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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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Ssekakubo, Grace; Suleman, Hussein; Marsden, Gary – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2013
Purpose: This paper aims to present findings of a study that was carried out to identify strategies of enabling learners in developing countries to fully exploit the potential of learning management systems (LMSs). The study set out to: identify the services of learning management systems that are most needed and desired by university learners in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Integrated Learning Systems, College Students
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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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Mathew, David – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to recognise that as educators moving into, or already in, a Web 2.0 world, we are likely to experience anxiety, and to explore the implications for educational design in a Web 2.0 world. Design/methodology/approach: The objectives are achieved as the result of recent successes with the commissioners for two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Fatigue (Biology), Distance 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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Minocha, Shailey; Morse, David R. – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on a study into how a three-dimensional (3D) virtual world (Second Life) can facilitate socialisation and team working among students working on a team project at a distance. This models the situation in many commercial sectors where work is increasingly being conducted across time zones and between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Distance Education, Cooperation
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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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Peled, Yehuda; Sarid, Miriam – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the nature of multi-drafting among college students according to demographic characteristics and measure its impact on students' achievements. Design/methodology/approach: The research was conducted in two stages. First, a preliminary research based on data from the Highlearn web-based content…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Marital Status, Student Attitudes