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Robinson, Kathy – Computers & Education, 2010
The impacts that the lack of physical cues and non-verbal cues of emotional expression has on the student learning experience in text based online environments were targeted separately in this study. A questionnaire was constructed with separate items for non-verbal cues of emotional expression and cues to physical identity. The survey also…
Descriptors: Cues, Online Courses, Cooperation, Multivariate Analysis
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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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Chu, Regina Juchun; Chu, Anita Zichun – Computers & Education, 2010
The present study intends to explore the role of collectivism and group potency at group level in predicting individual Internet self-efficacy (ISE) and individual e-learning outcomes for people aged over 45. Group learning has been widely discussed in the research into online formats. However, less study has been carried out about how…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Self Efficacy, Peer Relationship, Group Dynamics
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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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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
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Akdemir, Omur; Koszalka, Tiffany A. – Computers & Education, 2008
This exploratory study tests the assertion that instructional strategies that match field-dependence status of students are most effective. The study conducted with 12 graduate students registered in a graduate level online course. An online version of the Psychological Differentiation Inventory was used to measure the field-dependence status of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Interaction, Academic Achievement
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Mackey, Thomas P.; Ho, Jinwon – Computers & Education, 2008
The purpose of this case study is to better understand the relationships between Web usability and students' perceived learning in the design and implementation of Web-based multimedia (WBMM) tutorials in blended courses. Much of the current research in this area focuses on the use of multimedia as a replacement for classroom instruction rather…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Computer Uses in Education, Multimedia Instruction, Teaching Methods