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North Dakota State University
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 3692–3697
This paper presents the development and implementation of a wiki-based application for the delivery of educational content. Wikipedia and YouTube have become mainstream open-access media tools for the dissemination of information over the web. What...
Policy Formulation and Networks of Practice in European eLearning: The Emergence of a European E-Learning Area
European Journal of Education Vol. 48, No. 2 (June 2013) pp. 292–310
This article discusses the emergence of a European E-Learning Area (EELA) as a consequence of three factors that can be observed in the e-learning developments over the past decade. The first factor consists of the carving of a policy sector in e...
Problems and possibilities of integrating ICT in European Union's higher education: Perceptions of people inside and outside the European Commission's e Learning Programmes
Problems and possibilities of integrating ICT in European@Union's higher@education: Perceptions of people inside and outside the European@Commission's <italic>e</italic>Learning Programmes (2007) pp. 1–239
In this dissertation I take a look behind the scenes of the e Learning Programme and e Learning actions under other European programmes by developing a more in-depth understanding of their national agents, the...
European Journal of Education Vol. 43, No. 4 (December 2008) pp. 457–475
This study investigates the information society discourse in the European Union in relation to the European Commission's eLearning programmes, based on selected academics' conceptualisation of the term. It reveals a mixed picture of the perceptions...
Electronic Journal of e-Learning Vol. 7, No. 3 (2009) pp. 301–308
A unique approach was planned and implemented for undergraduate dental students that would reinforce the principles of removable partial denture (RPD) design. 162 students were grouped according to their year of dental studies (66 second-year...
European Journal of Education Vol. 51, No. 3 (2016) pp. 391–407
This article records and documents the historical development of e-learning policies at EU level by conducting a discourse and content analysis of four key e-learning policy documents drafted and implemented by the European Commission over the past...
A Comparative Analysis of E-Learning Policy Formulation in the European Union and the United States: Discursive Convergence and Divergence
Comparative Education Review Vol. 58, No. 1 (February 2014) pp. 135–165
This study developed a framework that compares the content and purposes of "federal" level European Union (EU) and United States (US) e-learning policy to ascertain trends, patterns, and points of convergence and divergence across the...
The Evolution of U.S. e-Learning Policy: A Content Analysis of the National Education Technology Plans
Educational Policy Vol. 30, No. 2 (2016) pp. 365–397
The purpose of this study was threefold: to expand on existing reviews of 20 years of educational technology policy in the United States, to perform an empirical content analysis of the four National Education Technology Plan (NETP) documents issued ...
Lecture Capture: Good Student Learning or Good Bedtime Story? An Interdisciplinary Assessment of the Use of Podcasts in Higher Education
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2011 (Jun 27, 2011) pp. 3168–3178
Nowadays podcasts are used in many university courses and often viewed as an effective way to augment undergraduate education. We present research on the use of podcasts in four disciplines (Art, Dentistry, Design and Psychology). We surveyed 386...
An Assessment of Students' Perceptions of Learning Benefits Stemming from the Design and Instructional Use of a Web3D Atlas
Electronic Journal of e-Learning Vol. 13, No. 2 pp. 120–137
This article has a dual purpose: it describes the development of First Year Dental Anatomy (FYDA), a web-based 3D interactive application used in the dental curriculum at a major Canadian university, and it reports on the results of a research study ...
Computers & Education Vol. 55, No. 3 (November 2010) pp. 1393–1403
This article analyzes the digital native–digital immigrant dichotomy based on the results of a small-scale study conducted at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry, regarding students’ and faculty members’ perceptions toward the...
A Measurement of Faculty Perceptions and Usage of Learning Technologies through Authentic Testing and Qualitative Assessment
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (Oct 18, 2011) pp. 2500–2509
The purpose of the study is to expand the TAM theory and to test the extended instrument resulting from that theory. As in other similar studies involving TAM, the current study attempts to determine the extent to which the perceived usefulness and...
The Role of Peer Influence and Perceived Quality of Teaching in Faculty Acceptance of Web-Based Learning Management Systems
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 14, No. 4 (2015) pp. 487–524
This study’s primary investigation is the impact of peer influence and perceived quality of teaching on faculty members’ usage of web-based learning management systems within the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) framework. These factors are entered ...
Learning with web-based interactive objects: An investigation into student perceptions of effectiveness
Computers & Education Vol. 53, No. 3 (November 2009) pp. 632–643
In its efforts to continue the modernization of its curriculum, the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto has developed a series of web-based interactive learning applications. This article presents the production cycle of these new...