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  1. Reviewing the differences in size, composition and structure between the personal networks of high- and low-performing students

    Oskar Casquero, Ramón Ovelar, Jesús Romo & Manuel Benito

    British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 46, No. 1 (Jan 30, 2015) pp. 16–31

    An interesting aspect in the current literature about learning networks is the shift of focus from the understanding of the “whole network” of a course to the examination of the “personal networks”... More

    pp. 16-31

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  2. Role of e-learning in capacity building: An Alumni View

    Muhammad Zaheer, Sadia Jabeen & Mubasher Qadri, Virtual University of Pakistan

    Open Praxis Vol. 7, No. 1 (Feb 13, 2015) pp. 71–81

    The concept of knowledge sharing has now expanded because of sophisticated communication tools. A common consensus has been generated for spreading knowledge beyond boundaries and making collective... More

    pp. 71-81

  3. Determinants of Internet use for interactive learning: an exploratory study

    Jonatan Castao-Muoz, Josep Duart & Sancho-Vinuesa Teresa, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

    Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research (NAER Journal) Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jan 15, 2015) pp. 24–31

    The use of the Internet in higher education teaching can facilitate the interactive learning process and thus improve educational outcomes. The aim of the study presented here is to explore which... More

    pp. 24-31

  4. Understanding the affordance of 3D VLEs and its impact on interpersonal emotional connections

    Hisae Matsui, Princeton University, United States; Terence Ahern, West Virginia University, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 3343–3350

    The purpose of this study is to examine participant’s perception of co-presence as an affordance of three-dimensional virtual learning environments (3D VLEs) in developing interpersonal emotional... More

    pp. 3343-3350

  5. A Meta-Synthesis of Research Using Multiuser Virtual Environments (i.e., Second Life) in Teacher Education

    Nasser Jabbari, Sandra Sandoval & Hersh Waxman, Texas A&M University, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 2375–2381

    In this paper, we review the studies published between 2003 and 2014 in the area of teacher education using Second Life as an educational platform. Our systematic search in the literature resulted... More

    pp. 2375-2381

  6. Information Literacy, Libraries, and Virtual Schools: New Standards for New Modalities

    Alex Hodges, American University, United States; Marilyn Ochoa, State University of New York at Oswego, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) p. 2168

    This roundtable will focus conversation on how the emerging draft information literacy standards (ACRL, 2014) impact libraries in virtual schooling environments. Participants will discuss K-12 and ... More

    p. 2168

  7. Panel on Research on Supporting K-12 Online and Blended Students

    Lori Werth, Northwest Nazarene University, United States; Kim Huett, University of West Georgia, United States; Jered Borup, George Mason University, United States; Jamie Worrell & Lindsey Wahlbrink, Connections Education and Florida Virtual School, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1514–1515

    This panel will bring together leading experts to explore the research related to supporting K-12 online and blended students. Lori Werth will present her work on a study of using Khan Academy in... More

    pp. 1514-1515

  8. Lessons Learned from the Development of an Online Teaching Certificate Program for K-12 Teachers

    Brianne Leigh Moore-Adams & W. Monty Jones, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1492–1499

    K-12 online learning is a rapidly growing phenomenon in education. While new online K-12 programs are consistently being developed, programs to prepare teachers to effectively teach in these new... More

    pp. 1492-1499

  9. Exploring Online Education in K-12 Environments

    Tina Heafner, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States; Richard Hartshorne, University of Central Florida, United States; Teresa Petty, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1478–1480

    Few online teachers receive any formal training online. Less than one percent have online learning experiences and rarely do teacher education programs address online learning pedagogy. However, ... More

    pp. 1478-1480

  10. Strategies for Large Class Sizes in Online and Virtual Learning Environments

    Junia Braga, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil; Glenda Gunter, University of Central Florida, United States; Marisa Carneiro, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 195–198

