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Ke, Fengfeng; Kwak, Dean – Computers & Education, 2013
This mixed-method study examined whether online learning interaction participation, perception, and learning satisfaction would be consistent across varied age and ethnicity groups. Data were collected from students enrolled in 28 online courses via content analysis with online interaction transcripts, structural equation modeling with the…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Satisfaction, Transcripts (Written Records), Age Differences
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Kardan, Ahmad A.; Sadeghi, Hamid; Ghidary, Saeed Shiry; Sani, Mohammad Reza Fani – Computers & Education, 2013
Students are required to choose courses they are interested in for the coming semester. Due to restrictions, including lack of sufficient resources and overheads of running several courses, some universities might not offer all of a student's desirable courses. Universities must know every student's demands for every course prior to each semester…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Web Based Instruction, College Students, Electronic Learning
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Shea, Peter; Bidjerano, Temi – Computers & Education, 2012
This study of over 2000 US college students examines the Community of Inquiry framework (CoI) in its capacity to describe and explain differences in learning outcomes in hybrid and fully online learning environments. We hypothesize that the CoI model's theoretical constructs of "presence" reflect educational effectiveness in a variety of…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Learner Engagement, Social Environment, Self Management
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Koh, Elizabeth; Lim, John – Computers & Education, 2012
In recent years, educators and students are increasingly employing online collaboration applications such as Google Docs[TM] and PBWorks[TM] for group projects and assignments. Yet, the effectiveness of these emerging technologies has not been rigorously examined. Anchoring upon and informed by the existing literature, two design…
Descriptors: Assignments, Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning, Social Environment
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Hwang, Wu-Yuin; Shadiev, Rustam; Wang, Chin-Yu; Huang, Zhi-Hua – Computers & Education, 2012
In this study we proposed a web-based programming assisted system for cooperation (WPASC) and we also designed one learning activity for facilitating students' cooperative programming learning. The aim of this study was to investigate cooperative programming learning behavior of students and its relationship with learning performance. Students'…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Learning Motivation, Student Behavior, Problem Solving
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Korkmaz, Ozgen – Computers & Education, 2012
Determination of students' attitudes towards online cooperative learning is an important issue, which has not been studied adequately. In the literature, there are few scales to measure the attitude towards online cooperative learning for which validity and reliability have been proven. The main purpose of this study is to develop an attitude…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Student Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Rating Scales
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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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Fabregas, E.; Farias, G.; Dormido-Canto, S.; Dormido, S.; Esquembre, F. – Computers & Education, 2011
New information technologies provide great opportunities for education. One such opportunity is the use of remote control laboratories for teaching students about control systems. This paper describes the creation of interactive remote laboratories (RLs). Two main software tools are used: Simulink and Easy Java Simulations (EJS). The first is a…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Science Laboratories, Information Technology, Computer Simulation
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Arenas-Gaitan, Jorge; Ramirez-Correa, Patricio E.; Rondan-Cataluna, F. Javier – Computers & Education, 2011
The main objective of this paper is to examine cultural differences and technology acceptances from students of two universities, one is from a European country: Spain, and the other is in Latin America: Chile. Both of them provide their students with e-learning platforms. The technology acceptance model (TAM) and Hofstede's cultural dimensions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Cultural Pluralism, Cross Cultural Studies
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Joo, Young Ju; Lim, Kyu Yon; Kim, Eun Kyung – Computers & Education, 2011
Learners' satisfaction and persistence are considered critical success factors in online universities where all of the teaching and learning activities are carried out online. This study aims to investigate the structural relationships among perceived level of presence, perceived usefulness and ease of use of the online learning tools, learner…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Structural Equation Models
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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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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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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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