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International Journal on E-Learning

October 2007 Volume 6, Number 4

Editors

Gary H. Marks

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 8

  1. Using Social Context and E-Learner Identity as a Framework for an E-Learning Notification System

    Chris Amelung, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA, United States

    Educational practitioners and theorists have long recognized that education is a social activity where people make sense of information through interactions that support internalization and... More

    pp. 501-517

  2. Toward a Learner-Oriented Community College Online Course Dropout Framework

    Simon Liu, Joel Gomez, Badrul Khan & Cherng-Jyh Yen, George Washington University, United States

    Community colleges serve diverse segments of society through a flexible and open access. By their very nature, community colleges provide a good fit with online learning. Unfortunately, online... More

    pp. 519-542

  3. Development of an E-Learning Culture in the Australian Army

    Diane Newton & Allan Ellis, Southern Cross University, Australia

    For organisations with hierarchical management and training cultures, e-learning provides opportunities for standardising content, delivery, and course management while challenging traditional... More

    pp. 543-563

  4. Using Work Action Analysis to Identify Web-Portal Requirements for a Professional Development Program

    George Nickles, Western Carolina University, United States

    This article describes using Work Action Analysis (WAA) as a method for identifying requirements for a web-based portal that supports a professional development program. WAA is a cognitive systems ... More

    pp. 565-580

  5. The Effect of Computer-Mediated Communication on Anonymous End-of-Course Teaching Evaluations

    Nancy Rhea, University of Mississippi, United States; Alfred Rovai, Michael Ponton, Gail Derrick & John Davis, Regent University, United States

    The purpose of this study was to determine if the nature of student comments on anonymous end-of-course evaluations differed relative to course delivery medium. Comments evaluated were submitted by... More

    pp. 581-592

  6. Riding to the Future – An Investigation of Information Literacy Skills of Students at an Urban University as Applied to the Web Environment

    Yu-Mei Wang, University of Alabama – Birmingham, United States

    This study investigated university student information literacy skills benchmarked by the Association of College and Research Libraries: (a) determine the extent of information needed, (b) access... More

    pp. 593-603

  7. Extending E-Book with Contextual Knowledge Recommender for Reading Support on a Web-Based Learning System

    Gwo-Dong Chen, Fu-Hsiang Wei, Chin-Yeh Wang & Jih-Hsien Lee, National Central University, Taiwan

    Reading content of the Web is increasingly popular. When students read the same material, each student has a unique comprehension of the text and requires individual support from appropriate... More

    pp. 605-622

  8. Using Online Discussion Forums to Assist a Traditional English Class

    Tianyi Zhang, Michigan State University, United States; Tianguang Gao & Gail Ring, Ball State University, United States; Wei Zhang, The Second High School of Beijing Normal University, China

    This study investigated the influence of online discussion forums on student achievement in reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and critical thinking in English as Second Language (ESL)... More

    pp. 623-643