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International Journal on E-Learning

October 2006 Volume 5, Number 4

Editors

Gary H. Marks

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 9

  1. E-Learning: Encouraging International Perspectives. A Mexican - UK Comparative Case Study Analysis

    Sandra Meredith, Monterrey Institute of Technologies, Mexico; Martha Burkle, Southern Alberta Institute of Technologies, Canada

    E-learning has been an important topic for more than a decade, but the area is still evolving. The increased use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in higher education systems,... More

    pp. 469-491

  2. An Immune Agent for Web-Based AI Course

    Tao Gong & Zixing Cai, Central South University, China

    To overcome weakness and faults of a web-based e-learning course such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), an immune agent was proposed, simulating a natural immune mechanism against a virus. The... More

    pp. 493-506

  3. Understanding the Dimensions of Virtual Teams

    Seung-hee Lee, Curtis J. Bonk, Richard J. Magjuka, Bude Su & Xiaojing Liu, Indiana University, United States

    The focus of this study was to empirically investigate how virtual teams operate in an online MBA program. Building knowledge and skills required for a successful career is a central component of... More

    pp. 507-523

  4. Computer-Mediated Communication: A Meta-Analysis of Male and Female Attitudes and Behaviors

    Qing Li, University of Calgary, Canada

    This study quantitatively synthesized the empirical research of the gender effects on people's communicative, interactive, affective, and process patterns using computer-mediated communication (CMC... More

    pp. 525-570

  5. Factors of Online Learning Adoption: A Comparative Juxtaposition of the Theory of Planned Behaviour and the Technology Acceptance Model

    Nelson Ndubisi, Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia

    Organisational investments in information technologies have increased significantly in the past few decades. All around the globe and in Malaysia particularly, a number of educational institutions ... More

    pp. 571-591

  6. Course Management Systems as Tools for the Creation of Online Learning Environments:Evaluation from a Social Constructivist Perspective and Implications for their Design

    Marina Papastergiou, University of Thessaly, Greece

    The Internet and the Web offer academic institutions solutions for covering the massive demand for education and transition towards student-centered, social constructivist educational models, in... More

    pp. 593-622

  7. Attitude as Predictor of Success in Online Training

    María Victoria Pérez Cereijo, University of Texas at Arlington, United States

    This is the second article in a series of articles published with findings on student perceptions of asynchronous web-based courses (Pérez Cereijo, Young, & Wilhelm, 2001). This portion of the... More

    pp. 623-639

  8. Designing a Learning Design Engine as a Collection of Finite State Machines

    Hubert Vogten, Colin Tattersall, Rob Koper, Peter van Rosmalen, Francis Brouns, Peter Sloep, Jan van Bruggen & Harrie Martens, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands

    Specifications and standards for e-learning are becoming increasingly sophisticated and complex as they deal with the core of the learning process. Simple transformations are no longer adequate to ... More

    pp. 641-661

  9. Externalization of Tacit Knowledge in Online Environments

    Jialin Yi, Indiana University at Bloomington, United States

    Knowledge, especially tacit knowledge, has gained more and more attention in recent years. The author claims that, with the development of information technology, more knowledge sharing takes place... More

    pp. 663-674