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Teng, Daniel Chia-En; Chen, Nian-Shing; Kinshuk; Leo, Tommaso – Computers & Education, 2012
The development of computer-mediated communication enables teaching and learning to take place across geographical boundaries. An online synchronous learning environment with cyber face-to-face features affords students the sense of learning together online. This study reports a novel design of organizing a 16-week seminar for doctoral students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Seminars, Student Attitudes, Educational Environment
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Hung, Min-Ling; Chou, Chien; Chen, Chao-Hsiu; Own, Zang-Yuan – Computers & Education, 2010
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a multidimensional instrument for college students' readiness for online learning. Through a confirmatory factor analysis, the Online Learning Readiness Scale (OLRS) was validated in five dimensions: self-directed learning, motivation for learning, computer/Internet self-efficacy, learner…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Readiness, Self Efficacy, Learning Motivation
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Chou, Chien; Peng, Hsinyi; Chang, Chun-Yu – Computers & Education, 2010
This study explores the interactivity of course-management systems (CMSs). First, this study reviews the concepts of interactivity, interactivity dimension, and interaction type on the basis of related theories and studies. Second, this study analyzes the interactive functions attributable to the six major CMSs in Taiwan colleges and universities,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Student Attitudes, Interaction
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Tsai, Chin-Chung – Computers & Education, 2009
Past research has shown the variations of students' conceptions of learning, but little has been especially undertaken to address students' conceptions of web-based learning and to make comparisons between students' conceptions of learning in general and their conceptions of web-based learning in particular. By interviewing 83 Taiwanese college…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Web Based Instruction
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Yang, Fang-Ying; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Computers & Education, 2008
Psychological studies have shown that personal beliefs about learning and environmental preferences affect learning behaviors. However, these learner characteristics have not been widely discussed in the web-based context. By developing questionnaires, this study attempted to detect learners' web-based learning environmental preferences (WLEP) and…
Descriptors: Psychological Studies, Web Based Instruction, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries