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Zarraonandia, Telmo; Francese, Rita; Passero, Ignazio; Diaz, Paloma; Tortora, Genoveffa – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2014
Despite several researchers reporting evidence that 3D Virtual Worlds can be used to effectively support educational processes in recent years, the integration of this technology in real learning processes is not as commonplace as in other educational technologies. Instructional designers have to balance the cost associated with the development of…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Direct Instruction, Individual Instruction, Learning Activities
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Luor, Tainyi; Lu, Hsi-Peng; Lin, Judy Chuan-Chuan; Yu, Hueiju – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2014
Despite the plethora of previous studies on the various uses of e-learning, there is a dearth of research on employees' action to use corporate e-learning (ACE). The present study attempts to address this lack in literature by investigating whether individual factors such as self-esteem and need for cognition, and job factors such as job hygiene…
Descriptors: Corporate Education, Electronic Learning, Case Studies, Employees
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Lou, Shi-Jer; Tsai, Huei-Yin; Tseng, Kuo-Hung; Shih, Ru-Chu – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2014
This study aims to explore the application of STEM-I (STEM-Imagination) project-based learning activities and its effects on the effectiveness, processes, and characteristics of STEM integrative knowledge learning and imagination development for female high school students. A total of 72 female high school students were divided into 18 teams.…
Descriptors: Females, High School Students, STEM Education, Student Projects
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Wichadee, Saovapa – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2014
Redesigning a course along the lines of a hybrid format that blends face-to-face and online learning brings about changes in instructional practice. This paper introduces hybrid teaching that uses multiple web-based tools to supplement the students' face-to-face learning environment in a difficult situation in Thailand. In order to examine factors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Conventional Instruction
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Chen, Chiu-Jung – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2014
English proverb is an interested part when learner applied it in real life situation. The participants of this study were chosen from a big university in the middle area of Taiwan. The researchers selected some learners from Department of Foreign Language (DFL) and Department of Non-Foreign Language (DNFL). 40 students were from DFL, and 40…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Style, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Leung, Steve; Virwaney, Sandeep; Lin, Fuhua; Armstrong, AJ; Dubbelboer, Adien – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
Building pedagogical applications in virtual worlds is a multi-disciplinary endeavor that involves learning theories, application development framework, and mediated communication theories. This paper presents a project that integrates game-based learning, multi-agent system architecture (MAS), and the theory of Transformed Social Interaction…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Interaction, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods
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Yau, Jane Y. K.; Joy, Mike – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to show the technical feasibility of implementing their mobile context-aware learning schedule (mCALS) framework as a software application on a mobile device using current technologies, prior to its actual implementation. This process draws a set of compatible mobile and context-aware technologies at present and can be…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software
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Di Bitonto, Pierpaolo; Roselli, Teresa; Rossano, Veronica; Sinatra, Maria – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
One of the most closely investigated topics in e-learning research has always been the effectiveness of adaptive learning environments. The technological evolutions that have dramatically changed the educational world in the last six decades have allowed ever more advanced and smarter solutions to be proposed. The focus of this paper is to depict…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Artificial Intelligence
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De Marsico, Maria; Sterbini, Andrea; Temperini, Marco – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
The educational concept of "Zone of Proximal Development", introduced by Vygotskij, stems from the identification of a strong need for adaptation of the learning activities, both traditional classroom and modern e-learning ones, to the present state of learner's knowledge and abilities. Furthermore, Vygotskij's educational…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Ability, Knowledge Level, Web Based Instruction
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Colazzo, Luigi; Molinari, Andrea; Villa, Nicola – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
The paper presents a discussion on the different approaches that the authors have found in learning settings respect to ICT platforms that support the educational activities. The authors discuss three different approaches in pursuing learning activities in real educational contexts. The considered approaches are different in the sense of the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Internet
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Tsai, Chia-Wen – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
In an online course, students learn independently in the virtual environment without teacher's on-the-spot support. However, many students are addicted to the Internet which is filled with a plethora of shopping websites, online games, and social networks (e.g. Facebook). To help keep students focused on and involved in online or blended…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Blended Learning, Instructional Design, Cooperative Learning
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Yang, Chenglei; Wang, Lu; Sun, Bing; Yin, Xu; Wang, Xiaoting; Liu, Li; Lu, Lin – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
Military boxing, a kind of Chinese martial arts, is widespread and health beneficial. In this paper, the authors introduce a military boxing learning system realized by 3D motion capture, Web3D and 3D interactive technologies. The interactions with the system are natural and intuitive. Users can observe and learn the details of each action of the…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Interaction, Athletics, Military Training
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Zheng, Xiang-wei; Ma, Hong-wei; Li, Yan – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
With the rapid development of Internet, e-learning has become a new teaching and learning mode. However, lots of e-learning systems deployed on Internet are just electronic learning materials with very limited interactivity and diagnostic capability. This paper presents an integrated e-learning environment named iCLSR. Firstly, iCLSR provides an…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Internet, Online Courses, Cooperative Learning
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Mackinnon, Lachian; Bacon, Liz; Cortellessa, Gabriella; Cesta, Amedeo – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
Multi-agency crisis management represents one of the most complex of real-world situations, requiring rapid negotiation and decision-making under extreme pressure. However, the training offered to strategic planners, called Gold Commanders, does not place them under any such pressure. It takes the form of paper-based, table-top exercises, or…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Training Methods, Crisis Management, Leadership Training
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Ptaszynski, Michal; Dybala, Pawel; Mazur, Michal; Rzepka, Rafal; Araki, Kenji; Momouchi, Yoshio – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
This paper presents research in Contextual Affect Analysis (CAA) for the need of future application in intelligent agents, such as conversational agents or artificial tutors. The authors propose a new term, Computational Fronesis (CF), to embrace the tasks included in CAA applied to development of conversational agents such as artificial tutors.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Tutoring Systems
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