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E-Learning and Digital Media

2012 Volume 9, Number 2

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Number of articles: 9

  1. E-Learning as a Challenge for Widening of Opportunities for Improvement of Students' Generic Competences

    Rita Birzina, Andra Fernate, Ineta Luka, Irina Maslo & Svetlana Surikova

    The rapidly changing economic, financial and social conditions require new knowledge and competences in order to be able to understand them, adapt to the new requirements and remain competitive and... More

    pp. 130-142

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  2. University and E-Learning Classes in Italy

    Stefania Capogna

    The article explores the use of e-learning in Italian universities. The aim is to understand how the university system has faced this problem or opportunity to date and what weaknesses or... More

    pp. 143-156

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  3. Re-Imagining Internet Scholarship: Academic Uses and Abuses of the Influential Internet Social Network, Facebook

    Kyoung-Ah Nam & Gerald W. Fry

    Since its inception at Harvard in 2004, the social network, Facebook, has grown dramatically and spread across the globe. It will soon have 1 billion users and is now operative in over 75 languages... More

    pp. 157-162

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  4. Digital Natives Revisited: Developing Digital Wisdom in the Modern University

    David Harris

    The seminal work of Prensky on "digital natives" and "digital wisdom" is used to launch a broader discussion on the relations between electronic communication, higher education, and popular and... More

    pp. 173-182

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  5. Project-Based Learning in a Technologically Enhanced Learning Environment for Second Language Learners: Students' Perceptions

    Lindsay Miller, Christoph A. Hafner & Connie Ng Kwai Fun

    This article presents a new approach to English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course design. Situated in the context of an English-medium university in Hong Kong, the article describes an... More

    pp. 183-195

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  6. Academic Help-Seeking in Online and Face-to-Face Learning Environments

    Randa A. Mahasneh, Azizeh K. Sowan & Yahya H. Nassar

    This article compares actual help-seeking frequencies across online and face-to-face learning environments. It also examines strategies enacted by nursing students when they faced academic... More

    pp. 196-210

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  7. The Use of Virtual Classrooms in E-Learning: A Case Study in King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

    Hana Abdullah Al-Nuaim

    The phenomenal growth and subsequent increasing use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) innovations has led to an increase in their use in higher education over the past decade. Past ... More

    pp. 211-222

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  8. E-Learning versus Traditional Learning as Perceived by Undergraduate Students in Jordanian Universities

    Aieman A. Al-Omari & Kayed M. Salameh

    The main purpose of this study is to define the perception of e-learning and traditional learning among undergraduate students in Jordanian universities. The results of the study indicated that e... More

    pp. 223-231

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  9. Cultural Shifts, Multimodal Representations, and Assessment Practices: A Case Study

    Jen Scott Curwood

    Multimodal texts involve the presence, absence, and co-occurrence of alphabetic text with visual, audio, tactile, gestural, and spatial representations. This article explores how teachers'... More

    pp. 232-244

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