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  1. Whiteboard animations have become very popular in recent years. They are mainly used in distance education, where learners can acquire knowledge individually and without the help of a teacher. However, there i...

    Authors: Felix Krieglstein, Felicia Meusel, Eva Rothenstein, Nadine Scheller, Lukas Wesenberg and Günter Daniel Rey
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:39
  2. The worldwide shift to distance learning at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) during the COVID-19 global pandemic has raised several concerns about the credibility of online academic activities, especially ...

    Authors: David Portugal, José N. Faria, Marios Belk, Pedro Martins, Argyris Constantinides, Anna Pietron, Andreas Pitsillides, Nikolaos Avouris and Christos A. Fidas
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:38
  3. Apart from good instructional design and delivery, effective intervention is another key to strengthen student academic performance. However, intervention has been recognized as a great challenge. Most instruc...

    Authors: Piriya Utamachant, Chutiporn Anutariya and Suporn Pongnumkul
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:37
  4. Today, methods that enable students to benefit from online programs to the fullest and learn independently and self-directed are of critical importance. Many scales have been developed to measure self-directed...

    Authors: Soleiman Ahmady, Noushin Kohan, Zohreh Sadat Mirmoghtadaie, Hadi Hamidi, Babak Sabet Divshali, Tayebeh Rakhshani and Ali Khani Jeihooni
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:35
  5. Mobile-based extramural English (EE) activities, including watching movies, playing digital games, and listening to music outside the classroom, have played an important role in increasing learners' interest i...

    Authors: Saman Ebadi, Zhila Amini and Nouzar Gheisari
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:33
  6. Africa, like other parts of the world, continuously strives to deliver quality health professions education. These efforts are influenced to a larger extent by the socio-economic and cultural context of the re...

    Authors: Shalote Chipamaunga, Champion Nestai Nyoni, Mike Nantamu Kagawa, Quenton Wessels, Elliot Kafumukache, Rudo Gwini, Gwendoline Kandawasvika, Patricia Katowa-Mukwato, Rangarirai Masanganise, Rudo Nyamakura, Idah Nyawata, Louise Pretorius, Kefalotse Dithole, Clemence Marimo, Aloysius Gonzaga Mubuuke, Scovia Nalugo Mbalinda…
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:31
  7. Traditional physical education mainly relies on the instructor’s verbal explanations and physical demonstrations. However, learners might be confused about whether their movements and positions are correct. Mo...

    Authors: Kuo-Chin Lin, Hui-Chun Hung and Nian-Shing Chen
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:28
  8. Like all sectors, the education sector has been negatively affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Considering the decision to conduct face-to-face training in schools remotely, teachers had many difficulties in mo...

    Authors: Rumeysa Erdogan, Zeynep Saglam, Gulay Cetintav and Fatma Gizem Karaoglan Yilmaz
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:27
  9. In developed countries, digital technologies are disrupting every facet of students’ lives. It is no longer an option to turn off devices and disconnect from the outside world at the school gate. Educators are...

    Authors: Nikolaos Bogiannidis, Jane Southcott and Maria Gindidis
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:26
  10. Research on student engagement has recently gained popularity as it can address problems such as early dropout and poor achievement. The growing interest in investigating student engagement during the Covid-19...

    Authors: Dong Yang, Huanhuan Wang, Ahmed Hosny Saleh Metwally and Ronghuai Huang
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:24
  11. Remote learning has advanced from the theoretical to the practical sciences with the advent of virtual labs. Although virtual labs allow students to conduct their experiments remotely, it is a challenge to eva...

    Authors: Ramy Elmoazen, Mohammed Saqr, Mohammad Khalil and Barbara Wasson
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:23
  12. This study sought to develop and evaluate an online module based on inquiry learning with digital laboratories, which was intended to address students’ misconceptions in a science domain. In a quasi-experiment...

    Authors: Jackson Siantuba, Leonard Nkhata and Ton de Jong
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:22
  13. The development of technology enables diverse learning experiences nowadays, which shows the importance of learners’ self-regulated skills at the same time. Particularly, the ability to allocate time properly ...

    Authors: Chia-Yu Hsu, Izumi Horikoshi, Huiyong Li, Rwitajit Majumdar and Hiroaki Ogata
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:21
  14. Merit is a popular social and cultural leitmotif in neoliberal society. It promises justice, equity, and social mobility for all by promoting the ethos that with the right skills, hard work and creativity, any...

    Authors: Nesip Demirbilek
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:17
  15. Researchers are increasingly exploring educational games in immersive virtual reality (IVR) environments to facilitate students’ learning experiences. Mainly, the effect of IVR on learning outcomes has been th...

    Authors: Friday Joseph Agbo, Sunday Adewale Olaleye, Matt Bower and Solomon Sunday Oyelere
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:16
  16. Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies have been progressing constantly and being more visible in different aspects of our lives. One recent phenomenon is ChatGPT, a chatbot with a conversational artificial...

