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International Journal on E-Learning

July 2009 Volume 8, Number 3

Editors

Gary H. Marks

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 7

  1. Design Considerations for Today’s Online Learners: A Study of Personalized, Relationship-Based Social Awareness Information

    Misook Heo, Duquesne University, United States

    This article examined online learners' preferences in personalized, relationship-based social awareness information sharing in course management systems. Three hundred seventy-seven online learners... More

    pp. 293-311

  2. A Context Awareness System for Online Learning: Design Based Research

    James Laffey, University of Missouri-Columbia, United States; Chris Amelung, Yale University, United States; Sean Goggins, University of Missouri-Columbia, United States

    A design based research strategy examining the impressions and behavior of members of courses taught entirely online is used for refining a context-aware activity notification system (CANS). The... More

    pp. 313-330

  3. New Tools for an Ancient Craft: The Use of eCases in Chinese Medicine Education

    Zhi-Xiu Lin, School of Chinese Medicine, Faculty of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Paul Lam & Alex Wong, Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Ze-bo Cen, Wai-zhu Sun & Jiang-xia Miao, School of Chinese Medicine, Faculty of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Carmel McNaught, Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Conventional teaching of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is highly teacher-centered, in line with traditional views of the teacher as “master”. This article focuses on how modern teaching... More

    pp. 331-345

  4. A Case Study Analysis of Factors that Influence Attrition Rates in Voluntary Online Training Programs

    Lori Long, Baldwin-Wallace College, United States; Cathy Dubois & Robert Faley, Kent State University, United States

    This article examines utilization of online training courses in a Midwest-based landscaping company in the United States. The company had implemented online training to facilitate employee... More

    pp. 347-359

  5. Methods for Evaluating Learner Activities with New Technologies: Guidelines for the Lab@Future Project

    Daisy Mwanza-Simwami, Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, United Kingdom; Yrjö Engeström, Centre for Activity Theory & Developmental Work Research, University of Helsinki, Finland; Tomaz Amon, Center for Scientific Visualization, Ljubljana, Slovenia

    The task of evaluating learner activities with new technologies is becoming increasingly complex because traditional evaluation strategies do not adequately consider the unique and often dynamic... More

    pp. 361-384

  6. Relationships between Emotional States and Emoticons in Mobile Phone Email Communication in Japan

    Shogo Kato, Tokyo Woman's Christian University, Japan; Yuuki Kato, Tokyo University of Social Welfare, Japan; Douglass Scott, Waseda University, Japan

    Three related studies conducted on the role of emotional transfer in email messages were studied in order to better understand Japanese college students’ online communications and their broader... More

    pp. 385-401

  7. A Pilot Study to Investigate the Effectiveness of Multimedia CD-ROM Vis-À-Vis Traditional Print-Based Technology in Teaching Fourth-Grade Children

    Zuhrieh A. Shana, Ajman University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates

    The purpose of this study was to examine the degree of effectiveness of multimedia technology in teaching in comparison to the traditional print-based teaching methods. Multimedia CD was designed... More

    pp. 403-423