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Number of papers: 561

  1. Distance Learning in Schools of Rural Vermont Online Arts Mentoring

    Fern Tavalin, University of Vermont Southeast Regional Center, United States; Penny Nolte, The WEB Project, United States; Sandi MacLeod, Founders Memorial School, United States; Beth Hughes, Blue Heron Designs, United States

    In rural states such as Vermont, it is often difficult to find needed resources in a single community. New educational concepts, new technology, and new subject content require collaboration... More

    pp. 1037-1042

  2. Taking a Stand in Cyberspace

    Fern Tavalin, University of Vermont Southeast Regional Center, United States; Regina Quinn, Walden School, United States; Nick Boke, Vermont Center for the Book, United States

    Using the example of Taking a Stand in Cyberspace, we articulate issues confronting school, community, and higher education groups as they create online discussions geared to deepen the level of... More

    pp. 1043-1047

  3. Support for Customization And Personalization On The Web

    Klaus Tochtermann & Andreas Kussmaul, Research Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing (FAW), Germany; David Hicks, Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark

    There is an increasing need in organisations to store, provide and manage information using Internet based information systems. Today s Internet information systems allow easy access to huge... More

    pp. 1048-1053

  4. MUM – a Multi-Universe MOO

    David Murphy, Guang Yang & Ivan Tomek, Acadia University, Canada

    MUM – a Multi-Universe MOO - is an innovative implementation of object-oriented MUDs, which are becoming popular as a basis of network-based collaborative work, education, and socialization. The ... More

    pp. 1054-1059

  5. Indexing and Metatag Schemes for Web-based Information Retrieval

    Andrew G. Torok, Northern Illinois University, United States

    Web-based searches typically result in lower precision than with other document retrieval systems. A major contributor to low precision is limited technology for generating detailed document and ... More

    pp. 1060-1064

  6. Knowledge Objects and Knowledge Navigation

    Steven Tripp, University of Aizu, Japan

    The production of multimedia computer-based educational materials is time-consuming and expensive. There is a growing need for methodologies which facilitate the efficient production of... More

    pp. 1065-1070

  7. Student Modelling Review-What can be learned for Distance Education?

    Avgoustos A. Tsinakos & Kostantinos G. Margaritis, University of Macedonia, Greece

    Our research concerns the applicability of the existent Student Models in the area of distance education. In the current study a number of Student Models are reviewed. A short description of the ... More

    pp. 1071-1076

  8. The Multi-Site Course: Using Technology to Enable Global Course Offerings

    Makoto J. Tsuchitani, Stanford University, United States

    The Stanford Overseas Studies Program has offered students at Stanford University the opportunity to study abroad for the past forty years. In the 1998-1999 academic year, the program took its... More

    pp. 1077-1081

  9. Reconstructing the Social Learning Theory: Social Presence Theory in Online Learning

    Chih-Hsiung Tu, Arizona State University, United States

    Social presence is one of the most significant factors to examine in distance education. The impact of social presence on learning must be examined because of the prevalence of CMC in education. ... More

    pp. 1082-1087

  10. Integrating Online Interaction into Computer-Mediated Communication

    Chih-Hsiung Tu, Arizona State University, United States

    CMC can enhance and inhibit interactions in distance education and communication. Characteristics of CMC, the design and use of instruction and the users' perception of the medium are critical... More

    pp. 1088-1093

  11. Integration of Narrowband (Internet) and Broadband (TV) Satellite Technologies for Teaching and Learning

    Li-Pin Liu, I-Shou University, Taiwan; Leroy J. Tuscher & Woei Hung, Lehigh University, United States

    This paper describes a project funded by the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Link-to-Learn technology testbeds. The purpose of this project was to design, develop, implement, and evaluate a hybrid ... More

    pp. 1094-1099

  12. Copyright and the World-Wide Web

    Bradford Updike & Michael R. Hoadley, University of South Dakota, United States

    A basic understanding of copyright law is important for all who write, perform, create, conduct research, and teach. This issue is also becoming increasingly relevant to web developers and users ... More

    pp. 1100-1104

  13. Preferences of Asynchronous Adult Distance Learners

    Michael W. Usrey, University of Colorado, United States

    The boom in distance education provides a unique opportunity to serve the growing adult education market, but current asynchronous distance education technologies constrain the teaching-learning ... More

    pp. 1105-1110

  14. Assessment of Alternate Delivery Mechanisms for Asynchronous Adult Distance Learners

    Michael W. Usrey, University of Colorado, United States

    Unrelenting progress in computer and telecommunications technology is creating new opportunities and new challenges in distance education. These technologies have the potential to free students... More

    pp. 1111-1115

  15. Computer based instruction of professional psychological skill acquisition

    M.N. Hoebe, F.L. Oldersma, T.F. Meijman, K.I. van Oudenhoven-van der Zee & R.J. van Ouwerkerk, University of Groningen, Netherlands

    The developments in information technology and multimedia gives new opportunities to increase the efficiency and quality of skills education. Three different applications are presented that are... More

    pp. 1116-1121

  16. A Generic Metadata Query Tool

    E. Duval, H. Olivié & B. Verhoeven, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

    This paper discusses a generic query tool that enables an end user to query a metadata store through filters that impose search criteria on attributes. The Metadata Query Tool (MQT) is generic in... More

    pp. 1122-1127

  17. Feasibility of the Internet in Collaborative Networks in Learning Communities.

    Cheng-Yen Wang, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan

    This paper is proposed to discuss the feasibility of the Internet in collaborative networks in learning communities. Referring to the international trends in developing learning communities and... More

    pp. 1128-1132

  18. Designing Multimedia and Web-Based Units for Technology Integration: Motivation and Student Learning Styles

    Perry Schoon, Alyssa R. Gonzalez & Roberta K. Weber, Florida Atlantic University, United States

    This study, in the absence of a literature foundation on implementation of the National Educational Technology Standards and the use of new technologies to supplement traditional methodologies in... More

    pp. 1133-1137

  19. Conflict Resolution in a Virtual Environment: Exploiting the Affordances of a Mulit-Object Oriented Environment

    Kimberly Weiner, Pepperdine University, United States

    This paper describes the research and study concerning the concepts of conflict resolution and computer mediated communication. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of... More

    pp. 1138-1143

  20. Implementing a Large Scale, Web Based Distance Education Course

    M. J. Weller, The Open University, United Kingdom

    T171 You, your computer and the Net is a large-scale distance education course produced at the Open University in the UK. It offers an introduction to computers and the Internet, and is aimed at a ... More

    pp. 1144-1148