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Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects

Jan 01, 2007 Volume 3, Number 1

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Number of articles: 16

  1. Ontology-Driven E-Learning System Based on Roles and Activities for Thai Learning Environment

    Chakkrit Snae & Michael Brüeckner, Naresuan University, Thailand

    In this paper the authors present an e-learning management system with metadata that serves as a general template for the situation of Thai learners. Basically it is an ontology-driven e-leaning... More

    pp. 1-17

  2. Learning Object Patterns for Programming

    Ray Jones & Tom Boyle, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

    This aim of this paper is to show how existing learning objects, that have previously proved to be successful, can be used to derive patterns that could be reused in the design of new learning ob- ... More

    pp. 19-28

  3. Models for Sustainable Open Educational Resources

    Stephen Downes, National Research Council Canada, Canada

    This paper depicts the sustainability of Open Educational Resources (OERs) in terms of the three models: funding, technical, and content. Discussion and recommendations are focused on the... More

    pp. 29-44

  4. Contextual Inquiry: A Systemic Support for Student Engagement through Reflection

    Peter Bednar, Lund University, Sweden; Roger Eglin & Christine Welch, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

    Much research has been published which attests to desire felt by educators to improve the quality of student reflection, and engagement with learning, through processes of assessment. This paper... More

    pp. 45-55

  5. Wiki as a Teaching Tool

    Kevin Parker, Idaho State University, United States; Joseph Chao, Bowling Green State University, United States

    Wikis are one of many Web 2.0 components that can be used to enhance the learning process. A wiki is a web communication and collaboration tool that can be used to engage students in learning with ... More

    pp. 57-72

  6. Practical E-Learning for the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Ljubljana

    Primoz Luksic, Boris Horvat, Andrej Bauer & Tomaz Pisanski, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

    This paper presents the practical issues involved in introducing e-learning for the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics (FMF) at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. It begins with a short history... More

    pp. 73-83

  7. An Integrated Model of Collaborative Knowledge Building

    Gurparkash Singh, Louise Hawkins & Greg Whymark, Central Queensland University, Australia

    This paper describes a model for studying collaborative knowledge building (CKB) as a group activity. We integrate the model described by Stahl (2000a) with an analysis based on the principles of... More

    pp. 85-105

  8. Applying a System Development Approach to Translate Educational Requirements into E-Learning

    Said Hadjerrouit, Agder University College, Norway

    E-Learning provides a potentially powerful tool for implementing educational requirements rooted in learning theories. But still, much of the development of e-Learning is carried out without a true... More

    pp. 107-134

  9. An Integrated Approach for Automatic Aggregation of Learning Knowledge Objects

    Amal Zouaq, University of Montreal, Canada; Roger Nkambou, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada; Claude Frasson, University of Montreal, Canada

    This paper presents the Knowledge Puzzle, an ontology-based platform designed to facilitate domain knowledge acquisition from textual documents for knowledge-based systems. First, the Knowledge... More

    pp. 135-162

  10. Adaptive Learning by Using SCOs Metadata

    Danijela Milosevic & Mirjana Brkovic, University of Kragujevac Technical Faculty Cacak, Serbia; Matjaz Debevc, University of Maribor Faculty of Elect. Engr. & Comp. Science, Slovenia; Radojka Krneta, University of Kragujevac Technical Faculty Cacak, Serbia

    This paper presents an adaptation scenario for tailoring instructional content towards individual learner characteristics taking into consideration his/her learning style type and subject matter... More

    pp. 163-174

  11. Viability of the "Technology Acceptance Model" in Multimedia Learning Environments: A Comparative Study

    Raafat Saadé, Fassil Nebebe & Weiwei Tan, Concordia University, Canada

    In recent years, more and more higher education institutions have interests of integrating internet-based technologies in the classroom as part of the learning environment. Compared to studies on... More

    pp. 175-184

  12. Using Video to Record Summary Lectures to Aid Students' Revision

    Janice Whatley & Amrey Ahmad, University of Salford, United Kingdom

    Video as a tool for teaching and learning in higher education is a multimedia application with considerable promise. Including video within the online support material for a module can help... More

    pp. 185-196

  13. Pre-service Teachers' Learning Object Development: A Case Study in K-12 Setting

    Yavuz Akpinar & Huseyin Simsek

    pp. 197-217

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  14. An Engagement Model for Learning: Providing a Framework to Identify Technology Services

    I Hawryszkiewycz, University of Technology, Australia

    The paper introduces the concept of engagement as a way of modeling and implementing flexible learning processes. The paper particularly addresses new learning demands, such as personalized... More

    pp. 219-228

  15. Meta-Data Application in Development, Exchange and Delivery of Digital Reusable Learning Content

    Korneliya Yordanova, Sofia University, Bulgaria

    Using a survey, conducted among students at Sofia University “St. K. Ohridski” (the biggest University in Bulgaria), a general need for more adaptive and flexible learning content was identified.... More

    pp. 229-237

  16. Reading in A Digital Age: e-Books Are Students Ready For This Learning Object?

    Nicole Buzzetto-More, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, United States; Retta Guy, Fayetteville State University, United States; Muna Elobaid, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, United States

    E-Books are a type of e-content based learning object whose benefits may include: hyper linking, nonlinearity, data density, customizability, greater distribution, low costs, search ability, and... More

    pp. 239-250