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Chang, Rong-Chi; Yu, Zeng-Shiang – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2018
This article aims to explore the impact of AR on the learning outcomes of college freshmen and their knowledge about the biology lab course. In a study, a basic biology lab course app was developed using AR technology. The students used this app to prepare for a basic biology lab course, and carry on self-learning without the help of instructors.…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Biology
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Liu, Ming; Wang, Yuqi; Xu, Weiwei; Liu, Li – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2017
The number of Chinese engineering students has increased greatly since 1999. Rating the quality of these students' English essays has thus become time-consuming and challenging. This paper presents a novel automatic essay scoring algorithm called PSOSVR, based on a machine learning algorithm, Support Vector Machine for Regression (SVR), and a…
Descriptors: Essays, English (Second Language), College Second Language Programs, Engineering Education
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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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Liu, Sanya; Ni, Cheng; Liu, Zhi; Peng, Xian; Cheng, Hercy N. H. – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2017
Nowadays, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have obtained a rapid development and drawn much attention from the areas of learning analytics and artificial intelligence. There are lots of unstructured data being generated in online reviews area. The learning behavioral data become more and more diverse, and they prompt the emergence of big data…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Student Records, Learning Strategies, Cognitive Style
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Nakayama, Minoru; Mutsuura, Kouichi; Yamamoto, Hiroh – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2017
Aspects of learning behavior during two types of university courses, a blended learning course and a fully online course, were examined using note-taking activity. The contribution of students' characteristics and styles of learning to note-taking activity and learning performance were analyzed, and the relationships between the two types of…
Descriptors: Notetaking, Learning Strategies, Online Courses, Performance Based Assessment
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Tuapawa, Kimberley – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2017
Through a phenomenological approach, this research aimed to make an interpretation of key stakeholders' [educational online technology] EOT experiences, to establish their current EOT needs and challenges, and provide a basis from which to recommend methods for effective EOT support. It analysed a range of students' and teachers' EOT experiences,…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Blended Learning, Online Courses, Postsecondary Education
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Lin, Yu-Tzu; Chen, Ming-Puu; Chang, Chia-Hu; Chang, Pu-Chen – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2017
The benefits of social learning have been recognized by existing research. To explore knowledge distribution in social learning and its effects on learning achievement, we developed a social learning platform and explored students' behaviors of peer interactions by the proposed algorithms based on social network analysis. An empirical study was…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Correlation, Peer Groups
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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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Dun, Yijie; Wang, Na; Wang, Min; Hao, Tianyong – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2017
In a question-answering system, learner generated content including asked and answered questions is a meaningful resource to capture learning interests. This paper proposes an approach based on question topic mining for revealing learners' concerned topics in real community question-answering systems. The authors' approach firstly preprocesses all…
Descriptors: Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, Data Processing, Pattern Recognition
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Hu, Shuyue; Cai, Yi; Leung, Ho-fung; Huang, Dongping; Yang, Yang – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2017
With the development of e-commerce, websites such as Amazon and eBay have become very popular. Users post reviews of products and rate the helpfulness of reviews on these websites. Reviews written by a user and reviews rated by a user reflect the user's interests and disinterest. Thus, they are very useful for user profiling. In this study, the…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Information Retrieval, Web Sites, Information Needs
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Kostolanyova, Katerina; Nedbalova, Stepanka – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2017
Lifelong learning has become an essential part of each profession. For this reason, personalized and adaptive learning has been drawing attention of professionals in the field of formal as well as informal education in the last few years. The effort has been made to design adaptive study supports regarding students' requirements, abilities and…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Electronic Learning, Instructional Design
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Hansen, Preben; Hansson, Henrik – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2017
Common problems identified by students during their interaction with supervisors are too little instructions as well as infrequent and insufficient supervisor feedback. The SciPro system has been developed to tackle these problems. This paper describes, analyzes and discusses the interaction between students and supervisors using the SciPro…
Descriptors: Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Theses, Interaction, College Students
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John, Benneaser; Jayakumar, J.; Thavavel, V.; Arumugam, Muthukumar; Poornaselvan, K. J. – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2017
Teaching and learning are increasingly taking advantage of the rapid growth in Internet resources, open content, mobile technologies and social media platforms. However, due to the generally unstructured nature and overwhelming quantity of learning content, effective learning remains challenging. In an effort to close this gap, the authors…
Descriptors: Courseware, Online Courses, Open Source Technology, Learning Activities
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Doulik, Pavel; Skoda, Jiri; Simonova, Ivana – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2017
The paper focuses on the field of learning styles in e-learning. The study is structured in two main parts: (1) a brief overview of traditional approaches to learning styles is presented and their role in the process of instruction is set; this part results in the reflection of current state, when learning styles are considered within e-learning;…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Electronic Learning, Educational Environment, Longitudinal Studies
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Omheni, Nizar; Kalboussi, Anis; Mazhoud, Omar; Kacem, Ahmed Hadj – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2017
Researchers in distance education are interested in observing and modelling of learner's personality profile, and adapting their learning experiences accordingly. When learners read and interact with their reading materials, they do unselfconscious activities like annotation which may be a key feature of their personalities. Annotation activity…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Student Characteristics, Personality Traits, Learning Experience
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