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Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects

Jan 01, 2009 Volume 5, Number 1

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Number of articles: 30

  1. Applications of Semantic Web Technology to Support Learning Content Development

    Claus Pahl & Edmond Holohan, Dublin City University, Ireland

    The Semantic Web is based on ontology technology – a knowledge representation framework – at its core to make meaning explicit and more accessible to automatic processing. We discuss the potential ... More

    pp. 1-25

  2. Exploring Teachers Perceptions of Web-Based Learning Tools

    Robin Kay, Liesel Knaack & Diana Petrarca, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

    Over the past 8 to 10 years, web-based learning tools (WBLTs), also known as learning objects, have been evaluated and received positively by higher education students. However, little research has... More

    pp. 27-50

  3. A Model for the Effective Management of Re-Usable Learning Objects (RLOs): Lessons from a Case Study

    Mary Tate & Darryn Hoshek, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

    The management and reuse of digital learning resources has become a major business. Repositories of reusable learning objects (RLOs) are increasingly popular but pose serious management challenges.... More

    pp. 51-72

  4. A Model for the Effective Management of

    Mary Tate & Darryn Hoshe

    pp. 51-72

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  5. Student Performance and Perceptions in a Web-Based Competitive Computer Simulation

    Nicole Buzzetto-More & Bryant Mitchell, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, United States

    Computer simulations have implications across disciplines and with learners at all levels. By requiring learners to develop and apply knowledge and skills in interactive changing environments, they... More

    pp. 73-90

  6. E-Learning and Constructivism: From Theory to Application

    Alex Koohang, Liz Riley & Terry Smith, Macon State College, United States; Jeanne Schreurs, Hasselt University, Belgium

    This paper presents a learner-centered model for designing e-learning assignments/activities within e-learning environments. The model is based on constructivism learning theory. The model includes... More

    pp. 91-109

  7. A Taxonomy as a Vehicle for Learning

    Cornelia Brodahl, University of Agder, Norway; Bjørn Smestad, Oslo University College, Norway

    In this article, we describe the development of a classification system providing a framework for analysis of, and communication about, a subgroup of learning objects. The objects we consider are... More

    pp. 111-127

  8. Analyzing Responses, Moves, and Roles in Online Discussions

    Craig Wishart, Fayetteville State University, United States; Retta Guy, Tennessee State University, United States

    There is much debate regarding the value and utility of grading discussions to ensure and assess full participation in the online classroom. Proponents of threaded discussions view it as an inte-... More

    pp. 129-144

  9. Computer Supported Collaborative Learning and Higher Order Thinking Skills: A Case Study of Textile Studies

    Ada MA, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, China

    The scarcity of readily usable instruments to research learning in Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) environments has posed a great challenge to devise appropriate analytical tools... More

    pp. 145-167

  10. Focused Crawling for Downloading Learning Objects

    Yevgen Biletskiy, Michael Wojcenovic & Hamidreza Baghi, University of New Brunswick, Canada

    The present paper describes architecture, design, and implementation details of a Web Crawler for learning objects. The Web Crawler developed provides a technical solution to mass downloading... More

    pp. 169-180

  11. Introduction to the IJELLO Special Series

    Yoram Eshet-Alkalai, Avner Caspi, Sigal Eden, Nitza Geri & Yoav Yair, The Open University of Israel, Israel

    This Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects (IJELLO) inaugural issue of special series is based on selected best papers presented in the Fourth Chais Conference on... More

    pp. 181-186

  12. Using a Collaborative Database to Enhance Students’ Knowledge Construction

    Yigal Rosen & Rikki Rimor, Open University of Israel, Israel

    This study focuses on academic online course in collaborative database learning environment and examines the conditions for effectiveness of collective and individual knowledge construction in this... More

    pp. 187-195

  13. Using a Collaborative Database to Enhance Students’ Knowledge Construction

    Yigal Rosen & Rikki Rimor

    pp. 187-195

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  14. Learning about Online Learning Processes and Students' Motivation through Web Usage Mining

    Arnon Hershkovitz & Rafi Nachmias, Tel Aviv University, Israel

    This study illustrates the potential of applying Web usage mining - the analysis of Web log files - in educational research. It consists of two sub-studies and focuses on two types of analysis,... More

    pp. 197-214

  15. Instructors' Attitudes toward Active Learning

    David Pundak, Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee, Israel; Orit Herscovitz, Miri Shaham & Rivka Wiser-Biton, ORT Braude College, Israel

    One of the major goals of science and technology education today is to promote students' active learning as a way to improve students' conceptual understanding and thinking skills. Although there... More

    pp. 215-232

  16. Open the Windows of Communication: Promoting Interpersonal and Group Interactions Using Blogs in Higher Education

    Ina Blau, Nili Mor & Tami Neuthal, Open University of Israel, Israel

    Using educational blogs enriches online learning by creating a peer dialogue in the form of a reader response or a peer-blogger-peer feedback sequence. The present study explores interpersonal and ... More

    pp. 233-246

  17. Designing Online Information Aggregation and Prediction Markets for MBA Courses

    Daphne Raban, University of Haifa, Israel; Dorit Geifman, University odgef Haifa, Israel

    At our School of Management, novel Internet-based tools are employed in order to enrich the instruction of theoretical aspects of decision making with hands-on experience and expose the students to... More

    pp. 247-262

  18. Children's Participation Patterns in Online Communities:

    Oren Zuckerman, The Interdisciplinary Center, Israel; Ina Blau, Open University of Israel, Israel; Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

    Online participation and content contribution are pillars of the Internet revolution and are core activities for younger generations online. This study investigated participation patterns, users'... More

    pp. 263-274

  19. Experiences and Opinions of E-learners: What Works, What are the Challenges, and What Competencies Ensure Successful Online Learning

    Michael Beaudoin, University of New England, United States; Gila Kurtz, The Center for Academic Studies, Israel; Sigal Eden, The Open University of Israel, Israel

    This paper reports findings of a survey of online learners from Western (mostly US), Israeli, Mexican, and Japanese cohorts. An instrument with 58 questions, including several open-ended items,... More

    pp. 275-289

  20. Course Coordinators’ Beliefs, Attitudes and Motivation and their Relation to Self-Reported Changes in Technology Integration at the Open University of Israel

    Eva Guterman, Yael Alberton, Relly Brickner & Ronit Sagi, Open University of Israel, Israel

    This study investigates the relationship between the beliefs, attitudes, and motivation of course coordinators at the Open University of Israel regarding the integration of technology into teaching... More

    pp. 291-306