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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