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Akpokiere, Roseline; Oyelekan, Oloyede Solomon; Olorundare, Adekunle Solomon – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2020
The low achievement of chemistry students in Nigerian Colleges of Education has been attributed to a number of factors including a lack of indigenous computer software for enhancing course teaching. This study therefore sought to develop and validate an instructional computer package on organic chemistry for Colleges of Education in Nigeria. The…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Computer Software, Organic Chemistry, Foreign Countries
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Maboe, Motlhabane Jacobus – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2020
It is almost impossible to perform academic activities, such as accessing study material or contacting lecturers and other teaching and learning processes, at an open distance learning institution without the use of computers and the internet. This article investigates and reports on the time taken by students with and without disabilities to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Students with Disabilities, Integrated Learning Systems
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Gaftandzhieva, Silvia; Doneva, Rositsa – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2020
Nowadays, social networking is becoming a more and more powerful tool for students for communication, sharing of information and discussions on various topics. The study presented in this article investigates the extent to which teachers from different European countries use social networking sites in their teaching practice for different purposes…
Descriptors: Social Networks, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Social Media
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Pakanen, Minna; Alavesa, Paula; Arhippainen, Leena; Ojala, Timo – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2020
While three-dimensional virtual learning environments have attracted plenty of research interest, mirror-world-like virtual campuses have been used mainly for virtual tours, promotions, or for simulation purposes. In this article, the authors investigate the use of geographically accurate mirror-world-like virtual campus models as an interactive…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Virtual Universities, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Almeida, Fernando; Buzády, Zoltán – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2019
This article performs an exploratory study of the potential of flow theory and FLIGBY game to contribute to develop entrepreneurship competencies among higher education students. For this purpose, this study considers the use of a focus group consisting of eight students enrolled in the entrepreneurship course in a higher educational institution…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, College Students, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness
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Vigilante, Richard J., Jr. – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2019
This article examines the equivalency of virtual credit recovery (VCR) programs as a viable alternative to earning back failed credits needed to graduate on time. Utilization of interviews and questionnaires assisted with collecting perspective data of 10 teachers facilitating the VCR program. Artifact analysis provided a third source of numeric…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Credits, Virtual Classrooms, At Risk Students
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Dommett, Eleanor Jane – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2019
Different learning tools are available within virtual learning environments, including forums, quizzes, and ePortfolios. This article investigates perceptions of helpfulness and ease of use of these three tools, including how they are impacted by learner characteristics and what predicts frequency of use of each tool. Critically, the relationship…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing
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Yassin, Amr Abdullatif; Razak, Norizan Abdul; Maasum, Nor Rizan Mohamad – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2019
The aim of this needs analysis article was to investigate the students' needs for computer assisted cooperative learning (CACL) in studying reading skills. The needs analysis depends on present situation analysis (PSA). The result of the analysis showed that both professors and students use the internet for reading outside the university.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Tan, Debbita Ai Lin; Lee, Bee Choo; Ganapathy, Malini; Kasuma, Shaidatul Akma Adi – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2019
Kahoot! is a gaming system designed for interactive learning and can be utilised for students of all ages. The present study involved two groups of Malaysian ESL students(n = 57) enrolled in a remedial English proficiency course in a public university. All 57 participants were exposed to weekly Kahoot! sessions over a period of one semester; the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Student Attitudes
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Murugaiah, Puvaneswary; Yen, Siew Hwa – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2019
It is undeniable that the higher education landscape worldwide has changed with the emergence of virtual learning environments (VLEs). These systems offer learning space and resources for teachers and students regardless of time and place. Although they significantly contribute to the achievement of learning objectives and outcomes, their usage is…
Descriptors: Social Media, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Pham, Duc Huu – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2019
To help EFL learners realize the use of nominals and clauses in practicing productive skills of academic writing in English writing tests, experiments have been exploited using the tasks similar to those of internet-based test of English as a foreign language to determine the nominal and clause level information during sentence and paragraph…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Writing Skills, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Aisyah, Aznur; Zainudin, Intan Safinaz; Yoan, Rou Seung – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2019
Internet application advancement has enabled Korean pop culture (K-Pop) to rapidly spread worldwide. However, technology alone is insufficient in delivering k-pop content to K-Pop fans because of language barriers. Hence, the translator's role is pivotal in decoding these data. Realising this crucial need, fans have acted as translators in…
Descriptors: Social Media, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Popular Culture
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Yang, Shizhou – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2018
Recently, Cosmopolitan English and Transliteracy won the 2018 Research Impact Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the largest international organization that specializes in the teaching and studies of composition. This recognition seems to signal a turn to transliteracy education, i.e., English writing…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Tafazoli, Dara; Sadeghi, Sajad – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2018
The main purpose of this study was to probe whether or not there is a statistically significant difference between the prospective teachers' perceptions of professional identity and current teachers' self-perceptions. To meet the end, the researchers applied the Teachers' Professional Identity Questionnaire, by Hasegawa and Kudomi, which contains…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Language Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Kasuma, Shaidatul Akma Adi; Saleh, Mohamad Saifudin Mohamad; Akhiar, Ayuni; Ismail, Yanny Marliana Baba – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2018
Academic online portals of Learning Management System (LMS) and social media have become a necessity in many higher education institutions to tie classroom meetings with learning resources. This study examines Malaysian university students' preferences of social media and LMS for academic purposes. A set of questionnaires was distributed to 269…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Integrated Learning Systems, Social Media, Educational Technology
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