TOJDEL - Volume 7 - Issue 3 - July 2019

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EFFECTS OF ASYNCHRONOUS E-MAIL INTERVENTION ON LEARNING PERFORMANCE IN RELATION TO THINKING SKILLS, EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS AND ATTENTION BENEFITS OF INDIAN CHILDREN

Ananta Kumar Jena

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In this 21st century, both developing and developed countries are providing technology based distance mode of learning to the learners. Along with the traditional textbooks, blogs, tweets, podcast, webcast, online chats, discussion boards, and other virtual modes are becoming more popular and influencing the masses. Now a day, electronic mailing is the cheapest and accessible mode of learning. The main objectives of the study were to assess the effects of asynchronous e-mail on the performance in relations to thinking skills, executive functions and attention benefits of elementary students. The whole  standard eight students (n=46), age range was 13.1 years- 13.7 years mean age 13.3 and SD 2.2 of Holy Cross school, Silchar, Assam, India was the experimental group was assigned for asynchronous e-mail learning. Pre-test posttest along with these attentions, working memory and executive functions scale was administered to assess the effects of asynchronous e-mail on the performance in relations to thinking skills, executive functions and attention benefits of elementary students. It was resulted that asynchronous e-mail learning was effective and the attention, working memory and executive functions of students has significant relations with their performance. 

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E-LEARNING IN ENGLISH CLASSROOM: AN ANALYSIS OF FACTORS LEADING TO ITS ACCEPTANCE

K. Rathiga, M. Sarpparaje

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With the colossal development in information technology and communication networks, a paradigm shift has been
created from the paper-based education to web-based education. The web-based education is applied to the
learning of languages also on par with technical education in engineering colleges in India. In recent years, with
the assortment of smart phones and the internet, students are more willing to use technology and online resources
as assets to learn English. The engineering educational systems uphold the learner-centric online English learning
based on the needs of the students for placement and the demand of the situations. The traditional or face-to-face
classroom settings are shared by online learning of English. This paper focuses and illustrates in detail the attitude
of the students in undergoing online English learning activities. Their objective of the researchers is to scrutinize
the attitude of students regarding the credibility in practicing e-learning of English. The present paper does not
aim to analyze the academic improvement of the students through the e-learning of English. Relatively, it ponders
on the attitude of the students towards online learning of English. The paper analyses the data related to the factors
leading to acceptance of online learning of English among the engineering students at Mepco Schlenk Engineering
College, Sivakasi. The responses of the students reveal that they are absolutely in favour of e-learning of English.

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EXAMINING THE IMPACT OF E-LEARNING ON RESOLVING WORK PLACE ISSUES IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES AT CHENNAI CITY

M.Anuradha, Jawahar Rani

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The performance of every organization may be affected by internal and external factors. The predominant
internal factor which may affect the performance of the employee is ‘workplace issues’ such as bullying,
discrimination, role conflict, communication, low motivation & job satisfaction, gossip, etc. In the present
research, the researcher has taken only four major workplace issues and wants to find out the effect success of elearning
system on minimizing workplace issues of the selected manufacturing organizations from Chennai city.
The sample size of the research is 250, chosen from five different manufacturing organizations. The primary
data was collected through the questionnaire with 50 items. The findings of the study revealed that all the three
hypothesis formulated based on the conceptual model is true and significant at 1% level. Based on the outcomes
of the research it is determined that the successful e-learning systems was able to minimize the workplace issues
of the selected manufacturing organizations from Chennai city, India.

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EXPLORING COMMUNITY IN DISCUSSION BOARD ACTIVITIES

Kelly McKenna, Karen Gebhardt, Levi Altringer

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This study focuses on the best practice of building community in the online classroom, with a specific interest in
how this best practice can be achieved through discussion activities. In particular, we investigate the relationship
between the structure of discussion board activities and the extent of community that is developed within
discussion threads. We define the important elements of discussion board structure to include: (1) the prompt (2)
expectations and guidelines, (3) incentives for participation, (4) instructor facilitation and guidance, and (5) tone
of interactions. Then, through an analytical coding of discussion board threads, we explore this relationship
between structure and community building in three undergraduate online economics courses. We find that the
nature and extent of community building within discussion board activities is largely determined by their
structure. Additionally, we investigate whether student perceptions of community correlate with differences in
the structure of discussion board activities. Our findings suggest a positive relationship between the optimality of
discussion board structure and student perceptions of community. We conclude with a discussion of practical
strategies for community building through discussion activities in the online classroom.