    Due to the increased demand for online course offerings and with universities increasing class sizes as a strategy for meeting these demands, it is important that new technologies be incorporated... More

    pp. 195-198

  11. Graphical representations and the perception of motion: Integrating isomorphism through kinesthesia into physics instruction

    Fernando Espinoza, SUNY Old Westbury-Hofstra University, United States

    Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 34, No. 2 (April 2015) pp. 133–154

    The incorporation of engaging and meaningful learning experiences is essential for the enhancement of critical thinking and the development of scientific literacy. The study engaged several groups ... More

    pp. 133-154

  12. Investigating the Potential of MOOCs in K-12 Teaching and Learning Environments

    Jennifer Nigh, Kristine E. Pytash, Richard E. Ferdig & William Merchant, Kent State University, United States

    Journal of Online Learning Research Vol. 1, No. 1 (February 2015) pp. 85–106

    The massive open online course (MOOC) is a relatively new concept in K-12 teaching and learning environments. Although significant work has been done with MOOCs since 2008, it has only been... More

    pp. 85-106

  13. Educational Theory DOES APPLY to Online Learning - Using the Recursive Model for Knowledge Development in Virtual Environments along with the related measurement tool - Virtual Learning Environment Survey (VLES)

    Nan Adams, Southeastern Louisiana University, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2014 (Oct 20, 2014) pp. 19–21

    For educators that endeavor to develop effective learning practices in the new cyber landscape, the changed teacher and learner roles in virtual environments should be central to the design of... More

    pp. 19-21

  14. Virtual Reality and Special Needs

    Tara Jeffs

    Themes in Science and Technology Education Vol. 2, No. 1 (2009) pp. 253–268

    The use of virtual environments for special needs is as diverse as the field of Special Educationitself and the individuals it serves. Individuals with special needs often face challenges... More

    pp. 253-268

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  15. Embodiment of the Communicative “Other”: Mode of Communication and Social Presence in Educational Virtual Environments

    Nikiforos Papachristos, Ioanna Bellou & Tassos Mikropoulos, The Educational Approaches to Virtual Reality Technologies Lab, The University of Ioannina, Greece

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2014 (Jun 23, 2014) pp. 2637–2644

    Embodiment of the communicative “other” and. mode of communication seem to be important factors for social presence. This study investigates the impact of these factors on social presence in an... More

    pp. 2637-2644

  16. Motivating Learners with Virtual Reality

    Anna Martin, Kent State University, United States

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2014 (Jun 23, 2014) pp. 2631–2636

    This literature review addresses issues of both student motivation and characteristics of virtual learning environments. In addition, connections are made between learning theories that support... More

    pp. 2631-2636

  17. Virtual Reality: Adaptive and Branching Scenarios

    Mike Jones & Christopher Devers, Indiana Wesleyan University, United States

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2014 (Jun 23, 2014) pp. 2446–2449

    Virtual reality is used in a variety of educational environments -- military, aviation, etc. This project combines virtual reality with adaptive and branching scenarios, which provides unique... More

    pp. 2446-2449

  18. Virtual Reality Worlds for Teacher Education

    Marlo Steed, Faculty of Education, University of Lethbridge, Canada

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 43–48

    During the spring of 2013 a university course was taught entitled, "Virtual Reality in Education" to a group of preservice teachers. The course took place inside a virtual reality (VR) environment... More

    pp. 43-48

  19. Communication within Virtual Reality: Creating a Space for Research

    Frank Biocca

    Journal of Communication Vol. 42, No. 4 (1992) pp. 5–22

    Introduces "virtual reality" (computer-enhanced environments in which the user feels present), and considers its possible implications for communication research and researchers. (SR) More

    pp. 5-22

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  20. Synchronous Learning Best Practices: An Action Research Study

    Clyde A. Warden, James O. Stanworth, Jian Biao Ren & Antony R. Warden

    Computers & Education Vol. 63 (April 2013) pp. 197–207

    Low cost and significant advances in technology now allow instructors to create their own virtual learning environments. Creating social interactions within a virtual space that emulates the... More

    pp. 197-207

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