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Journal of Educational Technology & Society

2006 Volume 9, Number 4

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Number of articles: 17

  1. Automatically Producing Accessible Learning Objects

    Angelo Di Iorio, Antonio Angelo Feliziani, Silvia Mirri, Paola Salomoni & Fabio Vitali

    The "Anywhere, Anytime, Anyway" slogan is frequently associated to e-learning with the aim to emphasize the wide access offered by on-line education. Otherwise, learning materials are currently... More

    pp. 3-16

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  2. A Boosting Approach to eContent Development for Learners with Special Needs

    Silvia Gabrielli, Valeria Mirabella, Stephen Kimani & Tiziana Catarci

    Of late there has been a growing interest and effort toward meeting the requirements of persons with special needs. However, most of the accessibility standards and guidelines that have been... More

    pp. 17-26

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  3. Supporting Students with a Personal Advisor

    Berardina De Carolis, Sebastiano Pizzutilo, Giovanni Cozzolongo, Pawel Drozda & Francesca Muci

    Recently, many national and international initiatives show an increasing interest in promoting distance education interventions by Universities. These directives aim at supporting students during... More

    pp. 27-41

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  4. eLSE Methodology: A Systematic Approach to the e-Learning Systems Evaluation

    Rosa Lanzilotti, Carmelo Ardito, Maria F. Costabile & Antonella De Angeli

    Quality of e-learning systems is one of the important topics that the researchers are investigating in the last years. This paper refines the concept of quality of e-learning systems and proposes a... More

    pp. 42-53

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  5. Cooperative Project-Based Learning in a Web-Based Software Engineering Course

    Nicola Piccinini & Giuseppe Scollo

    Even in self-organized project-based learning, the instructors' role re-mains critical, especially in the initial orientation provided to the students in order to grasp the educational goals and... More

    pp. 54-62

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  6. Discussion Tool Effects on Collaborative Learning and Social Network Structure

    Astrid Tomsic & Daniel D. Suthers

    This study investigated the social network structure of booking officers at the Honolulu Police Department and how the introduction of an online discussion tool affected knowledge about operation... More

    pp. 63-77

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  7. Institutional Potential for Online Learning: A Hong Kong Case Study

    Sue L. Donoghue

    Hong Kong's tertiary education environment has changed dramatically in recent years with universities now facing specific educational challenges in the areas of critical thinking, "life-long... More

    pp. 78-94

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  8. Reuse- and Aspect-Oriented Courseware Development

    Khaldoun Ateyeh & Peter C. Lockemann

    No longer can courseware providers deal with one homogeneous target group, one learning form and possibly one pedagogical approach. Instead they must develop a broad range of courseware, each... More

    pp. 95-113

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  9. Using Online Education Technologies to Support Studio Instruction

    Diane M. Bender & Jon D. Vredevoogd

    Technology is transforming the education and practice of architecture and design. The newest form of education is blended learning, which combines personal interaction from live class sessions with... More

    pp. 114-122

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  10. The Effect of Video Presentation in a CBT Environment

    Ali Reza Montazemi

    Multimedia is increasingly used to enhance human-computer interaction in a variety of formats (text, graphics, audio, animation, and video). The challenge is how to use the most effective... More

    pp. 123-138

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  11. Web-Based Tools for Designing and Developing Teaching Materials for Integration of Information Technology into Instruction

    Kuo-En Chang, Yao-Ting Sung & Huei-Tse Hou

    Educational software for teachers is an important, yet usually ignored, link for integrating information technology into classroom instruction. This study builds a web-based teaching material... More

    pp. 139-149

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  12. Enhancing User Support in Open Problem Solving Environments through Bayesian Network Inference Techniques

    Nikolaos Tselios, Adrian Stoica, Manolis Maragoudakis, Nikolaos Avouris & Vassilis Komis

    During the last years, development of open learning environments that support effectively their users has been a challenge for the research community of educational technologies. The open... More

    pp. 150-165

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  13. All Aboard--Destination Unknown: A Sociological Discussion of Online Learning

    Andra K. Goldberg & Frances Julia Riemer

    This paper is an attempt to describe the emergence and growing popularity of online distance education over the past 30 years through changing sociological lenses. Examining the re-casting of the... More

    pp. 166-172

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  14. A Systemic Plan of Technology Integration

    Pi-Sui Hsu & Priya Sharma

    The purpose of this article is to suggest a research-based systemic plan for educational researchers, practitioners, and policymakers involved in the change process to implement successful... More

    pp. 173-184

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  15. Surviving the Shipwreck: What Makes Online Students Stay Online and Learn?

    Johannes C. Cronje, Debbie E. Adendorff, Salome M. Meyer & Linda van Ryneveld

    Although much is written about reasons why students drop out of online courses, little is said about what makes them stay. This article reports on an experiment whereby online students were exposed... More

    pp. 185-193

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  16. Innovative Web-Based Professional Development for Teachers of At-Risk Preschool Children

    Mable B. Kinzie, Stephen D. Whitaker, Kathy Neesen, Michael Kelley, Michael Matera & Robert C. Pianta

    Research suggests the importance of professional development for teachers of at-risk children, and while educational technologies can be harnessed to help support teaching practice in innovative... More

    pp. 194-204

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  17. Interoperability for Individual Learner Centred Accessibility for Web-Based Educational Systems

    Liddy Nevile & Jutta Treviranus

    This paper describes the interoperability underpinning a new strategy for delivering accessible computer-based resources to individual learners based on their specified needs and preferences in the... More

    pp. 215-227

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