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INTELLIGENT AND DEEP LEARNING APPROCH OT MEASURE E-LEARNING CONTENT IN ONLINE DISTANCE EDUCATION

S. Manikandan, M. Chinnadurai

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The development of IT and ITeS today the world moves to access resource anywhere and anyplace with the
power of Internet. The usage of online resource and self learning is to enable the learners’ community to access
intelligent based system. The support of internet and mobile learning platforms the technological teaching aids
like digital learning, videos, playback lectures, animations, asynchronous discussion and social media are
playing vital role in self learning. This paper provides the intelligent and deep learning processes are involved to
analysis the usage of Open Source Learning, Mobile learning and Distance Learning. This research involves the
use of face-to-face online lectures and online discussion boards problems. Accessing video or learning contents
by using smart phones or any other agents, this analysis report provide clear idea about learning perceptive and
usage perceptive. Each lecture task includes knowledge, skill, competency and expertise. This paper describes
the model of intelligent and deep learns process is involved in Self learning systems.

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ROLE OF INSTRUMENTAL AND INTEGRATED MOTIVATION IN LEARNING OF ENGLISH-THE SECOND LANGUAGE, AMONG THE ENGINEERING STUDENTS IN THE SOUTHERN TAMILNADU- A CASE STUDY

K. Rathiga, M. Sarpparaje

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Motivation plays an incredible role in learning and using a language with accuracy and proficiency. The English
teachers strive hard to make the students get motivated and involved in the utilisation of the language beyond
the teaching-learning scenario. Even after strenuous efforts put on by the teachers, the students many a time fail
to interconnect in English leading to a little dejection on the part of the teachers as well as students. The failure
to communicate in English lurks their next step towards progressive usage of the language. The language
teachers are much worried about the second phase of motivating the students and rejuvenating their lost interest
towards English. The teachers will miscarry their task if they fail to drag the students in the right track with
some kind of incentives in the form of motivations like attainment of hidden goals and aspirations of the
students. If these concealed motivations are linked with the objectives of learning English, the students are sure
to get rid of their inhibition towards English and start learning English with inquisitiveness. The successful
language teachers should know to connect the passion and the need. To make the students analyse or do
introspection of their motivation pertaining to their learning English as well as to establish the true motivation
factors for the teachers¡¯ understanding, the I year B.E/B.Tech students of Mepco Schlenk Engineering College,
Sivakasi were asked to respond to a questionnaire consisting of 20 questions representing motivational factors
propelling them to learn English. The ¡°Statistical Package for Social Sciences. (SPSS) version 22 was used to
analyse the feedback acquired. The analysis of the response given by 250 students have shown that the students
learn English because it is a part of their education and their placement as well as career. The students high level
of instrumental and integrated motivation.

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ROLE OF LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN RETENTION OF EMPLOYEES IN BPO INDUSTRIES IN CHENNAI CITY

V. Rohini, S. Panneerselvam

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The purpose of this study is to examine the cause and effect relationship between the attributes of the Learning
Management system in the organization on employees’ retention in BPO companies in Chennai city. The
questionnaire was used to collect the primary data from the samples 450 employees working in BPO companies
from Chennai city using convenience sampling method. The data collected through the questionnaire was
analyzed through structural equation modeling approach. The results of the study proved that the attributes of
LMS is having significant effect on retention of employees in BPO companies in Chennai city.

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SOCIAL NETWORKING AS AN E-LEARNING TOOL FOR GAINING TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES USING GENETIC ALGORITHM

O.Pandithurai, Dr.M.Geetha , P.Deepika

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Social networking is used widely by all the users for sharing their knowledge. Face book, Twitter, LinkedIn are
the very commonly used social networking applications. used social media. The students have various groups in
these social networking applications for sharing the knowledge related to their domains. Since most of the time,
the students spend their time on social media, it has become very vibrant to aggregate the resources related to
the education. In this paper, we have highlighted the abundant use of social networking to improve the learning
through e-platform. This paper explores the role of Social Networking Sites (SNS) in e-learning by investigating
the attitudes, behaviors, knowledge and views of computing students towards the use of SNS in e-learning.
Online social networks (OSNs) have gained popularity among users from all over the world during the past few
years. And E-learning has made learning process quite convenient for users by using the networks. Data was
collected from an online survey and interviews, and analyzed to discover the practices, tendencies and the
current status of the use of SNS in e-learning as well as how these can be improved. By combinning OSNs with
E-learning is a new idea. And the role of OSNs in students' E-learning experiences is focused on in this paper.
And it is believed that online social networks can be effectively used in E-learning in the future. We believe that
SNS can play a major supporting role in e-learning and that the potential for using SNS in e-learning is not fully
reached. The situation may be improved by providing increased guidance and training to students. Learning
activities using SNS should be planned and organized. Brief guidelines on using SNS in e-learning are also
included in this paper.

