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Asian Association of Open Universities Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Distance Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Campus Virtuales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Current Issues in Emerging eLearning     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Designs for Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Digital Education Review     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Edu Komputika Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Edutec : Revista Electrónica de Tecnología Educativa     Open Access  
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
ICT Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Educational Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Game-Based Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
International Technology and Education Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Irish Journal of Academic Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Computers in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Learning and Teaching in Digital Age     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Learning for Development     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Journal of Research on Technology in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Multicultural Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Networks : An Online Journal for Teacher Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
OUSL Journal     Open Access  
Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Revista Interuniversitaria de Investigación en Tecnología Educativa     Open Access  
Smart Learning Environments     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Teknodika     Open Access  
Theory and methods of e-learning     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
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International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments
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Number of Followers: 18  
 
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  • Virtual Learning and Students’ Wellbeing during Covid-19 - Gender
           Matters'

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      Abstract: When the whole world was tumbled from the spur of Covid-19, virtual learning gave a strong support and life to the education system and saved students to be deprived from their learnings. This research is an attempt to find the impact of virtual learning on the wellbeing of male and female university students in India during Covid-19. Multigroup Analysis (MGA) method of PLS-SEM is used to assess the significant difference among male and female university students for the impact of virtual learning on their wellbeing. Online questionnaires have been floated to collect data from 466 respondents segregated into 209 male and 257 female university students. The result revealed that virtual learning banes and technological challenges have the significant difference for the wellbeing of male and female university students. Whereas study also shows no significant difference among gender for the impact of virtual learning boons and interpersonal challenges on students’ wellbeing.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 0-0
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.303108
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • An Analysis of Virtual Professional Development for School Leaders During
           COVID-19

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      Abstract: As a major component of leadership development, professional development (PD) support needs more researchers to focus on possible ways to build school leaders’ instructional capacity. Despite the increasing use of virtual professional development (VPD) as venues for leadership development, little is known about the essential components of an effective VPD. With the advent of COVID-19, we pivoted to VPD focused on improving school principals’ abilities to help teachers increase their instructional capacity. More specifically, we provided a virtual Summer Leadership Institute (VSLI) on peer coaching via VPD. Since research on effective PD calls for school leaders to translate their learning into leadership practice, we addressed in our sequential explanatory mixed methods study how practicing school leaders in the United States perceived the effectiveness of VPD on school leaders’ professional knowledge and growth related to the VPD topic of peer coaching. We conclude with seven specific principles to consider when developing and providing such a VPD experience for school leaders.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 0-0
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.302097
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • The Role of Teachers in Assisting Low-Proficiency Students' Writing
           Performance via WhatsApp

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      Abstract: Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic has compelled educational institutions to explore alternatives to face-to-face instruction. The primary objective of this study is to identify the teacher’s role in the English argumentative writing performance of low proficiency university students via WhatsApp. In this case study, data were collected from multiple resources including WhatsApp discussions, interviews and students’ argumentative writing on thirteen undergraduate students from Universiti Sains Malaysia, chosen based on their Malaysian University English Test (MUET) results. The argumentative writing essays that the students sent every week for eight weeks after three days of discussion in WhatsApp with the teachers based on eight topics. The students' writing scores revealed that teacher’s role helped students’ improved in their writing skills and the students’ attitudes. The findings suggest that WhatsApp is recommended to support the students in writing, highlight the importance of teacher’s role in the students’ motivation, engagement and effective learning.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 0-0
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.302098
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  • Using a Translanguaging Approach to Capture Emergent Bilingual Creativity

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      Authors: Yang; Shizhou
      Pages: 1 - 12
      Abstract: The translanguaging theory encourages language teachers to view their learners’ linguistic backgrounds as a resource for creative expression. This article proposes an autoethnographically oriented application of the translanguging approach to studying emergent bilingual creativity in online communication. It includes three steps—storytelling, cultural interpretation, and online research—thus linking personal experiences of bilingual creativity with communal practice. To illustrate the approach’s usefulness, the author applies it to his own observed cases of bilingual creativity in Chinese-English bilingual communication. Pedagogical implications for teaching language, World Englishes, and creative writing courses are provided.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 1-12
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.295303
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Influence of Teacher Occupational Stress on Self-Efficacy

