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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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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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Hramiak, Alison – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2010
A purpose-built blend of teaching and learning activities was used with trainee teachers on a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) course, and subsequently evaluated in a cyclical action research study, over a period of two years. The purpose of the blend was to engender the formation of a learning community, by giving them access to each…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Community, Action Research, Distance Education
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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
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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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Chung, Gregory K. W. K.; Shel, Tammy; Kaiser, William J. – Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, 2006
We examined a novel formative assessment and instructional approach with 89 students in three electrical engineering classes in special computer-based discussion sections. The technique involved students individually solving circuit problems online, with their real-time responses observed by the instructor. While exploratory, survey and…
Descriptors: Student Problems, Formative Evaluation, Engineering, Engineering Education