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Inan, Fethi; Yukselturk, Erman; Kurucay, Murat; Flores, Raymond – International Journal on E-Learning, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine whether students' self-regulation skills impact their success and satisfaction in an online learning environment. Data was collected from one hundred and fifty-five students taking an online introductory programming course offered as a part of certification curriculum in a public university in Turkey. The…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Metacognition, Time Management, Help Seeking
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Ivy, Karen Lynne-Daniels – International Journal on E-Learning, 2017
This paper shares the findings of a study conducted on a virtual inter-cultural global leadership development learning project. Mixed Methods analysis techniques were used to examine the interviews of U.S. and Uganda youth project participants. The study, based on cultural and social constructivist learning theories, investigated the effects of…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Online Courses, Cooperative Learning, Interviews
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Lock, Jennifer; Johnson, Carol – International Journal on E-Learning, 2017
Collaboration is more than an activity. In the contemporary online learning environment, collaboration needs to be conceived as an overarching way of learning that fosters continued knowledge building. For this to occur, design of a learning task goes beyond students working together. There are integral nuances that give rise to: how the task is…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Cooperative Learning, Educational Practices, Instructional Design
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Jahromi, Gelayol Safavi; Nikabadi, Mohsen Shafiei; Maleki, Morteza – International Journal on E-Learning, 2017
New developments in technology, particularly the information technology, have changed the perception of learning. These changes have made distance learning an important part of education. However, it seems that this technology does not have a strong position in governmental organizations yet. Therefore, the main goal of this research is to present…
Descriptors: Barriers, Electronic Learning, Foreign Countries, Distance Education
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Steiner, Christina M.; Wesiak, Gudrun; Moore, Adam; Dagger, Declan; Conlan, Owen; Albert, Dietrich – International Journal on E-Learning, 2017
E-learning makes educational resources available to learners spread all over the world, resulting in a greater diversity of learners. Adaptation and personalisation aim at providing appropriate learning opportunities to users with diverse needs and preferences. Apart from knowledge, goals, motivation, etc. learners' cultural background is becoming…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Electronic Learning, Cultural Awareness, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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McGee, Patricia; Valdes, Erin; Bullis, Danica – International Journal on E-Learning, 2016
While online course offerings have steadily risen over the last decade and it is estimated that 32% of college students have taken an online course (Allen & Seaman, 2013), the process of preparing students for blended and online courses has varied and is inconsistent across institutions. Attrition rates for online courses have been…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, College Students
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Drysdale, Jeffery; Graham, Charles; Borup, Jered – International Journal on E-Learning, 2016
Student disconnectedness remains a serious concern in K-12 online learning--especially in programs where students take most or all of their coursework online. In this research we examined a "shepherding program" designed to encourage a sense of community among teachers and students at an online charter school. Every online teacher served…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Charter Schools
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Maglajlic, Seid – International Journal on E-Learning, 2016
This paper describes the implementation of a framework for the construction and utilization of social networks in ELearning. These social networks aim to enhance collaboration between all E-Learning participants (i.e. both traineeto-trainee and trainee-to-tutor communication are targeted). E-Learning systems that include a so-called "social…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Electronic Learning, Guidelines
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Kim, Taesung; Welch, Steven; Nam, Seungwan – International Journal on E-Learning, 2016
The purpose of this research was to: (a) explore graduate students' perceptions of and preferences for online credit courses; (b) analyze and compare this study's findings to those from previous research; and (c), based on findings, recommend further improvements to graduate online courses. Analysis of survey data from graduate students enrolled…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Preferences, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Weber, Peter; Rothe, Hannes – International Journal on E-Learning, 2016
This paper is a report on the findings of a study conducted on the use of the social networking service NING in a cross-location e-learning setting named "Net Economy." We describe how we implemented NING as a fundamental part of the setting through a special phase concept and team building approach. With the help of user statistics, we…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Guidelines, Social Networks, Communities of Practice
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Scott, Joyce A. – International Journal on E-Learning, 2016
Jones International University (JIU) offers online programs from the associate degree to the doctorate. JIU students are working professionals who seek to improve employability and prospects for advancement. Recognizing that learning in adulthood is social and embedded in the learner's life context, JIU designed instruction to give learners…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Active Learning, Student Projects, Student Evaluation
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Barbosa, Jorge; Barbosa, Debora; Rabello, Solon – International Journal on E-Learning, 2016
Use of mobile devices and widespread adoption of wireless networks have enabled the emergence of Ubiquitous Computing. Application of this technology to improving education strategies gave rise to Ubiquitous e-Learning, also known as Ubiquitous Learning. There are several approaches to organizing ubiquitous learning environments, but most of them…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Models, Cooperative Learning
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Barbour, Michael; Davis, Niki; Wenmoth, Derek – International Journal on E-Learning, 2016
This paper describes the organisational development of virtual learning in networked rural schools in New Zealand, specifically the obstacles that e-learning clusters of rural schools face in their journey to sustainability and maturity through the lens of the Ministry's Learning Communities Online Handbook. Analysis of a nationwide purposeful…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Distance Education, Rural Schools
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Reyna, Jorge – International Journal on E-Learning, 2016
In January 2009 the School of Education, University of Western Sydney decided to appoint an e-learning officer with the aim of improving the quality of online learning environments across course units. The e-learning officer had built a strong relationship with 45 academics across two campuses, with a positive impact on the application of…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Program Implementation, Schools of Education, Foreign Countries
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Kidd, Terry; Davis, Trina; Larke, Patricia – International Journal on E-Learning, 2016
Using the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) and Dewey's Theory of Experience, this phenomenological study explored the experiences of faculty who engaged in online teaching at one school of public health. Findings revealed that the experiences of public health faculty, who engaged in online teaching, are similar and…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, College Faculty, Online Courses, Technology Uses in Education
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