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Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 17, No. 2 (April 2006) pp. 163–177
Education is a social practice and the ability to interact socially is important to social cognitive learning and social learning. Online education is frequently criticized because it lacks social interaction, a sense of social engagement, and the...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2004 (2004) pp. 2050–2053
We want to better understand which students will face barriers when attempting to learn online, what those barriers are, and ultimately how we can help individuals in their learning by understanding and ameliorating their obstacles. The survey...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 256–259
Instructional-use computers are continuing to migrate into the classrooms, with public schools reporting over half the installed base now located in classrooms. Still, education struggles with the rapid expansion of technology. This article...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 5318–5321
As different societies have different economics, technologies, politics, culture and educational policies, there are number of challenges to global distance educational development. This paper focuses on differences between the East and West...
Exploring the Relationship Between Mediating Tools and Student Perception of Interdependence in a CSCL Environment
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 17, No. 4 (October 2006) pp. 385–400
This study investigated how different tools differentially mediate the way groups interact and how the differential tool use and interactivity influence interdependence in online collaborative activity. Activity Theory is used as a framework to...
Investigating the Quality of Distance Learning in Media Communication Architecture based on Taiwan Experience
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 114–120
From the 1990s, the Internet has become a useful and convenient platform. Because of the Internet, the distance between people is closer.With the increasing popularity of videoconferencing around the business world, this technology has also applied...
An examination of the functional capabilities of different user environments in networked classes and the development of a school-based language lesson and self-study system based on this examination
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 1125–1130
With the advent of high-speed networks, feasibility studies and development of network-based systems to support class work has been pursued with vigor, resulting in new education environments such as remote lessons and cooperative learning. These...
Using project-based learning as the intercultural collaboration framework for an international distance course
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 1855–1860
This paper describes the implementation of using project-based learning in an international distance course to support students' intercultural collaboration. Sixty-three students with different nationalities, cultures, school traditions and...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 4876–4880
There is an important need in providing media comparison research in order to adopt the most appropriate media for distance learning, however, beyond the media comparison studies?future researchers should avoid focusing only on a media comparison...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 1095–1099
Both instruction methods and types of distance media may influence learning. This paper explores differences between East and West distance-learning environments and implications for distance education media uses. Cultural traditions affect...
Factors Which Predict Compliance with Accessibility Guidelines for Disabled Users By Higher Education Institutions
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 922–929
This study investigated whether the instructional delivery modes primarily, and the institutional barriers to starting and expanding distance education offerings secondarily, could statistically significantly predict the extent to which the...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2004 (2004) pp. 370–374
This study is to compare the evaluation of e-learning programs in distance education in different cultural settings. The two compared institutions are University of Houston in the United States and Online Institution at Southwest Normal University...