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International Journal of Distance Education Technologies

April 2016 Volume 14, Number 2

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 6

  1. Exergaming for Physical Activity in Online Physical Education

    Brian Kooiman, Lake Elsinore Unified School District, Riverside County, CA, United States; Dwayne Sheehan, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada; Michael Wesolek, Trident University International, Cypress, CA, United States; Eliseo Reategui, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

    For many the thought of students taking an online course conjures up images of students sitting at a computer desk. Students taking online physical education (OLPE) at home may lack opportunities... More

    pp. 1-16

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  2. The Development and Implementation of U-Msg for College Students' English Learning

    Ru-Chu Shih, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung, Taiwan; Yuh-Ming Cheng, Department of Computers and Information Engineering, Shu-Te University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Sheng-Huang Kuo, Fortune Institute of Technology, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Shi-Jer Lou, Graduate Institute of Technical and Vocational Education, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung, Taiwan

    With the advance of mobile technology, mobile devices have become more portable and powerful with numerous useful tools in daily life. Thus, mobile learning has been widely involved in e-learning... More

    pp. 17-29

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  3. Automating a Massive Online Course with Cluster Computing

    Timothy Haas, Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, United States

    Before massive numbers of students can take online courses for college credit, the challenges of providing tutoring support, answers to student-posed questions, and the control of cheating will... More

    pp. 30-48

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  4. Investigating the Status of Tablet Computers and E-Books Use of Open Education Faculty Students: A Case Study

    Ömer Koçak, Üzümlü Vocational School, Erzincan University, Erzincan, Turkey; Önder Yıldırım, Department of Computer and Instructional Technology Education, Erzincan University, Erzincan, Turkey; Engin Kurşun & Gürkan Yıldırım, Department of Computer and Instructional Technology Education, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey

    The increase in tablet computers and e-books use brings to mind the question of how users benefited from these technologies. In this sense, the present study investigated the status of students'... More

    pp. 49-63

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  5. Study on an Interactive Truck Crane Simulation Platform Based on Virtual Reality Technology

    Yong Sang & Yu Zhu, School of Mechanical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian City, China; Honghua Zhao, State Key Laboratory of Structural Analysis for Industrial Equipment, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian City, China; Mingyan Tang, Department of Philosophy, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian City, China

    The modern web-based distance education overcomes space-time restriction of the traditional teaching forms. However, being short of specifically observable and operable experimental equipment makes... More

    pp. 64-78

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  6. Automatic Detection of Tutoring Styles Based on Tutors' Behavior

    Safia Bendjebar, Yacine Lafifi & Amina Zedadra, LabSTIC Laboratory, University 8 May 1945 Guelma, Guelma, Algeria

    In e-learning systems, tutors have a significant impact on learners' life to increase their knowledge level and to make the learning process more effective. They are characterized by different... More

    pp. 79-97

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