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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET)

Jan 31, 2013 Volume 8, Number 2013

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Number of articles: 17

  1. Just for the Image? The Impact of Web 2.0 for Public Institutions

    Stephanie Linek, ZBW Leibniz Information Center for Economics, Düsternbrooker Weg 120, 24105 Kiel, Germany; Anneka Schafrick & Klaus Tochtermann, ZBW Leibniz Information Center for Economics, Germany

    Web 2.0 is of growing importance and nowadays also a hot topic for public institutions. However, it is still an open question if users appreciate and recognize the merit of Web 2.0 applications in ... More

  2. The Impact of Gamification - Recommending Education Scenarios

    Kai Erenli, UAS bfi Vienna, Austria

    Many students play (computer) games in their leisure time, thus acquiring skills which can easily be utilized when it comes to teaching more sophisticated knowledge. Nevertheless many educators... More

  3. Computer Support for Knowledge Management within R&D and the Teaching of Bachelor Students

    Stefan Svetsky, Oliver Moravcik, Jana Stefankova & Peter Schreiber, Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

    Abstractâ??Knowledge plays a key role within research, development and education. One of the major challenges for knowledge management is to select the right knowledge from numerous sources,... More

  4. Introduction of eLectures at the Medical University of Graz â?? Results and Experiences from a Pilot Trial

    Herwig Rehatschek, Ariane Aigelsreiter, Peter Regitnig & Barbara Kirnbauer, Medical University of Graz, Austria

    In autumn 2011 we developed a concept for a new service to be offered for our teachers in connection with virtual lessons: eLectures. eLectures in general are defined as recorded lectures. We offer... More

  5. The Impact of Cloud Computing Technologies in E-learning

    Abdulelah Al Tayeb & Khalid Alghatani, Arab East Colleges for Graduate Studies, Saudi Arabia; Samir El-Seoud, British University in Egypt, Egypt; Hosam El-Sofany, Arab East Colleges for Graduate Studies, Saudi Arabia; Abdulelah Al Tayeb, Khalid Alghatani & Samir El-Seoud

    Cloud computing is a new computing model which is based on the grid computing, distributed computing, parallel computing and virtualization technologies define the shape of a new technology. It is ... More

  6. Towards Adaptive E-Learning using Decision Support Systems

    Maryam Yarandi, Hossein Jahankhani & Abdel-Rahman Tawil, School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering, University of East London, United Kingdom

    The significance of personalization towards learnersâ?? needs has recently been agreed by all web-based instructional researchers. This study presents a novel ontol-ogy semantic-based approach to... More

  7. Assessment for Complex Learning Resources: Development and Validation of an Integrated Model

    Gudrun Wesiak & Mohammad AL-Smadi, Graz University of Technology, Austria; Margit Höfler, University of Graz and Graz University of Technology, Austria; Christian Gütl, Graz University of Technology and Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA., United States

    Todayâ??s e-learning systems meet the challenge to provide interactive, personalized environments that support self-regulated learning as well as social collaboration and simulation. At the same... More

  8. Application of Learning Curves for Didactic Model Evaluation: Case Studies

    Felix Mödritscher & Monika Andergassen, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Austria; Effie Law, University of Leicester, United Kingdom; Victor García-Barrios, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria

    The success of (online) courses depends, among other factors, on the underlying didactical models which have always been evaluated with qualitative and quantitative research methods. Several new... More

  9. Content Aggregation and Knowledge Sharing in a Personal Learning Environment: Serendipity in Open Online Networks

    Mohsen Saadatmand & Kristiina Kumpulainen, University of Helsinki, Finland

    Web 2.0 tools and emerging technologies offer learners an abundance of information and resources. This brings more flexibility and choices for learners to better control their learning and benefit ... More

  10. Three Dimensional Virtual Environments as a Tool for Development of Personal Learning Networks

    Aggeliki Nikolaou, Greece; Costas Tsolakidis, University of Aegean, Greece

    Technological advances have altered how, where, when, and what information is created, presented and diffused in working and social environments as well as how learners interact with that... More

  11. Studentsâ?? Participation in a Social Media Enhanced Learning Environment

    Anne-Maritta Tervakari, Kirsi Silius & Meri Kailanto, Tampere University of Technology, Intelligent Information Systems Laboratory, PO.Box 553, FI-33101 Tampere, Finland

    In this article, we introduce the results of a study concerning visualizations of studentsâ?? participation and activity in TUT Circle, a social media enhanced web service for learning, networking,... More

  12. Comparison of LMSs: Which is the Most Suitable LMS for my Needs?

    Agustin Caminero, UNED; Roberto Hernandez, Salvador Ros, Llanos Tobarra, Antonio Robles-Gomez & Rafael Pastor

    The role of Learning Management Systems (LMSs) is very important when conducting educational activities, spe- cially in the case of distant education â?? when its use becomes essential since all... More

  13. Distributed Personal Learning Environments: Towards a Suitable Architecture

    Mario Manso-Vázquez & Martín Llamas-Nistal, Escola de Enxeñaría de Telecomunicación Universidade de Vigo Campus Lagoas-Marcosende 36.310 Vigo, Galicia, Spain

    Personal Learning Environment is a reference to future learning. In this paper we present a multi-level analysis of the options and requirements in the universe of PLE, analyzing the content... More

  14. An Adaptation Model for Personalized E-Assessments

    Christian Saul, Fraunhofer-Institute for Digital Media Technology; Heinz-Dietrich Wuttke, Ilmenau University of Technology

    Over the last decade, a large number of e-assessment system and tools were developed. However, they all provide assessments that are characterized by a static structure (ordered sequence of... More

  15. Using Games-based Learning: How it Influences the Learning Experience and Outcomes of Primary School Children

    Aishah Abdul Razak & Thomas Connolly, University of the West of Scotland, UK, United Kingdom

    Under the new Curriculum for Excellence (CfE), teachers at schools across Scotland are encouraged to use constructivist learning approaches that promote challenge and enjoyment in learning. One of ... More

  16. Visualizations of User Data in a Social Media Enhanced Web-based Environment in Higher Education

    Kirsi Silius, Anne-Maritta Tervakari & Meri Kailanto, Tampere University of Technology, Intelligent Information Systems Laboratory, PO.Box 553, FI-33101 Tampere, Finland

    In this article, we introduce the results of a study concerning user data visualizations in the context of the TUT Circle, a social media enhanced web service for learning, networking, and... More

  17. e-Assessment Cloud Solution: Architecture, Organization and Cost Model

    Marjan Gusev; Sasko Ristov, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University; Goce Arminski, Goran Velkoski & Krste Bozinoski

    Several challenges address the existing e-Assessment systems, such as accurate evaluation, security and data privacy, performance, scalability etc. Our focus in this paper is on e-Assessment... More