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Volume 16 Issue 2 / Oct 2018  pp79‑160

Editor: Rikke Ørngreen, Heinrich Söbke

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Blended Supervision for Thesis Projects in Higher Education: A Case Study  pp79‑90

Thashmee Karunaratne

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Effect of a Metacognitive Scaffolding on Information Web Search  pp91‑106

Adriana Huertas-Bustos, Omar López-Vargas, Luis Sanabria-Rodríguez

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Developing Reflective Skills of Student Teachers in the Virtual Learning Environment  pp107‑121

Zuzana Straková, Ivana Cimermanová

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A Conceptual Understanding of how Educational Technology Coaches help Teachers Integrate iPad Affordances into their Teaching  pp122‑133

Gail Drennan, Ian Moll

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Assessing Air Force Officers’ Satisfaction on the Use of SOC Virtual Classroom: Input to Professional Military Education e‑Learning Design and Implementation  pp134‑147

Christopher Chua, Joseph Archog

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Factors Influencing the Adoption of e‑Learning in an Open and Distance Learning Institution of Pakistan  pp148‑158

Moiz Uddin Ahmed, Shahid Hussain, Shahid Farid

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The revolution in technology has led to new approaches toward open and distance learning, particularly in the form of e‑learning. E‑learning governs the system of modern education by using Information and Communication Technology (ICT). There are different design approaches and interpretations of e‑learning, primarily involving variations in instructional strategies and pedagogical models employed with the technology. These innovations offer compelling opportunities to educational institutions, students and faculty alike, yet they have also posed formidable challenges for e‑learning. This is especially the case in the developing countries. This paper engages the concept and aims of e‑learning with regard to the issues in the developing countries. The next part of the paper presents the need of e‑learning in Pakistan and describes the major institutes offering e‑learning and distance education as an alternate mode of education. The paper also elaborates major challenges of e‑learning and explores the influencing factors for the adoption of e‑learning in Pakistan. The important factors are investigated in terms of available ICT infrastructure and other country specific parameters. The paper also presents results of a survey that was conducted to evaluate students’ preferences regarding e‑learning. The survey result demonstrates a strong preference for e‑learning by the students. The paper concludes by presenting a generalized model of e‑learning that can fulfill the needs of leaners under available technology infrastructure. 


Keywords: E-learning, open and distance learning, Information and Communication Technology, Pedagogy, factors, infrastructure


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Editorial for EJEL Volume 16 Issue 2  pp159‑160

Rikke Ørngreen, Heinrich Söbke

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