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Zablith, Fouad; Fernandez, Miriam; Rowe, Matthew – Interactive Learning Environments, 2015
Linked Data increases the value of an organisation's data over the web by introducing explicit and machine processable links at the data level. We have adopted this new stream of data representation to produce and expose existing data within The Open University (OU) as Linked Data. We present in this paper our approach for producing the data,…
Descriptors: Data, Metadata, Open Universities, Social Networks
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Halimi, Khaled; Seridi-Bouchelaghem, Hassina; Faron-Zucker, Catherine – Interactive Learning Environments, 2014
Compared with learning in classrooms, classical e-learning systems are less adaptive and once a system that supports a particular strategy has been designed and implemented, it is less likely to change according to student's interactions and preferences. Remote educational systems should be developed to ensure as much as necessary the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Processes, Semantics, Student Interests
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Childs, Mark; Schnieders, H. Lori; Williams, Gweno – Interactive Learning Environments, 2012
Using virtual worlds as media for learning and teaching gives rise to the potential for many unique ethical problems. Some of these arise due to the nature of the engagement with these virtual worlds, in which the students create a virtual representation, called an avatar, which may enable a sense of embodiment, and hence exposure, within the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities, Simulated Environment, Self Concept
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Casquero, Oskar; Portillo, Javier; Ovelar, Ramon; Benito, Manuel; Romo, Jesus – Interactive Learning Environments, 2010
Universities can offer eLearning 2.0 tools and services to learners while obtaining clear benefits from releasing the control over some learning content. This means a shift from the institution centred and monolithic model of traditional virtual learning environments (VLEs) to a more heterogeneous and open model. This article tries to plot an…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Learning Processes, Internet, Client Server Architecture