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Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects

Jan 01, 2011 Volume 7, Number 1

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Number of articles: 36

  1. Analyzing Associations between the Different Ratings Dimensions of the MERLOT Repository

    Christian Cechinel, Federal University of Pampa, Brazil; Salvador Sánchez-Alonso, University of Alecala, Spain

    As the dissemination of digital learning resources is continuously growing over the internet, the existing repositories are enabled to search for different alternatives to assess the quality of... More

    pp. 1-9

  2. Facilitation of Formative Assessments using Clickers in a University Physics Course

    David Majerich, Temple University, United States; Judith Stull, LaSalle University, United States; Susan Varnum, Tiffany Gilles & Joseph Ducette, Temple University, United States

    This study provides an empirical analysis of the integration of clickers, used to facilitate formative assessments, in a university physics course. The sample consisted of students from two... More

    pp. 11-24

  3. Modeling the Macro-Behavior of Learning Object Repositories

    Xavier Ochoa, Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral, Ecuador

    Learning Object Repositories (LOR) are the result of the activity of hundreds or thousands of contributing individuals. It has been shown in a previous work by the author (Ochoa & Duval, 2008) that... More

    pp. 25-35

  4. An Agent-based Federated Learning Object Search Service

    Carla Barcelos & João Gluz, Vale do Rio dos Sinos University, Brazil; Rosa Vicari, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

    The cataloging process represents one of the greatest issues in respect to the use of learning objects because it is through this process that appropriate objects can be found through search... More

    pp. 37-54

  5. An Approach toward a Software Factory for the Development of Educational Materials under the Paradigm of WBE

    Rubén Valderrama, Superior School of Computer Sciences of National Polytechnic, Mexico; Alejandro Cruz, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico; Iván Valderrama, Superior School of Computer Sciences of National Polytechnic, Mexico

    The Software Factory described in this paper is an organizational structure specialized in the production of educational materials based on software components according to educational... More

    pp. 55-67

  6. How Do Students View Asynchronous Online Discussions As A Learning Experience?

    Penny Bassett, Victoria University, Australia

    This case study explores students' perceptions of the value of asynchronous online discussions. Postgraduate business students participated in asynchronous online discussions that are part of a... More

    pp. 69-79

  7. Factors that Influence Student E-learning Participation in a UK Higher Education Institution

    Kay Penny, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom

    E-learning involves the use of information and communication technologies to deliver teaching and learning and is becoming increasingly important in the delivery of higher education. An online... More

    pp. 81-95

  8. Why Learners Choose Plagiarism: A Review of Literature

    Deanna Klein, Minot State University, United States

    Through a review of literature, this paper presents a theoretical foundation for understanding why learners may choose to plagiarize both online and on ground. Ethical theories, social desirability... More

    pp. 97-110

  9. Design of an Open Source Learning Objects Authoring Tool – The LO Creator

    Alex Koohang, Kevin Floyd & Cody Stewart, Macon State College, United States

    This paper presents the design and development of an Open Source Learning Objects Authoring tool – the LO Creator. The LO Creator has two unique elements – simplicity of design and a free style... More

    pp. 111-123

  10. Design of an Open Source Learning Objects Authoring Tool – The LO Creator

    Alex Koohang, Kevin Floyd & Cody Stewart

    pp. 111-123

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  11. Exploring the Influence of Context on Attitudes toward Web-Based Learning Tools (WBLTs) and Learning Performance

    Robin Kay, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

    The purpose of this study was to explore the influence of context on student attitudes toward Web-Based Learning Tools (WBLTs) and learning performance. Survey data about attitudes and quasi... More

    pp. 125-142

  12. Characteristics of an Equitable Instructional Methodology for Courses in Interactive Media

    Frank Kurzel, University of South Australia, Australia

    This paper focuses on an action research that was conducted to address difficulties with the development of multimedia applications. These difficulties were associated with the programming ... More

    pp. 143-156

  13. Keeping an Eye on the Screen: Application Accessibility for Learning Objects for Blind and Limited Vision Students

    Cristiani Dias & Liliana Passerino, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; João Gluz, Vale do Rio dos Sinos University, Brazil

    A new profile emerges with the Web 2.0. It has evolved from users as mere information receivers to users as creators and content developers. In this new profile users may generate and produce... More

    pp. 157-168

  14. Teaching and Learning with Clickers: Are Clickers Good for Students?

    Emma Bojinova & James Oigara, Canisius College, United States

    Student response systems (clickers) are becoming very popular in classroom instruction. The majority of the published papers investigate how students feel about clickers. There is limited re-... More

    pp. 169-184

  15. E-Learning Platform Usage Analysis

    Stavros Valsamidis & Sotirios Kontogiannis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece; Ioannis Kazanidis, TEI of Kavala, Greece; Alexandros Karakos, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

    E-learning is technology-based learning, such as computer-based learning, web-based learning, virtual classroom, and digital collaboration. The usage of web applications can be measured with the... More

    pp. 185-204

  16. [Chais] Learning and Teaching in the Technological Era: Introduction to the IJELLO Special Series of Chais Conference 2011 Best Papers

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

    This is the third issue of Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects (IJELLO) special series that is based on selected best papers presented at the Sixth Chais Conference on... More

    pp. 205-211

  17. Learning and Teaching in the Technological Era: Introduction to the IJELLO Special Series of Chais Conference 2011 Best Papers

    Nitza Geri, Yoav Yair, Avner Caspi, Sigal Eden & Yoram Eshet-Alkalai

    pp. 205-211

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  18. [Chais] Implementing On-Line Learning and Performance Support Using an EPSS

    Eran Gal & Rafi Nachmias, Tel Aviv University, Israel

    Electronic Performance Support Systems (EPSS) is a method for on-line learning and performance support applied in organizations for the last 20 years. EPSS integrates learning as well as task... More

    pp. 213-224

  19. Implementing On-Line Learning and Performance Support Using an EPSS

    Eran Gal & Rafi Nachmias

    pp. 213-224

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  20. [Chais] If We Build It, Will They Come? Adoption of Online Video-Based Distance Learning

    Nitza Geri, The Open University of Israel, Israel

    Technologies that enable interactive video lectures are becoming ubiquitous and affordable. The learning experience that video lectures offer students resembles in-class learning more than other... More

    pp. 225-234