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      Authors: Kareem, Jacqueline, Kareem, Jacqueline, Sharon Valaramathi B; , Tantia, Veerta, Tantia, Veerta
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      Abstract: The teaching profession is undergoing a revolutionary change due to the compulsive integration of technology into education. There is a growing interest in understanding teachers’ occupational stress and efficacy in online teaching. The participants of this study were school teachers in Bengaluru, India. The measures from teachers’ occupational stress and self-efficacy scales investigate the influence of occupational stress and self-efficacy during two periods – before and during COVID-19. The findings of the study reflected that the influence of Occupational Stress on Self-Efficacy has doubled during COVID-19. Classroom management and resources for online teaching mainly influenced Self-Efficacy during COVID-19, whereas classroom management and administration proved to influence Self-Efficacy before COVID-19. Online learning strategies adopted by educational institutions will certainly make an impression on the education system post COVID-19. The current research contributes a significant component in the formation of the teachers’ professional identity.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 1-17
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.295300
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • The Efficacy of Matching Learning Modality in the Teaching-Learning
           Process

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      Authors: Malait, Ulysis, Himang, Celbert M., Ocampo, Lanndon, Selerio Jr; Egberto Filosopo, Luzano, Ella, Caballero, John Henry, Bergamo, Remegio, Manalastas, Rebecca, Manalastas, Rebecca
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      Abstract: As a foundational approach in inferential statistics, hypothesis testing (HT) is considered as one of the most challenging topics for teaching and learning. A promising approach is through the consideration of students’ learning modalities, as demonstrated in vast applications; however, contentions that surround the use of learning modality in education exist in recent debates. The cause of this unrest is the lack of robust empirical evidence on the efficacy of learning modalities in education. Thus, this work attempts to contribute to this debate and investigates whether sensory modality does influence learning. It develops an approach for teaching HT to college students via learning modality. Results show that learning modalities have a positive impact on students’ performance on competencies in learning HT. Furthermore, it was found out that some learning modalities work together on learning specific competencies. Lastly, the task-dependency of learning modalities was observed in the results of the experiment.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 1-16
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.285597
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Leveraging Virtual Learning to Facilitate Training Transfer in VUCA Times

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      Authors: Dixit; Ramnath, Dixit, Ramnath, Sinha, Vinita, Sinha, Vinita
      Pages: 1 - 19
      Abstract: The purpose of this case study is to highlight the efficacy of Virtual Learning as a tool to facilitate training transfer of behavioral skills and knowledge imparted during the course of a leadership intervention in a manufacturing firm during the pandemic lockdown. A mixed-method approach involving qualitative depth interviews and survey questionnaire responses were used to draw logical inferences. The findings of the study revealed that virtual learning supports effective training transfer of behavioral skills and knowledge. The learners also highlighted virtual learning to be offering convenience and an enriching learning experience. The study offers practical insights for learning and development practitioners on leveraging virtual learning as a powerful tool to promote the transfer of trained knowledge at the workplace. The study is first of its kind as it offers key insights on training transfer in organizational learning and development context, gathered from personal experiences of learners involved in the training intervention conducted during the pandemic lockdown.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 1-19
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.295301
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  • Combating the Pandemic With ICT-Based Learning Tools and Applications

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      Authors: Singh; Jitendra, Singh, Jitendra, Kumar, Vikas, Kumar, Vikas, Kumar, Darvinder, Kumar, Darvinder
      Pages: 1 - 21
      Abstract: With the limitations imposed by Covid-19 pandemic, educational regulatory bodies in India recommended a number of online education portals to support higher education. Present work undertakes a detailed study on these recommended platforms and presents a comparative analysis based on the relevant features. ‘SWAYAM’ a widely popular and emphasized Indian MOOC platform has been compared with the other popular e-learning platforms of the international market. The study revealed that e-learning platforms vary in terms of offerings such as: method of dissemination of knowledge, target audiences, fee, target audiences, etc. Also, in terms of user base, courses offered, and certificates offered, ‘SWAYAM’ has to work a lot to compete with the international peers. Finally, SWOC analysis was carried out to present the threats and opportunities associated with recommended e-learning portals. The work will be profoundly helpful to frame the comprehensive education policies to meet the stakeholder’s expectations and lead to the innovation of educational development.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 1-21
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.295302
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  • Satisfaction and Self-Confidence With Simulation Learning Experience as
           Perceived by Nursing Students

