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Gentes, Annie; Cambone, Marie – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to focus on the challenge of designing an interface for a virtual class, where being represented together contributes to the learning process. It explores the possibility of virtual empathy. Design/methodology/approach: The challenges are: How can this feeling of empathy be recreated through a delicate staging…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Electronic Learning, Empathy, Semiotics
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Frydenberg, Mark – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of transforming a traditional university computer lab to create a collaborative learning community known as the CIS Sandbox, by remodeling a physical space and supporting it with a virtual presence through the use of social media tools. The discussion applies Selander's "designs for…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Entrepreneurship
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Millan, Nandy; Bromage, Adrian – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2011
Purpose: The paper comprises an extended discussion of the possibilities that Web 2.0 applications offer to doctoral researchers, and where such applications fit in the early twenty-first century in the research environment. It explores the main issues associated with their use by doctoral researchers, and how these factors have influenced the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Electronic Publishing, Social Networks
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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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Florentino, Teresa; Sanchez, Lucas; Joyanes, Luis – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to elaborate upon the relation between information and communication technologies (ICT), particularly web-based resources, and their use, programs and learning in Portuguese middle and high regular public schools. Design/methodology/approach: Adding collected documentation on curriculum, laws and other related…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Public Schools, Questionnaires, Information Technology
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Macgregor, George; Turner, James – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2009
Purpose: The use of e-learning is largely predicated upon the assumption that it can facilitate improvements in student learning and therefore can be more effective than conventional techniques. This assumption has been supported by some in the literature but has been questioned by a continuing body of contrary or indifferent evidence. The purpose…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Research, Program Effectiveness, Research Problems
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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