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Tatli, Zeynep; Altinisik, Derya; Sen, Hasan; Çakiroglu, Ünal – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2021
The aim of study is to compare the contributions of virtual and real museum tours in terms of perceived presence and knowledge retention. The sample of study which was 28 third graders enrolled in a public primary school in an informal instructional process. There were two groups (virtual group and real group); one visited virtual museum (n=14),…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Computer Simulation, Retention (Psychology), Grade 3
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Yong, Su Ting; Tiong, Kung Ming; Chan, Andy; Khiew, Poi Sim – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2021
This study explored students' perceptions of a flipped classroom for an introductory programming class. Students were required to watch video lectures and read lecture notes in advance (pre-class self-study) to prepare themselves for the in-class lectures and tutorials. A mix-methods approach was employed: quantitative survey (n=204) and…
Descriptors: Flipped Classroom, Learning Experience, Programming, Student Attitudes
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Lara-Alecio, Rafael; Tang, Shifang; Sutton-Jones, Kara L.; Irby, Beverly J.; Tong, Fuhui; Jimenez, David D.; Villarreal, Elsa G. – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2021
Teachers and school district administrators, particularly in the United States, are increasingly turning to teacher virtual professional development (VPD) to stay current and learn new pedagogical knowledge and skills. With more English learners (ELs) entering public school classrooms, it is essential to find effective ways to prepare educators to…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Knowledge Level, Professional Development, Inservice Teacher Education
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Kellam, Hugh – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2021
There is an identified need in the research literature for the design, implementation, and evaluation of a conceptual framework for creating contextual, interactive mobile learning. This article details how the conceptual framework was implemented and tested in an online learning course for physicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals at…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Ismailova, Rita; Medeni, Tunç D.; Medeni, I. Tolga; Muhametjanova, Gulshat; Soylu, Demet – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2021
In the current work, systems based on mini/micro PCs that can support the corporate learning management practices have been evaluated. As a learning management system, the Moodle platform was chosen. The evaluation was based on the end users' experience. For measurement, carried out in three dimensions, a questionnaire was distributed among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Integrated Learning Systems
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Bharucha, Jehangir Pheroze – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2021
While higher education isrich in diversity and rewards, it can be particularly arduousforfirst-generation college students. This paper reportsthe results of a qualitative research study investigating the college experiences, identity development, and issues faced by this student subpopulation that moved from sixth-form and completed the…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Student Experience, Student Adjustment, Self Concept
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Haron, Haeza; Kasuma, Shaidatul Akma Adi; Akhiar, Ayuni – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2021
This study uses WhatsApp to facilitate online discussions in developing content idea for ESL writing. A quasi-experimental study was conducted with 33 pre-university students participating in online discussions on WhatsApp for five weeks to support face-to-face instructions. Pre-test, post-test, and five weekly writing tests were administered,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Writing (Composition), Discussion Groups
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Kasuma, Shaidatul Akma Adi – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2021
This study examines science and non-science students' perceptions of the effects of Facebook on their ESL learning. A questionnaire was used to gather data from 631 university students in Malaysia. The findings suggest the science students' more positive views of Facebook for ESL learning compared to their non-Science counterparts, although the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Social Media, College Students
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Mkrttchian, Vardan; Rozhkova, Liliya; Salnikova, Olga; Vlazneva, Svetlana – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2021
The problem of educational potential and work potential is multifaceted. First, it is necessary to increase their rational use for sustainable development of the country. Secondly, the value components of educational potential and work potential of young people are unstable and contradictory. This fact leads to socio-cultural features and has an…
Descriptors: Unemployment, Out of School Youth, Adolescents, Young Adults
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Eppard, Jenny; Rodjan-Helder, Marlieke Gerdie Danique; Baroudi, Sandra; Reddy, Preeya – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2021
This exploratory case study investigates the use of flipped learning in a second language classroom at a university in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Flipped learning was researched as a possible teaching/learning strategy for this population. As this study was exploratory, a case study was chosen as the research method. Students in one class…
Descriptors: Flipped Classroom, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Asabere, Nana Yaw; Agyiri, Joseph; Tenkorang, Richard; Darkwah, Anita – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2021
In developing nations such as Ghana, traditional face-to-face (F2F) mode of education is challenged when physical classroom (academic) resources are not available for all students in a particular tertiary institution. Globally, education modes have improved through learning management systems (LMSs) as a result of technological advancements. Accra…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Technology Integration
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Akpokiere, Roseline; Oyelekan, Oloyede Solomon; Olorundare, Adekunle Solomon – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2020
The low achievement of chemistry students in Nigerian Colleges of Education has been attributed to a number of factors including a lack of indigenous computer software for enhancing course teaching. This study therefore sought to develop and validate an instructional computer package on organic chemistry for Colleges of Education in Nigeria. The…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Computer Software, Organic Chemistry, Foreign Countries
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Maboe, Motlhabane Jacobus – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2020
It is almost impossible to perform academic activities, such as accessing study material or contacting lecturers and other teaching and learning processes, at an open distance learning institution without the use of computers and the internet. This article investigates and reports on the time taken by students with and without disabilities to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Students with Disabilities, Integrated Learning Systems
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Gaftandzhieva, Silvia; Doneva, Rositsa – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2020
Nowadays, social networking is becoming a more and more powerful tool for students for communication, sharing of information and discussions on various topics. The study presented in this article investigates the extent to which teachers from different European countries use social networking sites in their teaching practice for different purposes…
Descriptors: Social Networks, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Social Media
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Pakanen, Minna; Alavesa, Paula; Arhippainen, Leena; Ojala, Timo – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2020
While three-dimensional virtual learning environments have attracted plenty of research interest, mirror-world-like virtual campuses have been used mainly for virtual tours, promotions, or for simulation purposes. In this article, the authors investigate the use of geographically accurate mirror-world-like virtual campus models as an interactive…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Virtual Universities, College Students, Student Attitudes
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