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ERIC Number: ED505465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 434
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-6056-6342-5
Methods and Applications for Advancing Distance Education Technologies: International Issues and Solutions
Syed, Mahbubur Rahman, Ed.
IGI Publishing
The emerging field of advanced distance education delivers academic courses across time and distance, allowing educators and students to participate in a convenient learning method. "Methods and Applications for Advancing Distance Education Technologies: International Issues and Solutions" demonstrates communication technologies, intelligent technologies, and quality educational pedagogy as the most essential requirements for advancing distance education for both teaching and learning. A significant research collection for the advancement of distance learning initiatives, this Premier Reference Source assists academicians, practitioners, and researchers in finding answers to important issues needing addressed for a successful distance education. Twenty-four chapters include: (1) Chapter 1: Automatic Digital Content Generation System for Real-Time Distance Lectures (Masami Iwatsuki, Norio Takeuchi, Hisato Kobayashi, Kazuo Yana, Hiroshi Takeda, Hisashi Yaginuma, Hajime Kiyohara and Akira Tokuyasu); (2) E-World: a Platform for the Management of Adaptive E-Learning Processes (Filomena Ferrucci, Giuseppe Scanniello and Genoveffa Tortora); (3) An Efficient and Effective Approach to Developing Engineering E-Training Courses (Judy C.R. Tseng, Wen-Ling Tsai, Gwo-Jen Hwang and Po-Han Wu; (4) A SCORM Compliant Courseware Authoring Tool for Supporting Pervasive Learning (Te-Hua Wang and Flora Chia-I Chang); (5) An Ontology-Based E-Learning Scenario (Wen Ying Guo); (6) Adaptive Synchronization of Semantically Compressed Instructional Videos for Collaborative Distance Learning (Dan Phung, Giiuseppe Valetto, Gail E. Kaiser, Tiecheng Liu and John R. Kender); (7) Refining the Results of Automatic E-Textbook Construction by Clustering (Jing Chen, Qing Li and Ling Feng); (8) Chinese Brush Calligraphy Character Retrieval and Learning (Yueting Zhuang, Xiafen Zhang, Weiming Lu and Fei Wu); (9) Grounding Collaborative Learning in Semantics-Based Critiquing (William K. Cheung, Anders I. Morch, Kelvin C. Wong, Cynthia Lee, Jiming Liu and Mason H. Lam); (10) Improving The Usefulness Of Learning Objects By Means Of Pedagogy-Oriented Design (Giuliana Dettori, Paola Forcheri and Maria Grazia Ierardi); (11) Adaptive Animation of Human Motion for E-Learning Applications (Frederick W.B. Li, Rynson W.H. Lau, Taku Komura, Meng Wang and Becky Siu); (12) eWorkbook: an On-Line Testing System with Test Visualization Functionalities (Gennaro Costagliola and Vittorio Fuccella); (13) Choosing MOODLE: An Evaluation of Learning Management Systems at Athabasca (Brian Stewart, Derek Briton, Mike Gismondi, Bob Heller, Dietmar Kennepohl, Rory McGreal and Christine Nelson); (14) Enhancing the IMS QTI to Better Support Computer Assisted Marking (Damien Clark and Penny Baillie-de Byl); (15) Streaming of Continuous Media for Distance Education Systems (Ali Dashti and Maytham Safar); (16) How Did They Study at a Distance? Experiences of IGNOU Graduates (Manjulika Srivastava and Venugopal Reddy); (17) Ubiquitous Computing Technologies in Education (Gwo-Jen Hwang, Ting-Ting Wu and Yen-Jung Chen); (18) An eLearning Portal to Teach Geographic Information Sciences (S. Grunwald, B. Hoover and G.L. Bruland); (19) A Changed Economy with Unchanged Universities? A Contribution to the University of the Future (Maria Manuela Cunha and Goran D. Putnik); (20) Rationale, Design and Implementation of a Computer Vision-Based Interactive E-Learning System (Richard Y. D. Xu and Jesse S. Jin); (21) Supporting Learners' Appropriation of a Web-Based Learning Curriculum (Dorothee Rasseneur-Coffinet, Georgia Smyrniou and Pierre Tchounikine); (22) Development of a Web-Based System for Diagnosing Student Learning Problems on English Tenses (Gwo-Jen Hwang, Hsiang Cheng, Carol H.C. Chu, Judy C.R. Tseng and Gwo-Haur Hwang); (23) Inhabited Virtual Learning Worlds and Impacts on Learning Behaviors in Young School Learners (Chi-Syan Lin, C. Candace Chou and Ming-Shiou Kuo); and (24) Research and Practice of E-Learning in Canada 2008 (Rory McGreal and Terry Anderson.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A