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WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 1999 (1999) pp. 451–456
The World Wide Web (WWW) is increasingly being used as a medium to deliver distance education at the post-secondary level. However, an examination of a significant number of web-based courses for adult learners indicates that they are...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning Vol. 2015, No. 1 (Oct 22, 2015)
With the global expansion and acceptance of eLearning, issues relevant to interculturality are coming to the forefront of learning design. Imagine an online class comprised of students from diverse cultural backgrounds across the globe....
Designing Collaborative Learning Environments Mediated by Computer Conferencing : Issues and Challenges in the Asian Socio-Cultural Context
Indian Journal of Open Learning Vol. 7, No. 1 (1998) pp. 101–120
The phenomenal growth of the Internet andglobal networking has provided the impetus to utilize computer conferencing to facilitate collaborative learning. This paper explores issues related to the design of collaborative learning environments...
Social Presence Theory and Implications for Interaction and Collaborative Learning in Computer Conferences
International Journal of Educational Telecommunications Vol. 1, No. 2 (1995) pp. 147–166
This paper examines research on social presence theory and the implications for analyzing interaction, communication, collaborative learning, and the social context of computer-mediated communication (CMC). Two studies that examined whether social...
Using The Web For Facilitating Problem-Based Learning And Case-Based Reasoning In The Training Of Pre-Clinical Medical Students
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 1999 (1999) pp. 1232–1233
Medical schools are continually seeking innovative ways to educate future physicians. Many schools have integrated problem-based learning into the curriculum. Web technology provides a new environment for complementing this educational strategy....
Designing Collaborative Learning Environments Mediated by Computer Conferencing: Issues and Challenges in the Asian Socio-Cultural Context
Indian Journal of Open Learning Vol. 7, No. 1 (1998) pp. 101–19
Explores issues related to the design of collaborative-learning environments mediated by computer conferencing from the perspective of challenges faced in the sociocultural context of the Indian sub-continent. Examines the impact of online features...
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 6, No. 3 (1992) pp. 58–71
Presents personal reflections of a distance education teacher in two settings: a graduate course that used audiographics conferencing and computer mediated communication; and a traditional class that incorporated online computer discussions....
Measuring Learning of the HbL Method of Teaching Science in an Online Staff Development Workshop for Teachers
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 462–467
Three embedded assessment instruments built using case based scenarios were used to measure teacher learning of Hypothesis Based Learning (HbL), a teaching methodology focusing on scientific method, in an online workshop. For each assessment, the...
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 11, No. 3 (1997) pp. 8–26
Examines the effectiveness of "social presence" as a predictor of learner satisfaction in a text-based medium based on the GlobalEd inter-university computer conference. Results suggested social presence as a strong predictor of satisfaction, and...
Designing online interaction to address disciplinary competencies: A cross-country comparison of faculty perspectives
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 15, No. 2 (Apr 01, 2014)
This study was conducted at colleges in three countries (United States, Venezuela, and Spain) and across three academic disciplines (engineering, education, and business), to examine how experienced faculty define competencies for their discipline,...
Developing, Testing and Refining of a Model to Understand the Relationship between Peer Interaction and Learning Outcomes in Computer-Mediated Conferencing
Distance Education Vol. 25, No. 1 (May 01, 2004) pp. 83–106
Our pervasive adoption of CMC in higher education has far outpaced our understanding of the nature of CMC and, accordingly, how this medium should best be used to promote higher-order learning (Garrison, Anderson, & Archer, "American Journal of...
Distance Education Vol. 21, No. 1 (2000) pp. 101–17
This study tested the Adult Distance Study through Computer Conferencing (ADSCC) model to determine if learner readiness, online features, and computer mediated communication learning approaches are associated with learner satisfaction in an...
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association 2001 (April 2001)
This paper describes and analyzes the models and methods used to evaluate asynchronous online learning networks and presents a "Systems Component Contexture Model" for conceptualizing the evaluation of online learning networks. The evaluation team...
Which Learner Readiness Factors, Online Features, and CMC Related Learning Approaches Are Associated with Learner Satisfaction in Computer Conferences?
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association 2001 (April 2001)
This study tested the Adult Distance Study through Computer Conferencing (ADSCC) model developed by D. Eastmond (1994) to determine if learner readiness, online features, and computer mediated communication (CMC)-related learning approaches are...
The interaction of adult learning styles and the media, methods of instruction, and group functioning in a distance learning class using audiographics and computer-mediated communication was studied and compared with similar interaction in non...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 1677–1684
This paper critically reflects upon the questions we have asked and the models and methods we have employed to evaluate online learning in several studies. The paper examines the methodologies used to answer the following evaluation research...
