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2005 Volume 2, Number 3

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Pleasure, Learning, Video Games, and Life: The Projective Stance

    James Paul Gee

    This article addresses three questions. First, what is the deep pleasure that humans take from video games? Second, what is the relationship between video games and real life? Third, what do the... More

    pp. 211-223

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  2. Staff Use of E-Learning and Graduate Competencies for the Knowledge Economy: A Study of the Misalignment between Rhetoric and Practice

    Nicos Souleles

    E-learning is part of the wider debate on the changing role of higher education (HE). It is associated with the agenda on graduate employability and competencies for the knowledge economy (KE).... More

    pp. 224-237

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  3. Reconstructing Technoliteracy: A Multiple Literacies Approach

    Richard Kahn & Douglas Kellner

    Much has been written that describes the history of the concept of "technological literacy" and, more recently, a literature attempting to chart emancipatory technoliteracies has emerged over the... More

    pp. 238-251

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  4. Ariadne's Thread: Using Social Presence Indices to Distinguish Learning Events in Face-to-Face and ICT-Rich Settings

    Colin Baskin & Michael Henderson

    Drawing on ancient Greek mythology, this article traces the learning experiences of 164 pre-service education students as they make the transition from a conventional face-to-face (f-2-f) learning ... More

    pp. 252-261

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  5. Computer-Mediated Communication and Culture: A Comparison of "Confucian-Heritage" and "Western" Learner Attitudes to Asynchronous E-Discussions Undertaken in an Australian Higher Educational Setting

    Guy Ramsay

    While the internationalisation of higher education has made learner diversity a key consideration in tertiary pedagogical practice, research into the application of computer-mediated technologies... More

    pp. 262-275

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  6. Pinnacles and Pitfalls: Researcher Experiences from a Web-Based Survey of Secondary Teachers

    Julie Watson & Neil Anderson

    This article examines the experience of conducting a web-based survey with secondary teachers in Queensland schools. The survey was designed to collect data concerning teachers' attitudes and... More

    pp. 276-284

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  7. Distance Education and the Role of the State: A Sweden/USA Perspective

    Henrik Hansson, Paul Mihailidis & Carl Holmberg

    This study aims to comparatively explore the role of the state (federal policy) in distance-education initiatives in the higher education communities of Sweden and the United States. In a... More

    pp. 285-298

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  8. Building Interoperable Learning Objects Using Reduced Learning Object Metadata

    Mostafa S. Saleh

    The new e-learning generation depends on Semantic Web technology to produce learning objects. As the production of these components is very costly, they should be produced and registered once, and ... More

    pp. 299-313

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