Education & Training, 2013
Purpose: This paper aims to be a response to the "Call for Papers" on challenges for the practice of, and new modes of questioning and delivery in, business education. The authors seek to do this through an investigation of the disadvantages and benefits associated with the move towards using online technologies in an on-campus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education, Administration, Undergraduate Study
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McNaught, Carmel; Lam, Paul; Cheng, Kin Fai – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2012
This article reports a study of eLearning in 21 courses in Hong Kong universities that had a blended design of face-to-face classes combined with online learning. The main focus of the study was to examine possible relationships between features of online learning designs and student learning outcomes. Data-collection strategies included expert…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Internet
Moore, Joi L., Ed.; Benson, Angela D., Ed. – InTech, 2012
This book, written by authors representing 12 countries and five continents, is a collection of international perspectives on distance learning and distance learning implementations in higher education. The perspectives are presented in the form of practical case studies of distance learning implementations, research studies on teaching and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Instructional Design, Educational Technology
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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
Ibrahim, Abdullah Y. A. A. A. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
E-learning plays an important role in higher education, especially with the appearance of web 2.0. The study investigated the effects of using PBWorks, as a free web 2.0 wiki, on students' academic achievement, and students' attitudes toward collaborative learning. The study was designed as an experimental study. There was comparison between two…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement
Ling, Siew-Eng; Ariffin, Siti Rahayah Bt; Rahman, Saemah Bt; Lai, Kim-Leong – Online Submission, 2010
One of the objectives of Malaysia Ministry of Education is to provide educational opportunities for all Malaysians. Are education opportunities given fairly to all Malaysians who come from two big regions and divided by the South China Sea? The web infancy era, where the World Wide Web (WWW) is blooming fast, has changed the new millennium…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Course Content, Rural Areas