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Kumara, W. G. C. W.; Wattanachote, Kanoksak; Battulga, Batbaatar; Shih, Timothy K.; Hwang, Wu-Yuin – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2015
With the advancements of the human computer interaction field, nowadays it is possible for the users to use their body motions, such as swiping, pushing and moving, to interact with the content of computers or smart phones without traditional input devices like mouse and keyboard. With the introduction of gesture-based interface Kinect from…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Evaluation Methods, Questionnaires, Man Machine Systems
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Yüksel, Ismail; Türkses, Ercüment – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2015
This study aims to examine distance education students' learning styles and critical thinking dispositions. This cross sectional survey was conducted on 114 Turkish distance education students from various departments in a state university. The data of the study were collected through Grasha-Riechmann Student Learning Style Scale (GRSLSS) and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Cognitive Style
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Moylan, Gina; Burgess, Ann W.; Figley, Charles; Bernstein, Michael – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2015
Though there is considerable research to support using Game-Based Learning (GBL) in higher education, its implementation is lagging behind K-12 education by an order of magnitude. By considering the current state of GBL from leadership, primary consumer, academic and technical perspectives, the authors frame the main issues involved with…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Educational Games, Online Courses
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Saleem, Naifa Eid; Al-Suqri, Mohammed Nasser – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2015
This research paper aims to investigate the beliefs (perceptions) about distance education(DE) held by the faculty members of Sultan Qaboos Uuniversity (SQU) at the Sultanate of Oman as well as the differences between their beliefs (perceptions) with regards to gender, teaching experience, college academic rank, nationality, etc. This study used a…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Distance Education, Foreign Countries
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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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Liu, Kuo-Yu – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2015
This study aimed at developing a Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game-based (MORPG) Learning system which enabled instructors to construct a game scenario and manage sharable and reusable learning content for multiple courses. It used the curriculum of "Introduction to Computer Science" as a study case to assess students' learning…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Science Education, Computer Networks, Usability
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Hafidi, Mohamed; Bensebaa, Taher – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2015
The majority of adaptive and intelligent tutoring systems (AITS) are dedicated to a specific domain, allowing them to offer accurate models of the domain and the learner. The analysis produced from traces left by the users is didactically very precise and specific to the domain in question. It allows one to guide the learner in case of difficulty…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Universities
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Inventado, Paul Salvador; Legaspi, Roberto; Moriyama, Koichi; Fukui, Ken-ichi; Numao, Masayuki – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2014
Students engage in many learning activities outside of class but, it is not easy for them to learn on their own because they also need to identify what activities to perform, decide how long to engage in them, evaluate their progress, shift to other activities if needed and avoid distractions aside from others. This research designed and…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Independent Study, Self Management
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Fardinpour, Ali; Pedram, Mir Mohsen; Burkle, Martha – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2014
Virtual Learning Environments have been the center of attention in the last few decades and help educators tremendously with providing students with educational resources. Since artificial intelligence was used for educational proposes, learning management system developers showed much interest in making their products smarter and more…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Models, Decision Making, Artificial Intelligence
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Kuo, Yung-Lung; Lee, Jiann-Shu; Hsieh, Min-Chai – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2014
Eye and head movements evoked in response to obvious visual attention shifts. However, there has been little progress on the causes of absent-mindedness so far. The paper proposes an attention awareness system that captures the conditions regarding the interaction of eye gaze and head pose under various attentional switching in computer classroom.…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Eye Movements, Visual Stimuli, Human Body
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Debbah, Amina; Ben Ali, Yamina Mohamed – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2014
In the e-learning systems, a learning path is known as a sequence of learning materials linked to each others to help learners achieving their learning goals. As it is impossible to have the same learning path that suits different learners, the Curriculum Sequencing problem (CS) consists of the generation of a personalized learning path for each…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Curriculum, Computer System Design, Heuristics
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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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Bledsoe, T. Scott; Harmeyer, Dave; Wu, Shuang Frances – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2014
The authors offer an answer to the research question, To what extent and in what ways is Twitter helpful to student learning when group hashtags are created and used in collaborative educational environments? Sixty-two students in a spring 2012 graduate online Research Methodology course worked individually and in groups to create discussions on…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Educational Technology, Graduate Students, Online Courses
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Bouras, Christos; Triglianos, Vasileios; Tsiatsos, Thrasyvoulos – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2014
Three dimensional Collaborative Virtual Environments are a powerful form of collaborative telecommunication applications, enabling the users to share a common three-dimensional space and interact with each other as well as with the environment surrounding them, in order to collaboratively solve problems or aid learning processes. Such an…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Cooperative Learning, Visual Aids
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Mahalingam, Sheila; Abdollah, Mohd Faizal; bin Sahibuddin, Shahrin – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2014
Mobile Learning has a potential to improve efficiency in the education sector and expand educational opportunities to underserved remote area in higher learning institutions. However there are multi challenges in different altitude faced when introducing and implementing m-learning. Despite the evolution of technology changes in education,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Computer Security, Reliability, Computer System Design
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