Fulfilling the Promise: Addressing Institutional Factors that Impede the Implementation of E-Learning 2.0

Fulfilling the Promise: Addressing Institutional Factors that Impede the Implementation of E-Learning 2.0

Judi Repman (Georgia Southern University, USA), Cordelia Zinskie (Georgia Southern University, USA) and Elizabeth Downs (Georgia Southern University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-963-7.ch089
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As online learning continues to expand and evolve, new challenges emerge regarding the implementation of Web2.0 tools and technologies in online pedagogy. Thebusiness model approach to online learning being embraced by many institutions may actually work against faculty who want to utilize Web 2.0 technologies to createe-learning 2.0 experiences for their students. Faculty and administrators need to recognize that differences in perspectives may significantly impact future directions of online courses and programs.

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Chapter 1
Terry T. Kidd
The purpose of this chapter is to explore prior research associated with the history of eLearning. While issues related to the eLearning, technology... Sample PDF
A Brief History of eLearning
Chapter 2
John K. Hope
The purpose of this article is to provide a critical review ofthe past two decades of technology use in adult education.The article begins with a... Sample PDF
Technological Trends in Adult Education: Past, Present and in the Future
Chapter 3
Leah Blakey
Accreditation, Assessment, Asynchronous Discussion, Bloom’s Taxonomy, Case Study, Classroom Instruction, Continuing Studies, Course... Sample PDF
The Proliferation, Pitfalls, and Power of Online Education
Chapter 4
David S. Stein, Hilda R. Glazer, Constance E. Wanstreet
By offering self-designed, guided independent study, for-profit virtual universities began as alternatives to traditional graduate education that... Sample PDF
The Virtual University: Distance Learning Spaces for Adult Learners
Chapter 5
Lawrence A. Tomei, April Kwiatkowski, Lorie Brown, Lori Pash, Christine Javery, Julie A. Ray, Rae Ann Durocher
OCICU is the Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities and consists of five provider institutions which are located throughout the... Sample PDF
Why Choose an Online Course?
Chapter 6
Tim Klaus, Chuleeporn Changchit
Technological advancements currently penetrate society, changing the way that some courses are taught. It has become more apparent in higher... Sample PDF
Online or Traditional: A Study to Examine Course Characteristics Contributing to Students' Preference for Classroom Settings
Chapter 7
P. Toyoko Kang
This chapter provides an argument endorsing blendedlearning and teaching for foreign language (FL)/second language (L2) courses, in lieu of total... Sample PDF
Teaching Online: What Does Blended Learning Require?
Chapter 8
Marshall G. Jones, Stephen W. Harmon
This chapter deals centrally with one emerging aspect of Web 2.0 for education, that of the increasing demand forreal time and near real-time... Sample PDF
Instructional Strategies for Teaching in Synchronous Online Learning Environments (SOLE)
Chapter 9
Jianxia Du, Yunyan Liu, Robert L. Brown
An online learning community can be a place for vibrant discussions and the sharing of new ideas in a medium where content constantly changes. This... Sample PDF
The Key Elements of Online Learning Communities
Chapter 10
Adams B. Bodomo
It is demonstrated in this chapter that enhancedinteractivity is the single most important reason why teachers should practise web-based teaching... Sample PDF
Instructional Interactivity in a Web-Based Learning Community
Chapter 11
Victor M. Hernández-Gantes
Online education is becoming an important component ofcareer and technical education (CTE) in teacher preparationand at the graduate level. In the... Sample PDF
Teaching Adult Learners in Online Career and Technical Education
Chapter 12
Lesley Cooper, Sally Burford
This chapter examines the concept of collaborative learning and its theoretical and practical foundations. Collaborativelearning takes place in a... Sample PDF
Collaborative Learning: Using Group Work Concepts for Online Teaching
Chapter 13
F.R. Fritz Nordengren, Ann M. York
This chapter is a practical overview of both the theoretical, evidence-based research in pedagogy and the anecdotal, experience-based practices of... Sample PDF
Dispatches from the Graduate Classroom: Bringing Theory and Practice to E-Learning
Chapter 14
Caroline M. Crawford, Virginia Dickenson, Marion S. Smith
This discussion focuses upon a theoretical understanding of the instructional architecture that... Sample PDF