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      Authors: Abdelkader; Abeer, Elcokany, Nermine
      Pages: 1 - 13
      Abstract: Aims: To determine the perception of nursing students on their satisfaction and self-confidence with simulation learning experience. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional research design utilized in this study. A convenient sample comprised all third-year nursing students (n=60) who were available at the time of data collection. The Simulation Design, Student Satisfaction and Self Confidence in Learning scale that developed by the National League for Nursing was used for data collection. Results: The study participants were satisfied with the teaching methods that used with the simulation. In addition, the study participants perceived simulation design elements named objectives and information, support, feedback / guided reflection as present and important. Conclusions: This study provides promising evidence that main elements regarding simulation design include objectives, information, support, and problem solving is an effective way to enhance students’ self-confidence and satisfaction in learning.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 1-13
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.285603
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  • Rhizomatic Learning and Use of Mobile Instant Messaging Platforms

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      Authors: Makoza; Frank, Makoza, Frank, Bagui, Laban, Bagui, Laban
      Pages: 1 - 17
      Abstract: Rapid development and adoption of mobile technologies including Mobile Instant Messaging (MIM) platforms have transformed teaching and learning practices over the past decade. This paper presents an analysis of how students used WhatsApp as an example of a MIM platform to organise their learning activities. Drawing on Rhizomatic Learning Theory (RLT), the study showed that WhatsApp supported students to navigate through a complex network of learning where knowledge was generated beyond the confines of the formal learning context. WhatsApp supported learners during the transition to remote learning that was introduced during the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Further, WhatsApp use supported learners to cope well with new learning experiences and practices. The study offers insights into the perspective of learners on the use of technology during challenging and uncertain times. The insights can be useful for lecturers when developing technology strategies and teaching best practices during uncertain times.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 1-17
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.295304
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  • A New Web-Based Personalized Learning System Improves Student Learning
           Outcomes

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      Authors: Sancenon; Vicente, Sancenon, Vicente, Wijaya, Kharisma, Wijaya, Kharisma, Wen, Xavier Yue Shu, Wen, Xavier Yue Shu, Utama, Diaz Adi, Utama, Diaz Adi, Ashworth, Mark, Ashworth, Mark, Ng, Kelvin Hongrui, Ng, Kelvin Hongrui, Cheong, Alicia, Cheong, Alicia, Neo, Zhizhong, Neo, Zhizhong
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      Abstract: Although there is increasing acceptance that personalization improves learning outcomes, there is still limited experimental evidence supporting this claim. The aim of this study was to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of an adaptive recommendation system for Singapore primary and secondary education. The system leverages users trace data and learning analytics to generate assessment worksheets customized to individual learner’s proficiency. Analysis of online data is used to measure students’ skill levels in specific knowledge domains and monitor their progress. Notably, online measurements correlate positively with offline academic outcomes. A randomized controlled trial conducted on forty-three primary school students revealed statistically significant improvement on academic performance of a group of students receiving personalized content over a control group using non-adaptive material. The authors conclude that the reported recommender system successfully helps students improve their academic achievements.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 1-21
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.295306
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Engineering Foundation Student
           Course Experience

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      Authors: Yong; Su Ting, Yong, Su Ting, Chong, Siang Yew, Chong, Siang Yew, Tiong, Kung Ming, Tiong, Kung Ming, Tan, Thian Khoon, Tan, Thian Khoon, Matthews, Reginamary, Matthews, Reginamary
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      Abstract: This study explored the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the academic quality of a Foundation in Engineering programme. A Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ) was administered before and during the pandemic to evaluate the six dimensions of academic quality – assessment, workload, teaching, academic environment, standards, and skills development. A total of 234 students participated in the study and the findings revealed that course satisfaction decreased during the pandemic. Many students were not satisfied with the teaching quality and skills development of the emergency online learning. On the contrary, students rated online assessment (during COVID-19) positively for being more appropriate in testing higher order thinking skills. The study suggested that online classes lack formal and informal social interactions to enhance various facets of skills development. Given the limitations of emergency online learning, the future of education might include moving towards blended learning.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 1-16
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.295307
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  • Social Networks in the Learning Community

