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International Journal on E-Learning

February 2014 Volume 13, Number 1

Editors

Gary H. Marks

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 6

  1. A Study of Faculty's Role in a Virtual Environment in Iran

    Maryam Kian, Yazd University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    "Faculty" is one element of virtual education curricula that facilitates the learning process. However, the lack of physical presence has led to a need to redefine the faculty role. This... More

    pp. 5-21

  2. Designing a Mobile Training System in Rural Areas with Bayesian Factor Models

    Maryam Omidi Najafabadi & Seyed Mehdi Mirdamadi, Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran., Iran (Islamic Republic Of); Amir Teimour Payandeh Najafabadi, Mathematical Sciences Department, Shahid Beheshti University,G.C. Evin, 1983963113, Tehran, Iran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    The facts that the wireless technologies (1) are more convenient; and (2) need less skill than desktop computers, play a crucial role to decrease digital gap in rural areas. This study employed the... More

    pp. 23-39

  3. During Threaded Discussions are Non-native English Speakers Always at a Disadvantage?

    Lynn Shafer Willner, WestEd, United States

    When participating in threaded discussions, under what conditions might non¬native speakers of English (NNSE) be at a comparative disadvantage to their classmates who are native speakers of English... More

    pp. 41-62

  4. Using Web-based Guided Reflection With Video to Enhance High Fidelity Undergraduate Nursing Clinical Skills Education

    Ann Shortridge, University of Oklahoma, HSC/CON, United States; Maggie McPherson, University of Leeds, School of Education, United Kingdom; Gary Loving, University of Oklahoma, HSC/CON, United States

    The United States is currently facing a crisis in health care and health professions education. Various studies (Committee on Quality of Health Care in America 2000; 2001; General Accounting Office... More

    pp. 63-78

  5. An Exposition of Current Mobile Learning Design Guidelines and Frameworks

    Ed Teall, Mt. St. Mary College (NY), United States; Minjuan Wang, San Diego State University & EBTIC Research Fellow, United States; Vic Callaghan, University of Essex, United Kingdom; Jason W.P. Ng, Etisalat BT Innovation Centre, United Arab Emirates

    ** Invited as a paper from E-Learn 2011 ** As mobile devices with wireless access become more readily available, learning delivered via mobile devices of all types must be designed to ensure... More

    pp. 79-99

  6. Student Persistence and Attrition in an Online M. S. Program: Implications for Program Design

    Michael Waugh, University of Tennessee in Knoxville, United States; Jian Su-Searle, University of Tennessee, United States

    This paper describes results from a case study that focuses on the initial implementation of a new, online instructional program, the WebIT M.S. in Instructional Technology, offered at the... More

    pp. 101-121