ERIC Number: ED537938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb-3
Methodologies, Tools and New Developments for E-Learning
Pontes, Elvis, Ed.; Silva, Anderson, Ed.; Guelfi, Adilson, Ed.; Kofuji, Sergio Takeo, Ed.
With the resources provided by communication technologies, E-learning has been employed in multiple universities, as well as in wide range of training centers and schools. This book presents a structured collection of chapters, dealing with the subject and stressing the importance of E-learning. It shows the evolution of E-learning, with discussion about tools, methodologies, improvements and new possibilities for long-distance learning. The book is divided into three sections and their respective chapters refer to three macro areas. The first section of the book covers methodologies and tools applied for E-learning, considering collaborative methodologies and specific environments. The second section is about E-learning assessment, highlighting studies about E-learning features and evaluations for different methodologies. The last section deals with the new developments in E-learning, emphasizing subjects like knowledge building in virtual environments, new proposals for architectures in tutoring systems, and case studies. Contents include: (1) Wikis and Blogs in E-Learning Context (Teodora Bakardjieva and Boyka Gradinarova); (2) XML Data Access via MOODLE Platform (Aleksandra Werner and Katarzyna Harezlak); (3) E-Learning Tools as Means for Improving the Teaching-Learning Relation (Augustin Prodan, Paulina Mitrea, Madalina Rusu, Cornelia Revnic and Remus Campean); (4) Methods and Tools for Increasing the Effectiveness of E-Learning (Donika Valcheva and Margarita Todorova); (5) Technological Transparency in the Age of Web 2.0: A Case Study of Interactions in Internet-Based Forums (Kamran Shaikh, Vivek Venkatesh, Tieja Thomas, Kathryn Urbaniak, Timothy Gallant, David I. Waddington and Amna Zuberi); (6) Exploring New Technological Tools for Education: Some Prototypes and Their Pragmatical Classification (Luigia Simona Sica, Alessandra Delli Veneri and Orazio Miglino); (7) E-Learning Evolution and Experiences at the University of Zaragoza (Jose Luis Alejandre, Ana Allueva, Rafael Tolosana and Raquel Trillo); (8) Designing an Innovative Training Tool: A Formative E-Assessment System for Project Management (Constanta-Nicoleta Bodea and Maria-Iuliana Dascalu); (9) ICTs and Their Applications in Education (Guadalupe Martinez, Angel Luis Perez, Ma Isabel Suero and Pedro J. Pardo); (10) A Comparative Study Between E-Learning Features (Ajlan S. Al-Ajlan); (11) Collaborative E-Learning: Towards Designing an Innovative Architecture for an Educational Virtual Environment (Michael K. Badawy); (12) Distributed Intelligent Tutoring System Architectures (Egons Lavendelis); (13) Developing Distributed Repositories of Learning Objects (Salvador Oton, Antonio Ortiz, Luis de-Marcos, Sergio Mazo de Dios, Antonio Garcia, Eva Garcia, Jose R. Hilera and Roberto Barchino); (14) Bio-Inspired E-Learning Systems--A Simulation Case: English Language Teaching (Moise Gabriela, Netedu Loredana and Toader Florentina Alina); and (15) Creation of E-Learning Systems by Applying Model-Based Instructional System Development Environment and Platform Independent Models (Habib M. Fardoun and Daniyal M. Alghazzawi).
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Virtual Classrooms, Program Effectiveness, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Comparative Analysis, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Case Studies, Computer System Design, Web 2.0 Technologies, Open Source Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Internet, Discussion Groups, Classification, College Instruction, Formative Evaluation, Training Methods, Cooperative Learning, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Electronic Libraries, Computer Simulation, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Instructional Design, Instructional Development, Instructional Systems
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Spain