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ERIC Number: EJ865951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 91
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
Demarcating Advanced Learning Approaches from Methodological and Technological Perspectives
Horvath, Imre; Peck, David; Verlinden, Jouke
European Journal of Engineering Education, v34 n6 p465-485 Dec 2009
In the field of design and engineering education, the fast and expansive evolution of information and communication technologies is steadily converting traditional learning approaches into more advanced ones. Facilitated by Broadband (high bandwidth) personal computers, distance learning has developed into web-hosted electronic learning. The emergence of portable communication devices, wireless, and ad hoc networks has enabled electronic learning to develop into mobile and ubiquitous learning. In the literature there is a fuzziness in terms of the concepts and goals of these advanced learning solutions, mainly because the technological platforms and methodological approaches are not clearly distinguished. This paper attempts to demarcate them based on the level of flexibility in processing courseware and the extent of blending technological heterogeneity. These descriptors allowed us to highlight their differences, not only in terms of the types of interaction devices and communication platforms, but also in terms of the development and manner of using advanced learning solutions. What this paper goes on to illuminate is that by the process of the demarcation based upon the level of flexibility in processing courseware and the extent of blending technological heterogeneity, a more rational, useful and common understanding can be developed. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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