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      Authors: Chang; Bo, Chang, Bo
      Pages: 1 - 16
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to explore how social networks impact learners’ knowledge sharing in the context of a learning community. The findings indicate that the various networks collaboratively support learners’ knowledge sharing in a local community. A better social position gives rise to more networks and correspondingly more knowledge accessible to learners. The between-group ties such as residential committees are crucial for knowledge exchange through connecting various social networks. Social isolation impacts learners’ interactions with others. However, more networks do not necessarily lead to more advanced knowledge acquisition. Accessing social networks cannot guarantee that learners will successfully access substantial knowledge in other fields. Social networks targeting learners’ need influence learners’ interest in social networks.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 1-16
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.295308
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Adoption in Higher
           Education

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      Authors: Attuquayefio; Samuel NiiBoi, Attuquayefio, Samuel NiiBoi
      Pages: 1 - 21
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate students’ intention to use ICT and use behaviour for learning and research by extending the UTAUT model with Health Issues and satisfaction as mediating variables between ergonomics factors and intention to use ICT relationship. This study employed a survey, which used a questionnaire to elicit data from university students and quantitative approaches to address the study's objective. A total of 1500 questionnaires were sent out, 972 responses were received, and 955 of them were useful. To examine students' ICT usage, the researchers used partial least squares structural equation modelling. The findings suggest that performance expectancy, effort expectancy, social influence and health issues significantly influence students’ behavioural intentions to use ICTs. However, ergonomics factors negatively influence health issues. Finally, students ICT use behaviour was strongly influenced by behavioural intentions. The model explained 50.3% of students’ behavioural intention to use ICT for learning
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 1-21
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.295309
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Impacts of the Application of Virtual and Augmented Reality on
           Teaching-Learning Processes in Engineering Courses

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      Authors: Vicente dos Anjos; Fernando Elemar, Rocha, Luiz Alberto Oliveira, Oliveira da Silva, Débora, Pacheco, Rodrigo
      Pages: 1 - 19
      Abstract: Cognitive approaches to teaching generate learning through the interaction between the subject and object of study. One of the strategies to create this interaction is related to the application of virtual and augmented reality in the teaching-learning processes. Through a systematic literature review, this work aims to describe the approaches used to measure the impacts on student learning who used virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in the teaching-learning processes of engineering courses, the impacts on learning, and student satisfaction. The surveys showed that 70% of research analyzed, students who used virtual reality or augmented reality learned more, and 90% of the research described that students who used virtual or augmented reality were more satisfied with the new approach than the traditional teaching approach. The conclusion is that there are positive impacts, in the vast majority of cases, on learning and the satisfaction of students who use virtual or augmented reality in the teaching-learning processes applied in engineering courses.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 1-19
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.291541
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Emergency Online Programming Classes

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      Authors: Yong; Su Ting, Gates, Peter
      Pages: 1 - 19
      Abstract: A study was conducted to explore student self-efficacy, motivation, and performance in learning programming online. A questionnaire was administered to 132 students in a Foundation in Engineering programme using the Computer Programming Self-Efficacy Scale and Intrinsic Motivation Inventory. Then, exam performance and Moodle logs were used to complement the findings. Data collected revealed that students with prior programming knowledge had more self-efficacy in simple and complex programming concepts. Students were mainly motivated to learn by interest and value. Students performed better in online programming classes, and their performance was positive correlated with Moodle access and attendance at live online classes. There are a few implications of this study. Online delivery is more appropriate for introductory programming course. However, the quality of online classes is inevitably uncertain due to the impact of uncontrollable external factors. Education regardless of whether face-to-face or online, is a complete package of academic knowledge, social and emotional development.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 1-19
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.295305
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Instruction Tools for Signal Processing and Machine Learning for
           Ion-Channel Sensors

