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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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Carmichael, P.; Tscholl, M. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2013
"Ensemble" is an interdisciplinary research and development project exploring the potential role of emerging Semantic Web technologies in case-based learning across learning environments in higher education. Empirical findings have challenged the claim that cases "bring reality into the classroom" and that this, in turn, might…
Descriptors: Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies, Higher Education, Educational Technology
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Mu, Jin; Stegmann, Karsten; Mayfield, Elijah; Rose, Carolyn; Fischer, Frank – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2012
Research related to online discussions frequently faces the problem of analyzing huge corpora. Natural Language Processing (NLP) technologies may allow automating this analysis. However, the state-of-the-art in machine learning and text mining approaches yields models that do not transfer well between corpora related to different topics. Also,…
Descriptors: Semantics, Classification, Syntax, Coding
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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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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
Wei, Wei – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Social bookmarking has gained popularity since the advent of Web 2.0. Keywords known as tags are created to annotate web content, and the resulting tag space composed of the tags, the resources, and the users arises as a new platform for web content discovery. Useful and interesting web resources can be located through searching and browsing based…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Semantics, Network Analysis, Social Networks
Burgess, J. T. F. – Computers in Libraries, 2010
This article proceeds from the position that obsession with technology is a distraction from librarians' true mission and explores how a constellation of emerging information technologies might empower librarians to reconsider their commitment to the technological treadmill and instead turn to a more humanistic orientation. This article presents…
Descriptors: Semantics, Information Technology, Educational Technology, Librarians