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Hayama, Tessai; Odate, Hidetaka; Ishida, Naoto – International Journal on E-Learning, 2020
The field of learning analytics has been limited by its frequent dependence on learning logs created by students while learning. Most of the research has dealt with the relationships between learning during a course and the achieved results. Although students' in-class behavior affects learning achievement, this remains a challenging aspect to…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Data Collection, Measurement Equipment, College Students
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Christopher, Adam – International Journal on E-Learning, 2020
There are two important dimensions to successful second language learning: what goes on inside the classroom and what goes on outside of the classroom (Richards, 2015). This paper investigates smartphone use for online learning of English among Japanese university students using online surveys and semi-structured interviews. The investigation…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Kelsen, Brent; Flowers, Simeon – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
Personality traits are believed to affect both learner ability and group dynamics and cohesion. Another central element influencing how individuals perform in group settings stems from their motivation to collaborate. This article explores the relationship between personality traits, motivation for collaboration and participation of university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality Traits, Student Motivation, Cooperative Learning
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Tham, Raymond; Tham, Lesley – International Journal on E-Learning, 2013
This paper examines the current stage of development of blended learning in higher education in China, South Korea and Japan, with a comparison to the city state of Singapore. It is noted that blended learning and e-learning are introduced at institutes of higher learning in these countries with varying degrees of success. A review of existing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Blended Learning, Performance Factors, Barriers
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Kato, Yuuki; Kato, Shogo; Scott, Douglass J.; Sato, Kouki – International Journal on E-Learning, 2010
Text-based communication, such as a mobile phone email, is the essential communication tool for Japanese youth. In this paper, the authors conducted a paper-based survey in order to investigate what kind of patterns of emotional transmission are used when composing text-based messages to four kinds of emotional scenarios (i.e. joy, sadness, anger,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Freshmen, Vignettes, Foreign Countries
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Kato, Shogo; Kato, Yuuki; Scott, Douglass – International Journal on E-Learning, 2009
Three related studies conducted on the role of emotional transfer in email messages were studied in order to better understand Japanese college students' online communications and their broader participation in online communications. The first study investigated users' initiatives in preventing emotional misunderstandings when sending email.…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Foreign Countries, Anxiety, Computer Mediated Communication
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Anzai, Yayoi – International Journal on E-Learning, 2009
English education has entered a new era. Bonk (2008) boldly proclaims that "the World is Open" for learning. It is somewhat obvious that opportunities for learning have expanded with the emergence of Web 2.0 technologies. Now we can interact, participate, and collaborate on the Web in "a planetary community" attached to a…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Writing Ability, Internet, English (Second Language)
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Suzuki, Katsuaki – International Journal on E-Learning, 2009
This article describes the creation of a fully online master's program for e-learning specialist training. This program is the first of its kind in Japan. As background information, Japan's general trends in e-learning are described, including activities of the e-Learning Consortium Japan and National Institute of Multimedia in Education. Such…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Curriculum Design, Masters Programs, Foreign Countries