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Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education

July 2011 Volume 11, Number 3

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Number of articles: 16

  1. Developing and Validation a Usability Evaluation Tools for Distance Education Websites: Persian Version

    Soheila Hafezi, Ahmad Farahi, Soheil Najafi Mehri & Hosein Mahmoodi

    The web is playing a central role in distance education. The word "usability" is usually synonymous with functionality of the system for the user. Also, usability of a website is defined ... More

    pp. 9-15

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  2. A Critical Analysis of Managerial Skills Competencies of Secondary School Heads Trained through Distance Mode of Allama Iqbal Open University

    Muhammad Akhlaq & Shazia Munawar Sulehri

    The premise of this article is to analyze the managerial skills competencies of secondary schools heads trained through distance mode of education in Pakistan. For this purpose a sample 300... More

    pp. 16-31

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  3. Are New Technologies Influencing the Academic Results Achieved by Students? An Exploratory Study

    Ana Gargallo-Castel, Luisa Esteban-Salvador & Mercedes Marzo-Navarro

    The purpose of this study is to analyze the application of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) within tertiary education in a Spanish University. We analyze the results of a new... More

    pp. 32-49

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  4. Live Authority in the Classroom in Video Conference-Based Synchronous Distance Education: The Teaching Assistant

    Hasan Karal, Ayça Çebi & Yigit Emrah Turgut

    The aim of this study was to define the role of the assistant in a classroom environment where students are taught using video conference-based synchronous distance education. Qualitative research ... More

    pp. 50-62

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  5. A Conceptual Model for Effective Distance Learning in Higher Education

    Mehran Farajollahi, Hosein Zare, Mahmood Hormozi, Mohammad Reza Sarmadi & Nahid Zarifsanaee

    The present research aims at presenting a conceptual model for effective distance learning in higher education. Findings of this research shows that an understanding of the technological... More

    pp. 63-77

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  6. A Blended Learning Model for Teaching Practice Course

    Mustafa Caner

    The aim of the present study is to introduce a blended learning environment and a model for pre-service teaching practice course in English Language Teacher Training Program at Anadolu University. ... More

    pp. 78-97

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  7. Collaborative Learning in Teaching a Second Language through the Internet

    Ilknur Istifci & Zeki Kaya

    We can call the education offered by using the Internet environment as "teaching through the Internet". Such a teaching contributes to interaction, which is not sufficient in traditional classrooms... More

    pp. 88-96

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  8. Pre-Service Teachers' Training in Information Communication and Technology for the ESL Classrooms in Malaysia

    Chan Yuen Fook, Gurnam Kaur Sidhu, Nursyaidatul Kamar & Norazah Abdul Aziz

    Today there is sufficient evidence that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT henceforth) has a significant influence on the teaching and learning process that takes places in the... More

    pp. 97-108

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  9. Profile of the UWI Distance Learners: The Implications for Online Curriculum Development, Teaching and Learning at the University

    Stephanie Hunte

    The purpose of this study was to create a more recent profile of the UWI distance learners as a follow up to a study undertaken in 2000, and, based on the profile created, discuss the implications ... More

    pp. 98-118

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  10. Demystifying Virtual Communities of Practice: A Case Study of IBM

    Ayse Kok

    The purpose of this proposed research study is to empirically explore the nature of virtual communities of practice (CoP) in a global organisation within the context of its International Corporate ... More

    pp. 119-128

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  11. Providing Information Communication Technology Support to Distance Education Students: A Case of the University of Ghana, Legon

    Beatrice K. Agyemang & Perpetua Dadzie

    A study to investigate the current state of Information Communication Technology policy of the University of Ghana Distance Education (DE) programme and the extent of awareness and use of ICTs in... More

    pp. 129-145

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  12. Determining the Navigational Aids Use on the Internet: The Information Technologies Teacher Candidates' Case

    Abdullah Kuzu & Mehmet Firat

    The Internet users who fail to cope with navigation may generally face various problems such as disorientation, distraction, low motivation and abandonment of information retrieval. Therefore,... More

    pp. 146-161

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  13. Borderless Educational Practices in the Development of Commerce

    James O. Barbre

    Commerce transcends the boundaries of nations. With so many people involved, a common approach and articulation is necessary to advance the interests of commerce for everyone involved. This paper... More

    pp. 173-182

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  14. Students' First Impression of Second Life: A Case from the United Arab Emirates

    Salam Abdallah & Jamal Douglas

    Emerging 3D virtual worlds such as Second Life can offer students with opportunities to enhance learning using rich collaborative asynchronous media. Virtual worlds are believed to impact the... More

    pp. 183-192

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  15. A Critical Review of Instructional Design Process of Distance Learning System

    Muhammad Ajmal Chaudry & Fazal ur-Rahman

    Instructional design refers to planning, development, delivery and evaluation of instructional system. It is an applied field of study aiming at the application of descriptive research outcomes in ... More

    pp. 193-205

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  16. The Effects of Computer-Assisted Instruction Designed According to 7E Model of Constructivist Learning on Physics Student Teachers' Achievement, Concept Learning, Self-Efficacy Perceptions and Attitudes

    Serhat Kocakaya & Selahattin Gonen

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a Computer-Assisted Instruction designed according to 7E model of constructivist learning(CAI7E) related to "electrostatic'... More

    pp. 206-224

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