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International Journal on E-Learning

October 2009 Volume 8, Number 4

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 12

  1. Preface: A Special Passage Through Asia E-Learning

    Curtis J. Bonk, Indiana University, United States; Mimi Miyoung Lee, University of Houston, United States; Thomas Reynolds, National University, United States

    As Internet access increases in Asia and the rest of the world, the use of e-learning has expanded to offer formal as well as informal educational opportunities that were previously not possible to... More

    pp. 438-445

  2. Opening Comments on E-Learning in Asia

    Mimi Miyoung Lee, University of Houston, United States

    (Note: No abstract with intro to issue.) More

    pp. 447-452

  3. Digital Trends among Japanese University Students: Podcasting and Wikis as Tools for Learning

    Yayoi Anzai, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan

    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 ... More

    pp. 453-467

  4. From Competency List to Curriculum Implementation: A Case Study of Japan's First Online Master’s Program for E-Learning Specialists Training

    Katsuaki Suzuki, Kumamoto University, Japan

    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... More

    pp. 469-478

  5. E-Learning in Supplemental Educational Systems in Taiwan: Present Status and Future Challenges

    Ke Zhang, Wayne State University, United States; Jui-Long Hung, Boise State University, United States

    As Taiwan’s full-scale e-learning initiatives moved to the seventh year in 2009, the current status and challenges of e-learning development there are yet to be fully understood. Further extending ... More

    pp. 479-494

  6. E-Learning in the Philippines: Trends, Directions, and Challenges

    Melinda M. Dela Pena-Bandalaria, University of the Philippines Open University, Philippines

    In the Philippines, the term e-learning is used synonymously with online learning and concerns the online delivery of instructional content as well as associated support services to students. This ... More

    pp. 495-510

  7. University 2.0: A View From Singapore

    Daniel Tan, Chye Seng Lee, Lay Kock Chan & Adrian Din How Lu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    This article highlights the processes and best practices adopted by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore in implementing their mission-critical e-learning services for a population... More

    pp. 511-526

  8. E-Learning in Malaysia: Moving Forward in Open Distance Learning

    Zoraini Wati Abas, Open University Malaysia, Malaysia

    Many higher education institutions have embarked on e-learning as a means to support their learning and teaching activities. In distance learning institutions, e-learning has enabled them to reach ... More

    pp. 527-537

  9. E-Learning Readiness in the Academic Sector of Thailand

    Thanomporn Laohajaratsang, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

    As e-learning in the academic sector serves as a crucial driving force in the development of e-learning in Thailand, this article looks at e-learning readiness in Thailand with a focus on the... More

    pp. 539-547

  10. E-Learning in India

    Sanjaya Mishra, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India

    This article presents an overview of the e-learning in India. It describes the historical developments of e-learning and identifies major stakeholders and institutions that have initiated e... More

    pp. 549-560

  11. Academic Social Networks Affecting the Adoption of E-Learning in Turkey

    Siew Mee Barton, Deakin University, Australia; Brian Corbitt, RMIT University, Australia; Lemai Nguyen, Deakin University, Australia

    This article reports findings from an ethnographic study of e-learning adopters in Turkey and examines ways in which cultural factors shape the adoption and use of information technology for... More

    pp. 561-575

  12. E-Learning in Asia: Just as Good Is Not Good Enough

    Thomas Reeves, University of Georgia, United States

    The dramatic economic and social developments underway in Asia have been fueled by traditional education, but that is rapidly changing. E-learning is essential to further development in Asia and... More

    pp. 577-585