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Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education

April 2012 Volume 13, Number 2

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 28

  1. Impacting Motivation in the Virtual Classroom

    Galina Artyushina & Olga Sheypak

    Teachers, educational managers and learners must realize that new opportunities are offered by modern on-line communication. A person with basic Internet and Web skills is open to a new world of... More

    pp. 11-15

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  2. Use of Libraries in Open and Distance Learning System: Barriers to the Use of AIOU Libraries by Tutors and Students

    Abdul Jabbar Bhatti & Nabi Bux Jumani

    This study explores the library needs of students and tutors of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), utilization level of the library facilities and resources, the problems in the use of library,... More

    pp. 16-35

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  3. Designing and Implementing a Situated Learning Program and Determining Its Impact on the Students' Motivation and Learning

    Fakhrozaman Naeemi Hossainy, Hossein Zare, Mahmud Hormozi, Farhad Shaghaghi & Mohamad Hossain Kaveh

    Inability to use knowledge is one of the major problems that university graduates face. Some instructional designers recommend situated learning for the solution. The purpose of this study is to... More

    pp. 36-47

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  4. Social Relation Networks in UT-Online Community Forum

    Mohammad Imam Farisi

    So far, the existence of a virtual community forum has become a reality and social necessity in an era cybertech. It was also viewed as the electronic frontier of 21st century society that was... More

    pp. 48-57

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  5. Provision of Research Support Services to ODL Learners by Tutors: A Focus on the Zimbabwe Open University's Bachelor of Education (Educational Management) Research Students' Supervision Experiences

    Tichaona Mapolisa

    The study examined the ODL learners' perceptions of the quality of provision of research support services to the ODL learners by tutors. It focused on the Zimbabwe Open University's (ZOU) Bachelor ... More

    pp. 58-68

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  6. The Effect of Virtual versus Traditional Learning in Achieving Competency-Based Skills

    Leili Mosalanejad, Sakine Shahsavari, Saeed Sobhanian & Mehdi Dastpak

    Background: By rapid developing of the network technology, the internet-based learning methods are substituting the traditional classrooms making them expand to the virtual network learning... More

    pp. 69-75

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  7. Enhancing Spiritualism in Virtual World

    Kiran Lata Dangwal & Shireesh Pal Singh

    Spiritualism is one word which puts man on the highest plinth of life. Spirituality is the way we find meaning, hope, comfort and inner peace in life. Spirituality in the virtual World is generally... More

    pp. 76-83

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  8. Faculty Perceptions of Cooperative Learning and Traditional Discussion Strategies in Online Courses

    Lori Kupczynski, Marie-Anne Mundy & Gerri Maxwell

    Due to the recent developments in technology, distance learning and education questions regarding the best teaching methods for the virtual classroom have emerged. Thus, it becomes increasingly... More

    pp. 84-95

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  9. The Effects of Animated Agents on Students' Achievement and Attitudes

    Figen Unal-Colak & Ozlem Ozan

    Animated agents are electronic agents that interact with learners through voice, visuals or text and that carry human-like characteristics such as gestures and facial expressions with the purpose... More

    pp. 96-111

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  10. eFACT: Formative Assessment of Classroom Teaching for Online Classes

    Gina G. Berridge, Samantha Penney & Judith A. Wells

    As online degrees and programs increase in number and popularity so does the need for excellence and quality in the programs and courses offered. Becoming more scholarly in online course delivery, ... More

    pp. 119-130

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  11. Language Learning in Second Life: American and Turkish Students' Experiences

    Cem Balcikanli

    There have been several attempts to integrate Web 2.0 technologies including podcasts, weblogs, wikis, and virtual 3D communities into language education thus far. Second Life, a virtual 3D... More

    pp. 131-146

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  12. Examination Management as a Way of Achieving Quality Assurance in ODL Institutions: The Case of Zimbabwe Open University

    Onias Mafa & Enna Sukutai Gudhlanga

    An examination is an important component of any institution that educates people. It is a form of assessment used to measure the students' understanding of the concepts and principles they would... More

    pp. 147-157

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  13. Preservice Teachers' Perceptions about Their Problem Solving Skills in the Scenario Based Blended Learning Environment

    Serap Samsa Yetik, Halil Ibrahim Akyuz & Hafize Keser

    The purpose of this study is to determine how to react everyday lives problems in general. In the study, a pretest-posttest quasi-experimental design was used. The study group consisted of 37... More

    pp. 158-168

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  14. The Biggs and Moore Model in E-Learning: The Role of Motivation and Collaboration as Moderators

    Matti J. Haverila

    The purpose of this paper is to report the findings of a research conducted to evaluate the effect of e-learning experience on students' perceived learning outcomes, and more specifically the role ... More

    pp. 169-179

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  15. First Time Online Learners' Perceptions of Support Services Provided

    Stephanie Hunte

    The number of online continuous education and training initiatives continues to increase in Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and by extension, the number of adult learners who are... More

    pp. 180-197

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  16. The Domains for the Multi-Criteria Decisions about E-Learning Systems

    Murat Pasa Uysal

    Developments in computer and information technologies continue to give opportunities for designing advanced E-learning systems while entailing objective and technical evaluation methodologies.... More

    pp. 198-211

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  17. The Use of Virtual Ethnography in Distance Education Research

    Kadriye Uzun & Cengiz Hakan Aydin

    3D virtual worlds can and have been used as a meeting place for distance education courses. Virtual worlds allow for group learning of the kind enjoyed by students gathered in a virtual classroom, ... More

    pp. 212-225

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  18. It's Not That Tough: Students Speak about Their Online Learning Experiences

    Michael K. Barbour, Angelene McLaren & Lin Zhang

    K-12 online learning is growing in Canada and elsewhere in the world. However, the vast majority of literature is focused on practitioners and not on systematic inquiry. Even the limited published ... More

    pp. 226-241

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  19. Cost Drivers in Distance Education: The Values in Nigerian Universities

    Juliet Obhajajie Inegbedion & Julius K. Adeyemi

    Distance university education has come a long way in Nigeria. It started as a dual mode and today has both the dual and single modes. However, the system has been faced majorly with the challenge... More

    pp. 242-255

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  20. Capacity Building of Teachers through Distance Mode Using Teleconferencing as an Innovative Tool

    Manas Ranjan Panigrahi

    Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is a national programme to the goals of Universalization of Elementary Education in India. Distance Education Programme (DEP) plays a major role in providing technical... More

    pp. 256-266

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