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Understanding students' technology appropriation and learning perceptions in online learning environments
Understanding students' technology@appropriation and learning@perceptions in online @?learning environments (2005) pp. 1–167
Distance education has the unique characteristic of using technologies as the primary means of delivery of instruction and interaction. The present study contributes to research dedicated to explaining phenomena related to distance education, and...
Exploring the Relationship Between Mediating Tools and Student Perception of Interdependence in a CSCL Environment
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 17, No. 4 (October 2006) pp. 385–400
This study investigated how different tools differentially mediate the way groups interact and how the differential tool use and interactivity influence interdependence in online collaborative activity. Activity Theory is used as a framework to...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (2003) pp. 1690–1693
Cultivating critical thinking is the most desired goal in higher education. This study investigates students' cognitive skills during collaborative learning in a graduate-level online course. Content analysis technique involving both numeric and...
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 17, No. 3 (July 2008) pp. 363–385
This paper reports on a third grade class's use of technology during a science unit on forces and motion. The investigation documents the unique ways in which children can construct knowledge and create multimedia representations of their learning...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 38, No. 1 (2008) pp. 1–27
This study examines how social and motivational attributes may influence students' online learning experiences. Based on a review of social theories of learning and research about individual characteristics associated with motivation four constructs ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 3638–3643
The paper first characterizes the differences between tangible learning community and virtual learning community and claims that virtual learning community is one of the most significant ingredients in networked learning environments. Subsequently,...
Comparison of Motivation Factors in the Participation of Networked Learning between American and Asian Students
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 2402–2409
This study examines the motivation factors among ESL students in Asia and K-12 students in the United States. Interestingly, there are more similarities than differences in the motivation factors in both groups of students. The main factors that...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 1081–1088
The purpose of this study is to investigate aspects of virtual learning communities of practice in networked learning environments. An inhabited virtual learning world, The Best Digital Village, will be implemented following the proposed...
Topics: Virtual Environments
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 1255–1260
As China plays a more influential role in the global politics and economy, Chinese is likely to become an international lingua franca in the near future. Although the importance of learning Chinese seems to be well aware of, learning it is...