Classroom-in-a-Box: Rethinking Learning Community Classroom Environment Needs within Three-Dimensional Virtual Learning Environments
Chapter 15
Daniel W. Surry, David C. Ensminger
Technology plays an important role in modern society. It is hard to imagine living in a world without such essential technologies as wireless... Sample PDF
Supporting the Implementation of Online Learning
Chapter 16
Louis B. Swartz, Michele T. Cole, Daniel J. Shelley
To remain competitive, expand access to education, and meet the needs of students, institutions of higher education are offering larger numbers... Sample PDF
Measuring Effectiveness in Online Instruction
Chapter 17
Yungwei Hao, Gary Borich
This chapter introduces a graphic approach to define quality inonline courses. The Decomposition Model (Borich & Jemelka, 1982) is used to... Sample PDF
A Practical Guide to Evaluate Quality of Online Courses
Chapter 18
Patricia Cranton
This article explores how technical and vocational learningmay spiral into transformative learning. Transformativelearning theory is reviewed and... Sample PDF
Spiraling into Transformative Learning
Chapter 19
Bethany Bovard, Susan Bussmann, Julia Parra, Carmen Gonzales
This case study explores the ongoing development of an online instructor training program, initiated in Spring 2002. Involvement... Sample PDF
Transitioning to E-Learning: Teaching the Teachers
Chapter 20
Evelyn S. Johnson, Jane Pitcock
This chapter discusses methods for supporting theinstructor in the development of strong learner-learner interactions. In this chapter, we present a... Sample PDF
Preparing Online Instructors: Beyond Using the Technology
Chapter 21
MarySue Cicciarelli
In a recent dissertation study, research was conducted to evaluate online instructors’ characteristics and preferences concerning the use of a... Sample PDF
A Description of Online Instructors Use of Design Theory
Chapter 22
Wei Liu, Keng Soon Teh, Roshan Peiris, Yongsoon Choi, Adrian David Cheok, Charissa Lim Mei-Ling, Yin-Leng Theng, Ta Huynh Duy Nguyen, Tran Cong Thien Qui, Athanasios V. Vasilakos
The advent of Internet technologies since decades ago has propelled distance learning drastically. In this modern world, knowledge develops so fast... Sample PDF
Internet-Enabled User Interfaces for Distance Learning
Chapter 23
Lin Qiu
Computer-based learn-by-doing environments have been used to provide students supportive and authentic settings for challenge-based learning. This... Sample PDF
Balancing Tradeoffs in Designing, Deploying, and Authoring Interactive Web-Based Learn-By-Doing Environments
Chapter 24
F. Pozzi
This chapter tackles the issue of how it is possible to integrate individual differences in the learning design... Sample PDF
Supporting Group and Individual Processes in Web-Based Collaborative Learning Environments
Chapter 25
Robert Z. Zheng
The growth of online resources and the advancement ofWeb 2.0 technology are changing the instructional landscape and have significantly impacted the... Sample PDF
Designing Dynamic Learning Environment for Web 2.0 Application
Chapter 26
Traci Sitzmann, Katherine Ely, Robert A. Wisher
This chapter presents results from a meta-analysis that compares the effectiveness of Web-based instruction (WBI) to classroom instruction (CI). The... Sample PDF
Designing Web-Based Training Courses to Maximize Learning
Chapter 27
Diane E. Beck, Sven A. Normann
In the last decade, the number of courses using onlinelearning has increased significantly and based on student demand; continued growth is... Sample PDF
Implementing Successful Online Learning Communities
Chapter 28
Jozenia T. Colorado, Jane H. Eberle
According to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide access to electronic and information technology to... Sample PDF
Web Accessibility Essentials for Online Course Developers
Chapter 29
Parissa Haghirian, Bernd Simon
With the modern business environment becoming increasingly dependent on technology, managementteaching in higher education faces the challenging... Sample PDF
Designing the Virtual Classroom for Management Teaching
Chapter 30
Christina E. Evangelou, Manolis Tzagarakis, Nikos Karousos, George Gkotsis, Dora Nousia
Collaboration is considered as an essential element for effective learning since it enables learners to better develop their points of view and... Sample PDF
Augmenting Collaboration with Personalization Services
Chapter 31
D. Karaiskakis, D. Kalles, Th. Hadzilacos
All undergraduate and postgraduate students of theHellenic Open University (HOU) attend courses at a distance. The lack of a live academic community... Sample PDF
