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Activity Theory as a Lens to Structure the Analysis of Instructional Design Experience with Course Management Systems in Higher Education
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 963–966
There is a need for a proper methodology to understand user experience with CMSs to improve the innovation. Activity Theory provides a framework for studying human practices as development process, with a focus on the interaction of human activity...
Embedding Instructional Design Supports in Course Management System - Implications from Literature Review
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 880–887
Current CMSs have limited capabilities of supporting instructional design for online delivery. They are criticized for lacking proper pedagogical affordances and having limited content management capabilities. In this paper, the authors review...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 1031–1038
Our investigations focus on improving the reliability and efficiency in current database-oriented search-and-retrieval mechanisms through the use of topic map technology (ISO/IEC 13250). This paper reports on the development, implementation and...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 18, No. 3 (July 2007) pp. 429–450
This article provides an empirical evaluation of an indexing technology, topic maps (ISO 13250), in the context of an academic task in a higher education context. Topic maps are a form of indexing that define and display the interrelationships...