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Journal Issue
Volume 12 Issue 4 / Jul 2014  pp313‑410

Editor: Dr Rikke Ørngreen, Dr Karin Tweddell Levinsen

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iSELF: The development of an Internet‑Tool for Self‑Evaluation and Learner Feedback  pp313‑325

Nicolet Theunissen, Hester Stubb

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Improving Virtual Collaborative Learning through Canonical Action Research  pp326‑338

Peter Weber, Christian Lehr, Martin Gersch

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Social media, Collaboration and Social Learning … a Case‑study of Foreign Language Learning  pp339‑352

Margrethe Mondahl, Liana Razmerita

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Pilot Program of Online Learning in Three Small High Schools: Considerations of Learning Styles  pp353‑366

Abigail Garthwait

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Impact of Multi‑media Tutorials in a Computer Science Laboratory Course … An Empirical Study  pp367‑375

Medha Dalal

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Student Online Readiness Assessment Tools: A Systematic Review Approach  pp376‑384

Farid Alem, Michel Plaisent, Prosper Bernard, Okoli Chitu

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Abstract

Abstract: Although there are tools to assess students readiness in an online learning context, little is known about the psychometric properties of the tools used or not. A systematic review of 5107 published and unpublished papers identified in a litera ture search on student online readiness assessment tools between 1990 and 2010 was conducted. The objective of this paper was to identify via a systematic review different tools allowing to assess the level of students preparation in an online learning e nvironment and which were published or not in scientific journals, and determine which of these tools have been validated. The results of the systematic review show that a standard tool does not exist, and that only ten instruments have been developed and published over the past 20 years to assess students readiness. In addition, few tools published demonstrated good psychometric qualities, and many unpublished tools, considered as homemade tools, were internally developed in the universities by a team o f professors without regard to their psychometric quality. Also, it appears that the tools that were published in scientific journals are rarely used by universities that offer online courses. Generally, the universities prefer to develop their own instru ment that fits their online programs. 

 

Keywords: Keywords: Systematic review of online preparedness, Tool Validity, Readiness for online learning, Internet-delivered training

 

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ENTEL: A Case Study on Knowledge Networks and the Impact of Web 2.0 Technologies  pp385‑395

Paul Griffiths, Teresita Arenas

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Impact of Learner's Characteristics and Learning Behaviour on Learning Performance during a Fully Online Course  pp396‑410

Minoru Nakayama, Kouichi Mutsuura, Hiroh Yamamoto

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