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Stevenson, Michael; Hedberg, John G. – Educational Media International, 2011
This paper reviews the research on the disruptive and transformative potential of newly-emerging cloud-based pedagogies. It takes into consideration the extent to which Cloud Computing can be leveraged to disseminate and scale web-based applications within and across learning contexts. It examines ideas from current literature in Web 2.0- and…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Collaborative Writing, Internet, Citizenship
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Poulos, Marios; Korfiatis, Nikolaos; Bokos, George – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2011
Purpose: This paper aims to present the semantic content identifier (SCI), a permanent identifier, computed through a linear-time onion-peeling algorithm that enables the extraction of semantic features from a text, and the integration of this information within the permanent identifier. Design/methodology/approach: The authors employ SCI to…
Descriptors: Semantics, Copyrights, Electronic Libraries, Internet
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Liu, Yan; Wang, Xinheng; Zhao, Liqiang – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2011
In this paper, a video streaming system for education based on a wireless mesh network is proposed. A wireless mesh network is a self-organizing, self-managing and reliable intelligent network, which allows educators to deploy a network quickly. Video streaming plays an important role in this system for multimedia data transmission. This new…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Electronic Learning, Video Technology, Synchronous Communication
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Behrend, Tara S.; Wiebe, Eric N.; London, Jennifer E.; Johnson, Emily C. – Behaviour & Information Technology, 2011
Cloud computing is gaining popularity in higher education settings, but the costs and benefits of this tool have gone largely unexplored. The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that lead to technology adoption in a higher education setting. Specifically, we examined a range of predictors and outcomes relating to the acceptance of a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Usability, Rural Areas, Educational Technology
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Cechinel, Cristian; Sanchez-Alonso, Salvador; Garcia-Barriocanal, Elena – Computers & Education, 2011
The continuously growth of learning resources available in on-line repositories has raised the concern for the development of automated methods for quality assessment. The current existence of on-line evaluations in such repositories has opened the possibility of searching for statistical profiles of highly-rated resources that can be used as…
Descriptors: Discriminant Analysis, Educational Resources, Classification, Automation
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Martinez, Michael E.; Peters Burton, Erin E. – Educational Media International, 2011
The "cyberinfrastucture" is a broad informational network that entails connections to real-time data sensors as well as tools that permit visualization and other forms of analysis, and that facilitates access to vast scientific databases. This multifaceted network, already a major boon to scientific discovery, now shows exceptional promise in…
Descriptors: Visualization, Educational Technology, STEM Education, Cognitive Processes
Magal-Royo, Teresa; Gimenez-Lopez, Jose Luis; Pairy, Blas; Garcia-Laborda, Jesus; Gonzalez-Del Rio, Jimena – Online Submission, 2011
The current development of educational applications for language learning has experienced a qualitative change in the criteria of interaction between users and devices due to the technological advances of input and output data through keyboard, mouse, stylus, tactile screen, etc. The multiple interactions generated in a natural way by humans…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology
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Davis, Jim; Rocchio, Rosemary A. – EDUCAUSE Review, 2011
Mobile use of the Internet is on target to surpass fixed use by 2014. Three-fourths of all college/university students have purchased or intend to purchase an Internet-enabled handheld device within the next year. The smartphone market is changing almost monthly. Attempting to manage even just one or a few "devices" is becoming a lost…
Descriptors: Computer System Design, Internet, Educational Technology, Technological Advancement
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Nishide, Ryo – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2011
This paper proposes extensive applications of virtual collaborative space in order to enhance the efficiency and capability of Digital Campus. The usability of Digital Campus has been experimented in different learning environments and evaluated by questionnaire as that the presence technology and a sense of solidarity influence the participants'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Educational Experiments, Lecture Method
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Okonkwo, Charity Akuadi – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2011
Teaching-learning process is incomplete without effective and meaningful assessment of students learning outcomes. This applies to both conventional modes of education as well as to open and distance learning modes. So far, conduct of examinations at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), has been cumbersome and be-decked with "hydra…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Open Universities, Distance Education
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Huang, Chang-Qin; Duan, Ru-Lin; Tang, Yong; Zhu, Zhi-Ting; Yan, Yong-Jian; Guo, Yu-Qing – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2011
The semantic web brings a new opportunity for efficient information organization and search. To meet the special requirements of the educational field, this paper proposes an intelligent search engine enabled by educational semantic support service, where three kinds of searches are integrated into Educational Information Intelligent Search (EIIS)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Search Engines, Educational Technology, Reaction Time
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Tang, Ying; Head, L. M.; Ramachandran, R. P.; Chatman, L. M. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2011
The rapid evolution of System-on-Chip (SoC) challenges academic curricula to keep pace with multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary system thinking. This paper presents a curricular prototype that cuts across artificial course boundaries and provides a meaningful exploration of diverse facets of SoC design. Specifically, experimental contents of a…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Design, Electronics, Systems Approach
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Garrote, Ramon; Pettersson, Tomas; Christie, Michael – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
In this paper the authors analyse the design and implementation of a course about learning management systems (LMS). The course was first given in Cuba and then in Guatemala and Peru, within the project USo+I: "Universidad, Sociedad e Innovacion, Mejora de la pertinencia de la educacion en las ingenierias de Latinoamerica" financed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Based Learning, Course Evaluation, Developing Nations
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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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Johnson, E. Marcia; Cowie, Bronwen; De Lange, Willem; Falloon, Garry; Hight, Craig; Khoo, Elaine – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
In response to recent social, economic, and pedagogical challenges to tertiary-level teaching and learning, universities are increasingly investigating and adopting e-learning as a way to engage and motivate students. This paper reports on the first year of a two-year (2009-2010) qualitative multiple case study research project in New Zealand.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Adoption (Ideas), Program Implementation
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