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Pernas, Ana Marilza; Diaz, Alicia; Motz, Regina; de Oliveira, Jose Palazzo Moreira – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2012
Purpose: The broader adoption of the internet along with web-based systems has defined a new way of exchanging information. That advance added by the multiplication of mobile devices has required systems to be even more flexible and personalized. Maybe because of that, the traditional teaching-controlled learning style has given up space to a new…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Needs, Cognitive Style, Internet
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Penedo, Janaina Rodrigues; Diniz, Morganna; Ferreira, Simone Bacellar Leal; Silveira, Denis S.; Capra, Eliane – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the usability of a remote learning system in its initial development phase, using a quantitative usability evaluation method through Markov models. Design/methodology/approach: The paper opted for an exploratory study. The data of interest of the research correspond to the possible accesses of users…
Descriptors: Markov Processes, Evaluation Methods, Probability, Evaluation Research
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Biletskiy, Yevgen; Baghi, Hamidreza; Steele, Jarrett; Vovk, Ruslan – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2012
Purpose: Presently, searching the internet for learning material relevant to ones own interest continues to be a time-consuming task. Systems that can suggest learning material (learning objects) to a learner would reduce time spent searching for material, and enable the learner to spend more time for actual learning. The purpose of this paper is…
Descriptors: Internet, Search Engines, Online Searching, Electronic Libraries
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Campbell, Jackie – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe and discuss the use of specifically-developed, inquiry-based learning materials for Computing and Forensic Computing students. Small applications have been developed which require investigation in order to de-bug code, analyse data issues and discover "illegal" behaviour. The applications…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Software, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Usener, Claus A.; Majchrzak, Tim A.; Kuchen, Herbert – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2012
Purpose: To overcome the high manual effort of assessments for teaching personnel, e-assessment systems are used to assess students using information systems (IS). The purpose of this paper is to propose an extension of EASy, a system for e-assessment of exercises that require higher-order cognitive skills. The latest module allows assessing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Software, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Assisted Testing
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Tam, Vincent – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2012
Purpose: Learning Chinese is unquestionably very important and popular worldwide with the fast economic growth of China. To most foreigners and also local students, one of the major challenges in learning Chinese is to write Chinese characters in correct stroke sequences that are considered as significant in the Chinese culture. However, due to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Computer System Design, Computer Software
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Jahn, Matthias; Piesche, Claudia; Jablonski, Stefan – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2012
Purpose: Today's requirements concerning successful learning support comprise a variety of application scenarios. Therefore, the development of supporting software preferably aims at modular design. This article discusses requirements regarding flexibility of e-learning systems and presents important principles, which should be met by successful…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Synchronous Communication, Asynchronous Communication
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Richter, Thomas; Rudlof, Stephan; Adjibadji, B.; Bernlohr, Heiko; Gruninger, Christoph; Munz, Claus-Dieter; Stock, Andreas; Rohde, Christian; Helmig, Rainer – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2012
Purpose: In the process of the implementation of the eBologna program and the recent change of the university system, curricula at German universities have been redesigned; courses have been condensed and learning content has been re-structured into modules, each of which requires an evaluation. Simultaneously, skills required for working in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Computer Software, Course Evaluation
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Pouyioutas, Philippos; Gjermundrod, Harald; Dionysiou, Ioanna – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present ReProTool Version 2.0, a software tool that is used for the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the Bologna Process re-engineering of academic programmes. The tool is the result of an 18 months project (February 2012-July 2013) project, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Curriculum, Academic Standards, Outcomes of Education
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Ann, Ong Chin; Theng, Lau Bee – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate an idea of producing an assistive and augmentative communication (AAC) tool that uses natural human computer interfacing to accommodate the disabilities of children with cerebral palsy (CP) and assist them in their daily communication. Design/methodology/approach: The authors developed a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Cerebral Palsy
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Ketterl, Markus; Mertens, Robert; Wiesen, Christoph; Vornberger, Oliver – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a user interface for web lectures for engaging with other users while working with video based learning content. The application allows its users to ask questions about the content and to get answers from those users that currently online are more familiar with it. The filtering is based on the…
Descriptors: Interaction, Lecture Method, Computer Interfaces, Computer System Design
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May, Madeth; George, Sebastien; Prevot, Patrick – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2011
Purpose: This paper presents a part of our research work that places an emphasis on Tracking Data Analysis and Visualization (TrAVis) tools, a web-based system, designed to enhance online tutoring and learning activities, supported by computer-mediated communication (CMC) tools. TrAVis is particularly dedicated to assist both tutors and students…
Descriptors: Computer System Design, Measurement Techniques, Case Studies, Computer Mediated Communication
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Waitelonis, Jorg; Ludwig, Nadine; Knuth, Magnus; Sack, Harald – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2011
Purpose: Linking Open Data (LOD) provides a vast amount of well structured semantic information, but many inconsistencies may occur, especially if the data are generated with the help of automated methods. Data cleansing approaches enable detection of inconsistencies and overhauling of affected data sets, but they are difficult to apply…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Interfaces, Heuristics, Evaluation Criteria
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Fox, Kaitlyn; Whitehead, Anthony – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2011
Purpose: In the authors' experience, the biggest issue with pose-based exergames is the difficulty in effectively communicating a three-dimensional pose to a user to facilitate a thorough understanding for accurate pose replication. The purpose of this paper is to examine options for pose presentation. Design/methodology/approach: The authors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Photography, Training Methods
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Lin, Yu-Tzu; Yen, Bai-Jang; Chang, Chia-Hu; Lee, Greg C.; Lin, Yu-Chih – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to propose an indexing and teaching focus mining system for lecture videos recorded in an unconstrained environment. Design/methodology/approach: By applying the proposed algorithms in this paper, the slide structure can be reconstructed by extracting slide images from the video. Instead of applying…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Lecture Method, Indexing, Educational Experiments
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