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Electronic Journal of e-Learning

2012 Volume 10, Number 1

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Number of articles: 12

  1. Design and Evaluation of Student-Focused eLearning

    Yongmei Bentley, Habte Selassie & Anjali Shegunshi

    This paper reports on the design and evaluation of a UK University's global eLearning MBA programme. The aims of the research were to investigate the learning experiences of the students on the... More

    pp. 1-12

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  2. Scaffolding Teachers Integrate Social Media into a Problem-Based Learning Approach?

    Lillian Buus

    At Aalborg University (AAU) we are known to work with problem-based learning (PBL) in a particular way designated "The Aalborg PBL model." In PBL the focus is on participant control, knowledge... More

    pp. 13-22

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  3. Personal Devices in Public Settings: Lessons Learned from an iPod Touch/iPad Project

    Susan Crichton, Karen Pegler & Duncan White

    Our paper reports findings from a two-phase deployment of iPod Touch and iPad devices in a large, urban Canadian school board. The purpose of the study was to gain an understanding of the... More

    pp. 23-31

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  4. Using the Artistic Pedagogical Technology of Photovoice to Promote Interaction in the Online Post-Secondary Classroom: The Students' Perspective

    Margaret Edwards, Beth Perry, Katherine Janzen & Cynthia Menzies

    This study explores the effect of the artistic pedagogical technology (APT) called photovoice (PV) on interaction in the online post-secondary classroom. More specifically, this paper focuses on... More

    pp. 32-43

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  5. Implications of the Social Web Environment for User Story Education

    Terrill Fancott, Pankaj Kamthan & Nazlie Shahmir

    In recent years, user stories have emerged in academia, as well as industry, as a notable approach for expressing user requirements of interactive software systems that are developed using agile... More

    pp. 44-59

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  6. Collaboration Creation: Lessons Learned from Establishing an Online Professional Learning Community

    Colin Gray & Keith Smyth

    This paper describes the design, implementation, evaluation and further refinement of an ELGG-based social networking site to support professional development activity, project group and special... More

    pp. 60-75

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  7. Correlating Questionnaire Data with Actual Usage Data in a Mobile Learning Study for High School Mathematics

    Vani Kalloo & Permanand Mohan

    A mobile learning research project was conducted in Trinidad and Tobago to determine if mobile learning can assist high school students in learning mathematics. Several innovative techniques were... More

    pp. 76-89

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  8. The Global Classroom Project: Learning a Second Language in a Virtual Environment

    Brant Knutzen & David Kennedy

    This paper reports the progress of a pilot project exploring the integration of a collaborative virtual learning environment (Second Life) with the instruction of English courses at Lingnan... More

    pp. 90-106

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  9. Principled Assessment Strategy Design for Online Courses and Programs

    Janet McCracken, Sunah Cho, Afsaneh Sharif, Brian Wilson & Jeff Miller

    As the demand for online learning environments grow in higher education, so does the need for systematic application of learning and educational theory to the design, development and delivery of... More

    pp. 107-119

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  10. Acquiring Software Project Specifications in a Virtual World

    Vincent Ng & Zoe Tang

    In teaching software engineering, it is often interesting to introduce real life scenarios for students to experience and to learn how to collect information from respective clients. The ideal... More

    pp. 120-131

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  11. Constructive Disruptions for Effective Collaborative Learning: Navigating the Affordances of Social Media for Meaningful Engagement

    Patient Rambe

    The essentialist view that new technological innovations (especially Social Media) disrupt higher education delivery ride on educators' risk averse attitudes toward full scale adoption of unproven ... More

    pp. 132-146

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  12. Can Online Peer Review Assignments Replace Essays in Third Year University Courses? And If So, What Are the Challenges?

    Martin Smith

    Essays are a traditional component of the course requirements in many post-secondary courses. However, the practical and pedagogical disadvantages of essays are significant. These include the... More

    pp. 147-158

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