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Poellhuber, Bruno; Anderson, Terry; Racette, Nicole; Upton, Lorne – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe how researchers from four large Canadian distance education or dual mode institutions conducted a survey aiming to describe the use of and interest in social software and Web 2.0 applications by distance education students and to measure their interest in collaborating with peers.…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, Distance Education
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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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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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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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Ketterl, Markus; Schulte, Olaf A.; Hochman, Adam – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to introduce the Opencast Community, a global community of individuals, institutions, and commercial stakeholders exchanging knowledge about all matters relevant in the context of academic video and promoting projects in this context. It also gives an overview of the most prominent of these projects, Opencast…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Media Research, Computer Software, International Education
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Lorenz, Anja; Borcea-Pfitzmann, Katrin – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2010
Purpose: Facing the dilemma between collaboration and privacy is a continual challenge for users. In this setting, the purpose of this paper is to discuss issues of a highly flexible role management integrated in a privacy-enhanced collaborative environment (PECE). Design/methodology/approach: The general framework was provided by former findings…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Interaction, Data, Role
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Elayeb, Bilel; Evrard, Fabrice; Zaghdoud, Montaceur; Ahmed, Mohamed Ben – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to make a scientific contribution to web information retrieval (IR). Design/methodology/approach: A multiagent system for web IR is proposed based on new technologies: Hierarchical Small-Worlds (HSW) and Possibilistic Networks (PN). This system is based on a possibilistic qualitative approach which extends the…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Models, College Students, Internet
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Baudin, Veronique; Villemur, Thierry – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present two classes of distance learning experiments, with feedbacks. The experiments are based on constructivism theory. Design/methodology/approach: The paper adopts an experimental approach. Experiments are made with students. The assessments come from an analysis of questionnaires. Findings: The results…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Learning Processes, Educational Experiments, Questionnaires
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Lampi, Fleming; Lemelson, Hendrik; Kopf, Stephan; Effelsberg, Wolfgang – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is describing the seamless integration of the question-answer interaction into automatic lecture recordings (ALRs). This includes the design and implementation of the question management (QM) software for a virtual camera team. Design/methodology/approach: Coming from the human role model the interaction and its…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Interaction, Lecture Method, Classroom Environment
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Hurst, Wolfgang; Welte, Martina – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2009
Purpose: Playing back recorded lectures on handheld devices offers interesting perspectives for learning, but suffers from small screen sizes. The purpose of this paper is to propose several semi-automatic post-processing steps in order to improve usability by providing a better readability and additional navigation functionality.…
Descriptors: Research Opportunities, Lecture Method, Electronic Learning, Internet
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Chen, Jun; Wang, Zu-Yuan; Wu, Yuren – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to introduce some new functions achieved in a web-based multimedia courseware, which is developed by Flash software and used by part-time graduate students. Design/methodology/approach: The courseware uses Adobe Flash CS3 as its development software, which supports Actionscript language, FMS and FLV technology…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology
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Ng, Huey Zher; Hussain, Raja Maznah Raja – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2009
Purpose: The application of a new technology (YouTube) can help lecturers in solving some of the issues related to workload and shifts support to students by giving them more responsibilities in their assessment. The purpose of this paper is to re-characterize the role of the students in the assessment process. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teaching Methods, Social Networks, Student Role
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Kwong, Theresa; Wong, Eva; Downing, Kevin – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to exhibit the integration of learning and study strategies inventory (LASSI) with the City University of Hong Kong information systems to promote teaching and learning within the university. Design/methodology/approach: From the 2006 entry cohort, all undergraduate freshmen at City University of Hong Kong are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Skills, Teaching Methods, Administrators
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Loustau, Pierre; Nodenot, Thierry; Gaio, Mauro – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a computational approach and a toolset to infer spatial displacements as they occur in route narrative documents and report on first experiments done to produce computer-aided learning (CAL) applications and instructional design editors that exploit the inferred georeferenced itineraries.…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Semantics, Language Universals, Internet
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Ketterl, Markus; Mertens, Robert; Vornberger, Oliver – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2009
Purpose: At many universities, web lectures have become an integral part of the e-learning portfolio over the last few years. While many aspects of the technology involved, like automatic recording techniques or innovative interfaces for replay, have evolved at a rapid pace, web lecturing has remained independent of other important developments…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Feedback (Response), Lecture Method, Program Implementation