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Journal Issue
Volume 5 Issue 2 / Jun 2007  pp87‑173

Editor: Shirley Williams

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A Novel Approach to Define Performance Metrics for Students' and Teachers' Evaluation  pp87‑102

Pradipta Biswas, S.K. Ghosh

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Initial Evaluation and Analysis of Post Graduate Trainees' Use of a Virtual Learning Environment in Initial Teacher Training  pp103‑112

Alison Hramiak

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Online Communities of Practice Enhancing Statistics Instruction: The European Project EarlyStatistics  pp113‑122

Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Efstathios Mavrotheris

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Agent‑based Collaborative Affective e‑Learning Framework  pp123‑134

Mahmoud Neji, Mohamed Ben Ammar

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An Effective Profile Based Video Browsing System for e‑Learning  pp135‑147

S. C. Premaratne, D. D. Karunaratna, K. P. Hewagamage

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Applying Web‑Enabled Problem‑Based Learning and Self‑Regulated Learning to Enhance Computing Skills of Taiwan's Vocational Students: a Quasi‑Experimental Study of a Short‑Term Module  pp148‑157

Pei-Di Shen Tsang-Hsiung Lee, Chia-Wen Tsai

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The Purpose of Focus Groups in Ascertaining Learner Satisfaction with a Virtual Learning Environment  pp158‑165

Yana I Tainsh

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An Innovative Junior Faculty Online Development Program  pp166‑173

Luis M. Villa, Olga M. de la Rosa

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Abstract

This study examines whether two online courses offering educational support for junior faculty have a positive effect on their attitudes and curriculum and teaching capacities (CTC) learning. The data used in the analysis are from two 2005 online University training courses. The tasks the online courses assign to faculty, the resources they provide, the learning environment they create, and the conversations they provoke proved to be consequential in shaping faculty's attitudes. The results also indicate that junior faculty who participate in individual and collective online developing activities, such as constructing teaching episodes and communicating with other colleagues, are more likely to gain a better understanding of how to teach their scientific disciplines. 

 

Keywords: compulsory education, policy document

 

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