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Lin, Yu-Tzu; Wu, Cheng-Chih; Chiu, Chiung-Fang – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2018
This article explores the feasibility of employing cooperative program editing tools in teaching programming. A quasi-experimental study was conducted, in which the experimental group co-edited the programs with peers using the wiki. The control group co-edited the programs with peers using only the face-to-face approach. The findings show that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Grade 10, Programming
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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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Zhu, Wenlong; Xie, Wenjing – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2018
Flipped classroom provides the new ideas and ways for the innovation of university pedagogical mode. Nowadays instructors may apply this new approach to liberal arts majors in university class in order to make up for the problems of low instructional effects in traditional teaching method. From the subjective and objective perspectives, this…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework, Video Technology
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Liu, Zhi; Zhang, Wenjing; Cheng, Hercy N. H.; Sun, Jianwen; Liu, Sannyuya – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2018
As an overt expression of internal mental processes, discourses have become one main data source for the research of interactive learning. To deeply explore behavioral regularities among interactions, this article firstly adopts the content analysis method to summarize students' engagement patterns within a course forum in a small private online…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Correlation, Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement
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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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Zhou, Yuxia; Xiong, Ying – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2017
Inequity between urban and rural education prevalently exists in China. A lack of qualified teachers is the main reason for disadvantaged education in rural areas. In order to solve this problem, Live Broadcast Classroom was adopted for use in grade 5 English classes. 90 students and 3 teachers of 3 classes from two primary schools in Yunnan…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Disadvantaged, Grade 5
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Powell, Loreen M.; Wimmer, Hayden; Kilgus, Lawrence; Force, Christina – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2017
The practice of including online discussion posts to traditional courses is increasing. Online discussions allow for active learning to occur as students express their ideas and respond to others. The time and thought provided by online discussion posts allows students to utilize higher level cognitive skills. Web-based assessments are another…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Assisted Testing, Web Based Instruction, Active Learning
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Liu, Ming; Pardo, Abelardo; Liu, Li – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2017
Online collaborative writing tools provide an efficient way to complete a writing task. However, existing tools only focus on technological affordances and ignore the importance of social affordances in a collaborative learning environment. This article describes a learning analytic system that analyzes writing behaviors, and creates…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes, Visualization
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Lei, Wu; Qing, Fang; Zhou, Jin – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2016
There are usually limited user evaluation of resources on a recommender system, which caused an extremely sparse user rating matrix, and this greatly reduce the accuracy of personalized recommendation, especially for new users or new items. This paper presents a recommendation method based on rating prediction using causal association rules.…
Descriptors: Causal Models, Attribution Theory, Correlation, Evaluation Methods
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Nakayama, Minoru; Mutsuura, Kouichi; Yamamoto, Hiroh – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2016
Note contents taken by students during a blended learning course were evaluated, to improve the quality of university instruction. To conduct a quantitative comparison of the contents of all notes for effective instruction from lecturer to students to occur, the contents were mathematically compared and evaluated using two ways of summarizing the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Notetaking, Student Evaluation
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Kooiman, Brian J.; Sheehan, Dwayne P.; Wesolek, Michael; Reategui, Eliseo – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2016
For many the thought of students taking an online course conjures up images of students sitting at a computer desk. Students taking online physical education (OLPE) at home may lack opportunities for competitive or cooperative physical activity that are available to students in a traditional setting. Active video games (exergames) can be played…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Online Courses, Physical Activity Level, Video Games
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Hsu, Wen-Chun; Shih, Ju-Ling – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2016
In this study, to learn the routine of Tantui, a branch of martial arts was taken as an object of research. Fitts' stages of motor learning and augmented reality (AR) were applied to a 3D mobile-assisted learning system for martial arts, which was characterized by free viewing angles. With the new system, learners could rotate the viewing angle of…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment, Electronic Learning, Physical Activities
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Drissi, Samia; Amirat, Abdelkrim – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2016
Personalized e-learning implementation is recognized as one of the most interesting research areas in the distance web-based education. Since the learning style of each learner is different one must fit e-learning with the different needs of learners. This paper presents an approach to integrate learning styles into adaptive e-learning hypermedia.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Cognitive Style, Assistive Technology
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Chung, Liang-Yi – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2015
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are expanding the scope of online distance learning in the creation of a cross-country global learning environment. For learners worldwide, MOOCs offer a wealth of online learning resources. However, such a diversified environment makes the learning process complicated and challenging. To achieve their…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Metacognition, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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