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Journal of Educational Technology & Society

2009 Volume 12, Number 4

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Number of articles: 28

  1. Supporting Teachers in Identifying Students' Learning Styles in Learning Management Systems: An Automatic Student Modelling Approach

    Sabine Graf, Kinshuk & Tzu-Chien Liu

    In learning management systems (LMSs), teachers have more difficulties to notice and know how individual students behave and learn in a course, compared to face-to-face education. Enabling teachers... More

    pp. 3-14

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  2. Automatic Recommendations for E-Learning Personalization Based on Web Usage Mining Techniques and Information Retrieval

    Mohamed Koutheair Khribi, Mohamed Jemni & Olfa Nasraoui

    In this paper, we describe an automatic personalization approach aiming to provide online automatic recommendations for active learners without requiring their explicit feedback. Recommended... More

    pp. 30-42

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  3. A Framework for Semantic Group Formation in Education

    Asma Ounnas, Hugh C. Davis & David E. Millard

    Collaboration has long been considered an effective approach to learning. However, forming optimal groups can be a time consuming and complex task. Different approaches have been developed to... More

    pp. 43-55

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  4. InstanceCollage: A Tool for the Particularization of Collaborative IMS-LD Scripts

    Eloy D. Villasclaras-Fernandez, Julio A. Hernandez-Gonzalo, Davinia Hernandez-Leo, Juan I. Asensio-Perez, Yannis Dimitriadis & Alejandra Martinez-Mones

    Current research work in e-learning and more specifically in the field of CSCL (Computer Supported Collaborative Learning) deals with design of collaborative activities, according to computer... More

    pp. 56-70

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  5. Toward a Semantic Forum for Active Collaborative Learning

    Yanyan Li, Mingkai Dong & Ronghuai Huang

    Online discussion forums provide open workspace allowing learners to share information, exchange ideas, address problems and discuss on specific themes. But the substantial impediment to its... More

    pp. 71-86

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  6. wConnect: Cultivating a Landscape of Online Places for a Developmental Learning Community

    Mary Beth Rosson, Hansa Sinha, Dejin Zhao, John Carroll, Craig Ganoe & Jan Mahar

    We describe our work on seeding and building a developmental learning community for recruiting and retaining women in educational programs and careers related to computing and information science (... More

    pp. 87-97

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  7. Emerging Web Technologies in Higher Education: A Case of Incorporating Blogs, Podcasts and Social Bookmarks in a Web Programming Course Based on Students' Learning Styles and Technology Preferences

    Nauman Saeed, Yun Yang & Suku Sinnappan

    The adoption level of emerging web technologies is on the rise in academic settings. However, a major obstacle in the practice of web-based instruction is the limited understanding of learners'... More

    pp. 98-109

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  8. Adaptive Role Playing Games: An Immersive Approach for Problem Based Learning

    Pilar Sancho, Pablo Moreno-Ger, Ruben Fuentes-Fernandez & Baltasar Fernandez-Manjon

    In this paper we present a general framework, called NUCLEO, for the application of socio-constructive educational approaches in higher education. The underlying pedagogical approach relies on an... More

    pp. 110-124

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  9. Collaborative Paper-Based Annotation of Lecture Slides

    Jurgen Steimle, Oliver Brdiczka & Max Muhlhauser

    In a study of notetaking in university courses, we found that the large majority of students prefer paper to computer-based media like Tablet PCs for taking notes and making annotations. Based on... More

    pp. 125-137

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  10. A Methodological Approach to Encourage the Service-Oriented Learning Systems Development

    David Diez, Alessio Malizia, Ignacio Aedo, Paloma Diaz, Camino Fernandez & Juan-Manuel Dodero

    The basic idea of service-oriented learning is that a learning environment should be conceived as a set of independent units of learning packaged as learning services. The design, development and... More

    pp. 138-148

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  11. Outdoor Natural Science Learning with an RFID-Supported Immersive Ubiquitous Learning Environment

    Tsung-Yu Liu, Tan-Hsu Tan & Yu-Ling Chu

    Despite their successful use in many conscientious studies involving outdoor learning applications, mobile learning systems still have certain limitations. For instance, because students cannot... More

    pp. 161-175

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  12. An Investigation into E-Tool Use for Formative Assignment Assessment--Status and Recommendations

    Eva Heinrich, John Milne & Maurice Moore

    This article reports on a comprehensive study, investigating the use of e-tools for formative assignment assessment. The study conducted a large-scale literature review and interviews with 90... More

    pp. 176-192

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  13. Multi-Objective Parallel Test-Sheet Composition Using Enhanced Particle Swarm Optimization

    Tsu-Feng Ho, Peng-Yeng Yin, Gwo-Jen Hwang, Shyong Jian Shyu & Ya-Nan Yean

    For large-scale tests, such as certification tests or entrance examinations, the composed test sheets must meet multiple assessment criteria. Furthermore, to fairly compare the knowledge levels of ... More

    pp. 193-206

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  14. Factors Influencing Adult Learners' Decision to Drop Out or Persist in Online Learning

    Ji-Hye Park & Hee Jun Choi

    The number of adult learners who participate in online learning has rapidly grown in the last two decades due to online learning's many advantages. In spite of the growth, the high dropout rate in ... More

    pp. 207-217

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  15. A Five Dimensional Model for Educating the Net Generation

    Ronald Noel Beyers

    This paper proposes a multi-dimensional concept model of an ICT enabled classroom to highlight potential similarities and differences between where teachers perceive themselves relative to their... More

    pp. 218-227

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  16. Enhancing Eight Grade Students' Scientific Conceptual Change and Scientific Reasoning through a Web-Based Learning Program

    Ya-Wen Liao & Hsiao-Ching She

    This study reports the impacts of the Scientific Concept Construction and Reconstruction (SCCR) digital learning system on eighth grade students' concept construction, conceptual change, and... More

    pp. 228-240

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  17. Disabilities and e-Learning Problems and Solutions: An Exploratory Study

    Catherine S. Fichten, Vittoria Ferraro, Jennison V. Asuncion, Caroline Chwojka, Maria Barile, Mai N. Nguyen, Ryan Klomp & Joan Wolforth

    This study explored e-learning problems and solutions reported by 223 students with disabilities, 58 campus disability service providers, 28 professors, and 33 e-learning professionals from... More

    pp. 241-256

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  18. Can Online Peer Assessment Be Trusted?

    L'hadi Bouzidi & Alain Jaillet

    The excessive workload generated by the assessment of exam papers in large classes and the need to give feedback in time often constitute a rather heavy burden for teachers. The online peer... More

    pp. 257-268

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  19. Critical Thinking and ICT Integration in a Western Australian Secondary School

    Graham McMahon

    This study examined the relationship between students working in a technology-rich environment and their development of higher order thinking skills. Based on a PhD thesis, which examined a greater... More

    pp. 269-281

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  20. Learner and Instructional Factors Influencing Learning Outcomes within a Blended Learning Environment

    Doo Hun Lim & Michael Lane Morris

    Among the many studies focusing on the effect of learner and instructional variables on learning outcomes, few studies have investigated the effect of these variables and their mediating mechanisms... More

    pp. 282-293

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