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International Journal on E-Learning

January 2008 Volume 7, Number 1

Editors

Gary H. Marks

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 9

  1. A Review of Benefits and Limitations of Online Learning in the Context of the Student, the Instructor and the Tenured Faculty

    Subhashni Appana, College of Foundation Studies, University of the South Pacific, Fiji

    Distance education is a formal learning activity, which occurs when students and instructors are separated by geographic distance or by time. Learning is supported by communications technology such... More

    pp. 5-22

  2. Application of E-Learning to Pilot Training at TransAsia Airways in Taiwan

    Chi-Kuo Chuang, National Central University, Taiwan; Maiga Chang, Athabasca University, Canada; Chin-Yeh Wang, National Science and Technology Program for e-Learning, Taiwan; Wen-Cheng Chung, TransAsia Airways, Taiwan; Gwo-Dong Chen, National Central University, Taiwan

    TransAsia Airway is one of the four domestic airlines in Taiwan. Taiwan has 13 domestic airports with the longest distance between two airports being about 400 kilometers. The domestic airline... More

    pp. 23-39

  3. The Use of Weblogs in Learning and Assessment in Chinese Higher Education: Possibilities and Potential Problems

    WeiChao Chen, Peking University, China; Curtis J. Bonk, Indiana University, United States

    Weblogs are beginning to be used in educational settings in China, sending hope for changes in both learning and assessment. This article summarizes two recent Weblogs studies involving new ideas... More

    pp. 41-65

  4. Asynchronous Training in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: A Model for University and Industrial Collaboration

    Norbert Elliot & Blake Haggerty, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States; Mary Foster, Cardinal Health, United States; Gale Spak, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States

    The present study documents the results of a 17-month program to train Cardinal Health Pharmaceutical Technology Services (PTS) employees in an innovative model that combines investigative and... More

    pp. 67-85

  5. Implementing E-Learning in Organisations: What E-Learning Research Can Learn From Instructional Technology (IT) and Organisational Studies (OS) Innovation Studies

    Karah Hogarth & Drew Dawson, University of South Australia, Australia

    This article explores the applicability of interdisciplinary research on the implementation of technological innovations to the field of e-learning research. Arguing that there are important ways... More

    pp. 87-105

  6. Online Chats and Cyber-Office Hours: Everything but the Office

    Maria Lavooy & Michael Newlin, University of Central Florida, United States

    This study addressed the implications of delivering weekly, interactive, web-based lectures and web-based cyber-office hours to college students enrolled in an advanced, undergraduate course. These... More

    pp. 107-116

  7. TEL and University Teaching: Different Approaches for Different Purposes

    Guglielmo Trentin, Institute for Educational Technology - Italian National Research Council, Italy

    Teaching innovation in university education, especially when based on the use of information and communication technology (ICT), is a long process and is strongly conditioned by many variables such... More

    pp. 117-132

  8. Faculty Intentions to Use Components for Web-Enhanced Instruction

    Greg Walker, University of Hawaii- Leeward Community College, United States; Nancy Johnson, Metropolitan State University - Minneapolis, United States

    This study further validated the use of the technology acceptance model (TAM), as a helpful tool for understanding instructors' intentions to use web-enhanced instruction. The TAM literature... More

    pp. 133-152

  9. A Three-Dimensional Context-Awareness Model for Peer Recommendation in the E-Learning Context

    Yanlin Zheng & Luyi Li, Northeast Normal University, China

    It is widely recognized that peer interaction is valuable for improving learning and achievement. This article proposes a three-dimensional context-awareness (CA) model to help learners in... More

    pp. 153-168