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Journal of Interactive Learning Research

January 2007 Volume 18, Number 1

Editors

Gary H. Marks

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 11

  1. Preface Special Issue: The Connected Learning Space Guest Editors Introduction

    Madhumita Bhattacharya, Massey University, New Zealand; Piet Kommers, University of Twente, Netherlands

    This special issue focuses on the co-evolution of learning paradigms in the resonance of WWW-based learning support systems of the recent decade. Most striking is the rather autonomous trend... More

    pp. 7-9

  2. Facilitating Online Learning Communities: The Collaborative Design of an Online Support Resource

    Shannon Novak, Massey University, New Zealand; Anna Ponting, The Correspondence School, New Zealand; Madhumita Bhattacharya, Massey University, New Zealand

    The design of a web-based hypermedia learning solution requires a robust design process – a full iteration that conceptually, metaphorically, structurally and navigationally defines a solution with... More

    pp. 11-28

  3. The Safety of Crowds

    Jon Dron, Brighton University, United Kingdom

    If we assume that learning is best achieved in a social setting, then a vital aspect of any learning environment is its ability to support the development of trust. Trust takes many forms, from... More

    pp. 29-40

  4. E-Learning Environments for Digitally-Minded Students

    Diana Andone, Jon Dron, Lyn Pemberton & Chris Boyne, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

    While most existing online learning environments cater for needs identified during the 1990s, a new generation of digital students has emerged in the developed world. Digital students are young... More

    pp. 41-53

  5. Design of Virtual Learning Environments for Deep Learning

    Mike Mimirinis, Middlesex University, United Kingdom; Madhumita Bhattacharya, Massey University, New Zealand

    Although the advent of VLEs (Virtual Learning Environments) promised more flexible and independent learning, concerns have also been raised about the quality of their pedagogical effects. This... More

    pp. 55-64

  6. EDUCO: Social Navigation and Group Formation in Student-Centred E-Learning

    Jaakko Kurhila, University of Helsinki, Finland; Mikka Miettinen & Petri Nokelainen, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Finland; Henry Tirri, Nokia Research Center, Finland

    EDUCO is a system that enhances the sense of other users in a collaborative learning environment by making the other users and their navigation visible to everyone else in the environment in real... More

    pp. 65-83

  7. Understanding Topical Science Issues – A Learning Design Approach

    Trevor J. Billany, Charles Darwin University, Australia; Maggie Hartnett & Madhumita Bhattacharya, Massey University, New Zealand

    This article presents a description of the design of a learning environment focussed on topical scientific issues in an online and distance education setting. The subject area, genetic modification... More

    pp. 85-100

  8. Conceptual Model of Learning to Improve Understanding of High School Chemistry

    Faguele Suaalii & Madhumita Bhattacharya, Massey University, New Zealand

    The results from our previous investigations support the literature in relation to the frustration that chemistry educationists have been through in the last two decades. Teaching and learning... More

    pp. 101-110

  9. Designing for Learning Effectiveness Across Borders in a Multicultural Context

    Krishan Lall Kumar, University of Botswana, Botswana; Madhumita Bhattacharya, Massey University, New Zealand

    Technological developments in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) supporting distance teaching-learning strategies, (e.g., one and two-way video tele-conferencing, web conferencing, etc.... More

    pp. 111-121

  10. Integrated Approach to Learning Environment Design for Secondary Science Teachers

    Madhumita Bhattacharya & Lone Jorgensen, Massey University, New Zealand

    Authors argue that effective integration of different technological tools into the curriculum is not possible if the subject matters are taught in isolation independent of each other. In this... More

    pp. 123-133

  11. Managing Technological Constraints and Educational Aspiration in a Multicultural Elearning Environment Design

    Laïla Oubenaïssa-Giardina, CIRTA-Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche sur le Téléapprentissage, Montreal, Canada; Madhumita Bhattacharya, Massey University, New Zealand

    Information and Communication Technology (ICT) allows us to create technology-mediated learning environment which provides opportunities for interactions through online environments. There is no... More

    pp. 135-144