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  1. Supporting Access to Open Online Courses for Learners of Developing Countries

    Kwame Nti, Department of Career and Information Studies, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia., Georgia

    The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 16, No. 4 (Nov 02, 2015)

    This paper examines how access to, and use of, open educational resources (OER) content may be enhanced for nonnative learners in developing countries from a learner perspective. Using analysis of ... More

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  2. A Qualitative Evaluation of the Use of Multimedia Case Studies in an Introductory Engineering Course at Two Southeastern Universities

    Barbara Kawulich & Kim Huett, University of West Georgia

    Journal of STEM Education Vol. 16, No. 3 (Sep 15, 2015)

    The purpose of this qualitative evaluation was to determine students' perceptions of the value and effectiveness of the use of multimedia case studies in introductory engineering courses at two... More

  3. Social, constructivist and informal learning processes: together on the Edge for designing digital game-based learning environments

    Gianvito D'Aprile, Pierpaolo Di Bitonto, Roberta De Asmundis & Antonio Ulloa Severino, Grifo multimedia S.r.l.

    Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society Vol. 11, No. 3 (Sep 30, 2015)

    The theoretical conceptions of game-based learning are different from those of traditional instruction. Indeed, the classical approaches of needs and task analysis seem to be not appropriate for... More

  4. Beating the Odds: Teaching Italian online in the Community College Environment

    Giulia Guarnieri, Bronx Community College

    Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society Vol. 11, No. 3 (Sep 30, 2015)

    This study analyzes data collected from Italian language online classes during the course of four consecutive semesters at Bronx Community College in order to measure the impact that distance... More

  5. Exploring the factors that affect the intention to use collaborative technologies: The differing perspectives of sequential/global learners

    Yong-Ming Huang, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science

    Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 31, No. 3 (Aug 27, 2015)

    The use of collaborative technologies in learning has received considerable attention in recent years, but few studies to date have examined the factors that affect sequential and global learners’ ... More

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  6. Evaluation of elearning usage in South African universities: A critical review

    Emily Bagarukayo, Makerere University, Uganda; Billy Kalema, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

    International Journal of Education and Development using ICT Vol. 11, No. 2 (Aug 31, 2015)

    Although eLearning is the use of technology for teaching, learning and assessment, there is no common approach to it across South African Higher Education Institutions. There is therefore a concern... More

  7. Commentary: Revisiting “Guidelines for Using Technology to Prepare Social Studies Teachers”

    Richard Hartshorne & Scott Waring, University of Central Florida, United States

    Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 2 (June 2015) pp. 201–208

    In "Guidelines for Using Technology to Prepare Social Studies Teachers" (Hicks, Lee, Berson, Bolick, & Diem, 2014), the authors revisit and revise a series of principles focusing on the preparation... More

    pp. 201-208

  8. Validating a Technology Enhanced Student Centered Learning Model

    Myunghee Kang, Jungsun Hahn & Warren Chung, Ewha Womans University, Korea (South)

    Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 26, No. 3 (July 2015) pp. 253–269

    The Technology Enhanced Student Centered Learning (TESCL) Model in this study presents the core factors that ensure the quality of learning in a technology-supported environment. Although the model... More

    pp. 253-269

  9. Using wikis and collaborative learning for science teachers' professional development

    Y‐H. Chen, S‐J. Jang & P‐J. Chen

    Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 31, No. 4 (Aug 01, 2015) pp. 330–344

    Wiki bears great potential to transform learning and instruction by scaffolding personal and social constructivism. Past studies have shown that proper application of wiki benefits both students... More

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  10. Teachers Perception in a Technology Integration Workshop: Implications for Professional Development in the Digital Age

    Kele Anyanwu, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

    Issues and Trends in Educational Technology Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jun 24, 2015)

    School districts are embracing innovative technology applications by increasing the accessibility of Web 2.0 applications from district networks. Workshops on these applications have become the... More

  11. Supporting Distance Learners: Making Practice More Effective

    Keryn Pratt, University of Otago College of Education

    Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 19, No. 1 (Jun 29, 2015) pp. 12–26

