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Al Obaidli, Mariyam; Barza, Lydia; Matherly, Laura – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
This research explored faculty perspectives (n=168) on integrating and using social media for instruction in two government universities in the United Arab Emirates. Based on an online survey with both open and closed ended questions, the strongest predictor of use was faculty perceptions of the advantages that social media offers as an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Gokhale, Anu; Machina, Kenton – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
A teacher's objective is to provide students the cognitive strategies that enable them to think critically, make decisions, and solve problems. In order to guide student learning, teachers should be aware of the concepts that are prerequisite to the understanding of others and also of typical student misconceptions. The goal of this study was to…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Problem Solving
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Zhang, Wei; Zhu, Chang – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
Combining elements of online and face-to-face education, blended learning is emerging as an important teaching and learning model in higher education. In order to examine the effectiveness of blended learning, as compared to the traditional face-to-face learning mode, this research investigated the learning outcomes of students following English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Undergraduate Students, Comparative Analysis
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Shang, Hui-Fang; Chen, Yen-Yu – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
With the rapid growth of technology, many language acquisition approaches have been added to computer-assisted language learning applications. Thus, this study investigated the impact of online autonomous learning on English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students' reading ability. Sixty-five students from two reading classes at One University in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction
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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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Larbi-Apau, Josephine; Oti-Boadi, Mabel; Tetteh, Albert – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
Both computer attitude and eLearning self-efficacy are critical complementary factors in determining confidence levels and behavioral belief systems, and can directly affect students' actions, performances and achievements. This study applied a multidimensional construct in validating computer attitude and eLearning self-efficacy of Psychology…
Descriptors: Computer Attitudes, Electronic Learning, Self Efficacy, Undergraduate Students
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El-Zayaty, Nady – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
Open and Distance Learning (ODL) has become an increasingly popular platform for delivering education the world over. The acceptance of ODL as a viable alternative to traditional brick and mortar educational institutes has been a topic of debate however. Furthermore, many questions have been raised about the different levels of interest…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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De Paepe, Liesbeth; Zhu, Chang; DePryck, Koen – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
Understanding reasons for drop-out, factors contributing to student satisfaction and strategies for enhancing student retention is fundamental to the success of online (language) courses. This study examines drop-out rates, student satisfaction, retention rates and attainment in fully online elementary-level courses for Dutch as a second language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropout Rate, Academic Persistence, Online Courses
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Sanagavarapu, Prathyusha – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
Despite a growing body of research and resources on flipped classrooms, the voices and transformative journeys of tertiary educators--their perspectives, practices, challenges, and adaptations to flipped teaching in higher education have been missing. To address this gap, in this paper, I chronicled my journey into flipped classrooms, in two early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Blended Learning, College Instruction
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Dietrich, David; Bowers, Cheryl – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
The use of online courses in counselor education is becoming more prevalent. Online education has become a popular topic for research and many articles have outlined the benefits to students, instructors, and institutions for adopting this delivery system. Some evidence exists for the use of online counseling skills courses, with assessment of…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Online Courses, Student Attitudes, Graduate Students
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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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Schnitman, Ivana Maria; Forgerini, Fabrício – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
This article examines the adoption of technological innovations in education, such as the use of mobile devices, as teaching agent to pedagogical mediation. The research discusses factors that could contribute to motivation or serve as barriers to the use of tablets as teaching agents to mediate learning. Findings suggest satisfaction and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Innovation, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Catenazzi, Nadia; Sommaruga, Lorenzo; De Angelis, Kylene; Gabbianelli, Giulio – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
In the context of the road transport there is the need to provide new training opportunities for million of truck and bus drivers who are often on the road. The C95-Challenge EU Erasmus+ project aims to meet this need by introducing new training methodologies and solutions that support compulsory periodic courses. The main project result is the…
Descriptors: Driver Education, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Interactive Video
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Marek, Michael W.; Skrabut, Stan – International Journal on E-Learning, 2017
Few scholarly publications have addressed in detail the question of student privacy when using social media for classroom educational activities. This study combined qualitative and conceptual methodologies to explore the implications of privacy law on learning activities, using the strict Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) in the…
Descriptors: Privacy, Social Media, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Schimanke, Florian; Mertens, Robert; Vornberger, Oliver – International Journal on E-Learning, 2017
Learning games are an ideal vessel for many kinds of learning content. Playful interaction with the subject matter makes the human mind more receptive and thus learning itself more effective. Well designed games also come with an addictive game-play that makes users want to play the game over and over. This is intended in fun games but it can be…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Design, Student Motivation, Repetition
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