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World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 3124–3133
Despite the increasing number of girls playing computer games, certain gender-specific attitudes and performances persist. User-based gameplay tests and focus groups with children from England and Austria were employed to evaluate a digital...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 3369–3376
Reflection - a complex cognitive skill bridging thought and action - plays a multifaceted role in intellectual activities. The trainability of reflection can be corroborated by three social constructivist theories posited by Dewey, Vygotsky and...
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) Vol. 8, No. 2013 (Jan 31, 2013)
The success of (online) courses depends, among other factors, on the underlying didactical models which have always been evaluated with qualitative and quantitative research methods. Several new evaluation techniques have been developed and...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 1449–1458
In this paper we report our idea of supporting self-directed learning (SDL) with a selection of social software tools, given the assumption that SDL competence can be enhanced by group learning activities. The concomitant research concern is to...
Interactive Technology and Smart Education Vol. 7, No. 4 (2010) pp. 247–263
Purpose: The rising popularity of social software poses challenges to the design and evaluation of pedagogically sound cross-cultural online collaborative learning environments (OCLEs). In the literature of computer-mediated communications, there...
Towards a Structural Model for Variables in Online Cross-cultural Collaborative Learning Environments
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 1545–1554
Blogs are increasingly used as an educational tool and becoming a critical component of many web-based learning environments. Based on our analytical review of the related literature and empirical data derived from a validation trial on an online...
Evaluation of Cross-cultural Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning: Preliminary Findings for iCamp Challenges
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 1887–1896
This paper presents preliminary findings about the evaluation of a complex cross-cultural CSCL environment. 43 academics and students from four European countries were involved in a trial, which aims to validate pedagogical concepts pertaining to...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 62, No. 3 (June 2014) pp. 293–314
This paper investigates the process of identifying design patterns in international collaborative learning environments. In this context, design patterns are referred to as structured descriptions of best practice with pre-defined sections such as...
Personal Learning Environments in the Workplace: An Exploratory Study into the Key Business Decision Factors
International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments Vol. 4, No. 4 (October 2013) pp. 44–58
Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) have emerged as a solution to the need of learners for open and easily customisable learning environments. PLEs essentially hand complete control over the learning process to the learner. However, this learning...
Behaviour & Information Technology Vol. 26, No. 5 (September 2007) pp. 421–436
No systematic empirical study on investigating the effects of performing task variants on user cognitive strategy and behaviour in usability tests and on learnability of the system being tested has been documented in the literature. The current use...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 832–839
Usability evaluation is a core component of user-centred design (UCD) approach and aims primarily to evaluate effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction when users interacting with a product/service to achieve their goals and needs, influencing...
Ralf Klamma; Mohamed Amine Chatti; Erik Duval; Hans Hummel; Ebba Thora Hvannberg; Milos Kravcik; Effie Law; Ambjorn Naeve; Peter Scott
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 10, No. 3 (2007) pp. 72–83
Life-long learning is a key issue for our knowledge society. With social software systems new heterogeneous kinds of technology enhanced informal learning are now available to the life-long learner. Learners outside of learning institutions now have ...