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E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2002 (2002) pp. 218–223
This paper describes a web-based question-answering system called E-teacher that can be used in both traditional and distance learning courses to review academic contents. E-teacher is a self-editing template-based system which consists of a set of...
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 14, No. 3 (December 2006) pp. 205–218
There is a body of evidence supporting the claim that informal interactions in educational environments have positive effects on learning. In order to increase the opportunities of informal interaction in online courses, an instant messaging tool,...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 324–329
The purpose of this study was to examine whether the use of a computer system developed to support informal interactions in an online learning environment increases the interaction among course participants and helps reduce their feeling of...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 2189–2194
The purpose of this paper is to present the preliminary results of the interactions within a group of young Mexican students who interacted online using an e-mail list. The participants were 40 students (24 females and 16 males) from eight different ...
MOVIEDUC: An Application To Support User Mobility In The Distance Learning Plataform Of The University Of Colima
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 4105–4106
The University of Colima has always been committed to the community both academic and general to provide technological and pedagogical resources that support the development of new technologies in the distance learning area that avoid students with...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 2563–2565
In recent years, since the explosion of new possibilities and technologies for telecommunication, there has been an increase in the use of the Internet as a Distance Education medium. In online courses, different text tools can be used for...
María Andrade-Aréchiga; Gilberto López; Gabriel López-Morteo; Rafael Gutiérrez Pulido; Juan Contreras-Castillo
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 252–257
In this document we present the results of introducing an electronic learning environment, based in learning objects, into a formal Calculus course at the University of Colima, Mexico. The academic assessment of two groups that used the learning...
Computers & Education Vol. 42, No. 2 (February 2004) pp. 149–168
Informal interactions are often undervalued, yet, studies in office and educational environments show that they play an important role in successful collaborative projects. Online courses however, offer limited opportunities for informal...
Proposal of the type of planning and activities that High Education Institutions (HEIs) should develop in México to increase the quality of EP and Education
Ricardo Acosta-Diaz; Ma. Alejandra Rocha Silva; Juan Contreras-Castillo; Esperanaza Martínez-Cano; Antonio Ordaz-Carrillo; Fernando Manuel Peralta Castro
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 2481–2486
This document proposes a planning strategy to help High Education Institutions (HEIs) increase their quality through certification, on the bases of their economical, political, social environment as well as their educational policies.Key words:...
Ma. Alejandra Rocha Silva; Ana Isabel Zermeño Flores; Juan Contreras-Castillo; Ricardo Acosta-Diaz; Erick Velazquez-Godinez
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 6861–6866
Citizens around the world live and use ICT's everyday, which requires them to develop skills and knowledge to interact with technology. This becomes more evident in the most developed countries such as the United States, Canada and France among...
Juan Contreras-Castillo; Ricardo Acosta-Díaz; Silvia Berenice Fajardo Flores; Norma Barón Ramírez; JRG Pulido; José Manuel García Quintero; Jorge Nezahualcoyotl Mendoza Gutiérrez; Luis Arturo Godinez Macías
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 2427–2431
E-government refers to the use of information technologies to provide services to citizens and residents of a country or state, and it has been implemented in several countries, promoting efficiency in processes which used to be time-consuming. In...
Ricardo Acosta-Diaz; Juan Contreras-Castillo; María Andrade Aréchiga; Ma Alejandra Rocha Silva; María Estela González Arellano; Pedro Damián-Reyes; JRG Pulido; Erika M. Ramos-Michel; Silvia Berenice Fajardo Flores
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1985–1991
Collaboration is the preferred style of learning among children. As a result, there has been a lot of research and development to provide computer materials that are interactive and engaging. Unfortunately, reading scores in Mexico have consistently ...