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Rehm, Martin; Littlejohn, Allison; Rienties, Bart – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
Informal learning in blended and online settings plays an increasingly important role in the continuous professional development of individuals. Yet, how do individuals engage into these types of activities? We argue that social capital theory can provide valuable insights into how people behave and decide to take part in (in)formal learning.…
Descriptors: Encyclopedias, Collaborative Writing, Electronic Publishing, Communities of Practice
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Barbagallo, A.; Formica, A. – Interactive Learning Environments, 2017
ELSE (E-Learning for the Semantic ECM) is an ontology-based system which integrates semantic search methodologies and e-learning technologies. It has been developed within a project of the CME (Continuing Medical Education) program--ECM (Educazione Continua nella Medicina) for Italian participants. ELSE allows the creation of e-learning courses…
Descriptors: Semantics, Electronic Learning, Professional Continuing Education, Medical Education
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Gu, Jia – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
This paper presents the findings from a multiple-case study which has investigated the impact of mobile Web 2.0 technologies on self-directed learning (SDL) of workplace learners by exploring participants' learning experiences with a mobile App. Drawing on existing literatures, we examined learners' SDL personal attributes and process in the…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Workplace Learning, Adult Learning, Learning Processes
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Kopp, Birgitta; Hasenbein, Melanie; Mandl, Heinz – Interactive Learning Environments, 2014
This article analyzes the collaborative problem solving activities and learning outcomes of five groups that worked on two different complex cases in a virtual professional training course. In this asynchronous virtual learning environment, all knowledge management content was delivered virtually and collaboration took place through forums. To…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Cooperative Learning, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving
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Duran, E. B.; Amandi, A. – Interactive Learning Environments, 2011
Student models are crucial components in personalised distance learning environments. These models usually include individual characteristics such as the level of knowledge of a given topic, the learning style or the type of personality, the level of participation and so on. However, when the focus is on group activities, these learning…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Individual Characteristics, Group Activities, Knowledge Level
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Cornelius, Sarah; Gordon, Carole; Ackland, Aileen – Interactive Learning Environments, 2011
This article argues for a flexible model of learning for adults which allows them to make choices and contextualise their learning in a manner appropriate to their own professional practice whilst also developing as a member of a learning community. It presents a design based around online "learning activities" which draws on ideas of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students
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Angehrn, Albert A.; Luccini, Angelo Marco; Maxwell, Katrina – Interactive Learning Environments, 2009
Innovation is a key driver of organizational renewal and success. However, providing the right environment for innovative ideas to emerge and develop is not easy. This is further complicated by the fact that the professional environment is increasingly virtual as globally dispersed organizational and inter-organizational teams collaborate on…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Management Systems, Innovation, Social Networks
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Capuano, Nicola; Gaeta, Matteo; Marengo, Agostino; Miranda, Sergio; Orciuoli, Francesco; Ritrovato, Pierluigi – Interactive Learning Environments, 2009
Intelligent e-learning systems have revolutionized online education by providing individualized and personalized instruction for each learner. Nevertheless, until now very few systems were able to leave academic laboratories and be integrated into real commercial products. One of these few exceptions is the Learning Intelligent Advisor (LIA)…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Laboratories, Individualized Instruction
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Scott, Peter; Castaneda, Linda; Quick, Kevin; Linney, Jon – Interactive Learning Environments, 2009
This paper reports on a naturalistic study of peer-to-peer learning, in a live, online video meeting context. Over a six-month period a group of international students of animation attended 99 live, online "study group" events amounting to around 120 hours of live "broadcast meeting time". Some meetings were very large, with up to 34 participants,…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Teleconferencing, Video Technology, Longitudinal Studies