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International Journal on E-Learning

April 2010 Volume 9, Number 2

Editors

Gary H. Marks

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 7

  1. Barriers to Application of E-Learning in Training Activities of SMEs

    Randy Anderson, Tom Wielicki & Lydia Anderson, Craig School of Business, CSU Fresno, United States

    This paper reports on the on-going study of Small and Mid-Size Enterprises (SMEs) in the Central California concerning their use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). This research... More

    pp. 159-167

  2. How do female students participate in online debates?

    Gayle V. Davidson-Shivers, University of South Alabama, United States; Holly H. Ellis, University of West Florida, United States; Poonwilas Kay Amarasing, University of South Alabama, United States

    This case study focused on whether women, enrolled in a graduate course, would engage in online debate, and if so, whether their postings would contain traditional elements of argumentation (i.e., ... More

    pp. 169-183

  3. Beauty and Precision: Weaving Complex Educational Technology Projects with Visual Instructional Design Languages

    Michael Derntl, University of Vienna, Austria; Patrick Parrish, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, United States; Luca Botturi, University of Lugano, Switzerland

    Instructional design and technology products result from many options and constraints. On the one hand, solutions should be creative, effective and flexible; on the other hand, developers and... More

    pp. 185-202

  4. Patterns of Emotional Transmission in Japanese Young People's Text-Based Communication in Four Basic Emotional Situations

    Yuuki Kato, Tokyo University of Social Welfare, Japan; Shogo Kato & Douglass J. Scott, Waseda University, Japan; Kouki Sato, Nagoya University, Japan

    Text-based communication, such as a mobile phone email, is the essential communication tool for Japanese youth. In this paper, the authors conducted a paper-based survey in order to investigate... More

    pp. 203-227

  5. Effective Practices for Online Delivery of Quantitative Business Courses

    Helen Lam & Anshuman Khare, Athabasca University, Canada

    Online delivery of university-level courses has grown exponentially in the last decade and is increasingly being recognised as a viable and effective alternative to face-to-face classroom teaching.... More

    pp. 229-250

  6. Designing for user engagement: The ALTC Exchange for higher education

    Meg OReilly, Southern Cross University, Australia; Gerry Lefoe, University of Wollongong, Australia; Robyn Philip, Macquarie University, Australia; Dominique Parrish, University of Wollongong, Australia

    The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite) has recently completed research to inform development of the ALTC Exchange, a new online service for learning and... More

    pp. 251-277

  7. An Investigation on Individual Students’ Perceptions of Interest Utilizing a Blended Learning Approach

    Ronnie Shroff, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong; Douglas Vogel, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Research has established that individual student interest has a positive effect on learning and academic achievement. However, little is known about the impact of a blended learning ap-proach on... More

    pp. 279-294