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Lim, Wei-Ying; So, Hyo-Jeong; Tan, Seng-Chee – Interactive Learning Environments, 2010
While the growing prevalence of Web 2.0 in education opens up exciting opportunities for universities to explore expansive, new literacies practices, concomitantly, it presents unique challenges. Many universities are changing from a content delivery paradigm of eLearning 1.0 to a learner-focused paradigm of eLearning 2.0. In this article, we…
Descriptors: Models, Internet, Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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Mendenhall, Anne; Johnson, Tristan E. – Interactive Learning Environments, 2010
A social annotation model learning system (SAM-LS) was created using multiple instructional strategies thereby supporting the student in improving in critical thinking, critical writing and related literacy. There are four mechanisms in which the SAM-LS methodology is believed to improve learning and performance. These mechanisms include providing…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Learning Activities, Critical Thinking
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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
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Brown, Stephen – Interactive Learning Environments, 2010
This paper reflects on the current position of virtual learning environments (VLEs) in universities and speculates about likely future directions for e-learning. Using accepted models of technology innovation and looking at current Web trends, it considers the extent to which e-learning is truly embedded in institutions, how Web 2.0 is being used…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Internet
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Lubliner, David; Widmeyer, George; Deek, Fadi P. – Interactive Learning Environments, 2009
The objective of this study was to determine whether there was a quantifiable improvement in learning outcomes by integrating course materials in a 4-year baccalaureate program, utilizing a knowledge repository with a conceptual map that spans a discipline. Two new models were developed to provide the framework for this knowledge repository. A…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Concept Mapping, Focus Groups, Information Systems
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Chu, Hui-Chun; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Chen, Nian-Shing – Interactive Learning Environments, 2009
Although Web 2.0 technologies have been recognized as effective means of conducting group learning activities, a critical and challenging issue of Web 2.0-based learning is the lack of mechanisms for promoting information exchanges and sharing among participating students. To cope with this problem, an intelligent blog system is proposed in this…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods