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Castaño-Muñoz, Jonatan; Carnoy, Martin; Duart, Josep M. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
There is surprisingly little analysis of the employment and earnings impact on students of taking and completing Internet-based programs and of how it compares with earnings outcomes for graduates of face-to-face universities. This paper analyzes a follow-up survey of students who began attending the virtual Internet-based Open University of…
Descriptors: Virtual Universities, Case Studies, Electronic Learning, Foreign Countries
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Webb, Aubree M.; Knight, Stephanie L.; Wu, X. Ben; Schielack, Jane F. – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2014
The purpose of this research is to explore a new computer-based interactive learning approach to assess the impact on student learning and attitudes toward science in a large university ecology classroom. A comparison was done with an established program to measure the relative impact of the new approach. The first inquiry project, BearCam, gives…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Introductory Courses, Biology
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Barter, Barbara – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
Placed within the context of rural teaching and learning and the use of new technologies, this paper presents a comparative study of three technological approaches to the presentation of curriculum in schools. Supported by three different research projects in one Canadian province, it highlights three areas of e-learning: the use of video…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Rural Schools, Comparative Analysis
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Pukkaew, Chadchadaporn – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
This study assesses the effectiveness of internet-based distance learning (IBDL) through the VClass live e-education platform. The research examines (1) the effectiveness of IBDL for regular and distance students and (2) the distance students' experience of VClass in the IBDL course entitled Computer Programming 1. The study employed the common…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Instructional Effectiveness
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Simonson, Michael, Ed. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2013
For the thirty-sixth year, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the annual AECT Convention in Anaheim, California. The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Discussion Groups, Content Analysis, Games
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Sansone, Carol; Smith, Jessi L.; Thoman, Dustin B.; MacNamara, Atara – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
Online learning may be particularly sensitive to self-regulatory trade-offs between maintaining interest and performance. Undergraduates in online or on-campus sections of the same course rated strategies used to motivate studying for the first exam, and interest after the first exam and at semester's end. First exam and final class grades were…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Grades (Scholastic), Online Courses, Internet
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Liu, Ming-Chou; Chi, Ming-Hsiao – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
In the era of the Internet, factors which influence effective learning in a Web-based learning environment are well worth exploring. In addition to knowledge acquisition and skills training, affect is also an important factor, since successful learning requires excellent affective performance. Thus this study focuses on learners' affective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Program Effectiveness, Personality Traits
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
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Koenig, Robert J. – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
The purpose of this research was to develop, test, and apply a framework for determining cost of alternative educational course delivery modes. This study reviews and analyzes the costs associated with traditional education and compares it to those costs associated with video conference and online distance education at a single institution. The…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Higher Education, Distance Education, Models
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McFarlane, Donovan A. – Journal of Educators Online, 2011
This paper examines online versus face-to-face organizational structure and pedagogy in terms of education and the teaching and learning process. The author distinguishes several important terms related to distance/online/e-learning, virtual learning and brick-and-mortar learning interactions and concepts such as asynchronous and synchronous…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Teaching Methods, Class Size, Synchronous Communication
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Rich, Anne J.; Dereshiwsky, Mary I. – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2011
This paper presents the results of a study assessing the comparative effectiveness of teaching an undergraduate intermediate accounting course in the online classroom format. Students in a large state university were offered an opportunity to complete the first course in intermediate accounting either online or on-campus. Students were required to…
Descriptors: Homework, Online Courses, Computer Assisted Instruction, Accounting
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Gonzalez, Jose A.; Jover, Lluis; Cobo, Erik; Munoz, Pilar – Computers & Education, 2010
Background: e-status is a web-based tool able to generate different statistical exercises and to provide immediate feedback to students' answers. Although the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) is becoming widespread in undergraduate education, there are few experimental studies evaluating its effects on learning. Method: All…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Undergraduate Study, Introductory Courses, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Bradford, George; Wyatt, Shelly – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
A study by Mullen and Tallent-Runnels (2006) found significance in the differences between online and traditional students' reports of instructors' academic support, instructors' demands, and students' satisfaction. They also recognized that the limitation to their study was their demographic data. In an original report funded by the Alfred P.…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Ethnicity, Student Attitudes, Satisfaction
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Florentino, Teresa; Sanchez, Lucas; Joyanes, Luis – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to elaborate upon the relation between information and communication technologies (ICT), particularly web-based resources, and their use, programs and learning in Portuguese middle and high regular public schools. Design/methodology/approach: Adding collected documentation on curriculum, laws and other related…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Public Schools, Questionnaires, Information Technology
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