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Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education

October 2012 Volume 13, Number 4

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Number of articles: 24

  1. Predictive Role of Personality Traits on Internet Addiction

    Serkan Celik, Hasan Atak & Ahmet Basal

    Aiming to develop a model seeking to investigate the direct effects of personality types on internet addiction, this study was set and tested on tertiary level students receiving education within... More

    pp. 10-24

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  2. Web-Based Adaptive Testing System (WATS) for Classifying Students Academic Ability

    Jaemu Lee, Sanghoon Park & Kwangho Kim

    Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) has been highlighted as a promising assessment method to fulfill two testing purposes: estimating student academic ability and classifying student academic level. In... More

    pp. 25-35

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  3. Development of Interactive Multimedia Courseware (e-CRAFT) for Craft Education

    Salyani Osman, Noraidah Sahari & Nor Azan Mat Zin

    The way of teaching and learning traditional crafts have always used traditional apprenticeship learning methods where the expert facilitates transfer of practice skill sets to novices. As a craft ... More

    pp. 36-54

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  4. Integrating LMSs in the Educational Process: Greek Teachers' Initial Perceptions about LAMS

    Spyros Papadakis, Nikos Dovros, Giorgos Paschalis & Eleni Rossiou

    E-learning with the use of Learning Management Systems, has been increasingly adopted in Primary, Secondary and Higher Education with the expectation to increase students' motivation and infuse... More

    pp. 55-75

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  5. ODL Students' Perceived Computer Literacy Competencies, Expectations of Support Intention to Use and Perseverance

    Hendrik D. Esterhuizen, Suria M. Ellis & Christo J. Els

    This paper reports on disadvantaged South African practising teachers' perceptions on computer literacy competencies while studying to improve their teaching qualifications. During the process of... More

    pp. 76-94

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  6. Asynchronous Computer-Mediated Corrective Feedback and the Correct Use of Prepositions: Is It Really Effective?

    Seyyed Behrooz Hosseini

    An area that has recently attracted increasing attention is providing feedback on learners' writing accuracy through the Internet. However, research in this area has largely focused on synchronous ... More

    pp. 95-111

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  7. ICT Implementation Challenges and Strategies for ODL Institutions: The ZOU's National Centre Academic Staff Experiences

    Richard Tafara Nenge, Zvinaiye Chimbadzwa & Tichaona Mapolisa

    This study highlighted some of the major challenges that Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) academic staff experiences in connection with Information Communication Technology (ICT) implementation. It... More

    pp. 112-124

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  8. High School Students' Views on Blended Learning

    Ibrahim Umit Yapici & Hasan Akbayin

    In this study, it is aimed to determine the high school students' views on blended learning. The study was carried out in biology course for the lesson unit of "Classification of Living Things and ... More

    pp. 125-139

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  9. The Use of e-Assessments in the Nigerian Higher Education System

    U S. A. Osuji

    The rapid development of the information and communication technologies has brought about the modernization of teaching and learning across the globe. Today, teaching and learning are made easy... More

    pp. 140-152

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  10. To Learn from Teachers at School, Ideal Teacher or E-Learning Applications from the Perspectives of Gifted Students

    Bahadir Eristi

    The present study, aimed at revealing the views of elementary school gifted students about the roles and behaviors of their teachers in class as well as about the in-class roles and behaviors that ... More

    pp. 153-166

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  11. Virtual or Physical: In-Service and Pre-Service Teacher's Beliefs and Preferences on Manipulatives

    Yasar Akkan

    Although the use of physical manipulatives, which have been emphasized to use in preschool education program and primary and secondary mathematics curriculum, in classroom environments is old, it... More

    pp. 167-192

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  12. Comparison between Synchronous and Asynchronous Instructional Delivery Method of Training Programme on In-Service Physical Educators' Knowledge

    Kyriaki Emmanouilidou, Vassiliki Derri, Panagiotis Antoniou & Pavlos Kyrgiridis

    The purpose of the study was to compare the influences of a training programme's instructional delivery method (synchronous and asynchronous) on Greek in-service physical educators' cognitive... More

    pp. 193-208

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  13. Using Blogs to Improve Students' Summary Writing Abilities

    Orachorn Kitchakarn

    The research compared students' summary writing ability before and after they were taught through blog, a new medium or tool for written communication and interaction in many different languages... More

    pp. 209-219

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  14. D[superscript 4]S[superscript 4]: A Four Dimensions Instructional Strategy for Web-Based and Blended Learning

    Hamdy A. Abdelaziz

    Web-based education is facing a paradigm shift under the rapid development of information and communication technology. The new paradigm of learning requires special techniques of course design,... More

    pp. 220-235

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  15. A Study of Attitude and Perception of the Learners towards Distance Education in Relation to Their Biographical Factors

    Samir Kumar Lenka & Ravi Kant

    Distance education may play an increasingly important role during this decade in helping address the growing shortage of teachers, educational administrators and other educational professionals... More

    pp. 236-244

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  16. Interaction in Distance Nursing Education

    Belgin Boz Yuksekdag

    The purpose of this study is to determine psychiatry nurses' attitudes toward the interactions in distance nursing education, and also scrunize their attitudes based on demographics and computer... More

    pp. 245-255

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  17. ICT and Web Technology Based Innovations in Education Sector

    Dhamdhere Sangeeta Namdev

    ICT made real magic and drastic changes in all service sectors along with higher education and library practices and services. The academic environment is changing from formal education to distance... More

    pp. 256-268

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  18. Challenges and Strategies for E-Learning Development in the University of Payam Noor in Iran

    Mahnaz Mohamadzadeh, Jabraeal Farzaneh, Mina Mousavi & Rouhallah Maghabl

    Higher education in Iran is confronting with several challenges; Some of them are increasing demand for education and insufficiency of current programs to meet the growing needs, emerging... More

    pp. 297-308

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  19. Cross-Border Distance Education (CBDE) in a Wired World: The Experience of a Student in Nigeria

    Charity Fakinlede

    It is imperative for countries to provide quality education that would empower their people to compete and benefit from the growing socio-cultural global exchanges of the 21[superscript st] century... More

    pp. 309-319

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  20. Re-Learning Higher Education in the Age of Convergence: Example of Lithuania

    Loreta Ulvydiene

    Since May of 1999, 46 European countries have been engaged in reconstructing their higher education systems to bring about a greater degree of "convergence," i.e. a move toward common reference... More

    pp. 320-332

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