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Manganello, Flavio; Falsetti, Carla; Leo, Tommaso – Educational Technology & Society, 2019
Web enhanced active learning has been demonstrated to be an effective approach in Engineering Higher Education, as it provides students with more flexibility in dealing with the development of skills related to professional knowledge. However, students require a sufficient level of self-efficacy and control over their own learning, which might…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Self Control, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Bey, Anis; Jermann, Patrick; Dillenbourg, Pierre – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Computer-graders have been in regular use in the context of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). The automatic grading of programs presents an opportunity to assess and provide tailored feedback to large classes, while featuring at the same time a number of benefits like: immediate feedback, unlimited submissions, as well as low cost of feedback.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Online Courses, Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries
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Valor Miró, Juan Daniel; Baquero-Arnal, Pau; Civera, Jorge; Turró, Carlos; Juan, Alfons – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Open Educational Resources (OER) are rapidly growing, but are not usually offered in multiple languages due to the lack of cost-effective solutions to translate the different objects comprising them and particularly videos. However, current state-of-the-art automatic speech recognition (ASR) and machine…
Descriptors: Multilingual Materials, Visual Aids, Online Courses, Educational Resources
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van de Oudeweetering, Karmijn; Agirdag, Orhan – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Due to their perceived scope and openness to socially underprivileged groups, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been presented as tools to enhance social mobility. However, there has also been evidence to suggest that MOOCs are mainly beneficial for privileged groups and could even contribute to an increasing gap in educational…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Social Mobility, Educational Opportunities, Barriers
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Zhang, Jia-Hua; Zhang, Ye-Xing; Zou, Qin; Huang, Sen – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
The practice and application of education data mining and learning analytics has become the focus of educational researchers. However, it is still a difficult task to explore the law of group learning and the characteristics of individual learning. In this study, the online learning logs of 1,088 students from 22 classes were analyzed from the…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Educational Research, Diaries
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Dobreski, Brian; Huang, Yun – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Software developers rely on the abundance of online resources to meet their informal learning needs. Designing systems to effectively support this relies on a sound understanding of the informal learning process. In this paper, we show how the development and implementation of an ontological model can be used to increase understanding of informal…
Descriptors: Information Science, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Informal Education
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Alkis, Nurcan; Temizel, Tugba Taskaya – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
This study investigates the impact of students' motivation and personality traits on their academic performance in online and blended learning environments. It was conducted with students attending a mandatory introductory information technology course given in a university in Turkey. The Big Five Inventory and Motivated Strategies for Learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Personality Traits, Academic Achievement