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Bental, Diana; Cawsey, Alison; Eddy, Bruce – International Journal on E-Learning, 2004
Tailored descriptions of online educational resources can support users searching for educational resources on the World Wide Web (WWW) by helping them to assess for themselves the relevance and suitability of each resource. Suitable descriptions can be derived from the online metadata stored with each resource. The descriptions take into account…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Metadata, Internet, Computer Uses in Education
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Williams, Vicki – International Journal on E-Learning, 2004
To involve learners in any form of distance instruction, we ask them to cope with multiple environments. In web-based instruction (WBI), there is the technology environment and the learning environment. Learners must cope with these environments apart from the instructor and most technical support. To make the instruction available at any time and…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Environment, Web Based Instruction, Learning Strategies
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Dron, Jon; Boyne, Chris; Mitchell, Richard – International Journal on E-Learning, 2004
This paper describes the use of the CoFIND (Collaborative Filter in N Dimensions) system to evaluate two assessment styles. CoFIND is a resource database which organizes itself around its users' needs. Learners enter resources, categorize, then rate them using "qualities," aspects of resources which learners find worthwhile, the n dimensions of…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Systems Development, Evaluation Methods, Databases
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Graesser, Arthur C.; Person, Natalie K.; Jackson, G. Tanner; Toth, Jozsef A. – International Journal on E-Learning, 2004
The Human Use Regulatory Affairs Advisor (HURAA) is an Internet facility that provides help and training on the ethical use of human subjects in research, based on documents and regulations in United States Federal agencies. HURAA has a number of standard features of conventional web facilities and computer-based training, such as hypertext,…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Internet, Glossaries, Word Frequency
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Tichon, Jennifer; Loh, Jennifer; King, Robert – International Journal on E-Learning, 2004
Virtual Reality (VR) techniques are increasingly being used in e-health education, training and in trial clinical programs in the treatment of certain types of mental illness. Undergraduate psychology student opinion of the use of Virtual Reality (VR) to teach them about schizophrenia at the University of Queensland, was determined with reference…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Computer Simulation, Schizophrenia
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Crosta, Lucilla – International Journal on E-Learning, 2004
This article is based on a study carried out at the University of Glasgow (Scotland) in the academic year 2000-2001. This research focuses attention on the implications of new technologies in Adult Distance Courses for pedagogy based on Computer Mediated Communication (CMC). An ethical approach is applied. Since intellectual property law, …
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Higher Education, School Districts
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McKnight, Roberta – International Journal on E-Learning, 2004
According to several surveys over the past six years, faculty support and training in information technology remains one of the most pressing issues in higher education (Greene, 2001; Gandel, et al., 2000; Lembke, et al., 2001; Kobulnicky, et al., 2002). In an effort to address this issue, various organizations have published guidelines or…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Information Technology, Distance Education, Higher Education
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O'Quinn, Lisa – International Journal on E-Learning, 2004
This article provides the results of a study which determined the factors having the greatest and least degree of influence upon community college faculty's decision to participate in distance education.
Descriptors: Distance Education, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Teacher Motivation
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Shewbridge, William; Berge, Zane L. – International Journal on E-Learning, 2004
The video production field has evolved beyond being exclusively relevant to broadcast television. The convergence of low-cost consumer cameras and desktop computer editing has led to new applications of video in a wide range of areas, including the classroom. This presents educators with an opportunity to rethink how students learn video…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Online Courses, Production Techniques, Educational Technology
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Dabbagh, Nada; Kitsantas, Anastasia – International Journal on E-Learning, 2004
Numerous benefits of student-centered web-based learning environments have been documented in the literature; however the effects on student learning are questionable, particularly for low self-regulated learners primarily because these environments require students to exercise a high degree of self-regulation to succeed. Currently few guidelines…
Descriptors: Internet, Instructional Design, Self Management, Web Based Instruction
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Bolliger, Doris U. – International Journal on E-Learning, 2004
The purpose of this study was to investigate key factors influencing student satisfaction with online courses. The Biner instrument (1993) was modified to accommodate questions relating to online courses. One-hundred five respondents out of a sample of 303 online learners completed the resulting Online Course Satisfaction Survey. The results…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Participant Satisfaction, Graduate Students
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Yakushkina, Tatiana – International Journal on E-Learning, 2004
In the year 2002, the federal experiment on creating and developing the system of distance education in Russia came to its end. This fact provokes the author to analyze the first outcomes of the beginning era of computer-based-learning in this country. The paper aims to review the development of distance education in the context of past and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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Koohang, Alex – International Journal on E-Learning, 2004
The purpose of this study was to investigate users' perceptions toward e-learning courseware usability, giving attention to the variables of age, gender, prior experience with the Internet, and the amount of time the e-learner spent on the e-learning courseware to do his/her assignments. Based on a set of usability properties proposed in this…
Descriptors: Internet, Courseware, Assignments, Distance Education
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Wang, Tzu-Hua; Wang, Wei-Lung; Wang, Kuo-Hua; Huang, Hsih-Chieh – International Journal on E-Learning, 2004
This research aims to develop a Metacognition strategy for Web-Based Instruction (WBI) to stimulate reflective questions in biology learning to run Frontpage Feedback System (FFS) embedded in web pages, and thus to evaluate the influence of this internet-teaching style on biology learning among freshmen. According to the questionnaire survey, we…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Educational Environment, Biology, Web Based Instruction
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Jonassen, David; Churchill, Daniel – International Journal on E-Learning, 2004
Based on contemporary theories of learning, this article takes a critical view of the concept of learning objects. Learning objects decompose content into granular pieces of information that can be stored, retrieved, and reused in instruction. Current conceptualizations of learning objects support traditional, objectivist forms of instruction.…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Instructional Design, Metadata, Concept Formation
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