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Almeida, Fernando; Buzády, Zoltán – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2019
This article performs an exploratory study of the potential of flow theory and FLIGBY game to contribute to develop entrepreneurship competencies among higher education students. For this purpose, this study considers the use of a focus group consisting of eight students enrolled in the entrepreneurship course in a higher educational institution…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, College Students, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness
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Vigilante, Richard J., Jr. – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2019
This article examines the equivalency of virtual credit recovery (VCR) programs as a viable alternative to earning back failed credits needed to graduate on time. Utilization of interviews and questionnaires assisted with collecting perspective data of 10 teachers facilitating the VCR program. Artifact analysis provided a third source of numeric…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Credits, Virtual Classrooms, At Risk Students
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Dommett, Eleanor Jane – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2019
Different learning tools are available within virtual learning environments, including forums, quizzes, and ePortfolios. This article investigates perceptions of helpfulness and ease of use of these three tools, including how they are impacted by learner characteristics and what predicts frequency of use of each tool. Critically, the relationship…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing
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Tafazoli, Dara; Sadeghi, Sajad – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2018
The main purpose of this study was to probe whether or not there is a statistically significant difference between the prospective teachers' perceptions of professional identity and current teachers' self-perceptions. To meet the end, the researchers applied the Teachers' Professional Identity Questionnaire, by Hasegawa and Kudomi, which contains…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Language Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Kasuma, Shaidatul Akma Adi; Saleh, Mohamad Saifudin Mohamad; Akhiar, Ayuni; Ismail, Yanny Marliana Baba – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2018
Academic online portals of Learning Management System (LMS) and social media have become a necessity in many higher education institutions to tie classroom meetings with learning resources. This study examines Malaysian university students' preferences of social media and LMS for academic purposes. A set of questionnaires was distributed to 269…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Integrated Learning Systems, Social Media, Educational Technology
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Kumar, Bimal Aklesh; Chand, Sailesh – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2018
In order to assist in delivering of courses in distance mode at Fiji National University a mobile learning app was designed and evaluated. The main objective of this app was to provide learning support to learners who are studying in distance mode. The app was designed for android based smart phones and usability study was conducted to evaluate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Oriented Programs, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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Peñalver, Elena Alcalde; Urbieta, Alexandra Santamaría – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2018
Nowadays, social networks (SN) are increasingly extended at a professional and personal level, and their use has also been included in educational contexts. In the field of translation and interpretation, in which this proposal is framed, the use of SN seems even more relevant, since working as a freelancer is one of the main professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Electronic Publishing
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Marzulina, Lenny; Habibi, Akhmad; Mukminin, Amirul; Desvitasari, Deta; Yaakob, Mohd Faiz Mohd; Ropawandi, Doni – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2018
Social networking services (SNSs) have been popular and essential media to increase lecturer student interaction, collaboration, and communication as well as lecturers 'supervision in Indonesian universities including in teaching English as a foreign language (EFL). This mixed method study utilized a survey and interview as the techniques of data…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Barriers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Mesgar, Mitra; Tafazoli, Dara – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2018
This quantitative study focuses on online metacognitive reading strategies used by 39 Iranian postgraduate students with internal and external locus of control. The students were selected through locus of control questionnaire and it is followed by OSORS questionnaire to measure online metacognitive strategies used by students. The results of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Online Courses, Reading Strategies, Locus of Control
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Nussli, Natalie; Oh, Kevin – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2018
This article focuses on developing guidelines for the effective facilitation of avatar-based group discussions. This qualitative inquiry is guided by an investigation of (1) social affordances of avatar-based discussions, with an emphasis on social and physical presence, (2) strategies to help establish rapport with other avatars, and (3) the…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Computer Simulation, Synchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication
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Piri, Somaye; Tafazoli, Dara – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2018
The current study aims to investigate Iranian EFL learners' cognitive styles and their explanations of conceptual metaphors, offering a possible range of individual differences in metaphor processing. 71 participants were asked to explain some established conceptual metaphors that are commonly used in English. Then, their cognitive styles were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Cognitive Style
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Yang, Shizhou – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2018
Recently, Cosmopolitan English and Transliteracy won the 2018 Research Impact Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the largest international organization that specializes in the teaching and studies of composition. This recognition seems to signal a turn to transliteracy education, i.e., English writing…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Pardamean, Bens; Prabowo, Harjanto; Muljo, Hery Harjono; Suparyanto, Teddy; Masli, Eryadi K.; Donovan, Jerome – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2017
This article was written to develop a teaching portfolio that helps lecturers maximize the benefits of blended learning, a combination of in-person and online learning, through the use of Team-Based Learning (TBL) teaching and learning approach. Studies show that TBL can provide opportunities in developing teamwork capabilities and enhancing…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Portfolios (Background Materials), Cooperative Learning, Teamwork
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AlKhuder, Shaikha B.; AlAli, Fatma H. – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2017
Training and education have evolved far beyond black boards and chalk boxes. The environment of knowledge exchange requires more than simple materials and assessments. This article is an attempt of parsing through the different aspects of e-learning, understanding the real needs, and conducting the right requirements to build the appropriate…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Needs Assessment, Design Requirements, Computer System Design
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Mncube, Lancelord Siphamandla; Dube, Luyanda; Ngulube, Patrick – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2017
This article examines the role of lecturers in encouraging and supporting students likely to be predisposed to challenges related to incomprehension, incapacity and isolation embedded in the virtual learning environment. This article used a constructivist lens to gain through interviews an understanding into the intuition, thoughts, ideals,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Role, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
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