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Casey, Gail – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2013
This article reports on part of the author's PhD action research study. It examines the complexity of features that social media and Web 2.0 offer when combined with face-to-face teaching and learning. Action research was used to help redesign the learning programs of XXX's thirteen Middle Years classes over an eighteen month period. These…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interaction, Internet, Web Sites
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Davidson-Shivers, Gayle V.; Luyegu, Eunice; Kimble, Barbara E. – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2012
Non-participation and poor quality participation in online environments is often discussed in the literature. Interaction and engagement in online discussions are critical for understanding and constructing new knowledge. In this case study, we examined messages posted by graduate students in four online debates for quantity and quality. The…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Persuasive Discourse, Student Participation, Debate
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Foley, Alan – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2011
In this paper, data obtained from a university website accessibility and usability validation process are analyzed and used to demonstrate how the design process can affect the online experience for users with disabilities. Interviews, observations, and use data (e.g. where users clicked on a page or what path taken through a site) were collected.…
Descriptors: Standards, Special Needs Students, Testing, Evaluation Criteria
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Sethy, Satya – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2011
In the techno-driven world, mobile learning is an indispensable element of teaching-learning activities. It helps distance learners in many ways by providing their required facilities. The paper discusses about these facilities in an eclectic and summary manner. Thus, by implication, it is popularized among distance learners across the globe.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Learning Activities, Distance Education
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Dabbagh, Nada; Blijd, Cecily Williams – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2009
This study is a third in a series of studies that examined students' information seeking and problem solving behaviors while interacting with one of two types of web-based representations of an ill-structured instructional design case: hierarchical (tree-like) and heterarchical (network-like). A Java program was used to track students' hypermedia…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Graduate Students, Quasiexperimental Design, Problem Based Learning
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Chang, Chi-Cheng – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2008
The objective of the study is to discuss about the correlation between each group's performances of participation in online discussion and their achievements of project-based works. Performances of online discussion consist of content, frequency, and frequency of participation in discussion after each login into the Web community system. Research…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Group Discussion, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication
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Wei, Fu-Hsiang; Chen, Gwo-Dong; Wang, Chin-Yeh; Li, Liang-Yi – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2007
Web-based discussion forums enable users to share knowledge in straightforward and popular platforms. However, discussion forums have several problems, such as the lack of immediate delivery and response, the heavily text-based medium, inability to hear expressions of voice and the heuristically created discussion topics which can impede the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Internet, Telecommunications, Computer Mediated Communication
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Eshet-Alkalai, Yoram – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2004
Digital literacy involves more than the mere ability to use software or operate a digital device; it includes a large variety of complex cognitive, motor, sociological, and emotional skills, which users need in order to function effectively in digital environments. The tasks required in this context include, for example, "reading" instructions…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Technological Literacy, Information Technology, Visual Perception
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Vila, Joaquin; Lim, Billy; Anajpure, Archana – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2004
The most common interaction with the Web is through the ubiquitous browser using visual interfaces. Most search engines use traditional visual interfaces to interact with its users. However, for certain applications and users it is desirable to have other modes of interaction with the Web. Current interfaces limit the mobility of the user and…
Descriptors: Interaction, Internet, Search Engines, Search Strategies
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Psaromiligkos, Yannis; Retalis, Symeon – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2003
Much is unknown about the effectiveness of networked technology in education. Although a great deal of research exists dealing with the effectiveness of various types of web-based learning systems, the focal question of most evaluation studies does not concern the innovation of the delivery model itself and the factors that contribute to its…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Introductory Courses, Web Based Instruction, Computer Software
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Burch, Randall O. – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2001
Discussion of Web-based distance education focuses on communication issues. Highlights include Internet communications; components of a Web site, including site architecture, user interface, information delivery method, and mode of feedback; elements of Web design, including conceptual design, sensory design, and reactive design; and a Web…
Descriptors: Computer Interfaces, Computer Mediated Communication, Distance Education, Feedback