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International Journal on E-Learning

2003 Volume 2, Number 4

Editors

Gary H. Marks

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 7

  1. Re-Usable Learning Objects in Context

    Betty Collis & Allard Strijker, University of Twente

    While the idea of reusing educational software is not new, a new wave of interest is occurring based on the idea of reusable learning objects. A major trend in company training settings is to think... More

    pp. 5-16

  2. How Do Learners Utilize the Course Package and Learning Support Services in Distance Learning: A Survey on the Learning Processes

    Jianwei Zhang, Educational Technology Center, Tsinghua University, China

    This study implemented a survey on learners' utilizations and experiences of various formats of distance learning resources spanning from the sub-system of course package to that of learning... More

    pp. 17-23

  3. Building More Effective Virtual Teams: An Examination of the Task Variable in Online Group Problem-Solving

    Stephen Dundis & Suzanne Benson, Northeastern Illinois University, United States

    The importance of problem-solving and/or decision-making groups, as opposed to individuals, continues to grow, both in work and educational environments. Virtual, or online versions of these groups... More

    pp. 24-38

  4. Vicarious Interaction and the Achieved Quality of Learning

    Paul Kawachi, Kurume Shin-Ai Women's College, Japan

    This Paper presents an investigation into the utilization, by non-participating students in group learning activities, of vicarious interaction and the compensatory effectiveness of this type of... More

    pp. 39-45

  5. Electronic Technologies Electrifying Distance Learning

    John Kambutu, University of Wyoming/Casper Center, United States

    This study explored distance learning at the 67 Land Grant institutions in the United States using the perceptions of the central academic and distance education administrators. Overall, 94 %, (n= ... More

    pp. 46-51

  6. Designing a Staff Development Course in Inclusive Design for Online Learning

    Elaine Pearson, University of Teesside, United Kingdom

    "** Invited as a paper from ED-MEDIA 2002 **" This paper discusses the issues that we consider central to accessible online education, and the design rationale for the development of an exemplary,... More

    pp. 52-59

  7. Conceptualizing a Framework for Design of Online Communities

    Connie Ng, Ministry of Education, Singapore; David Hung, National Institute of Education, Singapore

    This paper attempts to analyze the reasons why some online communities thrive, while others seem to have less participation. From such an analysis, design implications are derived for application... More

    pp. 60-71