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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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Anderson, Betsy; Swenson, Rebecca; Kinsella, John – Communication Teacher, 2014
This article describes a realistic online crisis unit, in which students practice: (1) responding to fast-paced information on multiple social media channels; (2) coordinating and making team decisions; and (3) creating effective responses. These skills are required for entry-level positions such as digital specialists and community managers,…
Descriptors: Public Relations, Crisis Management, Communication (Thought Transfer), Social Networks
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Kobylinski, Chris – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2014
This paper focuses on the students' feedback after their participation in a WebQuest research project and aims to determine if the format of a WebQuest enhances student interest and engagement with a text compared to a traditional reading. It was hypothesized that students would respond favorably to this format, and that the increased engagement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Instructional Effectiveness
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Rodriguez-Keyes, Elizabeth; Schneider, Dana A. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2013
This study illustrates an experience of implementing a hybrid model for teaching human behavior in the social environment in an urban university setting. Developing a hybrid model in a BSW program arose out of a desire to reach students in a different way. Designed to promote curiosity and active learning, this particular hybrid model has students…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Urban Schools
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Hodges, Charles B.; Kim, ChanMin – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2013
This study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of a treatment designed to improve college algebra students' attitudes toward mathematics. Keller's ARCS motivational design model was used as a guiding framework for the development of a motivational video, which was delivered online. The application of motivational design to improve…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Internet, Computer Assisted Instruction, College Students
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Lin, Yen-Ting; Jou, Min – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2013
Advancements in information and communication technology (ICT) allowed several tools and systems to be proposed for improving classroom experiences to both instructors and students. However, most of these tools were brand-new and stand-alone programs that require users to invest additional time and effort to become familiar with their use. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods
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El-Seoud, M. Samir Abou; El-Sofany, Hosam F.; Taj-Eddin, Islam A. T. F.; Nosseir, Ann; El-Khouly, Mahmoud M. – Higher Education Studies, 2013
The information technology educational programs at most universities in Egypt face many obstacles that can be overcome using technology enhanced learning. An open source Moodle eLearning platform has been implemented at many public and private universities in Egypt, as an aid to deliver e-content and to provide the institution with various…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Integrated Learning Systems
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Kear, Karen; Chetwynd, Frances; Williams, Judith; Donelan, Helen – Computers & Education, 2012
This paper reports on a pilot investigation into web conferencing in a distance learning module. It focuses on the perceptions and experiences of the tutors, all of whom were new to the web conferencing environment, but were experienced in online teaching. A number of web conferencing tutorials were studied through the collection of various…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses, Learning Modules
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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
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Kahiigi, Evelyn Kigozi; Vesisenaho, Mikko; Hansson, Henrik; Danielson, Mats; Tusubira, F. F. – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2012
The educational culture in most developing countries is lecturer-centred with lecturers as providers of information and students as receivers of information. This approach has impacted on student's ability to seek and create knowledge to support their learning process. A collaborative learning approach that promotes students process of inquiry,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Internet, Computer Science Education
Almassaad, Ahmad; Alotaibi, Khaled – Online Submission, 2012
The research aims to identify the attitudes and opinions of tutees and tutors at King Saud University towards using cross-age online tutoring. An electronic survey and interviews were used to collect the data required for this study. A descriptive analysis was used as a research methodology. Thirty participants in this research were asked to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Tutoring, Online Surveys
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Barwell, Graham; Moore, Chris; Walker, Ruth – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
The model of learning best suited to the future may be one which sees learning as the process of managing the different kinds of participation an individual might have in complex social systems. Learning capability and engagement is thus dependent on the relationship between an individual identity and social systems. We report on the incorporation…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Pilot Projects, Computer Assisted Instruction, Student Evaluation
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Lo, Celia C.; Johnson, Ebony; Tenorio, Kimberly – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2011
Using data collected in spring 2009 from students at a southern research university enrolled in either of 2 sections of a general education course that fulfilled a social/behavioral sciences graduation requirement, the present study examined whether participating in online assignments enhanced students' satisfaction with those assignments and with…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Assignments, College Students, Graduation Requirements
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Kim, Jungjoo; Kwon, Yangyi; Cho, Daeyeon – Computers & Education, 2011
There are many factors that influence distance learning especially in higher education where collaborative and communicative discourse is necessary for pursuing knowledge. Social presence, among other factors, is an important concept to be facilitated, developed and sustained in distance higher education as it promotes and supports discourse based…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Distance Education, Learning Experience
Banerjee, Gouri – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2011
As higher education moves increasingly to blended and fully online environments, smaller institutions often ask whether this is a desirable trend. They face many challenges in transforming their largely face- to-face didactic teaching traditions to the technology mediated learning environments. Learning effectiveness and student satisfaction are…
Descriptors: Small Colleges, Liberal Arts, Course Evaluation, Electronic Learning
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