    Authors: Ahmed Tlili, Boulus Shehata, Michael Agyemang Adarkwah, Aras Bozkurt, Daniel T. Hickey, Ronghuai Huang and Brighter Agyemang
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:15
  17. While the use of games for learning in higher education is well established, existing research provides limited understanding of individual experiences that shape engagement and learning in collaborative learn...

    Authors: Håvard Almås, Felix Pinkow and Fay Giæver
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:14

    The Correction to this article has been published in Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:18

  18. The term "Smart Classroom" has evolved over time and nowadays reflects the technological advancements incorporated in educational spaces. The rapid advances in technology, and the need to create more efficient...

    Authors: Eleni Dimitriadou and Andreas Lanitis
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:12
  19. This mixed-methods study explores international undergraduates’ perceptions of social engagement with American peers at a US university comparing online to face-to-face environments. It addresses gaps in resea...

    Authors: Toni McLaughlan
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:11
  20. This article focuses on empirically analyzing the final products designed by 147 academics from 11 countries who participated in an international open education movement workshop by answering the research ques...

    Authors: Azeneth Patiño, María Soledad Ramírez-Montoya and Mariana Buenestado-Fernández
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:8
  21. When the COVID-19 pandemic forced higher education institutions to implement their programs in an online setting, different groups of students were influenced to different extents. In many cases, the main locu...

    Authors: Sonja Brachtl, Christina Ipser, Filiz Keser Aschenberger, Sabrina Oppl, Stefan Oppl, Emre Kevin Pakoy and Gregor Radinger
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:7
  22. An applied research proposal for integrated learning based on the use of educational robotics has been proposed. The design has been implemented with a sample of 21 four-year-old students applying twenty-first...

    Authors: Verónica Moreno Campos and Francisco José Rodríguez Muñoz
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:6
  23. Virtual Classroom (VC) learning approaches have recently drawn considerable attention because they have the potential to encourage student engagement to ensure active and collaborative learning. Although resea...

    Authors: Monjurul Islam, Nurul Hijja Mazlan, Ghadah Al Murshidi, Mohammed Shamsul Hoque, S. V. Karthiga and Mohoshin Reza
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:5

    The Correction to this article has been published in Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:13

  24. While subtitles are considered a primary learning support tool for people who cannot understand video narration in foreign languages, recent advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies have playe...

    Authors: Sivakorn Malakul and Innwoo Park
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:4
  25. As hypothesized by the unified competition model (MacWhinney, 2007, 2017, 2021), optimizing training schemes can enhance second language (L2) learning by fostering various protective factors. Under such a fram...

    Authors: Yanhui Zhang and Brian MacWhinney
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:3
  26. This paper describes the design, implementation and research of the Cyber Sleuth Science Lab (CSSL), an innovative educational program and supporting virtual learning environment, that combines pedagogical the...

    Authors: Eoghan Casey, Jennifer Jocz, Karen A. Peterson, Daryl Pfeif and Cassy Soden
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:2
  27. Technological innovations and changing learning environments are influencing student engagement more than ever before. These changing learning environments are affecting the constructs of student behavioural e...

    Authors: Md Abdullah Al Mamun and Gwendolyn Lawrie
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2023 10:1
  28. While role-playing games and personalized learning have been regarded as effective tools to improve students’ learning, incorporating personalized learning into role-playing games is challenging and approaches...

    Authors: Lin Zhong
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2022 9:36
  29. The goal of ITS is to support learning content, activities, and resources, adapted to the specific needs of the individual learner and influenced by learner’s motivation. One of the major challenges to the mai...

    Authors: Walid Bayounes, Ines Bayoudh Saâdi and Kinshuk
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2022 9:33

    The Correction to this article has been published in Smart Learning Environments 2022 9:35

  30. Personalized learning systems use several components in order to create courses adapted to the learners’characteristics. Current emphasis on the reduction of costs of development of new resources has motivated...

    Authors: Sameh Ghallabi, Fathi Essalmi, Mohamed Jemni and Kinshuk
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2022 9:32
  31. Recognizing learners’ engagement during learning processes is important for providing personalized pedagogical support and preventing dropouts. As learning processes shift from traditional offline classrooms t...

    Authors: Shofiyati Nur Karimah and Shinobu Hasegawa
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2022 9:31
  32. The advancement of technology has provided new avenues for English language teachers to assist students in improving their language learning processes. Augmented reality is an emerging technology that can impl...

    Authors: Ferdi Çelik and Ceylan Yangın Ersanlı
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2022 9:30
  33. E-learning students have a tendency to get demotivated and easily dropout from online courses. Refining the learners’ involvement and reducing dropout rates in these e-learning based scenarios is the main driv...

    Authors: Ricardo M. Meira Ferrão Luis, Martin Llamas-Nistal and Manuel J. Fernández Iglesias
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2022 9:29
  34. This study investigated the impact of flipped vocabulary learning on the listening achievement of EFL learners. The study participants included 60 English language learners selected based on their performance ...

    Authors: Saman Ebadi, Fouzhan Nozari and Ahmed Rawdhan Salman
    Citation: Smart Learning Environments 2022 9:28

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