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Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects

Jan 01, 2008 Volume 4, Number 1

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Number of articles: 18

  1. Ontology of Learning Objects Repository for Pedagogical Knowledge Sharing

    Shouhong Wang, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, United States

    Ontology has been receiving considerable attention in the learning objects research community. This paper discusses the key concepts of ontology of learning objects repository and proposes an... More

    pp. 1-12

  2. Towards A Comprehensive Learning Object Metadata: Incorporation of Context to Stipulate Meaningful Learning and Enhance Learning Object Reusability

    Yazrina Yahya, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia; Mohammed Yusoff, Open University of Malaysia, Malaysia

    In recent years, the learning object (LO) concept has been introduced to allow sharing of smaller and portable learning materials on the Internet. Its features, concept, components, and other... More

    pp. 13-48

  3. Modalities of Using Learning Objects for Intelligent Agents in Learning

    Dorian Stoilescu, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Canada

    This article details some common characteristics of applications using Intelligent Agents as they relate to Learning Objects as software systems in delivering education. Readapting Learning Objects... More

    pp. 49-64

  4. A Model to Represent the Facets of Learning Object

    Nathalie Hernandez, Josiane Mothe & Bachelin Ralalason, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, France; Bertin Ramamonjisoa, Université de Fianarantsoa, Madagascar; Patricia Stolf, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, France

    This paper presents a model to describe Learning Objects (LO). The main objective of this model is to consider all the aspects of the LO for which a description will ease LO re-use. The LO... More

    pp. 65-82

  5. Evaluation of Learning Objects from the User's Perspective: The Case of the EURIDICE Service

    Elena Maceviciute & T Wilson, University College of Borås, Sweden

    We describe a project to evaluate an image database within an educational context. The partners in the EURIDICE project were educational institutions in a number of countries, together with other... More

    pp. 83-95

  6. BILDU: Compile, Unify, Wrap, and Share Digital Learning Resources

    Oskar Casquero, Javier Portillo, Manuel Benito & Jesús Romo, Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Spain

    The Internet has become an unstructured database where it is difficult to obtain relevant and quality results. This fact hinders the collection of digital resources that can be used for educational... More

    pp. 97-111

  7. Student Perceptions of Various E-Learning Components

    Nicole Buzzetto-More, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, United States

    Learning that is facilitated by electronic technologies, otherwise known as e-Learning, can be either fully online, mixed mode (also known as hybrid), or web assisted; however, regardless of the... More

    pp. 113-135

  8. SOAF: Semantic Indexing System Based on Collaborative Tagging

    Doina Cernea, Esther Del Moral & Jose Gayo, University of Oviedo, Spain

    The creation of Learning Objects and learning assets for e-Learning, as well as the development of more and more extensive repositories, is actually a generalized practice in all educational... More

    pp. 137-149

  9. An Ontology to Automate Learning Scenarios? An Approach to its Knowledge Domain

    Àngels Rius, Open University of Catalonia, Spain; Miguel-Angel Sicilia & Elena García-Barriocanal, University of Alcalá, Spain

    Automation or semi-automation of learning scenario specifications is one of the least explored subjects in the e-learning research area. There is a need for a catalogue of learning scenarios and a ... More

    pp. 151-165

  10. Building a Framework to Support Project-Based Collaborative Learning Experiences in an Asynchronous Learning Network

    Timothy Ellis & William Hafner, Nova Southeastern University, United States

    Providing students in an asynchronous learning network (ALN) a rich learning environment is not easy, especially in terms of promoting higher cognitive functioning such as analysis and evalua- tion... More

    pp. 167-190

  11. Repository 2.0: Social Dynamics to Support Community Building in Learning Object Repositories

    Sergio Monge, Ramon Ovelar & Iker Azpeitia, University of the Basque Country, Spain

    Learning Object Repositories constitute a comprehensive strategy to support ICT use in educational contexts. From this perspective, user participation in repository services is a desirable ob-... More

    pp. 191-204

  12. Perceptions of Roles and Responsibilities in Online Learning: A Case Study

    Annemieke Craig, Annegret Goold, Jo Coldwell & Jamie Mustard, Deakin University, Australia

    The extensive introduction of online technologies to support teaching and learning is impacting how teachers teach and students learn. It is also affecting both teaching staff’s and students’... More

    pp. 205-223

  13. Beyond Adoption: Barriers to an Online Assignment Submission System Continued Use

    Nitza Geri & Orit Naor-Elaiza, The Open University of Israel, Israel

    Understanding the factors that affect continued use or discontinuance of an information system beyond initial adoption is one of the most challenging issues in information systems research. This... More

    pp. 225-241

  14. A Systems Engineering Analysis Method for the Development of Reusable Computer-Supported Learning Systems

    David Díez, Camino Fernández & Juan Dodero, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

    The development of computer-supported learning systems is a complex task that must take into account diverse issues and perspectives. Given the difficulties attached to this process, different... More

    pp. 243-257

  15. Analysing Online Teaching and Learning Systems Using MEAD

    Shona Leitch & Matthew Warren, Deakin University, Australia

    The review of literature pertaining to systems analysis and design and the design of systems for online teaching and learning has identified some “gaps” and has shown the need for a more spe-... More

    pp. 259-267

  16. Investigating the Use of Learning Objects for Secondary School Mathematics

    Robin Kay & Liesel Knaack, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

    Research on the impact of learning objects in secondary school mathematics classes is limited. To date, only two investigations have been reported in this area. The current study presents a... More

    pp. 269-289

  17. Validation of a Learning Object Review Instrument: Relationship between Ratings of Learning Objects and Actual Learning Outcomes

    Yavuz Akpinar

    pp. 291-302

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  18. Learning Pod: A New Paradigm for Reusability of Learning Objects

    Namdar Mogharreban & Dave Guggenheim, Southern Illinois University, United States

    Learning objects have long promised dramatic savings of time and money in course and curriculum development, but they have failed to deliver the return on investment that seems a natural extension ... More

    pp. 303-315