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International Journal on E-Learning

January 2009 Volume 8, Number 1

Editors

Gary H. Marks

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 7

  1. An Investigation of Teaching and Learning: Using Course Management Software (CMS) in a Typically Face to Face Course

    Marcia Burrell-Ihlow, State University of New York College at Oswego, United States

    The Provost at a small liberal arts college in upstate New York requested that a new college committee investigate the feasibility of creating and offering blended courses along with the typical... More

    pp. 5-16

  2. Integrating ICT into Higher Education: Investigating Onsite and Online Professors' Points of View

    Gerard Fillion, University of Moncton, Canada; Moez Limayem, University of Arkansas, United States; Therese Laferriere & Robert Mantha, Laval University, Canada

    For the past two decades, information and communication technologies (ICT) have transformed the ways professors teach and students learn. The purpose of this study is to investigate the points of... More

    pp. 17-55

  3. Enhancing Reading Literacy in Elementary Children using Programming for Scientific Simulations

    Alexandria Williams, Kenneth Rouse, Cheryl Seals & Juan Gilbert, Auburn University, United States

    Reading literacy has been a major problem for American students for the past several years. Educators have struggled to find a solution to this problem that will help students while at the same... More

    pp. 57-69

  4. Instant Messaging between Students and Faculty: A Tool for Increasing Student-Faculty Interaction

    Corey A. Hickerson, James Madison University, United States; Matt Giglio, Virginia Tech, United States

    This study explores the pedagogical potential of instant messaging in a communication course. Two instructors made themselves available to students via instant messaging as a supplement to other... More

    pp. 71-88

  5. Bridging the Gap Between Time- and Structure-Based Navigation in Web Lectures

    Robert Mertens, Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany; Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh, United States; Oliver Vornberger & Sergey Ishchenko, University of Osnabrück, Germany

    Typical web lectures consist of two different kinds of media linked together: an audio- or video-recording and the corresponding slides or desktop recording. Both media are synchronized so that the... More

    pp. 89-105

  6. The Impact of Teleconferencing with Native English Speakers on English Learning by Taiwanese Students

    Wen-Chi Wu, Chien-Kuo Technical University, Taiwan; Michael Marek, Wayne State College, United States

    Because there are few native speakers of English in Taiwan, students of English in Taiwan are often poorly motivated, having few opportunities to develop their skills and learn about American... More

    pp. 107-126

  7. Online Learning and Quality Assurance

    Vicky Zygouris-Coe, Bonnie Swan & Janine Ireland, University of Central Florida, United States

    More and more we are seeing the online medium being used to deliver teacher training, and the need for effective evaluation strategies for these programs is crucial. This study investigated the... More

    pp. 127-146