Profiling Group Activity of Online Academic Workspaces: The Hellenic Open University Case Study
Chapter 32
Mei-Yu Chang, Wernhuar Tarng, Fu-Yu Shin
This study combined ideas from learning hierarchy andscaffolding theory to design a web-based, adaptivelearning system to... Sample PDF
The Effectiveness of Scaffolding in a Web-Based, Adaptive Learning System
Chapter 33
Zehra Akyol, D. Randy Garrison
The adult education literature emphasizes communitybuilding in order to increase effectiveness and success ofonline teaching and learning. In this... Sample PDF
Community of Inquiry in Adult Online Learning: Collaborative-Constructivist Approaches
Chapter 34
Eileen B. Entin, Jason Sidman, Lisa Neal
This chapter discusses considerations and tradeoffs in designing and developing an online teamwork skills training program for... Sample PDF
Development of Online Distributed Training: Practical Considerations and Lesson Learned
Chapter 35
Melissa B. Holler
Perhaps for the first time since the computer made its debut, the teacher is in the position to command the technology-based instructional resources... Sample PDF
Virtual Tour: A Web-Based Model of Instruction
Chapter 36
Pei-Di Shen, Tsang-Hsiung Lee, Chia-Wen Tsai
The computer software education in vocational schools in Taiwan can hardly be deemed as effective. To increase... Sample PDF
Enhancing Skills of Application Software via Web-Enabled Problem-Based Learning and Self-Regulated Learning: An Exploratory Study
Chapter 37
C. C. Chou
This study explores student views of various E-Learningtools as teaching and learning media in an online course for pre-service and in-service... Sample PDF
Student Perceptions and Pedagogical Applications of E-Learning Tools in Online Course
Chapter 38
Lorraine D. Jackson, Joe Grimes
This chapter surveys the benefits and challenges of hybridcourses, which blend face-to-face instruction with onlinelearning, and opportunities... Sample PDF
The Hybrid Course; Facilitating Learning through Social Interaction Technologies
Chapter 39
Soyoung Kim, Minyoung Kim, Junhee Hong
University 2.0 is a collaborative way of constructing andsharing knowledge, based on epistemological and social technologies to amplify the effect... Sample PDF
Integrated Design of Web-Platform, Offline Supports, and Evaluation System for the Successful Implementation of University 2.0
Chapter 40
Dawei Hu, Wei Chen, Qingtian Zeng, Tianyong Hao, Feng Min, Liu Wenyin
A personalized e-learning framework based on a user-interactive question-answering (QA) system is proposed, in which a user-modeling approach is... Sample PDF
Using a User-Interactive QA System for Personalized E-Learning
Chapter 41
Daria C. Crawley, Barbara A. Frey
This research examines the relative impact of students’ in-class behaviors (i.e., attendance and participation) by assessing student perceptions... Sample PDF
Examining the Relationship Between Course Management Systems, Presentation Software, and Student Learning: An Exploratory Factor Analysis
Chapter 42
Klarissa Ting-Ting Chang, John Lim, Yingqin Zhong
The Web has increasingly become an important avenue of the learning community; nonetheless, it is wanting in terms of effective interaction among... Sample PDF
Web-Based Interface Elements in Team Interaction and Learning: Theoretical and Empirical Analysis
Chapter 43
Fanuel Dewever
eLearning is often conceived as a single product. In reality however the market offering is very heterogeneous with a large product variety. Think... Sample PDF
Opportunities for Open Source E-Learning
Chapter 44
Nektaria Adaktilou, Costas Cartalis, George Kalkanis
The goal of this study is the presentation of a learning toolfor satellite Remote Sensing. The target group of thelearning platform is students... Sample PDF
A Learning Platform for the Introduction of Remote Sensing Principles in Higher Education: A Pilot Phase Application
Chapter 45
eLearning in the Cloud  (pages 661-670)
Niall Sclater
Elearning has grown rapidly in importance for institutions and has been largely facilitated through the “walled garden” of the virtual learning... Sample PDF
eLearning in the Cloud
Chapter 46
Thomas Cochrane, Roger Bateman
Blogs, wikis, podcasting, and a host of free, easy to useWeb 2.0 social software provide opportunities for creating social constructivist learning... Sample PDF
Transforming Pedagogy Using Mobile Web 2.0
Chapter 47
Anna Escofet, Marta Marimon
The dissemination of university knowledge has been traditionally based on lectures to students organised in homogenous groups. The advantages of... Sample PDF
Web 2.0 and Collaborative Learning in Higher Education
Chapter 48
Manolis Tzagarakis, Nikos Karousos, Nikos Karacapilidis
Much research has been performed on how computer-based technologies might facilitate awareness among cooperating actors. However, existing... Sample PDF
Awareness Mechanisms for Web-Based Argumentative Collaboration
Chapter 49
Yushun Wang, Yueting Zhuang
Online interaction with 3D facial animation is an alternative way of face-to-face communication for distance education. 3D facial modeling is... Sample PDF
Quasi-Facial Communication for Online Learning Using 3D Modeling Techniques
Chapter 50
Alina M. Zapalska, Dallas Brozik
The primary goal of this chapter is to offer reflections on various aspects of the use of WebCT Vista in onlinebusiness education at Marshall... Sample PDF
Online Learning with the Use of WebVT Vista
Chapter 51
Steve Wheeler
This chapter explores the use of the wiki and its role as a cognitive tool to promote interaction and collaborativelearning in higher education. The... Sample PDF
On Using Wiki as a Tool for Collaborative Online Blended Learning
Chapter 52
Jay Alden
The emergence of Web 2.0 technologies with its emphasis on social networking has presented an opportunity for academic institutions to take... Sample PDF
Use of Wikis to Support Collaboration among Online Students
Chapter 53
Hong Lin, Kathleen D Kelsey
In recent years, Wikis, an open Web-based editing tool, have increasingly been used for collaborative writing projects in classrooms. Hailed as... Sample PDF
A Case of Using Wikis to Foster Collaborative Learning: Pedagogical Potential and Recommendations
Chapter 54
Chengbo Wang
For supporting the effectiveness and efficiency of the students’ learning and the educators’ teaching, as a favored approach in recent... Sample PDF
Exploration on E-learning Methods and Factors Hindering their Usage: An Empirical Case Investigation
Chapter 55
Geoffrey Lautenbach
I argue that although university lecturers delve into the“shallow waters” of e-learning, they do not do so in sufficient depth and resign themselves... Sample PDF
Stories of Engagement with E-Learning: Revisiting the Taxonomy of Learning
Chapter 56
Edson Pinheiro Pimentel, Nizam Omar
This article reports on action research that implementsonline learning community (OLC) software to fosterconversation at a specific graduate school.... Sample PDF
Resurrecting Graduate Conversation through an Online Learning Community
Chapter 57
Amel Yessad, Catherine Faron-Zucker, Rose Dieng-Kuntz, Med Tayeb Laskri
Adaptive learning support for learners becomes very important in the context of increasing re-use of resources from heterogeneous and... Sample PDF
Adaptive Learning Organizer for Web-Based Education
Chapter 58
Karen García, Renata Suzuki
This blended learning classroom (BLC) case study identifies and describes successful procedures and methodologies that widen the use of online tools... Sample PDF
The Blended Learning Classroom: An Online Teacher Training Program
Chapter 59
Patsy D. Moskal, Charles Dziuban, Joel Hartman
The authors describe the distributed learning program (Online@UCF) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) that serves a number of adult... Sample PDF
Online Learning: A Transforming Educational Environment for Adults in Higher Education
Chapter 60
Patricia Edwards, Mercedes Rico, Eva Dominguez, J. Enrique Agudo
Web 2.0 technologies are described as new and emerging for all fields of knowledge, including academia. Innovativee-learning formats like... Sample PDF
Second Language E-Learning and Professional Training with Second Life®
Chapter 61
E. Gregory Holdan, Mary Hansen
Discourse has been thought to be an essential aspect of high quality education (Bean & Stevens, 2002; Harkness, D’Ambrasio & Marrone, 2006; Wade... Sample PDF
Using On-Line Discussion to Encourage Reflective Thinking in Pre-Service Teachers
Chapter 62
Solomon Negash, Marlene V. Wilcox, Michelle Emerson
An empirical analysis in the form of a pilot study was conducted to compare a complex information technology course taught in... Sample PDF
Synchronous Hybrid E-Learning: Teaching Complex Information Systems Classes Online
Chapter 63
J.A. Gómez Tejedor, G. Moltó Martínez, C. Barros Vidaurre
In this article, we describe a Java-based virtual laboratory, accessible via the Internet by means of a Web browser. This remote laboratory enables... Sample PDF
An Online Virtual Laboratory of Electricity
Chapter 64
Stephanie Cawthon, Alycia Harris
The goal of this chapter is to present instructor and student perspectives on the development of a Communityof Practice within... Sample PDF
Developing a Community of Practice in an Online Research Lab
Chapter 65
Clive N. Buckley, Angela M. Williams
Collaborative problem-based learning (PBL) has a well established history within medical and health care education. Undergraduate nursing students... Sample PDF
Web 2.0 Technology for Problem-Based and Collaborative Learning: A Case Study
Chapter 66
Danilo M. Baylen
This chapter presents a case study in which an onlineexperience for adult learners facilitated improved understanding of blogs and its applications... Sample PDF
Adult Learners Learning Online: A Case Study of a Blogging Experience
Chapter 67
Saul Rockman, Lynn Fontana
Sylvan Learning has set the standard for personalized, after-school, academic support programs for students in elementary grades through high... Sample PDF
Reaching Beyond Bricks and Mortar: How Sylvan Online Expands Learners' Options
Chapter 68
Luiz A. Joia
Brazilian companies are increasingly turning to Web-basedcorporate training by virtue of the fact that they need to train their employees within... Sample PDF
Some Key Success Factors in Web-Based Corporate Training in Brazil
Chapter 69
Shobhita Jain
This narrative of an engagement with the open and distance learning system and its highpoint of launching anonline learning package in 2001 reveals... Sample PDF
Delivery of a Social Science Online Program in India
Chapter 70
Richard Engstrom
This case outlines the author’s experience teaching a large Introduction to American Government course using a hybridclassroom/online approach. The... Sample PDF
Integrating Classroom and Online Instruction in an Introductory American Government Course
Chapter 71
Diana Ziegleder, Felix Feldmann-Hahn
This case study looks at the postgraduate program inCriminology and Police Science at the Ruhr- UniversityBochum, Germany. This practice oriented... Sample PDF
Teaching Criminology and Police Science for Postgraduate Students at the Ruhr- University Bochum, Germany
Chapter 72
Lee Yong Tay, Cher Ping Lim
This chapter documents how a group of 14 academically at-risk Primary 5 students have been engaged in academic related tasks in an... Sample PDF
Blending Classroom Activities with Multi-User Virtual Environment for At-Risk Primary School Students in an After-School Program: A Case Study
Chapter 73
Shoji Nishimura, Douglass J. Scott, Kato Shogo
In 2003, the School of Human Sciences, Waseda University, Japan, established the e-School, Japan’s first completeundergraduate correspondence... Sample PDF
E-Learning Practice and Experience at Waseda E-School: Japan's First Undergraduate Degree-Awarding Online Program
Chapter 74
Willem-Paul Brinkman, Andrew Rae, Yogesh K. Dwivedi
This article presents a case study of a university discrete mathematics course with over 170 students who had access to... Sample PDF
Web-Based Implementation of the Personalised System of Instruction: A Case Study of Teaching Mathematics in an Online Learning Environment
Chapter 75
Richard E. Ferdig, Hilary G. Amberg, Jennifer H. Elder, Susan A. Donaldson, Gregory Valcante, Roxanna Bendixen
Most research on family interventions of children withautism has focused on the role of the mother, and little is known about the effects of... Sample PDF
Autism and Family Interventions Through Technology: A Description of a Web-Based Tool to Educate Fathers of Children with Autism
Chapter 76
Kristina K. Carrier
Thought-provoking awareness and reflection often initiate meaningful discourse and positive models for change. Globally diverse practitioners... Sample PDF
Perspectives on the Realities of Virtual Learning: Examining Practice, Commitment, and Conduct
Chapter 77
John J. Doherty
This chapter discusses the role that technology can play in a first-year Honors seminar. For the purposes of the chapter, blended learning is... Sample PDF
Bothering with Technology: Building Community in an Honors Seminar
Chapter 78
Donna Ashcraft, Thomas Treadwell
Many social psychological phenomena that are found in face-to-face group work are also found in online group work (i.e., collaborative learning). In... Sample PDF
The Social Psychology of Online Collaborative Learning: The Good, the Bad, and the Awkward
Chapter 79
Haya Ajjan, Richard Hartshorne, Richard E. Ferdig
In this chapter, the authors provide evidence for the potential of Web 2.0 applications in higher educationthrough a review of relevant literature... Sample PDF
Student and Faculty Use and Perceptions of Web 2.0 Technologies in Higher Education
Chapter 80
Xinchun Wang
Although the pedagogical advantages of online interactivelearning are well known, much needs to be done in instructional design of... Sample PDF
What Factors Promote Sustained Online Discussions and Collaborative Learning in a Web-Based Course?
Chapter 81
Silvia Braidic
This paper introduces the reader on how to fostersuccessful learning communities to meet the diverse needsof university students by creating a brain... Sample PDF
Fostering Successful Learning Communities to Meet the Diverse Needs of University Students
Chapter 82
Julia Thornton
This chapter explores frames and sensemaking as a means of understanding the experiences of teachers in higher education who are slow adopters of... Sample PDF
Framing Pedagogy, Diminishing Technology: Teachers Experience of Online Learning Software
Chapter 83
Kathleen Barclay
Online learning is taking part in one of the greatest instructional transformations since mass public education was introduced in America in the... Sample PDF
Humanizing Learning-at-Distance: Best Practice Guidelines for Synchronous Instructors
Chapter 84
Donald N. Philip
Teachers using online learning environments have found that traditional classroom control techniques do not work when applied online. Instead, other... Sample PDF
Herding Cats: Striking a Balance Between Autonomy and Control in Online Classes
Chapter 85
Hamid Nemati, Marcia Thompson
The growing use of a web-based environment for college education is gradually replacing some aspects of the classroom in a University setting, and... Sample PDF
Factors Influencing Students Intention to Take Web-Based Courses in a College Environment
Chapter 86
Chuleeporn Changchit, Tim Klaus
Advances in technology have enabled instructors to design online courses that better meet the needs of students. Online courses generally are... Sample PDF
Classroom Preferences: What Factors can Affect Students' Attitudes on Different Classroom Settings?
Chapter 87
Salam Abdallah
Learning through social interactions and critical thinking is becoming a fundamental teaching approach, especially for adult students. This approach... Sample PDF
Learning With Online Activities: What Do Students Think About Their Experience?
Chapter 88
Terry T. Kidd, Holim Song
This study assessed the perceptions of adult learners inonline distance learning programs... Sample PDF
A Case Study of the Adult Learner's Perception of Instructional Quality in Web-Based Online Courses
Chapter 89
Judi Repman, Cordelia Zinskie, Elizabeth Downs
As online learning continues to expand and evolve, new challenges emerge regarding the implementation of Web2.0 tools and technologies in online... Sample PDF
Fulfilling the Promise: Addressing Institutional Factors that Impede the Implementation of E-Learning 2.0
Chapter 90
Tim Bristol
This article highlights the issues that may arise whenimplementing online education in a developing country. In 2005, Faculté des Sciences... Sample PDF
Issues in Implementing Online Education in a Developing Country
Chapter 91
Paul Lam, Josephine Csete, Carmel McNaught
Although research has been conducted on the benefits anddrawbacks of online courses, more is specifically needed inteacher-education to increase... Sample PDF
An Evaluation of Blending Technology with Pedagogy for Teacher Education and its Implication for their Classroom Teaching
Chapter 92
Elena Verdú Pérez, María Jesús Verdú Pérez
The achievement of coordination activities and the creation of university networks are considered to be fundamental mechanisms to bring together the... Sample PDF
E-Learning University Networks: An Approach to a Quality Open Education
Chapter 93
Carol Kahan Kennedy, Maureen Hinkley
Understanding the costing of e-learning informs decision-making on how to support the development and implementation of teaching and learning... Sample PDF
Costs of E-Learning Support: An Investigation Across 139 Small Projects
Chapter 94
David Kendrick
As Web-based technologies march forward, improved access to higher education by traditional and non-traditional student, alike, is a certainty, but... Sample PDF
Cost Effectiveness in Course Redesign: The Transformation toward E-Learning
Chapter 95
Hsu Hsu, Karin Hamilton
Adult learners have a set of specific and unique needs, andare different from traditional college students. Possessing greater maturity, interest... Sample PDF
Adult Learners, E-Learning, and Success: Critical Issues and Challenges in an Adult Hybrid Distance Learning Program
Chapter 96
Janet Lear
Instructor presence are words that call to mind a professor at the front of a classroom lecturing to a room full of students. Today the image... Sample PDF
Instructor Presence in Online Distance Classes
Chapter 97
Erman Yukselturk, Kursat Cagiltay
The focus of this study is on issues that impact the success of collaborative working online learning groups. The issues of how such... Sample PDF
Collaborative Work in Online Learning Environments: Critical Issues, Dynamics, and Challenges
Chapter 98
Emanuela Busetti, Giuliana Dettori, Paola Forcheri, Maria Grazia Ierardi
In this article we describe an approach to the design oflearning objects (LOs) suitable to support learning incomplex domains. We briefly discuss... Sample PDF
A Pedagogical Approach to the Design of Learning Objects for Complex Domains
Chapter 99
Nikos Karacapilidis, Manolis Tzagarakis
Arguing that a vvaryying levvel of formmalityy needs to be offered in syystemms supporting argummentativvecollaboration, this article proposes an... Sample PDF
Web-Based Collaboration and Decision Making Support: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach
Chapter 100
Francesca Pozzi
The article tackles the issue of the teaching dimension in computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) contexts. In particular, it describes... Sample PDF
Teaching Dimension in Web-Based Learning Communities
Chapter 101
Bolanle A. Olaniran
This article explores computer-mediated communication (CMC) and information communication technology (ICT) use in language learning. More... Sample PDF
Culture and Language Learning in Computer-Enhanced or Assisted Language Learning
Chapter 102
Panagiotis Zaharias
E-learning is gaining momentum in corporate settings as an alternative and supplementary solution to learning and performance problems. Users... Sample PDF
Cross-Cultural Differences in Perceptions of E-Learning Usability: An Empirical Investigation
Chapter 103
Giuseppe Chiazzese, Antonella Chifari, Gianluca Merlo, Simona Ottaviano, Luciano Seta
The existing research in the field of traditional didactics shows that students who have good metacognitive skills often achieve better scholastic... Sample PDF
Metacognition for Enhancing Online Learning
Chapter 104
Anshu Saxena Arora, Mahesh S. Raisinghani
The article highlights a research study on consumer navigation behavior through the Web users’ optimal Flowexperiences in the online environments.... Sample PDF
Redefining Web Users' Optimal Flow Experiences in Online Environments: An Empirical Analysis
Chapter 105
Eva Erdosne Toth
The article examines prior research on students’ difficulties with inquiry learning and outlines research-based decisions for the consideration of... Sample PDF
"Virtual Inquiry" in the Science Classroom: What is the Role of Technological Pedagogial Content Knowledge?
Chapter 106
Harrison Hao Yang
Weblogs are radically redefining the way people obtain information and the way they teach and learn. This chapter examines issues and problems of... Sample PDF
Blogging Minds on Web-Based Educational Projects
Chapter 107
Roberto Di Scala
This chapter tackles the implementation of the way onlinecourses of English language are structured within the on-line degree courses... Sample PDF
The Perfect Blend?: Online Blended Learning from a Linguistic Perspective
Chapter 108
Lawrence A. Tomei, Holly Hagle, Ashley Rineer, Lisa A Mastandrea, Jennifer Scollon
OCICU is the Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities and consists of five provider institutions which are located throughout the... Sample PDF
Do Orientation Materials Help Students Successfully Complete Online Courses?
