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Electronic Journal of e-Learning

2009 Volume 7, Number 3

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Number of articles: 13

  1. Investigating a Nigerian XXL-Cohort Wiki-Learning Experience: Observation, Feedback and Reflection

    Peter Aborisade

    A regular feature of the Nigerian tertiary education context is large numbers of students crammed into small classrooms or lecture theatres. This context had long begged for the creation of... More

    pp. 191-202

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  2. Weblogs in Higher Education: Why Do Students (Not) Blog?

    Monika Andergassen, Reinhold Behringer, Janet Finlay, Andrea Gorra & David Moore

    Positive impacts on learning through blogging, such as active knowledge construction and reflective writing, have been reported. However, not many students use weblogs in informal contexts, even... More

    pp. 203-214

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  3. GEARS a 3D Virtual Learning Environment and Virtual Social and Educational World Used in Online Secondary Schools

    Jonathan Barkand & Joseph Kush

    Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) are becoming increasingly popular in online education environments and have multiple pedagogical advantages over more traditional approaches to education. VLEs ... More

    pp. 215-224

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  4. Moving from Analogue to High Definition e-Tools to Support Empowering Social Learning Approaches

    Paula Charbonneau-Gowdy & Ivana Cechova

    Traditional educational and training settings have dictated that the act of learning is an activity that is motivated by learners, directed by a teacher expert and based on information transfer and... More

    pp. 225-238

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  5. Efficacy of Teaching Clinical Clerks and Residents How to Fill Out the Form 1 of the Mental Health Act Using an e-Learning Module

    Sarah Garside, Anthony Levinson, Sophie Kuziora, Michael Bay & Geoffrey Norman

    Background: Every physician in Ontario needs to know how to fill out a Form 1 in order to legally hold a person against their will for a psychiatric assessment. These forms are frequently... More

    pp. 239-246

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  6. Blended Learning in the Visual Communications Classroom: Student Reflections on a Multimedia Course

    Jennifer George-Palilonis & Vincent Filak

    Advances in digital technology and a rapidly evolving media landscape continue to dramatically change teaching and learning. Among these changes is the emergence of multimedia teaching and learning... More

    pp. 247-256

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  7. Podcasting to Support Students Using a Business Simulation

    Andrea Gorra & Janet Finlay

    Audio or video podcasts can be a useful tool to supplement practical exercises such as business simulations. In this paper, we discuss a case study in which different types of podcast were utilised... More

    pp. 257-264

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  8. e-Modeling--Helping Learners to Develop Sound e-Learning Behaviours

    Susan Greener

    The learning and teaching relationship, whether online or in the classroom, is changing. Mentis offers a typology of teacher roles gathered from current literature on e-learning including... More

    pp. 265-272

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  9. Measuring the Effectiveness of Educational Technology: What Are We Attempting to Measure?

    Jodie Jenkinson

    In many academic areas, students' success depends upon their ability to envision and manipulate complex multidimensional information spaces. Fields in which students struggle with mastering these... More

    pp. 273-280

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  10. Eating Your Lectures and Having Them Too: Is Online Lecture Availability Especially Helpful in "Skills-Based" Courses?

    Steve Joordens, Ada Le, Raymond Grinnell & Sophie Chrysostomou

    At the University of Toronto at Scarborough, we provide enhanced flexibility to our students using a blended learning approach (i.e., the webOption) whereby classes are videotaped as they are... More

    pp. 281-288

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  11. When Knowing More Means Knowing Less: Understanding the Impact of Computer Experience on e-Learning and e-Learning Outcomes

    Lena Paulo Kushnir

    Students often report feeling more overloaded in courses that use e-learning environments compared to traditional face-to-face courses that do not use such environments. Discussions here consider... More

    pp. 289-300

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  12. A Novel Interactive Online Module in a Traditional Curriculum through a Blended Learning Approach

    Leslie Laing Gibbard & Florin Salajan

    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... More

    pp. 301-308

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  13. Development of the Novel e-Learning System, "SPES NOVA" (Scalable Personality-Adapted Education System with Networking of Views and Activities)

    Ken Takeuchi, Manabu Murakami, Atsushi Kato, Ryuichi Akiyama, Hirotaka Honda, Hajime Nozawa & Ki-ichiro Sato

    The Faculty of Industrial Science and Technology at Tokyo University of Science developed a two-campus system to produce well-trained engineers possessing both technical and humanistic traits. In... More

    pp. 309-316

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