Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning

Articles from Vol. 9, Annual

Academic Literacy and Cultural Familiarity: Developing and Assessing Academic Literacy Resources for Chinese Students
Introduction Academic literacy is a complex, multi-component, multi-skill concept in tertiary education which, if all the skills are taught, should help address issues of academic dishonesty and plagiarism. Plagiarism has been an ongoing and growing...
A Framework for Assessing the Pedagogical Effectiveness of Wiki-Based Collaborative Writing: Results and Implications
Introduction Wikis are considered as Web 2.0 technologies that promote collaborative learning, social interaction, and information sharing. Accordingly, wikis in teacher education are used to achieve various educational goals by means of collaborative...
An Assessment of College Students' Attitudes towards Using an Online E-Textbook
Introduction Many college students are facing high textbook costs in addition to rising tuition. With textbook prices adding to the stress on college students' budgets, professors and students seek ways to lower textbook costs. Some instructors...
An Assistant for Loading Learning Object Metadata: An Ontology Based Approach
Introduction Nowadays the web is one of the most important sources of educational material where students and teachers have a large amount of information at their disposal. For this information retrieval process, people use search engines which,...
A Promising Practicum Pilot-Exploring Associate Teachers' Access and Interactions with a Web-Based Learning Tool
Introduction Field Experience / Practicum in Pre-service Teacher Education An essential element of pre-service teacher education programs includes the practicum or field experience (Allen, 2003; Beck & Kosnik, 2000; Crocker & Dibbon,...
Connectivist Learning Objects and Learning Styles
Introduction This article explains a new model that enables and promotes shared knowledge construction around Learning Objects in the context of connectivist settings. These formulas focus learning either into LOs design and development carried...
Evaluating How the Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Community Fosters Critical Reflective Practices
Introduction In recent research, considerable attention has been paid to theoretical debate in the field of computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL). However, little attention has been paid to issues of methodology and analysis methods to...
Facebook: When Education Meets Privacy
Introduction In 1997, SixDegrees.com was launched, a website now believed to be a precursor of more current social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Hyves. Today the use of social networking sites (hence SNSs) has...
Factors Influencing Students' Likelihood to Purchase Electronic Textbooks
Introduction Technological advances touch multiple aspects of an individual's life. One such example is the use of information technology to provide online books. Digital books or e-book adoptions have been predicted to grow at a much higher rate...
Faculty Usage of Social Media and Mobile Devices: Analysis of Advantages and Concerns
Introduction The rapid advance of technology is driving educators to implement tools they may have just learned. Students, otherwise known as Digital Natives, Gen Y, Net Gen, and Millennials (Zimerman, 2012) are far ahead in the usage of technology...
HH Does Use of ICT-Based Teaching Encourage Innovative Interactions in the Classroom? Presentation of the CLI-O: Class Learning Interactions-Observation Tool
Introduction A learning environment that incorporates ICT (Information and Communications Technology) may afford possibilities for interactive learning, in which the students are active, receive feedback (from the teacher and/or from the ICT tools),...
Introduction to the IJELLO Special Series of Chais Conference 2013 Best Papers
Introduction Learning, finding or retrieving information, and acquiring knowledge are daily fundamental activities in the technological era. Innovative instructional and learning technologies have a crucial role in helping people of all ages develop...
Media Type Influences Preschooler's Literacy Development: E-Book versus Printed Book Reading
Introduction Joint reading with young children is traditionally performed with printed books and, with an increased trend today, with interactive E-books. In the electronic format the adult's role is sometimes diminishing, substituted by programmed...
The Use of Digital Repositories for Enhancing Teacher Pedagogical Performance
Introduction Development of Open Educational Resources (OER) and their use is a major issue in the future of education worldwide. Organizations and institutions have engaged in various projects, studies and conferences aimed to promote OER and the...
Using Photos and Visual-Processing Assistive Technologies to Develop Self-Expression and Interpersonal Communication of Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome (AS)
Introduction The purpose of this paper is to examine the use of photographs and assistive technologies for visual information processing as motivating tools for interpersonal and intrapersonal communication of adolescents with Asperger Syndrome...
Virtual Representations in 3D Learning Environments
Introduction As broadband Internet access and virtual reality technology rapidly expand, virtual worlds and three-dimensional avatars are being widely adopted (Suh, Kim, & Suh, 2011). Therefore, during their studies, pre-service teachers are...
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