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Ye, Lei; Walker, Andrew; Recker, Mimi; Leary, Heather; Robertshaw, M. Brooke; Sellers, Linda – Online Submission, 2012
Despite of much focus on professional development aimed specifically at developing teachers' technology integration skills, rigorous studies of effective PD (professional development) are lacking. Evidence is also lacking on how these skills can best be integrated with pedagogical and content knowledge to improve student learning. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Technology Integration, Problem Based Learning, Rating Scales
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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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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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Liu, Su-Houn; Liao, Hsiu-Li; Pratt, Jean A. – Computers & Education, 2009
Advances in e-learning technologies parallels a general increase in sophistication by computer users. The use of just one theory or model, such as the technology acceptance model, is no longer sufficient to study the intended use of e-learning systems. Rather, a combination of theories must be integrated in order to fully capture the complexity of…
Descriptors: Internet, Adoption (Ideas), Technology Integration, Web Based Instruction
Gurpinar, Erol; Zayim, Nese; Ozenci, Ciler Celik; Alimoglu, Mustafa Kemal – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of the study was to determine applicability of e-learning in problem based learning (PBL) by investigating its usage and acceptability among students and its effect on academic achievement. The study was carried out among first year medical students of Akdeniz University, Turkey. A web-based learning environment (WBLE) including…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Problem Based Learning, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries
Al-Fahad, Fahad N. – Online Submission, 2009
The main aim of this research study is to better understand and measure students' attitudes and perceptions towards the effectiveness of mobile learning. This paper reports on the results of a survey of one hundred eighty six undergraduate female students at King Saud University about their attitude and perception to the use of mobile technology…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Distance Education, School Holding Power, Instructional Effectiveness
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Wang, Liang; Coleman, James A. – ReCALL, 2009
In all educational contexts, technological developments and changes in pedagogical theory mean that any picture of current practice and attitudes must be dynamic. In many countries, the learning outcomes of foreign language courses now include intercultural communicative competence (ICC), although the precise model for teaching ICC varies even…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Second Languages, Questionnaires, Interviews
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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
Percival, Jennifer Catherine; Muirhead, Bill – Journal of Distance Education, 2009
The implementation of both blended learning and web-based programs is becoming more prevalent within higher education in Canada. Thus, there is increasing reliance upon e-learning tools to support student learning in a variety of teaching environments. Typically, budgetary and programmatic decisions regarding the investment of e-learning resources…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Implementation, College Instruction
Cascaval, Radu C.; Fogler, Kethera A.; Abrams, Gene D.; Durham, Robert L. – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2008
The present study examines the impact of a novel online video lecture archiving system on in-class students enrolled in traditional math courses at a mid-sized, primarily undergraduate, university in the West. The archiving system allows in-class students web access to complete video recordings of the actual classroom lectures, and sometimes of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Program Effectiveness, Lecture Method
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Ostlund, Berit – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2008
This article investigates distance students' understanding of the prerequisites for interactive learning in asynchronous, computer mediated university distance studies. It encompasses students' attitudes to structure, dialogue and autonomy, and their experience of social presence and what they consider interaction with peer learners signifies for…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Interpersonal Relationship, Graduate Students
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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
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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
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Frey, Andy J.; Faul, Anna C. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2005
This research note presents a conceptual model for understanding how students embrace technology, briefly presents results of a pilot study supporting this conceptualization, and makes suggestions for web-assisted teaching and research. The conceptual framework helps the reader understand how instructors' "Marketing strategies" may need to change…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Social Work, Adoption (Ideas), Conventional Instruction
Fung, Alex C. W.; Fu, Frank H. K.; Cheung, W. S. – New Horizons in Education, 2005
The experience of a two-year project to promote the use of Web-based teaching and learning at XXX University was presented. A total of 68 courses over two semesters were included in the study. Surveys of students and teachers suggested that the quality of learning and teaching were improved. Over 80% of the students had used Web-based teaching and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Instruction, Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys