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International Journal on E-Learning

July 2007 Volume 6, Number 3

Editors

Gary H. Marks

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 10

  1. Architecture for Implementation of a Lifelong Online Learning Environment (LOLE)

    Philippe Caron, Gregg Beaudoin, Frédéric Leblanc & Andrew Grant, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

    This article describes an architecture for the implementation of a lifelong online learning environment (LOLE). The stakeholder independent architecture enables the development of a LOLE system to ... More

    pp. 313-332

  2. An Investigation Into Web Content Accessibility Guideline Conformance for an Aging Population

    Kevin Curran & David Robinson, University of Ulster, United Kingdom

    Poor web site design can cause difficulties for specific groups of users. By applying the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines to a web site, the amount of possible users who can successfully view ... More

    pp. 333-349

  3. A Taxonomy of Factors to Promote Quality Web-Supported Learning

    Jill Fresen, University of Pretoria, South Africa

    This article reports on a case study of the e-learning production unit at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Phase 1 of the study, completed in 2003, was the design and development of a... More

    pp. 351-362

  4. Dovetailing Pedagogical and Technical Support with Evaluation

    Paula Hodgson, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong; Paul Lam, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Yiu Hing Eric Wong, Toronto French School, Canada

    A joint effort was made by three universities in Hong Kong to implement and promote web-assisted teaching and learning in a university context over the period 2002-2005. This effort, the e3Learning... More

    pp. 363-378

  5. Perceived Value and Persistence of Web Publishing Skills: Implications for e-Portfolio Systems

    Glenn Johnson, Pei-Hsuan Hsieh & Khusro Kidwai, The Pennsylvania State University, United States

    Research indicates that student control of their personal web space is an important factor that supports meaningful reflective learning within online web publishing contexts. The Penn State... More

    pp. 379-394

  6. Collaborative Writing: Online Versus Frontal

    David Passig & Gali Schwartz, Bar Ilan University, Israel

    Students in higher education, most frequently, use the frontal approach while being asked to collaborate on a writing assignment. However, the difficulty in collaborative writing using conventional... More

    pp. 395-412

  7. A Comparative Analysis of Student Motivation in Traditional Classroom and E-Learning Courses

    Alfred Rovai, Michael Ponton, Mervyn Wighting & Jason Baker, Regent University, United States

    Multivariate analysis of variance was used to determine if there were differences in seven measures of motivation between students enrolled in 12 e-learning and 12 traditional classroom university ... More

    pp. 413-432

  8. The Readiness of Faculty Members to Develop and Implement E-Learning: The Case of an Egyptian University

    Alaa Sadik, South Valley University, Egypt

    Adopting e-learning represents one of the major problems in faculty development plans at Egyptian universities. In this study, a survey was developed, validated, and carried out to examine the... More

    pp. 433-453

  9. Front-Stage and Back-Stage in Hybrid E-Learning Face-to-Face Courses

    Glenn Gordon Smith, University of South Florida, United States; Hermann Kurthen, Grand Valley State University, United States

    The authors analyzed online interactions in hybrid and blended courses to: (a) investigate if constructs from micro-sociology, such as self-talk, norms, and front-back-stage performance, provide a ... More

    pp. 455-474

  10. Strategic Blending: A Conceptual Framework to Improve Learning and Performance

    Seung-Won Yoon, Western Illinois University, United States; Doo Hun Lim, University of Tennessee, United States

    Although blended learning is touted as widespread and effective, few theories and models exist to explain what blending is, determine an ideal mix of various delivery media, and guide the practice ... More

    pp. 475-489