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      Authors: Sattigeri; Prasanna, Thiagarajan, Jayaraman, Ramamurthy, Karthikeyan, Spanias, Andreas, Banavar, Mahesh, Dixit, Abhinav, Fan, Jie, Malu, Mohit, Jaskie, Kristen, Rao, Sunil, Shanthamallu, Uday, Narayanaswamy, Vivek, Katoch, Sameeksha
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      Abstract: Ion Channel sensors have several applications including DNA sequencing, biothreat detection, and medical applications. Ion-channel sensors mimic the selective transport mechanism of cell membranes and can detect a wide range of analytes at the molecule level. Analytes are sensed through changes in signal patterns. Papers in the literature have described different methods for ion channel signal analysis. In this paper, we describe a series of new graphical tools for ion channel signal analysis which can be used for research and education. The paper focuses on the utility of this tools in biosensor classes. Teaching signal processing and machine learning for ion channel sensors is challenging because of the multidisciplinary content and student backgrounds which include physics, chemistry, biology and engineering. The paper describes graphical ion channel analysis tools developed for an on-line simulation environment called J-DSP. The tools are integrated and assessed in a graduate bio-sensor course through computer laboratory exercises.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 1-17
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.285601
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Tech Transition

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      Authors: Walia; Jasdeep Singh, Walia, Jasdeep Singh, Kumar, Pawan, Kumar, Pawan
      Pages: 1 - 17
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the levels of awareness, degree of familiarity, willingness of educators to embrace the Artificial Intelligence (AI) environment and to evaluate the potential benefits that they can have from AI in their teaching activities. Exploratory research was conducted at 14 business schools and to achieve the goals of the study, factor analysis was carried out. Four factors were identified from factor analysis which was given names based on the mean and standard deviation of factor scores. This can act as a reference for those business schools that have begun offering management education using AI or are planning to use AI in the future.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 1-17
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.295310
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • The Influence of the Personal Learning Environment Concept in the
           Educational Research Field

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      Authors: Castañeda; Linda, Tur, Gemma, Torres-Kompen, Ricardo, Attwell, Graham
      Pages: 1 - 16
      Abstract: Almost 15 years after the start of the debate over Personal Learning Environments (PLE), the concept would still appear to be influential and even intrinsic to discussion over the future of educational technology and education in general. This paper aims to establish a clear thematic link between the concept of PLEs and educational academic literature over the last decade, exploring the influence of the PLE concept in the education research papers. To do this, it uses a systematized review of academic literature that relates the PLE concept to three themes identified as most relevant in that field during the last decade: emerging pedagogical practices, professional teacher development, and self-regulated learning. The analysis is focused on whether (and how) the PLE concept has intersected each of the themes, the level of importance of that intersection in each one of them and the way in which the concept is ‘materialized’. The purpose is to understand how (and if) a concept that has its origin in Educational Technology has been adapted to other areas of educational research.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 1-16
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.2022010102
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • ICT Use Behaviour and Student Alienation

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      Authors: Dar; Wahid Ahmad, Jan, Kounsar
      Pages: 1 - 13
      Abstract: Covid-19 taught us the importance of personalized ICT use in the higher education context. In this scenario, the importance of researching student's ICT behaviour is becoming ever more crucial. This study investigates the influence of student alienation (SAL), socio-economic status, residential background, type of course, and gender on students' ICT use behaviour. 704 Kashmiri university students responded to an offline survey comprising two scales: Students ICT use scale and student alienation scale. The results showed that SAL has a negative relationship with student’s ICT use for education and capital enhancement. Students differed in their ICT behaviour based on gender, type of course, and residential background. Socio-economic status was positively correlated with ICT use for education and entertainment. These findings highlight the nuances of ICT use behaviour among young university students. The implications and future research directions have been discussed.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 1-13
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.285600
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Is the Virtual Classroom a Window Into the Future During COVID-19'

