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Electronic Journal of e-Learning

Volume 2, Number 1

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Number of articles: 24

  1. Combining Traditional and Virtual Teaching Techniques in Cross-Border Higher Education

    Satu Alaoutinen & Jan Voracek

    Our paper describes the important role of virtual education in the process of building a unique cross-border educational environment between Finland and Russia. Against a background of the latest... More

    pp. 1-10

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  2. The Use of Templates to Manage On-Line Discussion Forums

    Shafqat Ali & Graeme Salter

    In higher education, online discussions are an integral part of collaborative based e-Learning systems. However, there can be problems associated with current online discussion models. For example,... More

    pp. 11-18

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  3. Navigation and Ownership for Learning in Electronic Texts: An Experimental Study

    Ursula Armitage, Stephanie Wilson & Helen Sharp

    Feelings of ownership for learning are an important part of the learning process and should be encouraged in e-Learning environments. This paper presents two experimental studies investigating the ... More

    pp. 19-30

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  4. The Need for a Strategic Foundation for Digital Learning and Knowledge Management Solutions

    Mehdi Asgarkhani

    This paper elaborates on the importance of a strategic foundation when digital learning or knowledge management (KM) solutions are planned and developed. It looks at some key issues of e-Learning... More

    pp. 31-42

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  5. Expected and Actual Student Use of an Online Learning Environment: A Critical Analysis

    Nicola Beasley & Keith Smyth

    While Online Learning Environments (OLEs) can potentially support learning that is more autonomous and authentic in nature than traditional instructional environments often allow, students do not... More

    pp. 43-50

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  6. e-Learning Business Research Methods

    Jonathan Cowie

    This paper outlines the development of a generic Business Research Methods course from a simple name in a box to a full e-Learning web based module. It highlights particular issues surrounding the ... More

    pp. 51-60

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  7. Adopting a Web-Based Collaborative Tool to Support the Manchester Method Approach to Learning

    Philip M. Drinkwater, Christine M. Adeline, Simon French, K Nadia Papamichail & Tudor Rickards

    Manchester Business School employs a distinctive approach to learning known as the Manchester Method which is based on the principle that the most effective and rewarding way to learn and remember ... More

    pp. 61-68

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  8. The Social Shaping of a Virtual Learning Environment: The Case of a University-Wide Course Management System

    William H. Dutton, Pauline Hope Cheong & Namkee Park

    Expectations surrounding the role of e-learning need to be tempered by an awareness of the variety of technical, institutional, social and economic constraints on the innovation process. This paper... More

    pp. 69-80

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  9. A Cultural Analysis of e-Learning for China

    Tim Friesner & Mike Hart

    This e-paper discusses e-Learning for China based upon the experiences of a free content website. Chinese culture, The Internet, and education are discussed using a number of deep links into online... More

    pp. 81-88

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  10. The Entrepreneurial Legacy for e-Learning

    Misha Hebel & Rob Wirszycz

    At last year's ECEL [European Conference on e-Learning] conference e-Learning in practice was often concluded to be more e-Teaching in that it focused on delivery and technology, with relatively... More

    pp. 97-102

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  11. Usability of a Virtual Learning Environment Concerning Safety at Work

    Heli Ihamäki & Inka Vilpola

    Most of the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) design methods focus on producing content for a VLE. However, usability of the VLE is also of great importance. Several potential usability problems... More

    pp. 103-112

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  12. An Initial Evaluation of Student Withdrawals within an e-Learning Environment: The Case of e-College Wales

    Paul Jones, Gary Packham, Christopher Miller & Amanda Jones

    The proliferation of e-Learning programmes on offer within the UK raises critical issues that have yet to be fully addressed in terms of the nature of learning, effective pedagogy, learning... More

    pp. 113-120

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  13. Understanding and Reducing Stress in Collaborative e-Learning

    Naomi Lawless & John Allan

    On-line collaboration is becoming increasingly common in education and with organisations. It is believed that this can in itself cause stress for collaborators. We believe that in some ways stress... More

    pp. 121-128

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  14. A Dual Perspective on an Online University Course

    Jörgen Lindh & Carol-Ann Soames

    This study investigates how students and their teacher experience online courses and whether both parties perceive similar advantages and disadvantages in online learning. Both parties consider... More

    pp. 129-134

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  15. Web-Based Course Management and Web Services

    Chittaranjan Mandal, Vijay Luxmi Sinha & Christopher M. P. Reade

    The architecture of a web-based course management tool that has been developed at IIT [Indian Institute of Technology], Kharagpur and which manages the submission of assignments is discussed. Both ... More

    pp. 135-144

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  16. A Government Crossing the Digital Divide to Promote ICT for Adult Learners

    Karen Neville

    The importance of information and communication technology (ICT) for modern business cannot be questioned and has lead ICT professionals to design, develop, implement and support ICT... More

    pp. 145-158

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  17. A Tutorial Task and Tertiary Courseware Model for Collaborative Learning Communities

    Julian Newman, Helen Lowe, Steve Neely, Xiaofeng Gong, David Eyers & Jean Bacon

    RAED provides a computerised infrastructure to support the development and administration of Vicarious Learning in collaborative learning communities spread across multiple universities and... More

    pp. 159-166

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  18. CaseMaker: An Environment for Case-Based e-Learning

    Rikke Orngreen

    Experience with case teaching, both at the Copenhagen Business School and also on a more large scale world basis, shows that students often do not carry out the kind of high level analysis of a... More

    pp. 167-180

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  19. Adaptive Learning Environments and e-Learning Standards

    Alexandros Paramythis & Susanne Loidl-Reisinger

    This paper examines the sufficiency of existing e-Learning standards for facilitating and supporting the introduction of adaptive techniques in computer-based learning systems. To that end, the... More

    pp. 181-194

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  20. Evaluating E-Labs' Experimentation

    Michel Plaisent, Lassana Maguiraga, Prosper Bernard & Samir Larhrib

    This communication discusses preliminary results on an experimentation of e-Learning with MIS students, mainly in order to cope with the logistics of lab organization. A learning management... More

    pp. 195-202

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