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Internet and Higher Education

June 2010 Volume 13, Number 3

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Number of articles: 11

  1. Comperacy assessment of postgraduate students' readiness for higher education

    A. Seugnet Blignaut & Christo J. Els

    Many postgraduate students cannot cope with the demands of higher education. In South Africa one in every six students never graduates. Poor preparation for higher education includes students'... More

    pp. 101-107

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  2. Online learning and student satisfaction: Academic standing, ethnicity and their influence on facilitated learning, engagement, and information fluency

    George Bradford & Shelly Wyatt

    A study by Mullen and Tallent-Runnels (2006) found significance in the differences between online and traditional students' reports of instructors' academic support, instructors' demands, and... More

    pp. 108-114

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  3. Globalizing social justice education: The case of The Global Solidarity Network Study e-Broad Program

    Yvonne D. Harrison, Kevin Kostic, Suzanne C. Toton & Jerome Zurek

    This paper documents the development, implementation, and evaluation of "The Global Solidarity Network Study e-Broad Program" ("GSNSeBP"), an online social justice educational program that is... More

    pp. 115-126

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  4. Student LMS use and satisfaction in academic institutions: The organizational perspective

    Gali Naveh, Dorit Tubin & Nava Pliskin

    The present paper examines student use of and satisfaction with the Learning Management System (LMS), and how these dependent variables are correlated with organizational variables at one Israeli... More

    pp. 127-133

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  5. Findings on Facebook in higher education: A comparison of college faculty and student uses and perceptions of social networking sites

    M.D. Roblyer, Michelle McDaniel, Marsena Webb, James Herman & James Vince Witty

    Social Networking Sites (SNSs) such as Facebook are one of the latest examples of communications technologies that have been widely-adopted by students and, consequently, have the potential to... More

    pp. 134-140

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  6. Why some distance education programs fail while others succeed in a global environment

    Alfred P. Rovai & James R. Downey

    Many universities increase their recruiting efforts to reach a larger and more diverse audience. Some universities also extend their reach with cross-border initiatives and seek international... More

    pp. 141-147

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  7. Development and validation of the E-learning Acceptance Measure (ElAM)

    Timothy Teo

    This research involves the development and validation of a survey that measures users' acceptance of e-learning. A total sample of 386 university students from a teacher training institute in an... More

    pp. 148-152

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  8. Making a difference online: Facilitating service-learning through distance education

    Kathy L. Guthrie & Holly McCracken

    Development in the understanding and education of responsible citizenship is an important priority for higher education institutions. Evidence of this importance is expressed in the mission... More

    pp. 153-157

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  9. The Internet and academics' workload and work–family balance

    Thamar M. Heijstra & Gudbjorg Linda Rafnsdottir

    The aim of this article is to analyse whether the Internet and other ICT technologies support a work–family balance amongst academics. The study is based on 20 in-depth interviews with academics in... More

    pp. 158-163

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  10. Taiwan college students' self-efficacy and motivation of learning in online peer assessment environments

    Sheng-Chau Tseng & Chin-Chung Tsai

    Online peer assessment is an innovative evaluation method that has caught both educators' and practitioners' attention in recent years. The purpose of this study was to develop relevant... More

    pp. 164-169

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  11. Distance students and online research: Promoting information literacy through media literacy

    Rebecca Van de Vord

    Today's college students, particularly distance students, are increasingly dependent on the Web for their research needs. At the same time they lack the critical thinking skills required to... More

    pp. 170-175

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