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Gezgin, Deniz Mertkan – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2019
This article investigates the effect of mobile learning support on students' academic success on a database management systems (DBMS) course. The research was carried out with 36 students attending a state university in Turkey. In this study, a mixed method was used, which includes both quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques. For…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Databases, Academic Achievement, Pretests Posttests
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Ou, Kuo-Liang; Tarng, Wernhuar; Chen, Yi-Ru – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2018
Beginning learners of English frequently use flashcards as a tool for learning vocabulary. However, because of the consciousness difference between the picture-readers and picture-drawers on vocabularies, errors may be involved in the learners' comprehension of the vocabulary terms on the flashcards. This article develops and evaluates an English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Bakhsh, Muhammad; Mahmood, Amjad; Sangi, Nazir Ahmed – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2018
It is important for distance learning institutions to be well prepared before designing and implementing any new technology based learning system to justify the investment and minimize failure risk. It can be achieved by systematically assessing the readiness of all stakeholders. This paper first proposes an m-readiness assessment process and…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications
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Klein, Amarolinda Zanela; da Silva Freitas, José Carlos, Jr.; da Silva, Juliana Vitória Vieira Mattiello Mattiello; Barbosa, Jorge Luis Victória; Baldasso, Lucas – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2018
The popularity of Mobile Instant Messaging (MIM) has prompted educators to integrate it in teaching and learning in higher education. WhatsApp® is a multi-platform instant messaging application widely used worldwide, however, there is still little applied research on its use as a platform for educational activities in management higher education.…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Integration, Educational Technology
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Koçak, Ömer; Yildirim, Önder; Kursun, Engin; Yildirim, Gürkan – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2016
The increase in tablet computers and e-books use brings to mind the question of how users benefited from these technologies. In this sense, the present study investigated the status of students' tablet computers and e-books use and the reasons why students prefer to use and not use of tablet computers and e-books. Students' study habits while…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Foreign Countries
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Huang, Wen-Chen; Chen, Ching-Wen; Weng, Richard – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2015
In the conventional classroom, many obstacles hinder interaction between an instructor and students, such as limited class hours, fixed seating, and inadequate time for meetings after class. This work develops a novel multimedia mobile classroom feedback system (MMCFS) that instantly displays students' responses, such as class-related questions or…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Feedback (Response), Interaction
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Abdous, M'hammed; Facer, Betty Rose; Yen, Cherng-Jyh – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2015
Podcasts used as supplemental material (PSM) and podcasts integrated into the curriculum (PIC) are complementing, extending, and transforming the traditional face-to-face classroom as well as blended and online courses. This paper examines podcast download frequency among students in foreign language and literature courses over a four-year period…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Audio Equipment, Information Dissemination, Technological Literacy
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Shin, Sunghee – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2014
This study was designed to enrich the learning experiences of in-service and pre-service teachers in two educational technology classes by adopting e-books as the course material. Graduate students were more positive about their e-book reading experience than undergraduate students, but, surprisingly, more undergraduates (63.6%) became interested…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Electronic Publishing, Books, Instructional Materials
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Hwang, Gwo-Haur; Chu, Hui-Chun; Chen, Beyin; Cheng, Zheng Shan – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2014
The rapid progress of wireless communication, sensing, and mobile technologies has enabled students to learn in an environment that combines learning resources from both the real world and the digital world. It can be viewed as a new learning style which has been called context-aware ubiquitous learning. Most context-aware ubiquitous learning…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Experiential Learning
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Yau, Jane Y. K.; Joy, Mike – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to show the technical feasibility of implementing their mobile context-aware learning schedule (mCALS) framework as a software application on a mobile device using current technologies, prior to its actual implementation. This process draws a set of compatible mobile and context-aware technologies at present and can be…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software
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Uden, Lorna; Hwang, Gwo-Jen – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
Mobile computing offers potential opportunities for students' learning especially when it combines a sensing device such as RFID (Radio Frequency Identification). Researchers have indicated that a key feature of in-field learning supported by mobile devices and technology is context awareness, with which context and functionality provided by…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Radio, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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De Lucia, A.; Francese, R.; Passero, I.; Tortora, G. – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2012
Mobile devices are changing the way people work and communicate. Most of the innovative devices offer the opportunity to integrate augmented reality in mobile applications, permitting the combination of the real world with virtual information. This feature can be particularly useful to enhance informal and formal didactic actions based on student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Photography, Student Participation, Cooperative Learning
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Ardito, Carmelo; Lanzilotti, Rosa – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2011
Distance education has experienced profound changes due to the introduction of new technologies, especially mobile devices of different types. It is necessary to define new learning techniques which are able to capture students' attention and to engage them in their learning activities, reducing problems like distraction generated by the use of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expertise, Educational Games, Distance Education
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Al-Zoube, Mohammed; El-Seoud, Samir Abou; Wyne, Mudasser F. – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2010
Cloud computing technologies although in their early stages, have managed to change the way applications are going to be developed and accessed. These technologies are aimed at running applications as services over the internet on a flexible infrastructure. Microsoft office applications, such as word processing, excel spreadsheet, access database…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Internet, Computer Software, Computers
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Li, Yi-Hsung; Dow, Chyi-Ren; Lin, Cheng-Min; Chen, Sheng-Chang; Hsu, Fu-Wei – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2009
Innovations in network and information technology have transformed traditional classroom lectures into new approaches that have given universities the opportunity to create a virtual laboratory. However, there is no systematic framework in existing approaches for the development of virtual laboratories. Further, developing a virtual laboratory…
Descriptors: Laboratories, Program Development, Program Implementation, College Instruction
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