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Tierney, Patrick J.; Moisey, Susan – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2014
This exploratory mixed methods case study examined the use of distance education technology for lifestyle change within the context of obesity treatment and weight management. In the quantitative phase of the study, 19 adults involved in an obesity-related lifestyle change program or change process completed a questionnaire that determined their…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Access to Computers, Guidelines, Mixed Methods Research
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Selouani, Sid-Ahmed A.; Lê, Tang-Hô; Benahmed, Yacine; O'Shaughnessy, Douglas – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2008
This article presents systems that use speech technology, to emulate the one-on-one interaction a student can get from a virtual instructor. A web-based learning tool, the Learn IN Context (LINC+) system, designed and used in a real mixed-mode learning context for a computer (C++ language) programming course taught at the Université de Moncton…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Web Based Instruction, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education
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Stauffer, Karen; Lin, Fuhua; Koole, Marguerite – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2008
This article presents a methodology for developing learning objects for web-based courses using the IMS Learning Design (IMS LD) specification. We first investigated the IMS LD specification, determining how to use it with online courses and the student delivery model, and then applied this to a Unit of Learning (UOL) for online computer science…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Science Education
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McGreal, Rory; Anderson, Terry – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2007
A principal characteristic of the Canadian experience with e-learning is the uniquely Canadian feature of provincial jurisdiction over education. Canada is the only country that does not have a national department or ministry of education. Therefore, any investigation of e-learning in Canada must focus more on specific provincial initiatives in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Consortia, Virtual Universities
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Stewart, Brian; Briton, Derek; Gismondi, Mike; Heller, Bob; Kennepohl, Dietmar; McGreal, Rory; Nelson, Christine – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2007
Athabasca University--Canada's Open University evaluated learning management systems (LMS) for use by the university. Evaluative criteria were developed in order to ensure that different platforms were tested against weighted criteria representing the needs of the university. Three LMSs (WebCt, LotusNotes, and Moodle) were selected for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Integrated Learning Systems, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Li, Jerry Z.; Nesbit, John C.; Richards, Griff – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2006
Learning object repositories and evaluation tools have the potential to serve as sites for interaction among different cultures and communities of practice. This article outlines Web-based learning object evaluation tools that we have developed, describes our current efforts to extend those tools to a wider range of user communities, and considers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Units, Communities of Practice, Web Based Instruction