Chapter 109
Richard A. Schwier, Ben Daniel
To understand the nature of formal virtual learningcommunities in higher education, we are employing a variety of user-centred evaluation approaches... Sample PDF
Did We Become a Community? Multiple Methods for Identifying Community and Its Constituent Elements in Formal Online Learning Environments
Chapter 110
Peg Wherry, Deborah Lundberg Windes
This case study outlines problems with student conduct in an online undergraduate program and explains how astudent code was applied to... Sample PDF
When Distance Technologies Meet the Student Code
Chapter 111
Heidi L. Wilkes
“Web accessibility” is the ability to access information online. In distance education, most instructional material is located online, and anything... Sample PDF
Web Accessibility Policy for Students with Disabilities in U.S. Postsecondary Distance Education
Chapter 112
Angela T. Ragusa
Changes in the availability and quality of communicationtechnology have revolutionized, and fundamentally altered, learning environments. As... Sample PDF
The Impact of Sociocultural Factors in Multicultural Communication Environments: A Case Example from an Australian University's Provision of Distance Education in the Global Classroom
Chapter 113
Glenn Finger, Pei-Chen Sun, Romina Jamieson-Proctor
The potential for online education for adult learning have been well argued, and in recent times there have been eLearning initiatives to realise... Sample PDF
Emerging Frontiers of Learning Online: Digital Ecosystems, Blended Learning and Implications for Adult Learning
Chapter 114
Irene Chen, Terry T. Kidd
This is an introductory discussion into Web 2.0 technologiesfor teaching and learning. It is based on a review of the current... Sample PDF
Wired for Learning—Web 2.0 for Teaching and Learning: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities for Education
Chapter 115
Keita Matsuo, Leonard Barolli, Fatos Xhafa, Akio Koyama, Arjan Durresi
Due to the opportunities provided by the Internet, people are taking advantage of e-learning courses and during the last few years enormous research... Sample PDF
New Functions for Stimulating Learners' Motivation in a Web-Based e-Learning System
Chapter 116
Maria Manuela Cunha, Goran D. Putnik
Individualised open and distance learning at the universitycontinuing education and post-graduate education levels is a central issue of... Sample PDF
A Changed Economy with Unchanged Universities? A Contribution to the University of the Future
Chapter 117
Chareen Snelson
The recent explosive growth of Web-based video has expanded the repository of free content that can be tapped into for e-learning. Millions... Sample PDF
Web-Based Video for e-Learning: Tapping into the YouTubeTM Phenomenon
Chapter 118
Chaka Chaka
This chapter contends that both Web 2.0 and the SemanticWeb (the SW) serve as critical enablers for e-learning 2.0. It also maintains that the SW... Sample PDF
E-Learning 2.0: Web 2.0, the Semantic Web and the Power of Collective Intelligence
Chapter 119
Qinghua Zheng, Xiyuan Wu, Haifei Li
One of the challenges in personalized e-learning research is how to find the unique learning strategies according to a... Sample PDF
A Rough Set Based Approach to Find Learners' Key Personality Attributes in an E-Learning Environment
Chapter 120
Xueguang Ma, Roy Rada
The learning and accountability needs in a teachereducation department drove the development of a... Sample PDF
Web-Based Education Accountability System and Organisational Changes: An Actor-Network Approach
Chapter 121
Gwo-Jen Hwang, Hsiang Cheng, Carol H.C. Chu, Judy C.R. Tseng, Gwo-Haur Hwang
In the past decades, English learning has received lots of attention all over the world, especially for those who are not native English speakers.... Sample PDF
Development of a Web-Based System for Diagnosing Student Learning Problems on English Tenses
Chapter 122
Tin-Yu Wu, Han-Chieh Chao
This article develops an environment for mobile e-learningthat includes an interactive course, virtual online labs, an interactive online test, and... Sample PDF
Mobile e-Learning for Next Generation Communication Environment
Chapter 123
Yassin Rekik, Denis Gillet, Sandy El Helou, Christophe Salzmann
Convinced by the important role of CoPs (communities of practice) and the innovative learning modality they offer,the École Polytechnique Fédérale... Sample PDF
The eLogBook Framework: Sustaining Interaction, Collaboration, and Learning in Laboratory-oriented CoPs
Chapter 124
Krzysztof Gierlowski, Krzysztof Nowicki
In this article we propose a novel e-learning system, dedicated strictly to knowledge assessment tasks. In its functioning it utilizes web-based... Sample PDF
A Novel Architecture for E-Learning Knowledge Assessment Systems