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Integrating a Facebook Group and a Course Website: The Effect on Participation and Perceptions on Learning
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 28, No. 4 (2014) pp. 253–263
This study investigated how the use of two virtual platforms for learning--a Facebook group and a learning management system course website--affect students' perceptions of learning and participation. The theoretical basis for the research...
Do Anonymity and Choice of Role help to Motivate and Engage Higher Education Students in Multiplayer Online Role Play Simulation Games?
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2018 (Jun 25, 2018) pp. 1506–1513
The aim of this paper is to report on two preliminary findings from an empirical study in progress that examines the degree to which different structural properties of multiplayer online role play simulation games (MORPSGs) motivate and engage...
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 13, No. 4 (Sep 12, 2012) pp. 33–48
This paper describes a pilot study in using Facebook as an alternative to a learning management system (LMS). The paper reviews the current research on the use of Facebook in academia and analyzes the differences between a Facebook group and a...
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 10, No. 2 (Apr 02, 2009)
This article reports on a study conducted in Israel at an academic institution. The study investigates the correlation between students’ attitudes toward open and distance learning (ODL) and their perceived self-esteem and loneliness at the last...
Experiences and Opinions of E-learners: What Works, What are the Challenges, and What Competencies Ensure Successful Online Learning
Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects Vol. 5, No. 1 (Jan 01, 2009) pp. 275–289
This paper reports findings of a survey of online learners from Western (mostly US), Israeli, Mexican, and Japanese cohorts. An instrument with 58 questions, including several open-ended items, allowing 318 respondents to tell their “stories” as...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (Oct 18, 2011) pp. 1929–1935
Several researchers argue that online learners should develop certain knowledge, experience, abilities and attitudes (or competencies) to gain the greatest benefit from their online studies and achieve high performance. The ibstpi Directors add to...