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Ssekakubo, Grace; Suleman, Hussein; Marsden, Gary – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2013
Purpose: This paper aims to present findings of a study that was carried out to identify strategies of enabling learners in developing countries to fully exploit the potential of learning management systems (LMSs). The study set out to: identify the services of learning management systems that are most needed and desired by university learners in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Integrated Learning Systems, College Students
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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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Thoms, Brian – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2012
Social networking technologies are used by millions of individuals around the globe to foster dialogue and share all types of information. It is therefore common to see that campuses abound with students embracing these technologies, sharing everything from personal experiences to general interests and current events with their immediate and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Interpersonal Relationship, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Suki, Norazah Mohd; Suki, Norbayah Mohd – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2011
Mobile technologies have enabled a new way of communicating, for whom mobile communications are part of normal daily interaction. This paper explores the proposed and verified Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) that can be employed to explain the acceptance of Mobile Learning (M-learning), an activity in which users access learning material with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Internet, Adoption (Ideas)
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Minocha, Shailey; Morse, David R. – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on a study into how a three-dimensional (3D) virtual world (Second Life) can facilitate socialisation and team working among students working on a team project at a distance. This models the situation in many commercial sectors where work is increasingly being conducted across time zones and between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Distance Education, Cooperation
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Arend, Bridget – Journal of Educators Online, 2009
Critical thinking is a highly desirable goal of online higher education courses. This article presents qualitative data from a mixed-method study that explores how asynchronous discussions within online courses influence critical thinking among students. In this study, online discussions were related to higher levels of critical thinking, but…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Critical Thinking, Teacher Role, Community Colleges
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Ng, Huey Zher; Hussain, Raja Maznah Raja – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2009
Purpose: The application of a new technology (YouTube) can help lecturers in solving some of the issues related to workload and shifts support to students by giving them more responsibilities in their assessment. The purpose of this paper is to re-characterize the role of the students in the assessment process. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teaching Methods, Social Networks, Student Role
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Lebrun, Marcel; Docq, Francoise; Smidts, Denis – AACE Journal, 2009
This paper describes the findings of a survey of Higher Education teachers and students using the eLearning platform Claroline. This survey is enhanced by direct observation of the tools really used by teachers. Claroline was initially developed (in 2001-2002) to sustain and foster pedagogic innovation at the Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL)…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Active Learning, Foreign Countries
Owens, Janet; Hardcastle, Lesley Ann; Richardson, Ben – Journal of Distance Education, 2009
While there has been research into the provision of "distance" and "off-campus" education, both in relation to technology and to curriculum, little attention has been given to the experiences of students studying in geographically remote locations, where the remoteness has been an aspect of investigation. This study aimed to…
Descriptors: Student Experience, College Students, Interviews, Student Attitudes
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Hwang, Wu-Yuin; Hsu, Jung-Lung; Tretiakov, Alexei; Chou, Huey-Wen; Lee, Ching-Yuan – Educational Technology & Society, 2009
Theory of distributed cognition unveils the answer to what constitute distributed cognition. However, how the distributed cognition in web-based learning environment spreads out still remains a black box. This study sought to deepen our understanding on how learners' knowledge disseminates online by examining the impacts of three kinds of…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Interaction, Cognitive Processes
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Ravert, Russell D.; Evans, Michael A. – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2007
Survey data from 174 university students are presented, on a scale designed to measure preference for absolute knowledge and perspective in instruction, including online discussions. Results demonstrate a strong effect of class level such that students in lower grade levels reported a greater preference for instruction involving unambiguous…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Attitudes, Online Courses, Perspective Taking
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MacFadden, Robert J.; Herie, Marilyn A.; Maiter, Sarah; Dumbrill, Gary – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2005
This paper explores how human service learners subjectively experience a web-based approach to learning. The course was a new iteration of an earlier course on enhancing cultural competency and involved a sample size of 72 participants. A course on cultural competency can be a difficult one to deliver via a web-based medium given the potentially…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Models, Student Attitudes, Cultural Relevance