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El-Zayaty, Nady – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
Open and Distance Learning (ODL) has become an increasingly popular platform for delivering education the world over. The acceptance of ODL as a viable alternative to traditional brick and mortar educational institutes has been a topic of debate however. Furthermore, many questions have been raised about the different levels of interest…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Gokah, Theophilus K.; Gupta, Namrata; Ndiweni, Esinath – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
E-Learning is becoming a popular delivery method across various universities and colleges in Dubai as the region is experiencing a rapid growth of e-Learning in higher education. Adequate infrastructure, changes in demographic profile, globalization, government initiatives, outsourcing and increasing demand for IT knowledge based jobs are the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Grading, Student Attitudes
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Gülbahar, Yasemin – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
The potential represented by the usage of Internet-based communication technologies in parallel with e-instruction is enabling learners to cooperate and collaborate throughout the world. However, an important dimension, namely the socialization of learners through online dialogues via e-mail, discussion forums, chats, blogs, wikis and virtual…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Socialization
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Ishizuka, Hiroki; Kiyoshi, Akama – International Journal on E-Learning, 2014
Numerous attempts have been made to use Second Life (SL) as a platform for language teaching. As a result, the possibility of SL as a means to promote conversational interactions has been reported. However, research has thus far largely focused on simply using SL without further augmentations for communication between learners or between teachers…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Learning
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Muldoon, Nona; Kofoed, Jennifer – International Journal on E-Learning, 2011
The research reported in this paper is part of an ongoing investigation into the design of a technology-enhanced learning environment that draws from approaches embodied in the situated learning theory. In this learning context, Second Life machinima (animated artefact filmed in a 3D virtual environment) is used as an anchor to mediate authentic…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Computer Simulation, Internet
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Nihuka, Kassimu A.; Voogt, Joke – International Journal on E-Learning, 2011
In most sub-Sahara African countries, distance education is delivered using print materials complemented by a few face-to-face sessions. The approach is associated with a myriad of challenges some of which can be addressed by appropriately selected e-learning technologies based on the context in which they need to be used. This study was designed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Electronic Learning, Open Universities
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Huang, Chung-Kai; Lin, Chun-Yu; Chiang, Yueh-Hui – International Journal on E-Learning, 2010
This study aims to create a blended learning environment, based on the concept of competency-based training, in a Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL) classroom at an American university. Drupal platform and web 2.0 tools were used as supplements to traditional face-to-face classroom instruction. Students completed various selective tasks and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Instructional Design, Mandarin Chinese, Blended Learning
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George-Palilonis, Jennifer; Filak, Vincent – International Journal on E-Learning, 2010
As graphically driven, animated, interactive applications offer educators new opportunities for shaping course content, new avenues for research arise as well. Along with these developments comes a need to study the effectiveness of the individual tools at our disposal as well as various methods for integrating those tools in a classroom setting.…
Descriptors: Course Content, Learner Engagement, Science Instruction, Electronic Learning
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Demirci, Neset – International Journal on E-Learning, 2010
The main aim of this study was to assess and compare undergraduate students' homework performance using a web-based testing system with paper-based, hand-graded one in introductory physics courses. Students' perceptions about each method were then investigated. Every semester during the two-year period, one of the two identical sections of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Introductory Courses, Physics, Homework