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Journal of Educational Technology & Society

2007 Volume 10, Number 3

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Number of articles: 16

  1. An Ontology and a Software Framework for Competency Modeling and Management

    Gilbert Paquette

    The importance given to competency management is well justified. Acquiring new competencies is the central goal of any education or knowledge management process. Thus, it must be embedded in any... More

    pp. 1-21

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  2. Using a Single Authoring Environment across the Lifespan of Learning

    Shaaron Ainsworth

    For a single authoring environment to be sufficiently general to be applicable to contexts across the whole lifespan of learning, some of the benefits that come from knowledge-rich domain... More

    pp. 22-31

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  3. An Operational Approach for Building Learning Environments Supporting Cognitive Flexibility

    Vu Minh Chieu

    Constructivism is a learning theory that states that people learn by actively constructing their own knowledge, based on prior knowledge. A significant number of ICT-based constructivist learning... More

    pp. 32-46

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  4. Ontologies for Effective Use of Context in E-Learning Settings

    Jelena Jovanovic, Dragan Gasevic, Colin Knight & Griff Richards

    This paper presents an ontology-based framework aimed at explicit representation of context-specific metadata derived from the actual usage of learning objects and learning designs. The core part... More

    pp. 47-59

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  5. Designing the Undesignable: Social Software and Control

    Jon Dron

    Social software, such as blogs, wikis, tagging systems and collaborative filters, treats the group as a first-class object within the system. Drawing from theories of transactional distance and... More

    pp. 60-71

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  6. Social Software for Life-Long Learning

    Ralf Klamma, Mohamed Amine Chatti, Erik Duval, Hans Hummel, Ebba Thora Hvannberg, Milos Kravcik, Effie Law, Ambjorn Naeve & Peter Scott

    Life-long learning is a key issue for our knowledge society. With social software systems new heterogeneous kinds of technology enhanced informal learning are now available to the life-long learner... More

    pp. 72-83

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  7. Personalized Learning Objects Recommendation Based on the Semantic-Aware Discovery and the Learner Preference Pattern

    Tzone I Wang, Kun Hua Tsai, Ming Che Lee & Ti Kai Chiu

    With vigorous development of the Internet, especially the web page interaction technology, distant E-learning has become more and more realistic and popular. Digital courses may consist of many... More

    pp. 84-105

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  8. Tracking Actual Usage: The Attention Metadata Approach

    Martin Wolpers, Jehad Najjar, Katrien Verbert & Erik Duval

    The information overload in learning and teaching scenarios is a main hindering factor for efficient and effective learning. New methods are needed to help teachers and students in dealing with the... More

    pp. 106-121

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  9. PERKAM: Personalized Knowledge Awareness Map for Computer Supported Ubiquitous Learning

    Moushir M. El-Bishouty, Hiroaki Ogata & Yoneo Yano

    This paper introduces a ubiquitous computing environment in order to support the learners while doing tasks; this environment is called PERKAM (PERsonalized Knowledge Awareness Map). PERKAM allows ... More

    pp. 122-134

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  10. Multimedia Authoring Tools: The Quest for an Educational Package

    Theodore H. Kaskalis, Theodore D. Tzidamis & Konstantinos Margaritis

    Since the explosion in multimedia computing, educators have been trying to work their way towards integrated human-computer interaction. Consequently, a large number of multimedia tools have been... More

    pp. 135-162

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  11. Information Technology Literacy: Implications on Teaching and Learning

    Zoheir Ezziane

    This paper aims to discuss the role and impact that information technology (IT) has on the future and existing style of learning and teaching. It highlights the importance of acquiring computer... More

    pp. 175-191

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  12. E-xams: Harnessing the Power of ICTs to Enhance Authenticity

    Wing Lam, Jeremy B. Williams & Alton Y. K. Chua

    Within an authentic assessment regime, a student is evaluated in terms of their ability to demonstrate application of a body of knowledge to a scenario situated in an actual, or a near replica of a... More

    pp. 209-221

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  13. Systems Limitations Hamper Integration of Accessible Information Technology in Northwest U.S. K-12 Schools

    Jennifer P. Wisdom, Nathan White, Kimberley Goldsmith, Sarann Bielavitz, Amy Rees & Charles Davis

    Although federal U.S. regulations require schools to provide equal access to educational opportunities for all students, many technologies used in K-12 schools present accessibility barriers for... More

    pp. 222-232

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  14. Evaluating Collaborative Learning Processes Using System-Based Measurement

    Cesar A. Collazos, Luis A. Guerrero, Jose A. Pino, Stefano Renzi, Jane Klobas, Manuel Ortega, Miguel A. Redondo & Crescencio Bravo

    Much of the research on collaborative work focuses on the quality of the group outcome as a measure of success. There is less research on the collaboration process itself, but an understanding of... More

    pp. 257-274

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  15. A Desktop Virtual Reality Earth Motion System in Astronomy Education

    Chih Hung Chen, Jie Chi Yang, Sarah Shen & Ming Chang Jeng

    In this study, a desktop virtual reality earth motion system (DVREMS) is designed and developed to be applied in the classroom. The system is implemented to assist elementary school students to... More

    pp. 289-304

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  16. A Method of Cross-Level Frequent Pattern Mining for Web-Based Instruction

    Yueh-Min Huang, Juei-Nan Chen & Shu-Chen Cheng

    Due to the rise of e-Learning, more and more useful learning materials are open to public access. Therefore, an appropriate learning suggestion mechanism is an important tool to enable learners to ... More

    pp. 305-319

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