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International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments

October 2010 Volume 1, Number 4

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Number of articles: 5

  1. Low-Cost Virtual Laboratory Workbench for Electronic Engineering

    Ifeyinwa Achumba, Djamel Azzi & James Stocker, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

    The laboratory component of undergraduate engineering education poses challenges in resource constrained engineering faculties. The cost, time, space and physical presence requirements of the... More

    pp. 1-17

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  2. Challenges Facing the Semantic Web and Social Software as Communication Technology Agents in E-Learning Environments

    Bolanle Olaniran, Texas Tech University, United States

    The semantic web describes the process whereby information content is made available for machine consumption. With increased reliance on information communication technologies, the semantic web... More

    pp. 18-30

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  3. Comparing Foreign Language Learners’ Use of Online Glossing Programs

    John Loucky, Seinan Jogakuin University, Japan; Frank Tuzi, Nyack College, United States

    This study furthers research in three crucial related areas: 1) comparing various online glossing and vocabulary learning tools; 2) language teaching and learning using a more natural bilingualized... More

    pp. 31-51

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  4. Promoting Teacher Professional Development through Online Task-Based Instruction

    María Solares-Altamirano, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Centro de Enseñanza de Lenguas Extranjeras, Departamento de Lingüística Aplicada

    The importance of teachers in the success of Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) is unquestionable. However, designing a teacher course on TBLT raises many questions concerning ‘what’ and ‘how’ it ... More

    pp. 52-65

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  5. Toward a Personal Learning Environment Framework

    Mohamed Chatti, Matthias Jarke & Mohammad Agustiawan, RWTH Aachen University, Germany; Marcus Specht, Open University, Netherlands

    Over the past decade, it has been argued that technology-enhanced learning (TEL) could respond to the needs of the new knowledge society and transform learning. However, despite isolated... More

    pp. 66-85

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