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Lee, Mark J. W.; Chan, Anthony – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2006
Podcasting facilitates the timely delivery of digital audio content such as MP3 files to a user's desktop, as it becomes available. The authors believe it holds tremendous potential as a low-cost, low-barrier tool for mobile ubiquitous learning, given the large uptake of portable music players. This paper explores some of the possibilities for…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Information Technology
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Bangert, Arthur W. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2006
Traditionally campus-based courses rely on student evaluations to provide instructors with feedback about their teaching effectiveness. However, current student evaluations of teaching instruments do not adequately assess many of the essential constructivist-based teaching practices recommended for quality online learning experiences. One of the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Constructivism (Learning), Teacher Effectiveness, Student Evaluation
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Sharma, Priya; Hannafin, Michael – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2005
Scaffolding has proven an especially interesting and promising area for postsecondary teaching and learning practices. Particular interest has emerged in scaffolding student learning in technology-enhanced environments--especially those designed to promote critical thinking. This study examined participant perceptions and use of scaffolding in an…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Online Courses, Critical Thinking, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Baker, Jason D.; Woods, Robert H. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2004
This article highlights instructional communication and distance education research with an emphasis on the social dynamics of the online learning experience and their impact on the learning experience. Literature related to the twin concepts of immediacy and group cohesiveness--central constructs related to building an effective classroom social…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Intentional Learning, Group Unity
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Kanuka, Heather; Garrison, D. Randy – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2004
The purpose of this study was to advance understanding of how to facilitate higher levels of learning when using asynchronous text-based Internet communication technology. The framework used to guide this study is based on the community of inquiry model developed by Garrison, Anderson, and Archer (2000). Crucial methodological constructs congruent…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Focus Groups, Internet, Online Courses
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Hannafin, Michael J.; Kim, Minchi C.; Kim, Hyeonjin – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2004
Web-based teaching and learning cannot be easily characterized. In Web-based teaching and learning, technology features are combined in a theoretically unlimited number of ways to support a multitude of requirements and preferences. We need to better understand different approaches, activities, goals and perspectives, and approaches likely to…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Based Instruction, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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Horney, Mark A. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1991
A theoretical description of hypertext is presented, and three applications of hypertext are discussed: electronic studying allows linkage of electronic note cards for writing and interrelating concepts; literary exploration allows construction and interpretation of stories with provided literary elements; in qualitative research, hypertext helps…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Media, Higher Education