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The Safety of Crowds
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 18, No. 1 (January 2007) pp. 29–40
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 helping to identify the validity or the effectiveness...
Topics: Interaction, Collaboration, eLearning, Mentoring, Attitudes, Human Computer Interaction
E-Learning Environments for Digitally-Minded Students
Diana Andone; Jon Dron; Lyn Pemberton; Chris Boyne
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 18, No. 1 (January 2007) pp. 41–53
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 adults who have grown up with digital technologies...
Topics: Computers, Communication, eLearning, Information Communication Technologies, Networking Technologies
Digital Students Across Europe
Diana Andone; Jon Dron; Chris Boyne; Lyn Pemberton
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 1741–1748
This paper presents the results of a study performed in four European universities designed to identify the unique features of 'digital students', as a move towards building a customized model of an eLearning environment. What does it mean to be a...
E-learning and the building habits of termites
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 14, No. 4 (October 2005) pp. 321–342
** Invited as a paper from ED-MEDIA 2004 ** Transactional distance theory predicts an inverse relationship between dialogue and structure in an educational transaction. It is a powerful theory, but it is inherently fuzzy in formulation and may have ...
Topics: collaborative learning, online learning, web-based learning, Instructional Design, design, Educational Technology, eLearning, Distributed learning, intelligent tutoring systems, learning theory