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Hu, Jun; van der Vlist, Bram; Niezen, Gerrit; Willemsen, Willem; Willems, Don; Feijs, Loe – Interactive Learning Environments, 2013
We present two designs in the area of the Internet of Things, utilizing the ontology-driven Smart Objects For Intelligent Applications (SOFIA) Interoperability Platform (IOP). The IOP connects domestic objects in the physical world to the information world, allowing for coaching the behaviour of, or raising awareness in, domestic energy…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer System Design, Environmental Education, Consciousness Raising
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Park, Hyungsung; Seo, Sumin – Interactive Learning Environments, 2013
The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of collaborative activities on group identity in a virtual world such as "Second Life." To achieve this purpose, this study adopted events that promoted participants' interactions using tools inherent in "Second Life." The interactive tools given to the control group in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Computer Simulation, Internet
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Jou, Min; Liu, Chi-Chia – Interactive Learning Environments, 2012
This article describes an implementation of interactive virtual environments that have been designed for supporting the education of technical skills in material processing technology. The developed web-based systems provide the capability to train students in the technical skills of material processing technology without the need to work on…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Semantics, Internet, Web Based Instruction
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Lu, Jingyan; Law, Nancy Wai Ying – Interactive Learning Environments, 2012
Although course management systems (CMSs) were originally designed for teachers to manage their teaching, little interest has been directed at students' learning. Moodle is usually regarded as a CMS. However, how to make full use of its powerful features and design them into learning tools has rarely been investigated. This study investigates two…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Active Learning, Management Systems, Teaching Methods
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Garcia-Barriocanal, Elena; Sicilia, Miguel-Angel; Sanchez-Alonso, Salvador; Lytras, Miltiadis – Interactive Learning Environments, 2011
Web 2.0 technologies can be considered a loosely defined set of Web application styles that foster a kind of media consumer more engaged, and usually active in creating and maintaining Internet contents. Thus, Web 2.0 applications have resulted in increased user participation and massive user-generated (or user-published) open multimedia content,…
Descriptors: Semantics, Internet, Video Technology, Educational Technology
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Baldoni, Matteo; Baroglio, Cristina; Brunkhorst, Ingo; Henze, Nicola; Marengo, Elisa; Patti, Viviana – Interactive Learning Environments, 2011
Curricula authoring is a complex process, involving different actors and different kinds of knowledge. Learners aim at acquiring expertise about some topic of their own interest, and need to perceive that the curriculum they attend will lead them toward their goal; when this does not happen, they become demotivated. Learners are all different, not…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Internet, Semantics, Individualized Instruction
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Yang, Stephen J. H.; Zhang, Jia; Su, Addison Y. S.; Tsai, Jeffrey J. P. – Interactive Learning Environments, 2011
Knowledge sharing in computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) requires intensive social interactions among participants, typically in the form of annotations. An annotation refers to an explicit expression of knowledge that is attached to a document to reveal the conceptual meanings of an annotator's implicit thoughts. In this research, we…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Cooperative Learning, Multimedia Materials
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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