Archive for the ‘Elearning’ Category


Growth and Development of Distance Education in India and China: A Study on Policy Perspectives

India and China are two fast growing economies of the world and need large skill based manpower to sustain the economic growth. The existing formal higher educational system in these countries will not be able to meet the demand of the economy. The paper will try (i) to compare the development of economy and distance […]


Alteration of Influencing Factors of Continued Intentions to Use e-Learning for Different Degrees of Adult Online Participation

The purpose of the present study was to investigate the alteration of influencing factors of continued intention to use e-learning for different degrees of participation of adults. Participants included 670 learners from an adult professional development website. Data was collected based on questionnaires and analyzed by Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). The Revised Information System Success […]

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A Comparison of Educational Statistics and Data Mining Approaches to Identify Characteristics that Impact Online Learning

Learning objects (LOs) are important online resources for both learners and instructors and usage for LOs is growing. Automatic LO tracking collects large amounts of metadata about individual students as well as data aggregated across courses, learning objects, and other demographic characteristics (e.g. gender). The challenge becomes identifying which of the many variables derived from […]


New ways of learning to fight fires? Learning processes and contradictions in distance and on-campus firefighter training in Sweden

This article reports on findings from a comparative study on firefighter students’ learning processes in a technology-supported distance training course and a traditional campus training course in Sweden. Based on student interviews and observations of exercises, the article aims to describe and analyse the impact on learning processes when exercise-oriented teaching takes place in a […]


An Increasingly Popular Job Perk: Online Education

Southern New Hampshire University has become the latest institution to team up with a major employer to make online courses a benefit of employment. Wired Campus


Learning outside the walls of the classroom: Engaging the digital natives

This study investigated the response of students and teachers to the use of ICTs to promote teaching and learning outside of the classroom and regular school hours in a Caribbean secondary school. Following an action research design, Grades 10 and 11 Biology students were given access to subject content and learning support through online discussion […]


An Ontology-based Profile for Learner Representation in Learning Networks

In the context of lifelong learning, learning networks are emerged as alternative and feasible integrated models that merge pedagogical, organizational, and technological perspectives to support and promote the provision of lifelong learning opportunities. Among the significant issues that arise when setting up a learning network is the question of how to support communication between repositories […]


How To Design a Mobile Application to Enhance Teaching and Learning?

The rapid growth of mobile devices, especially smart phones, has changed the way instructors deliver instructions and students learn class materials. Many universities initiate promoting economic transformation by working to eliminate barriers to educational attainment through incorporating new technologies to enhance the delivery of instructions and student learning outcomes. The purpose of this research is […]

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The Teacher as Leader: Effect of Teaching Behaviors on Class Community and Agreement

This article examines the effects of teaching behaviors in online university classes, focusing on the agreement among class members. Literature on group leaders’ effects on group agreement about workplace climate is reviewed. Hypotheses are generated about the effects that teachers of online courses, as class leaders, have on both the level and agreement about the […]

Google Begins Selling Textbooks Through Play Store

With little fanfare, Google began offering electronic textbooks for rent or purchase on its Google Play store on Friday. Included will be books from some of the largest academic-text publishers, including Pearson, Macmillan Higher Education, and Wiley, among others. Wired Campus Full Article