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McArdle, Gavin; Bertolotto, Michela – Interactive Learning Environments, 2012
Today, the Internet plays a major role in distributing learning material within third level education. Multiple online facilities provide access to educational resources. While early systems relied on webpages, which acted as repositories for learning material, nowadays sophisticated online applications manage and deliver learning resources.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Interaction
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Tiwari, Rajiv; Singh, Khilawan – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
A comprehensive survey on the Internet based virtualisation of experiments is presented, covering several individual as well as collaborative efforts in various engineering disciplines. From this survey it could be concluded that there is a pressing need to develop full-fledged remote laboratory experiments for integrated directly into engineering…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Curriculum Development, Engineering
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Tsiatsos, Thrasyvoulos; Andreas, Konstantinidis; Pomportsis, Andreas – Educational Technology & Society, 2010
In this paper we will focus on a specific category of Collaborative Virtual Environments that aims to support Collaborative Learning. We call these environments Collaborative Educational Virtual Environments. Our aim is to analyze the evaluation process through the study of relevant bibliography and by doing so reveal the existing research gap…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Educational Technology, Virtual Classrooms, Educational Environment
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Crisp, Geoffrey – Journal of Learning Design, 2010
This paper will explore some of the practical options that are available to teachers as we move towards Assessment 2.0. Assessment 2.0 describes an environment in which the teacher sets tasks that allow students to use more dynamic, immersive and interactive environments for exploring and creating responses to sophisticated assessment tasks.…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Student Evaluation, Thinking Skills, Interaction
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Mendez, Juan A.; Gonzalez, Evelio J. – Computers & Education, 2010
As it happens in other fields of engineering, blended learning is widely used to teach process control topics. In this paper, the inclusion of a reactive element--a Fuzzy Logic based controller--is proposed for a blended learning approach in an introductory control engineering course. This controller has been designed in order to regulate the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, Internet, Blended Learning
Alepis, Efthymios; Virvou, Maria – Online Submission, 2010
Mobile computing facilities may provide many assets to the educational process. Mobile technology provides software access from anywhere and at any time, as well as computer equipment independence. The need for time and place independence is even greater for medical instructors and medical students. Medical instructors are usually doctors that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Medical Education, Medical Students
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Bravo, Crescencio; van Joolingen, Wouter R.; de Jong, Ton – Computers & Education, 2009
Modeling offers a promising form of constructivist learning for students. By making and executing models of dynamic systems in a computer environment, students are stimulated to learn about the specific domain that is modeled as well as about the process of modeling in general. However, learning by modeling also leads to characteristic student…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Simulation, Physics, Feedback (Response)
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Huang, Yueh-Min; Liu, Chien-Hung – Computers & Education, 2009
One of the key challenges in the promotion of web-based learning is the development of effective collaborative learning environments. We posit that the structuration process strongly influences the effectiveness of technology used in web-based collaborative learning activities. In this paper, we propose an ant swarm collaborative learning (ASCL)…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Educational Technology, Internet, Instructional Effectiveness
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Schell, Robyn; Kaufman, David – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2009
The web has the potential to offer an environment that can support standardized medical education to students dispersed in time or place and, in the process, respond to reduced availability of patients for practice. This exploratory article describes how we evaluated critical thinking in an online collaborative Problem-based Learning (PBL)…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Problem Based Learning, Patients, Critical Thinking
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Ullmann, Jill – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2009
Universities are quickly moving from brick and mortar toward online classroom settings. The online setting provides students with increased accessibility and flexibility to attend classes they would normally be unable to attend. Unfortunately, for those students who never attend classes on campus, many campus resources are not accessible. Students…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Nursing Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students
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Griffiths, David; Beauvoir, Phillip; Liber, Oleg; Barrett-Baxendale, Mark – Distance Education, 2009
The use of the Web to deliver open, distance, and flexible learning has opened up the potential for social interaction and adaptive learning, but the usability, expressivity, and interoperability of the available tools leave much to be desired. This article explores these issues as they relate to teachers and learning designers through the case of…
Descriptors: Barriers, Use Studies, Program Development, Standards
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Jia, Jiyou; Chen, Weichao – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
In this paper, we present the comprehensive version of CSIEC (Computer Simulation in Educational Communication), an interactive web-based human-computer dialogue system with natural language for English instruction, and its tentative application and evaluation in English education. First, we briefly introduce the motivation for this project,…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Natural Language Processing, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Tung, Ming-Chih; Huang, Jiung-yao; Keh, Huan-Chao; Wai, Shu-shen – Computers & Education, 2009
High-ranking officers require advanced military education in war tactics for future combat. However, line officers rarely have time to take such courses on campus. The conventional solution to this problem used to take the inefficient correspondence courses. Whereas Internet technologies progress, online course is the current trend for military…
Descriptors: Military Training, Program Effectiveness, Conventional Instruction, Educational Technology