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McVay, Gloria J.; Snyder, Kimberlee D.; Graetz, Kenneth A. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2005
Technology is integral to carrying out many types of business transactions and has become entwined in the very fabric of everyday life. In the educational environmentparticularly higher educationtechnology is underutilised as a pedagogical tool and in many cases remains largely untapped. Winona State University and its laptop programme learned…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Computer Uses in Education, College Students
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Bell, Malcolm; Bell, Wendy – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2005
This case study looks at the lessons learned from the ultimately successful implementation of the Blackboard Managed Learning Environment at Northumbria University and explores how these are now being applied to the matching implementation at a local further education college, which we are supporting. The study identifies key aspects that emerged…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Change, Faculty Development
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Davies, Jo; Graff, Martin – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2005
The beneficial effects of learners interacting in online programmes have been widely reported. Indeed, online discussion is argued to promote student-centred learning. It is therefore reasonable to suggest that the benefits of online discussion should translate into improved student performance. The current study examined the frequency of online…
Descriptors: Interaction, Grades (Scholastic), Computer Mediated Communication
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Clarke, Malcolm; Butler, Clive; Schmidt-Hansen, Peter; Somerville, Mary – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2004
mmunications Systems, benefits from the high proportion of use of electronic communications, namely email, which allows fast turnaround of questions, yet is not intrusive. However, it is deemed essential that hard copy of all such correspondence is kept. Migration to other Internet support services, such as the World Wide Web, videoconferencing…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Quality, Quality Control, Feedback
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Clariana, Roy B. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2004
Colour is a common feature in computer-aided learning (CAL), though the instructional effects of screen colour are not well understood. This investigation considers the effects of different CAL study tasks with feedback on posttest performance and on posttest memory of the lesson colour scheme. Graduate students (n=68) completed a computer-based…
Descriptors: Memory, Graduate Students, Feedback, Context Effect
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Cunningham-Atkins, Hilary; Powell, Norman; Moore, David; Hobbs, Dave; Sharpe, Simon – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2004
This paper reports an investigation of the impact of students cognitive style on their effective use of educational text-based computer-mediated conferences. The research centres on an empirical study involving students from three courses run by the British Open University. Statistical analysis of the data does not suggest that cognitive style has…
Descriptors: Teleconferencing, Student Participation, Statistical Analysis, Computer Mediated Communication
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Wearmouth, Janice; Smith, Alice Paige; Soler, Janet – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2004
This article describes and outlines the implications of a one-year case study of students' use of the computer conferencing facility of a postgraduate module for special educational needs coordinators (SENCOs) at a distance-learning institution. This facility incorporates a virtual space for a guest expert. The aim of the study was to inform…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Educational Needs, Professional Development, Computer Mediated Communication
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Walton, Marion; Archer, Arlene – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2004
In this article we describe and discuss a three-year case study of a course in web literacy, part of the academic literacy curriculum for first-year engineering students at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Because they are seen as practical knowledge, not theoretical, information skills tend to be devalued at university and rendered invisible to…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Search Strategies, Internet, Information Skills
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Shin, Namin; Chan, Jason K. Y. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2004
This paper presents an exploratory study that investigates the effects of online learning on distance education students in an open university context. Two hypotheses are posited: (1) a direct relationship exists between students involvement in online learning and distance learning outcomes, and (2) an indirect relationship exists between these…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Online Courses, Distance Education, Higher Education
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Crowther, Michael S.; Keller, Chris C.; Waddoups, Gregory L. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2004
Brigham Young University's Center for Instructional Design (CID) creates online courses and multimedia instructional applications for university faculty. This paper asserts that including usability testing as a part of evaluation improves the quality and effectiveness of computer-mediated instruction. The paper describes the fundamental purpose…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Quality Control, Online Courses, Instructional Design
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Daud, Nuraihan Mat; Husin, Zamnah – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2004
One of the skills that can be taught in an English proficiency class that adopts literary texts for teaching the language is critical thinking. The background, characters and their motives are among those that invite critical inquiry and interpretation. Although it has been claimed that discussing literary texts in the traditional way can help…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experimental Groups, Computer Software, Thinking Skills
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Banwell, Linda; Ray, Kathryn; Coulson, Graham; Urquhart, Christine; Lonsdale, Ray; Armstrong, Chris; Thomas, Rhian; Spink, Sin; Yeoman, Alison; Fenton, Roger; Rowley, Jennifer – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2004
This article aims to provide a baseline for future studies on the provision and support for the use of digital or electronic information services (EIS) in further education. The analysis presented is based on a multi-level model of access, which encompasses access to and availability of information and communication technology (ICT) resources,…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Information Services, Adult Education, Internet
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Koohang, Alex – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2004
This study attempted to investigate students perceptions toward the use of the digital library in weekly web-based distance learning assignments portion of a hybrid instructional programme. Attention was given to three variables: age, gender, and prior experience with the Internet. A Likert-type instrument consisting of 10 items was designed to…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Assignments, Distance Education, Internet
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