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Kostas Zervas; Ioannis Kostopoulos – International Journal on E-Learning, 2023
Business simulation games (BSG) have become a very popular pedagogical tool in university courses and programmes all around the world. Their immense popularity has been a subject of research and academic discourse, especially the past couple of decades when many experts have called for more student-centric and reality based pedagogical approaches.…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Game Based Learning, Educational Technology, Athletics
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Laurent, Xavier; Fresen, Jill; Burholt, Stephen – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
This article describes a usability evaluation that was conducted among student users of improved learning areas (sites) designed as part of the WebLearn Improved Student Experience (WISE) project conducted at Oxford University (UK). WebLearn is the university's internal brand for the Sakai open source virtual learning environment (VLE). The…
Descriptors: Usability, Program Evaluation, Virtual Classrooms, College Students
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Blair, Robert; Millard, David; Woollard, John – International Journal on E-Learning, 2017
Social media is lauded as a powerful tool for informal learning, and a tool of choice for teenagers. This paper reports on the findings of a survey of 384 secondary school pupils in the UK (aged 11-17) over a 12 week period. Our findings indicate a pervasiveness of social media usage amongst this age group, but variety in the types of engagement…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Social Media, Educational Technology
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Haavind, Sarah; Sistek-Chandler, Cynthia – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) differ from other teaching environments in both the potentially "massive" number of participants and the "open" aspect of teaching in a public forum. Early MOOC instructors have of necessity worn many hats: subject matter expert, facilitator, researcher, producer, director, and curator. These…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Interviews, Case Studies
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Gülbahar, Yasemin – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
The potential represented by the usage of Internet-based communication technologies in parallel with e-instruction is enabling learners to cooperate and collaborate throughout the world. However, an important dimension, namely the socialization of learners through online dialogues via e-mail, discussion forums, chats, blogs, wikis and virtual…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Socialization
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Goh, WeiWei; Dexter, Barbara; Self, Richard – International Journal on E-Learning, 2014
The main purpose of this paper is to present a conceptual model for the use of web 2.0 online technologies in order to develop and enhance students' critical thinking skills at higher education level. Wiki is chosen as the main focus in this paper. The model integrates Salmon's 5-stage model (Salmon, 2002) with Garrison's Community of Inquiry…
Descriptors: Models, Web 2.0 Technologies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Shephard, Kerry; Mansvelt, Juliana; Stein, Sarah; Suddaby, Gordon; Harris, Irene; O'Hara, Duncan – International Journal on E-Learning, 2011
This collaborative research project devised a framework to support professional development for e-learning within New Zealand's diverse and integrated tertiary education sector. The research was supported by New Zealand's Ministry of Education. The research included reviews of developments in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand and a…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Postsecondary Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities
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Ling, Bin; Allison, Colin; Nicholl, James Ross; Moodley, Luke; Roberts, Dave – International Journal on E-Learning, 2007
Disabled students require full access to the higher education curriculum without suffering from discrimination due to their disability. This is a simple ethic of civilised societies, but is also increasingly becoming a legal imperative. In a relatively small number of cases access may mean accommodating manifest physical impairments such as those…
Descriptors: Institutional Environment, Information Transfer, Disabilities, Special Needs Students
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Meredith, Sandra; Burkle, Martha – International Journal on E-Learning, 2006
E-learning has been an important topic for more than a decade, but the area is still evolving. The increased use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in higher education systems, has major implications for instructors, learners and institutions. Ultimately, the goal, and the very nature of e-learning, is that a continuity of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Educational Technology, Distance Education