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Fisher, Mercedes; Thompson, Gregory S.; Silverberg, David A. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2005
Investigating the participant structure that works in online courses helps us design for, and facilitate, collaboration. Learning communities and group work influence collaboration in online courses. We present an exploratory study of computer-mediated groups that used this model to participate in an online MA program in Educational Technology.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Curriculum Development, Cooperation, Online Courses
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Sizoo, Steve; Malhotra, Naveen K.; Bearson, Joseph M. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2003
By 2010, college enrollments are expected to increase by one-third, yet this growth happens at a time when colleges and universities are faced with limited or reduced funding [1]. The result is a demand for cost-effective methods of instruction like distance learning [2]. But to be successful in a distance learning environment, students must not…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Learning Strategies, Distance Education, Higher Education
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Lourdusamy, A.; Khine, Myint Swe; Sipusic, Mike – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2003
Advancement in information and communication technologies has brought about the development of newer tools that can promote collaborative learning. Conversant Media is a tool that allows users to engage in collaborative discussion based on viewing authentic video footages. This article reports the impact of the use of the tool on collaborative…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Education Courses, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ge, Shuzhi Sam; Tok, Meng Yong – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2003
With the advances in Internet technologies, online education is fast gaining ground as an extension to traditional education. Webcast allows lectures conducted on campus to be viewed by students located at remote sites by streaming the audio and video content over Internet Protocol (IP) networks. However when used alone, webcast does not provide…
Descriptors: Interaction, Internet, Cooperation, Distance Education
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Lim, Doo H.; Kim, Hyunjoong – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2003
Many studies have been conducted to verify the effect of learner characteristics and motivation in traditional classrooms, but very few are found in online learning research. This study sought to identify what learner characteristics and motivation types affected a group of undergraduate students' learning and application of learning for a course…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Employment Level, Online Courses, Distance Education
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Weatherly, Jeffrey N.; Grabe, Mark; Arthur, Emily I. L. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2003
The present study investigated the impact of making lecture outlines available on-line via Blackboard 5 on exam performance of students enrolled in introductory psychology. Performance of students in a class with access to information on Blackboard was compared to that of students in a class without such access. These classes were held in…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Psychology, Lecture Method, Introductory Courses
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Uyeung, Lai Hung A; Ha, Tak Shing; Au, Grace – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2003
The innovative use of information and communication technology is becoming increasingly popular among higher education institutions in Hong Kong. The motivation for adoption is expedited by great promotive efforts within the academic communities that accompany the current high level of financial, hardware, and software resources deployed in all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Educational Technology, Delivery Systems
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Clouse, R. Wilburn; Goodin, Terry – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2002
Much of traditional schooling in America is built around systems of compliance and control, characteristics which stifle the creative and entrepreneurial instincts of the children who are subjected to these tactics. This article explores a different approach to education, one that involves capturing the interest of the student through the use of…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Internet, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions
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