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Gezgin, Deniz Mertkan – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2019
This article investigates the effect of mobile learning support on students' academic success on a database management systems (DBMS) course. The research was carried out with 36 students attending a state university in Turkey. In this study, a mixed method was used, which includes both quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques. For…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Databases, Academic Achievement, Pretests Posttests
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Yu, Zhonggen – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2019
Studies on gender differences in mobile English learning are in their initial stages. College English IV, designed by a number of professors and engineers in a university in China, serves as a mobile English learning platform. This study aims to determine gender differences in cognitive loads, attitudes, and academic achievements in English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level
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Wong, Seng Yue; Ghavifekr, Simin – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2018
User experience (UX) and user interface design of an educational game are important in enhancing and sustaining the utilisation of Game Based Learning (GBL) in learning history. Thus, this article provides a detailed literature review on history learning problems, as well as previous studies on user experience in game design. Future studies on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Games, Video Games, History Instruction
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Ou, Kuo-Liang; Tarng, Wernhuar; Chen, Yi-Ru – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2018
Beginning learners of English frequently use flashcards as a tool for learning vocabulary. However, because of the consciousness difference between the picture-readers and picture-drawers on vocabularies, errors may be involved in the learners' comprehension of the vocabulary terms on the flashcards. This article develops and evaluates an English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Bakhsh, Muhammad; Mahmood, Amjad; Sangi, Nazir Ahmed – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2018
It is important for distance learning institutions to be well prepared before designing and implementing any new technology based learning system to justify the investment and minimize failure risk. It can be achieved by systematically assessing the readiness of all stakeholders. This paper first proposes an m-readiness assessment process and…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications
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Kok, Illasha; Beter, Petra; Esterhuizen, Hennie – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2018
Fragmented connectivity in South Africa is the dominant barrier for digitising initiatives. New insights surfaced when a university-based nursing programme introduced tablets within a supportive network learning environment. A qualitative, explorative design investigated adult nurses' experiences of the realities when moving from paper-based…
Descriptors: Nurses, Handheld Devices, Information Technology, Blended Learning
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Klein, Amarolinda Zanela; da Silva Freitas, José Carlos, Jr.; da Silva, Juliana Vitória Vieira Mattiello Mattiello; Barbosa, Jorge Luis Victória; Baldasso, Lucas – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2018
The popularity of Mobile Instant Messaging (MIM) has prompted educators to integrate it in teaching and learning in higher education. WhatsApp® is a multi-platform instant messaging application widely used worldwide, however, there is still little applied research on its use as a platform for educational activities in management higher education.…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Integration, Educational Technology
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Shih, Ru-Chu – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2017
In recent years, the rapid advancement of information technology has had a great impact on our daily life and changed the world in which we operate; in particular, mobile devices have become more portable and powerful than ever. As a result, mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) and ubiquitous learning have been widely adopted in a variety of…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Electronic Learning, College Students, Language Laboratories
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Kuo, Fon-Chu; Chen, Jun-Ming; Chu, Hui-Chun; Yang, Kai-Hsiang; Chen, Yi-Hsuan – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2017
Peer-assessment and video comment-sharing are effective learning strategies for students to receive feedback on their learning. Researchers have emphasized the need for well-designed peer involvement in order to improve students' abilities in the cognitive and affective domains. Although student perceptions of peer-assessment have been studied…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Peer Evaluation, Learning Strategies, Feedback (Response)
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Cheng, Yuh-Ming; Kuo, Sheng-Huang; Lou, Shi-Jer; Shih, Ru-Chu – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2016
With the advance of mobile technology, mobile devices have become more portable and powerful with numerous useful tools in daily life. Thus, mobile learning has been widely involved in e-learning studies. Many studies point out that it is important to integrate both pedagogical and technical strengths of mobile technology into learning settings.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Handheld Devices
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Koçak, Ömer; Yildirim, Önder; Kursun, Engin; Yildirim, Gürkan – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2016
The increase in tablet computers and e-books use brings to mind the question of how users benefited from these technologies. In this sense, the present study investigated the status of students' tablet computers and e-books use and the reasons why students prefer to use and not use of tablet computers and e-books. Students' study habits while…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Foreign Countries
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Boulehouache, Soufiane; Maamri, Ramdane; Sahnoun, Zaidi – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2015
The Pedagogical Agents (PAs) for Mobile Learning (m-learning) must be able not only to adapt the teaching to the learner knowledge level and profile but also to ensure the pedagogical efficiency within unpredictable changing runtime contexts. Therefore, to deal with this issue, this paper proposes a Context-aware Self-Adaptive Fractal Component…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Context Effect, Handheld Devices, Computer Uses in Education
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Huang, Wen-Chen; Chen, Ching-Wen; Weng, Richard – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2015
In the conventional classroom, many obstacles hinder interaction between an instructor and students, such as limited class hours, fixed seating, and inadequate time for meetings after class. This work develops a novel multimedia mobile classroom feedback system (MMCFS) that instantly displays students' responses, such as class-related questions or…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Feedback (Response), Interaction
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Abdous, M'hammed; Facer, Betty Rose; Yen, Cherng-Jyh – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2015
Podcasts used as supplemental material (PSM) and podcasts integrated into the curriculum (PIC) are complementing, extending, and transforming the traditional face-to-face classroom as well as blended and online courses. This paper examines podcast download frequency among students in foreign language and literature courses over a four-year period…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Audio Equipment, Information Dissemination, Technological Literacy
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Shin, Sunghee – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2014
This study was designed to enrich the learning experiences of in-service and pre-service teachers in two educational technology classes by adopting e-books as the course material. Graduate students were more positive about their e-book reading experience than undergraduate students, but, surprisingly, more undergraduates (63.6%) became interested…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Electronic Publishing, Books, Instructional Materials
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