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International Journal of Distance Education Technologies

July 2017 Volume 15, Number 3

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 6

  1. Mining Individual Learning Topics in Course Reviews Based on Author Topic Model

    Sanya Liu, Xian Peng, Zhi Liu, Cheng Ni & Hercy Cheng, National Engineering Research Center for E-Learning, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China

    Nowadays, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) has obtained a rapid development and drawn much attention from the areas of learning analytics and artificial intelligence. There are lots of... More

    pp. 1-14

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  2. The Effect of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) Learning-Language Lab versus Mobile-Assisted Learning

    Ru-Chu Shih, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Department of Modern Languages, Pingtung, Taiwan

    In recent years, the rapid advancement of information technology has had a great impact on our daily life and changed the world in which we operate; in particular, mobile devices have become more... More

    pp. 15-30

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  3. Live Broadcast Classroom: A Feasible Solution for Chinese Rural Weak Education

    Yuxia Zhou, Nanjing University, Jiangsu, China; Ying Xiong, Yunnan Normal University, Yunnan, China

    Inequity between urban and rural education prevalently exists in China. A Lack of qualified teachers is the main reason for disadvantaged education in rural areas. In order to solve this problem,... More

    pp. 31-46

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  4. Effectiveness of Student's Note-Taking Activities and Characteristics of Their Learning Performance in Two Types of Online Learning

    Minoru Nakayama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Information and Communications Engineering, Tokyo, Japan; Kouichi Mutsuura & Hiroh Yamamoto, Shinshu University, Nagano-ken, Japan

    Aspects of learning behavior during two types of university courses, a blended learning course and a fully online course, were examined using note taking activity. The contribution of student's... More

    pp. 47-64

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  5. Exploring the Peer Interaction Effects on Learning Achievement in a Social Learning Platform Based on Social Network Analysis

    Yu-Tzu Lin & Ming-Puu Chen, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan; Chia-Hu Chang, Vpon Inc., Taipei, Taiwan; Pu-Chen Chang, National Chi Nan University, Nantou, Taiwan

    The benefits of social learning have been recognized by existing research. To explore knowledge distribution in social learning and its effects on learning achievement, we developed a social... More

    pp. 65-85

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  6. Interpreting Experiences of Students Using Online Technologies to Interact with Content in Blended Tertiary Environments: A Phenomenological Study

    Kimberley Tuapawa, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

    Through a phenomenological approach, this research aimed to make an interpretation of key stakeholders' EOT experiences, to establish their current EOT needs and challenges, and provide a basis... More

    pp. 86-103

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