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 19, No. 1 (2005) pp. 37–50
A study of university nursing students tested the effect of computer conference designs and advance organizers on critical thinking skills. Critical thinking, although not significantly different between three conference groups, was evident for...
Cultural Interpretations of the Visual Meaning of Icons and Images Used in North American Web Design
Educational Media International Vol. 46, No. 1 (March 2009) pp. 17–35
This study examines cross-cultural interpretations of icons and images drawn from US academic websites. Participants from Morocco, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and the USA responded to an online questionnaire containing 18 icons and images representing online ...
Implementing the First Cross-border Professional Development Online Course through International E-mentoring: Reflections and Perspectives
Open Praxis Vol. 9, No. 1 (Mar 31, 2017) pp. 31–44
This research paper discusses the accomplishments, issues, and challenges experienced by Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) academics when offering the first cross-border professional development online course to train online tutors and mentors....
Analysis of a Global Online Debate and the Development of an Interaction Analysis Model for Examining Social Construction of Knowledge in Computer Conferencing
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 17, No. 4 (1997) pp. 397–431
Looks for appropriate interaction analysis/content analysis techniques that assist in examining the negotiation of meaning and coconstruction of knowledge in collaborative learning environments facilitated by computer conferencing. Reviews strengths ...
A Design Based Research Framework for Implementing a Transnational Mobile and Blended Learning Solution
International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning Vol. 7, No. 4 (October 2015) pp. 57–74
The article proposes a modified Design-Based Research (DBR) framework which accommodates the various socio-cultural factors that emerged in the longitudinal PA-HELP research study at Central University College (CUC) in Ghana, Africa. A transnational ...
Evaluating Web Interface Design for Online Teacher Professional Development: Standards, Methods, and Instruments
Constance Lowe; Penne Wilson; Judith Good; Ken Lindemann; Ludmila Ortegano-Layne; Patricia Boverie; Charlotte Gunawardena
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 1826–1829
This paper will examine standards, methods, and instruments for evaluating web interface design and discuss the evaluation process used in a study to determine the effectiveness of a web interface designed to provide professional development in...
Charlotte N. Gunawardena; Ludmila Ortegano-Layne; Kayleigh Carabajal; Casey Frechette; Ken Lindemann; Barbara Jennings
Distance Education Vol. 27, No. 2 (August 2006) pp. 217–232
We discuss the development of an instructional design model, WisCom (Wisdom Communities), based on socio-constructivist and sociocultural learning philosophies and distance education principles for the development of online wisdom communities, and...
Charlotte N. Gunawardena; Constance A. Lowe; William Gregory Murrell; Rebecca H. Zittle; Frank Zittle; Patricia Boverie
International Journal of Educational Telecommunications Vol. 6, No. 2 (2000) pp. 107–122
The United States Department of Education Star Schools grant program funds innovative projects applying distance technology in education. One such grant resulting in the de-velopment of two instructional programs for elementary grades, Elementary...
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 24, No. 4 (2010) pp. 207–226
This study explores factors that predict learner satisfaction and transfer of learning in an online educational program at a multinational corporation, established to improve organizational learning by providing training in technical skills. A mixed-...
Charlotte N. Gunawardena; Mary Beth Hermans; Damien Sanchez; Carol Richmond; Maribeth Bohley; Rebekah Tuttle
Educational Media International Vol. 46, No. 1 (March 2009) pp. 3–16
This paper proposes a theoretical framework as a foundation for building online communities of practice when a suite of social networking applications referred to as collective intelligence tools are utilized to develop a product or solutions to a...
Charlotte N. Gunawardena; Ana C. Nolla; Penne L. Wilson; Jose R. Lopez-Islas; Noemi Ramirez-Angel; Rosa M. Megchun-Alpizar
Distance Education Vol. 22, No. 1 (2001) pp. 85–121
Describes a study that used survey and focus group data to examine differences in perception of online group process and development between college students in Mexico and the United States. Discusses language, power distance, gender differences,...
Charlotte N. Gunawardena; Barbara Jennings; Ludmila C. Ortegano-Layne; Casey Frechette; Kayleigh Carabajal; Ken Lindemann; Julia Mummert
Journal of Computing in Higher Education Vol. 15, No. 2 (March 2004) pp. 40–62
This paper discusses the development of a new instructional design model based on socioconstructivist learning theories and distance education principles for the design of online wisdom communities and the efficacy of the model drawing on evaluation ...