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Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 40, No. 2 (2009) pp. 229–257
A unified framework for researching technology acceptance, the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT), was previously proposed and validated. The aim of this article is to explore the application UTAUT to websites used by...
Using a Classification of Psychological Experience in Social-Networking Sites as a Virtual Learning Environment
International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments Vol. 3, No. 4 (October 2012) pp. 27–40
With over 800 million users worldwide, the global importance of Facebook as a social-networking platform is beyond doubt. This popularity, particularly among university-students, has encouraged research to explore ways in which social networking can ...
Innovations in Education and Teaching International Vol. 40, No. 1 (2003) pp. 5–15
Focuses on the use of multimedia delivery technologies and their effect on distance education at the Community College of Southern Nevada. Discusses the creation, delivery, and evaluation of an online version of an existing campus-based module;...
Innovations in Education and Teaching International Vol. 42, No. 2 (May 2005) pp. 157–166
A prototype virtual university server in Lebanon (VUSIL) has been designed and implemented. The server is to be used as a basis for the creation of a digital campus facility in Lebanon. An important aspect of the server has been its use as a tool...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 111–112
One constraint in the development of time and place-independent distance education modules is the lack of technology experience and knowledge instructors have. Many instructors are not familiar and comfortable with technology. Their learning curve...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 119–126
This paper discusses the results of a study that compared two different course delivery methods. One of these used the Internet exclusively for module delivery while the other used a traditional campus setting. The two delivery methods were...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 1340–1343
This paper discusses the creation of a virtual university facility in Lebanon (VUSIL) and its subsequent evaluation. Although general public access to the system is possible, the prototype server was designed with two main user-groups in mind:...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 1399–1403
This paper discusses the growing need for a virtual university facility in Lebanon and the creation of a system (VUSIL) to meet this need. Although general public access to the system is possible, the prototype server was designed with two main user-...
Topics: Distance Education
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2004 (2004) pp. 1667–1678
This paper discusses the evaluation of a virtual university facility in Lebanon (VUSIL). The system was designed to provide lifelong learning opportunities based on the potential of the Internet and the World Wide Web to deliver distance education....
Innovations in Education and Teaching International Vol. 39, No. 4 (2002) pp. 289–306
Discussion of electronic performance support systems (EPSS) focuses on an application within the domain of quantitative research methods as taught in a university psychology course. Describes the design and implementation of the system and outlines...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 18, No. 3 (July 2007) pp. 411–428
Electronic performance support system (EPSS) technology provides a powerful mechanism for helping end-users operate complex systems. This article describes and discusses some research we have undertaken to explore their potential within academic...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 216–223
Since the mid-nineties we have been actively engaged in a programme of research into the design and application of the theory and practice of electronic performance support systems. The application domains that have been investigated include virtual ...
Innovations in Education and Teaching International Vol. 44, No. 3 (August 2007) pp. 243–255
This paper outlines the principles and theory of performance support (in general) and of electronic performance support (in particular). It explains why the design and creation of electronic performance support systems are so important as a...
Parents as Educators of Sex and Relationship Education: The Role for Effective Communication in British Families
Health Education Journal Vol. 70, No. 3 (September 2011) pp. 240–248
Objective: To identify how British families discuss sexual matters and to determine if the use of a multimedia computer program increases knowledge to promote communication about sexual topics. Design: A mixed-method approach in which families were...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 2173–2180
The paper investigates the use of the Interaction Analysis Model to rank and prioritise levels of e-learning dialogue derived from content analyses of transcripts taken from two Higher Education classes. Broad agreement is found from the literature...
Designing Effective Spaces, Tasks and Metrics for Communication in Second Life Within the Context of Programming LEGO NXT Mindstorms™ Robots
International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments Vol. 1, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 20–37
Science education is concerned with the meaningful pursuit of comprehension, knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes. In Vygotskian social constructivist learning, personal interpretation, decision-making and community...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 2790–2796
Abstract: This paper recognises the e-learning strategies of many institutions, and links work done with regard to the development of effective online learning communities and the promotion of dialogue to the research into blended learning...
Innovations in Education and Teaching International Vol. 41, No. 1 (February 2004) pp. 93–103
Dialogue is arguably one of the most important components of any learning process. However, as student numbers increase and more emphasis is given to electronic delivery of courses, opportunities for effective dialogue may be missed. The technology...
Learning spaces, tasks and metrics for effective communication in Second Life within the context of programming LEGO NXT Mindstorms™ robots: towards a framework for design and implementation.
Journal of Virtual Worlds Research Vol. 3, No. 1 (Apr 29, 2010)
Science education is concerned with the meaningful pursuit of comprehension, knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes. In Vygotskian social\u2010constructivist learning, personal interpretation, decision-making and community...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 2354–2361
The paper discusses the important role that electronic communication can take in relation to learning and teaching. In particular it discusses the role that asynchronous text-based conferencing can play. Staff support and participation is vital for...