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Internet and Higher Education

January 2016 Volume 28, Number 1

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Balancing pedagogy, student readiness and accessibility: A case study in collaborative online course development

    Shahron Williams van Rooij, Learning Technologies, United States; Kara Zirkle, Assistive Technology Initiative, United States

    As institutions of higher education continue to roll out online courses and programs, issues of undergraduate student readiness on the one hand, and the challenges surrounding the design and... More

    pp. 1-7

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  2. Assignments 2.0: The role of social presence and computer attitudes in student preferences for online versus offline marking

    Rachel Grieve & Christine R. Padgett, University of Tasmania, Australia; Robyn L. Moffitt, Griffith University, Australia

    This study provided the first empirical and direct comparison of preferences for online versus offline assignment marking in higher education. University students ( More

    pp. 8-16

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  3. A qualitative analysis of institutional drivers and barriers to blended learning adoption in higher education

    Wendy W. Porter, Charles R. Graham, Robert G. Bodily & Daniel S. Sandberg

    The authors previously proposed a framework for institutional BL adoption (Graham, Woodfield, & Harrison, 2012), identifying three stages: (a) awareness/exploration, (b) adoption/early... More

    pp. 17-27

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  4. Students' use of Wikipedia as an academic resource — Patterns of use and perceptions of usefulness

    Neil Selwyn, Faculty of Education, Australia; Stephen Gorard, School of Education, United Kingdom

    Wikipedia is now an established information source in contemporary society. With initial fears over its detrimental influence on scholarship and study habits now subsiding, this paper investigates ... More

    pp. 28-34

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  5. Social network analysis of peer relationships and online interactions in a blended class using blogs

    Jieun Lee, Dept. of Education, Korea (South); Curtis J. Bonk, Dept. of Instructional Systems Technology, United States

    This study examines the social network of the learner relationships and online interactions in a graduate course using weblogs for writing and sharing weekly reflective journals during a 16-week... More

    pp. 35-44

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  6. Critical factors towards analysing teachers' presence in on-line learning communities

    Panagiotis Tsiotakis & Athanassios Jimoyiannis

    On-line teacher communities constitute a very popular and dynamic field while they foster a new philosophy for professional development which is characterised as associative, constructivist,... More

    pp. 45-58

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  7. The effects of sentiments and co-regulation on group performance in computer supported collaborative learning

    Lanqin Zheng & Ronghuai Huang

    Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) is a widely acknowledged method to improve learning performance. Successful collaborative learning is closely associated with sentiments and... More

    pp. 59-67

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  8. Learning analytics should not promote one size fits all: The effects of instructional conditions in predicting academic success

    Dragan Gašević, Moray House School of Education and School of Informatics, United Kingdom; Shane Dawson, Teaching Innovation Unit, Australia; Tim Rogers, Moray House School of Education and School of Informatics, United Kingdom; Danijela Gasevic, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, United Kingdom

    This study examined the extent to which instructional conditions influence the prediction of academic success in nine undergraduate courses offered in a blended learning model (n More

    pp. 68-84

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  9. A mixed methods study of graduate students' self-determined motivation in synchronous hybrid learning environments

    Nikolaus T. Butz & Robert H. Stupnisky, University of North Dakota, United States

    The purpose of this multiphase mixed methods study was to apply Deci and Ryan's (1985) self-determination theory in an investigation of the relationships among students' need satisfaction,... More

    pp. 85-95

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