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      Authors: Sharma; Sourabh, Sharma, Megha
      Pages: 1 - 13
      Abstract: Education in today’s epidemic time is possible only through virtual learning platforms. COVID-19 has changed the mode of learning and shown the power of learning in virtual mode. In this paper a self-designed questionnaire on virtual learning was developed to analyse the impact of virtual learning on undergraduate and postgraduate university students. The self-developed questionnaire containing 25 items is tested for validity and reliability. 25 items are further segregated into 5 factors using exploratory factor analysis. These five factors are: Virtual Learning Environment; Virtual Learning and Health Related Issues; Virtual Learning and Interpersonal Issues; Virtual Learning and Technological Issues; Virtual Learning Deliverables. To have the comparative study of undergraduate and postgraduate students for the use of virtual learning platforms, one-way ANOVA is implemented. One-way ANOVA is implemented for each factor and it was found that virtual learning effectiveness increases when students move from Under graduation (UG) to Post Graduation (PG) in India.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 1-13
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.285602
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • COVID-19

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      Authors: Enbeyle; Wegayehu, Ogunmola, Gabriel Ayodeji, Amin, Ruhul
      Pages: 1 - 15
      Abstract: Covid-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for mandatory use of technology to deliver class room learning to students who have been forced to Learn From Home (LFH). Learn From Home requires Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) method if students are to be satisfied with online delivery of lessons. Technology Enhanced Learning is used to describe the integration of technology to teaching and learning; the demand for Technology Enhanced Learning has been increased as a result of the lockdown. The study explores various online teaching platforms, techniques, online examination, and Technology Enhanced Learning methods needed to be used by university instructors to ensure that educating the students goes on unhindered. The identified variables were empirically tested with the aid of a structured questionnaire. The study concludes that there is a positive relationship between satisfaction with the delivery of online study and the perceived effectiveness of TEL among higher education students.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 1-15
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.2022010104
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • A Computer-Supported Collaborative Coaching System With Novel Algorithm
           for Forming Groups

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      Authors: Boussaha; Karima, Boussouf, Raouf Amir
      Pages: 1 - 27
      Abstract: Several researchers studied the impact of collaboration between the learners, but few studies have been carried out on the impact of collaboration between teachers. In the previous work, the authors have studied the impact of the collaboration among the learners with a specific collaborative CEHL(K. Boussaha et al.,2015). In this work, the authors focused on the impact of collaboration on both teachers and learners. This paper aims to present a Computer-Supported Collaborative Coaching System called C.S. C.C.S. This system aims to create a virtual space based on the exchange of information and experiences between pre-experienced teachers to help new recruits or those who have difficulties and try to encourage, motivate, and provide them with needed experiences to help them escape isolation and use their solid information to guide their learners. To achieve the main task of our theme which is collaboration, we adopted the concept of groups. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the developed system an experiment was conducted. The results were highly satisfying and very encouraging.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 1-27
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.285598
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • External Practices in Distance Courses

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      Authors: Ortiz; Carles Dulsat
      Pages: 1 - 11
      Abstract: The problem of this research focuses on the communication between the organizing center and the external tutors at practicum centers. A non-experimental methodology is followed to explore the connections between the different variables. Six correlations between the following variables stand out. Positive correlation: gender with sports specialty, academic degree with distance training expertise, and age with collaboration with the organization. Negative correlation: sportive degree with needed training and received information; and, collaboration with the organization with received information. In addition, a dendrogram was constructed from the qualitative question with five large nodules. The results indicate that tutors do not receive information and that they are not related to the organization at any of the formative moments. It would be convenient to prepare a communication protocol where all participants could contribute from different points of view.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 1-11
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.285599
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Investigation of the Impact of Augmented Reality Technology on Interactive
           Teaching Learning Process

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      Authors: Kudale; Pritam, Buktar, Rajesh
      Pages: 1 - 16
      Abstract: Augmented Reality (AR) is growing technology that superimpose 3D images onto real world. This enhances the user’s real-world experience. This potential of AR can be utilized effectively in teaching learning for engineering graphics course.There is visualization limitation for engineering students entering in first year, and this leads them to face difficulty in understanding and developing orthographic, isometric and section view of models. AR can empower the students to visualize the actual virtual object in 3D view to match their imagination with augmented object. In this regard initially a framework of AR is conceptualized for the course of engineering graphics & an AR application is developed. This paper mainly focuses on investigation & impact of AR technology on interactive teaching learning process in engineering graphics. Impact of this technology is measured by student’s performance in AR interactive test. The result shows increase in student’s performance in written test by 18.52% in engineering graphics and in mental rotation test by 28.97%.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 1-16
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.285594
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Student Satisfaction and Preferences Related to Virtual Streaming
           Facilities During the COVID-19 Lockdown

