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Dobreski, Brian; Huang, Yun – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Software developers rely on the abundance of online resources to meet their informal learning needs. Designing systems to effectively support this relies on a sound understanding of the informal learning process. In this paper, we show how the development and implementation of an ontological model can be used to increase understanding of informal…
Descriptors: Information Science, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Informal Education
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Gutiérrez-Carreón, Gustavo; Daradoumis, Thanasis; Jorba, Josep – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
Currently there is an increasing trend to implement functionalities that allow for the development of applications based on Cloud computing. In education there are high expectations for Learning Management Systems since they can be powerful tools to foster more effective collaboration within a virtual classroom. Tools can also be integrated with…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Educational Technology, Information Management, Internet
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Dettori, Giuliana; Torsani, Simone – Educational Technology & Society, 2013
This paper describes an informal component that we added to an online formal language learning environment in order to help the learners reach relevant Internet pages they can freely use to complement their learning activity. Thanks to this facility, each lesson is enriched, at run time, with a number of links automatically retrieved from social…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Social Networks, Web Sites, Informal Education
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Chen, Hong-Ren; Huang, Jhen-Gang – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
The booming digital-content industry has resulted in an increasing number of e-learning Internet websites that provide online learning services. Recommendations for learning sites are used by diverse learners to identify the most appropriate learning resources. However, research into recommendations about learning has concentrated primarily on…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Data Analysis
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Miyazoe, Terumi; Anderson, Terry – Educational Technology & Society, 2011
This paper examines the learning outcomes associated with implementing discussion forums and blog writings using pseudonyms in blended learning. Although anonymity or masking one's identity has been used as a teaching strategy designed to induce higher writing production and lowering anxiety in face-to-face writing instruction, little research has…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Writing Assignments, Web Sites, Instructional Effectiveness
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Motschnig-Pitrik, Renate; Mallich, Katharina – Educational Technology & Society, 2004
Web-based technology increases the hours we spend sitting in front of the screens of our computers. But can it also be used in a way to improve our social skills? The blended learning paradigm of Person-Centered e-Learning (PCeL) precisely aims to achieve intellectual as well as social and personal development by combining the benefits of online…
Descriptors: Conventional Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Internet
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Lazarinis, Fotis – Educational Technology & Society, 2004
Many educational sites are static and rarely updated, diminishing the dynamism of the Web. An online learning system should be adjustable, expandable and regularly updated, preferably by educational staff without the direct intervention of computer experts, reflecting the dynamic character of education. To achieve this aim, we propose a system…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Instructional Materials, Educational Technology