    This paper reports on a qualitative evaluation of the postgraduate courses offered by distance in one university department. The types and amount of support provided to students was evaluated and... More

    pp. 12-26

  12. Mining Data from Weibo to WeChat: A Comparative Case Study of MOOC Communities on Social Media in China

    Ke Zhang, Wayne State University, United States

    International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 14, No. 3 (July 2015) pp. 305–329

    This article starts with an overview on China’s MOOC phenomenon and social media, and then reports a comparative, multiple case study on three selected MOOC communities that have emerged on social ... More

    pp. 305-329

  13. Corporate Learning in Times of Digital Transformation: A Conceptual Framework and Service Portfolio for the Learning Function in Banking Organisations

    Daniela Schuchmann & Sabine Seufert, University of St.Gallen Dufourstrasse 40a 9000 St.Gallen Switzerland

    International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC) Vol. 8, No. 1 (Mar 09, 2015) pp. 31–39

    Digital transformation is one of the major challenges in all industries. It embraces the realignment of technology and new business models to more effectively engage digital customers at every... More

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  14. Commentary: Digital Citizenship: A Response to Hicks et al.’s (2014) Guidelines

    Margaret S. Crocco & Sara L. Leo, Michigan State University, United States

    Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 1 (March 2015) pp. 56–67

    In this essay response, the authors address two goals: First, they comment on the ideas found in the new Guidelines for Using Technology to Prepare Social Studies Teachers, going deeper into issues... More

    pp. 56-67

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  15. Preservice Teachers’ Social Networking Use, Concerns, and Educational Possibilities: Trends from 2008-2012

    Joan E. Hughes, Yujung Ko, Mihyun Lim & Sa Liu, The University of Texas at Austin, United States

    Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 23, No. 2 (April 2015) pp. 185–212

    This four-year, cross-sectional study, situated in one U.S. university, investigated 206 preservice teachers’ use of social network services (SNS) in teacher preparation and their disposition... More

    pp. 185-212

  16. Examining the Use of Video to Support Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Noticing of Children’s Thinking

    Alison Castro Superfine, Wenjuan Li, John Bragelman & Amanda Fisher, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States

    Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 23, No. 2 (April 2015) pp. 137–157

    Noticing children’s mathematical thinking is an important aspect of what teachers need to know. This study explores the role of videocases in supporting preservice elementary teachers’ noticing of ... More

    pp. 137-157

  17. Does Combining the Embodiment and Personalization Principles of Multimedia Learning Affect Learning the Culture of a Foreign Language?

    Yanlin Wang & Steven M. Crooks, Texas Tech University, United States

    Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 24, No. 2 (April 2015) pp. 161–177

    The purpose of this study was to investigate how social cues associated with the personalization and embodiment principles in multimedia learning affect the learning and attitude of students... More

    pp. 161-177

  18. Can Libraries Counteract the Behaviorist Impulse Latent in Big Data?

    Gabriel Gomez, The Department of Information Studies The College of Education Chicago State University, United States

    Global Learn 2015 (April 2015) pp. 565–571

    Big data is changing how we understand human behavior and human interaction with the physical world, a process that will inevitably change understandings of information seeking behavior, a subset... More

    pp. 565-571

  19. Awareness of cognitive and social behaviour in a CSCL environment

    P.A. Kirschner, K. Kreijns, C. Phielix & J. Fransen

    Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 31, No. 1 (February 2015) pp. 59–77

    Most distributed and virtual online environments for and pedagogies of computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) neglect the social and social-emotional aspects underlying the group dynamics... More

    pp. 59-77

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  20. Social Interaction in Self-paced Distance Education

    Terry Anderson, Lorne Upton, Jon Dron & Judi Malone, Athabasca University; Bruno Poelhuber, Universit de Montral

    Open Praxis Vol. 7, No. 1 (Feb 13, 2015) pp. 7–23

    In this paper we present a case study of a self-paced university course that was originally designed to support independent, self-paced study at distance. We developed a social media intervention, ... More

    pp. 7-23