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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Nov 08, 2012 Volume 13, Number 5


Rory McGreal; Dianne Conrad

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 9

  1. Protecting students' intellectual property in the web plagiarism detection process

    Sergey Butakov, Vadim Dyagilev & Alexander Tskhay

    Learning management systems (LMS) play a central role in communications in online and distance education. In the digital era, with all the information now accessible at students’ fingertips,... More

    pp. 1-19

  2. A rapid auto-indexing technology for designing readable e-learning content

    Pao-Ta Yu, Yuan-Hsun Liao, Ming-Hsiang Su, Po-Jen Cheng & Chun-Hsuan Pai, National Chung Cheng University

    A rapid scene indexing method is proposed to improve retrieval performance for students accessing instructional videos. This indexing method is applied to anchor suitable indices to the... More

    pp. 20-38

  3. An e-book hub service based on a cloud platform

    Jinn-Shing Cheng & Echo Huang, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology; Chuan-Lang Lin, Hamastar Technology Co., Ltd.

    Due to the constant performance upgrades and regular price reductions of mobile devices in recent years, users are able to take advantage of the various devices to obtain digital content regardless... More

    pp. 39-55

  4. Contexts in a paper recommendation system with collaborative filtering

    Pinata Winoto & Tiffany Tang, Konkuk University, Chungju City; Gordon McCalla, University of Saskatchewan

    Making personalized paper recommendations to users in an educational domain is not a trivial task of simply matching users’ interests with a paper topic. Therefore, we proposed a context-aware... More

    pp. 56-75

  5. Searching for and positioning of contextualized learning objects

    Silvia Baldiris Navarro, University of Girona; Sabine Graf, Athabasca University; Ramon Fabregat & Nestor Duque Méndez

    Learning object economies are marketplaces for the sharing and reuse of learning objects (LO). There are many motivations for stimulating the development of the LO economy. The main reason is the... More

    pp. 76-101

  6. Instructor-aided asynchronous question answering system for online education and distance learning

    Dunwei Wen, John Cuzzola, Lorna Brown & Kinshuk, Athabasca University

    Question answering systems have frequently been explored for educational use. However, their value was somewhat limited due to the quality of the answers returned to the student. Recent question... More

    pp. 102-125

  7. Drawing dynamic geometry figures online with natural language for junior high school geometry

    Wing-Kwong Wong, Department of Electronic Engineering, National Yunlin University of Science & Technology; Sheng-Kai Yin, Department of Digital Design, MingDao University; Chang-Zhe Yang, Institute of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Yunlin University of Science & Technology

    This paper presents a tool for drawing dynamic geometric figures by understanding the texts of geometry problems. With the tool, teachers and students can construct dynamic geometric figures on a... More

    pp. 126-147

  8. A semi-automatic approach to construct Vietnamese ontology from online text

    Bao-An Nguyen, Tra Vinh University; Don-Lin Yang, Feng Chia University, Taiwan

    An ontology is an effective formal representation of knowledge used commonly in artificial intelligence, semantic web, software engineering, and information retrieval. In open and distance learning... More

    pp. 148-172

  9. A qualitative analysis framework using natural language processing and graph theory

    Patrick Tierney, Brock University

    This paper introduces a method of extending natural language-based processing of qualitative data analysis with the use of a very quantitative tool—graph theory. It is not an attempt to convert... More

    pp. 173-189