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Internet and Higher Education

April 2015 Volume 25, Number 1

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Number of articles: 12

  1. Student preparedness for university e-learning environments

    Mitchell Parkes, School of Education, Australia; Sarah Stein, Distance Learning Office, New Zealand; Christine Reading, School of Education, Australia

    The current generation of learners have been referred to as ‘digital natives’ in reflection of their apparent ease and familiarity with digital technology. However, questions remain about how... More

    pp. 1-10

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  2. Prior online course experience and G.P.A. as predictors of subsequent online STEM course outcomes

    Alyse C. Hachey, Claire Wladis & Katherine Conway, Borough of Manhattan Community College at the City University of New York, United States

    This study found that G.P.A. and prior online experience both predicted online STEM course outcomes. While students with higher G.P.A.s were also more likely to have successfully completed prior... More

    pp. 11-17

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  3. Does teaching presence transfer between MBA teaching environments? A comparative investigation of instructional design practices associated with teaching presence

    John E. Wisneski, Gamze Ozogul & Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, Indiana University, United States

    As demand for online course delivery in management education continues to grow, it is imperative that individual instructors transition their teaching skills from traditional classroom settings to ... More

    pp. 18-27

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  4. Group interactive network and behavioral patterns in online English-to-Chinese cooperative translation activity

    Xianmin Yang, Jihong Li, Xiaoshan Guo & Xiaojie Li

    This study investigated the group interactive network of students and the behavioral patterns of knowledge construction in online cooperative translation activities without teacher intervention.... More

    pp. 28-36

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  5. A wiki task for first-year university students: The effect of scripting students' collaboration

    Bram De Wever, Department of Educational Studies, Belgium; Raija Hämäläinen, Finnish Institute for Educational Research, Finland; Michiel Voet & Mario Gielen, Department of Educational Studies, Belgium

    This study investigates the effect of a collaboration script - i.e. a set of instructions to improve collaboration between learning partners - for a wiki task. Participants were first-year... More

    pp. 37-44

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  6. Examining reliability and validity of a Korean version of the Community of Inquiry instrument using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis

    Taeho Yu & Jennifer C. Richardson, Purdue University, United States

    This study examines the reliability and validity of a Korean version of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) instrument for online learning. The measurement consists of 34 items to evaluate social,... More

    pp. 45-52

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  7. An investigation into the community of inquiry of blended classrooms by a Faculty Learning Community

    David A. Wicks, School of Education, United States; Baine B. Craft, School of Psychology, Family, and Community, United States; Geri N. Mason, School of Business and Economics, United States; Kristine Gritter, School of Education, United States; Kevin Bolding, Engineering Department, United States

    A Faculty Learning Community (FLC) comprised of six professors representing different disciplines came together to study, develop, and teach blended learning courses. As an FLC, the researchers... More

    pp. 53-62

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  8. Conformity of responses among graduate students in an online environment

    Tanya Beran, Medical Education, Canada; Michelle Drefs, Educational Studies in School Psychology, Canada; Alyshah Kaba, Noof Al Baz & Nouf Al Harbi, Medical Education, Canada

    Despite 60 More

    pp. 63-69

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  9. Physical and social presence in 3D virtual role-play for pre-service teachers

    Young Hoan Cho, Seoul National University, Korea (South); Su Yon Yim, Korean Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation, Korea (South); Sunhee Paik, Korean Educational Development Institute, Korea (South)

    Numerous studies have explored the affordances of 3D virtual worlds. Although previous studies indicated that virtual worlds would be helpful for experiential and collaborative learning through... More

    pp. 70-77

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  10. Examining the role of feedback messages in undergraduate students' writing performance during an online peer assessment activity

    Kun-Hung Cheng, Department of Communication and Technology, Taiwan; Jyh-Chong Liang, Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Technology, Taiwan; Chin-Chung Tsai, Graduate Institute of Digital Learning and Education, Taiwan

    Although the effectiveness of online peer assessment for writing performance has been documented, some students may not perceive or attain learning benefits due to receiving certain types of... More

    pp. 78-84

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  11. The use of flipped classrooms in higher education: A scoping review

    Jacqueline O'Flaherty, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, Australia; Craig Phillips, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Australia

    There is increasing pressure for Higher Education institutions to undergo transformation, with education being seen as needing to adapt in ways that meet the conceptual needs of our time.... More

    pp. 85-95

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  12. Work coordination and collaborative knowledge construction in a small group collaborative virtual task

    Rosa M. Mayordomo, Department of Psychology and Education, Spain; Javier Onrubia, Department of Educational and Developmental Psychology, Spain

    Interest on how students organise and coordinate their work in virtual collaborative groups has increased in recent years, both from research on computer-supported collaborative learning and... More

    pp. 96-104

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