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      Authors: van Wyk; Micheal M., Amponsah, Samuel
      Pages: 1 - 21
      Abstract: This paper reported how students used the virtual streaming technology and consider their satisfaction and preferences related to video conferencing during COVID-19 lockdown. A case study was selected for an exploratory mixed methods design to explore students’ (n=89) lived experiences of the video conferencing facility during the COVID-19 lockdown. This study has found that students preferred both Teams and Zoom as virtual streaming facilities during COVID-19 lockdown. Students were satisfied with virtual streaming platforms as a teaching and learning supportive tool that facilitated their shift to online learning. Moreover, this study reported that using a web-based videoconferencing platform as a virtual streaming tool supports students in learning from home in critical times such as this pandemic. Further research is needed to determine students and lecturers’ digital literacy competencies using video conferencing for successful online learning post the COVID-19 lockdown.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 1-21
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.285595
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Textual and Media-Based Self-Learning Modules

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      Authors: Kareem; Jacqueline, Mathew, Minu Mary, David, Daliya
      Pages: 1 - 16
      Abstract: Owing to the importance of a subject like Mathematics in the teaching and learning of science, self-learning often poses a challenge to the educator. The objective of this study is to analyse the enhancement of the textual and the media form of self-learning modules to teach Algebra and Geometry to eighth graders considering their retention levels. A pre-test post-test single-group quasi experimental design was tested and tried out on 49 participants of a school. The 20 modules of self-learning material covering content in the topics of Algebra and Geometry in the textual and media-assisted forms of self-learning were administered over three months. The findings of the study revealed the ability of media-assisted self-learning modules to enhance achievement in the post-test when compared to the pre-test. The textual-assisted learning modules was able to enhance significant difference in the achievements in Geometry, but not of Algebra. The delayed post-test results were found to indicate an improved achievement in Mathematics.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 1-16
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.285596
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Evaluation of an e-Advising System

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      Authors: Al-Hunaiyyan; Ahmed A., Alhajri, Rana, Alzayed, Asaad, Al-Sharrah, Ahmed
      Pages: 1 - 17
      Abstract: Higher education (HE) in Kuwait suffers from high dropout rates, and one of the leading causes of this desertion is a lack of academic advising. Effective academic advising systems must fulfill its user’s needs and provide a positive user experience (UX), which allows users to successfully and effectively fulfill their goals. This study used quantitative and qualitative approaches to evaluate an electronic advising system (e-Advisor) used by the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET). Survey data from 1,095 PAAET students were analyzed to determine students' perceptions and evaluate their experience using e-Adviser. The findings indicated that students were aware of the features and advantages of e-Advisor. Overall, the participants had a moderately positive impression of e-Advisor’s UX. The system’s attractiveness, efficiency, and perspicuity were rated slightly higher than its dependability, stimulation, and novelty. Moreover, female students’ perceptions of e-Advisors UX were significantly more favorable than their male counterparts.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 1-17
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.2022010101
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Higher Education Student Emotions

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      Authors: Barba; Evangelina Cruz
      Pages: 1 - 15
      Abstract: This article presents the perception of 611 students from public universities in Mexico about online classes in pandemic times. Exploratory factor analysis was conducted. Vygotsky's contributions are taken, especially those related to emotional manifestations. It is concluded that the most important factor in this change is the emotions that are identified as an impulse to act during online classes, given the didactic and pedagogical components, resources, and supports for students that promote learning. This proposes a framework for considering the emotional aspects of positive engagement in students learning online. There is evidence of some balance between the advantages and disadvantages of online education. It also suggests that women perceive more negative emotions such as disappointment and frustration in the online education experience. The teacher, being a vicarious learning model, can innovate in education by promoting peripheral participation with other playful activities that involve abstract, applied, and situated learning.
      Keywords: Educational Technologies; Education; Virtual Learning Environments
      Citation: International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume: 12, Issue: 1 (2022) Pages: 1-15
      PubDate: 2022-01-01T05:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.4018/IJVPLE.2022010103
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2022)
       
 
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