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Verdu, Elena; Regueras, Luisa M.; Verdu, Maria J.; Leal, Jose P.; de Castro, Juan P.; Queiros, Ricardo – Computers & Education, 2012
Several Web-based on-line judges or on-line programming trainers have been developed in order to allow students to train their programming skills. However, their pedagogical functionalities in the learning of programming have not been clearly defined. EduJudge is a project which aims to integrate the "UVA On-line Judge", an existing…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Attitudes, Learning Strategies, Student Motivation
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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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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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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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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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Ozkan, Sevgi; Koseler, Refika – Computers & Education, 2009
There has been little research on assessment of learning management systems (LMS) within educational organizations as both a web-based learning system for e-learning and as a supportive tool for blended learning environments. This study proposes a conceptual e-learning assessment model, hexagonal e-learning assessment model (HELAM) suggesting a…
Descriptors: Content Validity, Predictive Validity, Factor Analysis, Internet
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Valtonen, Teemu; Kukkonen, Jari; Dillon, Patrick; Vaisanen, Pertti – Computers & Education, 2009
The Finnish high school system in rural areas is facing challenges because of a decreasing number of the students. This situation places new emphasis on online learning. Online learning offers new possibilities for high schools to provide equal learning opportunities for their students. This paper explores students' readiness to adapt their…
Descriptors: High Schools, Online Courses, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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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
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Perold, Jan J.; Maree, David J. F. – Computers & Education, 2003
This article proposes a theoretical framework for the identification and classification of the various processes that constitute Web-based education. The framework is based on the following premises: (1) Education may be regarded as a "corrective process," since it is aimed at bringing about a desired change in students' knowledge and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Web Based Instruction, Internet
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Gal-Ezer, Judith; Lupo, David – Computers & Education, 2002
Describes a study conducted on the attitudes of students towards the integration of the Web as a channel of communication and a study tool in traditional distance teaching of Computer Science (CS) at the Open University of Israel. Results of questionnaires show the Web cannot substitute entirely for face-to-face learning. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Science Education, Conventional Instruction, Distance Education
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Lee, Myung-Geun – Computers & Education, 2001
Discussion of Web-based instruction (WBI) focuses on a study of Korean universities that analyzed learners' adaptation styles and characteristics by retrospectively assessing the perceptions of various aspects of WBI. Considers computer literacy, interaction with instructor and students, difficulty of contents, and learners' perception of academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Literacy, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries