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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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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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Biasutti, Michele – Computers & Education, 2011
The aim of this paper is to present a picture of student experience of a collaborative e-learning module in an asynchronous e-learning environment. A distance learning module on music education worth five credit points for a bachelor online degree for primary school educating teachers was assessed using a self-evaluation questionnaire that…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Music Education, Learning Activities, Group Activities
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Wang, Pei-Yu; Vaughn, Brandon K.; Liu, Min – Computers & Education, 2011
This study examined the impact of animation interactivity on novices' learning of introductory statistics. The interactive animation program used in this study was created with Adobe Flash following Mayer's multimedia design principles as well as Kristof and Satran's interactivity theory. This study was guided by three main questions: 1) Is there…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Control Groups, Animation, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Arbaugh, J. B. – Computers & Education, 2010
This study examined faculty characteristics and behaviors in 46 MBA courses conducted over a two-year period. We found that both formal instructor activities, referred to in the online learning literature as teaching presence, and informal instructor activities, known as immediacy behaviors, were positive predictors of student perceived learning…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Internet, Teacher Role, Business Administration Education
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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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Baturay, Meltem Huri; Bay, Omer Faruk – Computers & Education, 2010
Web-based education as an alternative to face-to-face teaching is now being extended as an application to higher education. Much effort is undertaken to provide multimedia rich, attractive content to learners. While the use of multimedia technologies has a noticeable effect on students' learning, so does the selected teaching methodology.…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Control Groups, Distance Education, Business Administration Education
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Wang, Kun Te; Huang, Yueh-Min; Jeng, Yu-Lin; Wang, Tzone-I – Computers & Education, 2008
Problem-based learning is a goal directed and constructive process for learners. When meeting problems, learners usually force themselves to form work groups in order to find a solution. Currently, blogs are becoming more popular and in fact has formed a community wherein people can share their learning experiences with others. Many pedagogical…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Problem Based Learning, Information Retrieval, Teaching Methods
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Toral, S. L.; Barrero, F.; Martinez-Torres, M. R. – Computers & Education, 2007
This paper presents an exploratory study about the development of a structural and measurement model for the technological acceptance (TAM) of a web-based educational tool. The aim consists of measuring not only the use of this tool, but also the external variables with a significant influence in its use for planning future improvements. The tool,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Computer Assisted Instruction, Internet, Higher Education