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International Journal of Distance Education Technologies

October 2017 Volume 15, Number 4

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Adaptation with Four Dimensional Personalization Criteria Based on Felder Silverman Model

    Drissi Samia & Abdelkrim Amirat, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Souk-Ahras, Souk Ahras, Algeria

    In the past decades, various systems have been proposed to provide students with a better learning environment by taking personal factors into account. Learning styles have been one of the widely... More

    pp. 1-20

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  2. Toward Modeling the Learner's Personality Using Educational Games

    Fathi Essalmi, Ahmed Tlili, Leila Ben Ayed & Mohamed Jemni, Research Laboratory of Technologies of Information and Communication & Electrical Engineering (LaTICE), Tunis Higher School of Engineering (ENSIT), University of TUNIS, Tunis, Tunisia

    Learner modeling is a crucial step in the learning personalization process. It allows taking into consideration the learner's profile to make the learning process more efficient. Most studies refer... More

    pp. 21-38

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  3. Cloud Applications in Language Teaching: Examining Pre-Service Teachers' Expertise, Perceptions and Integration

    Ibtehal Aburezeq, Al Ain University of Science and Technology, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates; Fawzi Dweikat, Office of Educational Effectiveness, Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    This study examined pre-service teachers' expertise, perceptions and integration of cloud applications in teaching of Arabic and English. Questionnaires and semi-structured interviews were used as ... More

    pp. 39-60

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  4. Persistence in Distance Education: A Study Case Using Bayesian Network to Understand Retention

    Marianne Eliasquevici, Marcos Seruffo & Sônia Resque, Federal University of Pará, Belém, Brazil

    This article presents a study on the variables promoting student retention in distance undergraduate courses at Federal University of Pará, aiming to help school managers minimize student attrition... More

    pp. 61-78

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  5. Using Learning Analytics to Support Engagement in Collaborative Writing

    Ming Liu, School of Computer and Information Science, Southwest University, Chongqing, China; Li Liu, School of Software Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China; Abelardo Pardo, School of Electrical and Information Engineering, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

    Online collaborative writing tools provide an efficient way to complete a writing task. However, existing tools only focus on technological affordances and ignore the importance of social... More

    pp. 79-98

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  6. Impact of Online Discussions on Web Based Assessments

    Christina Force, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, PA, United States; Hayden Wimmer, Department Information Technology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, United States; Loreen Powell & Lawrence Kilgus, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, PA, United States

    The practice of including online discussion posts to traditional courses is increasing. Online discussions allow for active learning to occur as students express their ideas and respond to others. ... More

    pp. 99-111

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