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STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION OF MOBILE LEARNING AT UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST, GHANA

John K.E. Edumadze, Noble Arden Kuadey, Stephen Ekow Mensah

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Many students use mobile devices both in their free time and personal use. However, Mobile devices have the
potential to be used for learning purposes as well. A quantitative research methodology influenced this study. A
total of six hundred (600) undergraduate students of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana participated
in the study. Stratified method of sampling was used to group students into faculty/school and simple random
sampling was employed. The results showed that majority of the students perceived that mobile technology will
enable them to access learning resources quickly and are willingly to adopt mobile learning (m-learning) as a
platform for learning. In addition, the study opens up key activities such as ability to view lecture slides;
download and view recordings both audio or video for learning which developers must consider when
developing a mobile learning platform for students. This study recommends that Smartphone’s and mobile
devices should be permissible to students, lecturer to start virtual classroom, discussion forums and using prerecorded
lecturers with PowerPoint so that the students can also benefit from these functionalities since they
were ranked among the last three (3) services not used.

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THE COMPLEXITIES OF DISTANCE EDUCATION, ONLINE LEARNING AND USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN LEARNER SUPPORT SERVICES

Anne Achieng Aseey

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This article examines the complexities of Distance Education, online learning and Use of Technology in Learner
Support Service in higher education in Kenya. Learning at higher education has gone though several changes
since the invention of new technologies which can be used to enhance teaching and learning. In the field of
education in both developed and developing countries, the impact of technology is being felt from the learners,
teachers and community perspective. Distance education which has been used for ages in various higher
institutions of learning changed a lot in its mode of delivery because of the use of various technologies. Since
then, institutions have embarked on online learning which uses technology more. The paper tries to identify
varies type of support services which are offered by distance learning and how technology has created an impact
on the services and how the education provides view technology in education. Tutorials and pedagogy are some
of the key support services in the distance learning programmes. The findings of the study also indicated that
lecturers were ready to adopt and use technology in course delivery as it is capable of improving the quality of
teaching by distance and in online platform and also is capable of improving their interaction with the learners.
The major conclusions of the study was that technology if fully integrated in the teaching and learning process,
will have benefits in access to education, cost reduction, improved syllabus coverage and good leaner and tutor
interaction amongst others.

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USERS' SATISFACTION TOWARDS ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCES FOR SYSTEMATIC INVESTMENT PLAN (SIP) AWARENESS AND EDUCATION

Kabirdoss Devi, S. Panneerselvam

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The e-learning system plays critical role in creating awareness and education towards emerging technology and
subject domains. The Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) is an emerging concept in India among the people who
are looking for avenues for their investment with good returns. The SIP e-learning systems creates awareness
and provides education among the potential users to better understand the concept of SIP and act as a user guide
to the investors. The main aim of the research is to examine the users’ satisfaction towards online learning
resources for systematic investment plan (SIP) awareness and education. The conceptual model examines the
users’ satisfaction towards SIP e-learning system using four major components such as Learner interface
quality, content quality, personalization quality, and learner support quality. The present research followed
descriptive research design. The systematic random sampling method was used to choice one hundred twenty
one samples out the population. The primary data of the research was analysed through exploratory factor
analysis, item-total correlation, confirmatory factor analysis and structural model. The results of the analysis
proved the construct validity of the construct, and it indicates that the hypothetical relationships mentioned in
the conceptual model are positive and significant at 1% level. Further, the results of the structural model
explores that the main component which has major effect in user satisfaction towards the system is content
quality (0.829), which is followed by learner interface quality (0.668), Personalization Quality (0.513), and
Learner Support Quality (0.504).

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USING NOVEL AS THE MAIN MATERIAL FOR LANGUAGE TEACHING IN E-LEARNING

R. Sridevi, Veena Selvam

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E- Learning has become the most recent and most familiar form of distance education. E-learning or online
learning is a kind of distance education that takes place over the cyberspace and it is of great use to the students
who learn English language. It has gained much importance in the recent years as the minimum requirement for
the learners is to access a computer, the online network and the zeal to learn the language. Language
acquisition is a process by which the learners become competent to perceive and understand the language, and
to use it as well. However, this paper aims to explore how the novels, the most adaptable genre of all literary
forms, can be used at their best to speed up language learning in distance education. It attempts to present the
idea of using a novel as an effective tool for teaching English language. In India, English is taught as a second
language where literature can definitely play a major role. This paper takes up the fiction of Manju Kapur with a
view to helping the learners develop their reading skills.

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