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International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments

January 2011 Volume 2, Number 1

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Number of articles: 5

  1. Learning Molecular Structures in a Tangible Augmented Reality Environment

    Kikuo Asai, The Open University of Japan, Japan; Norio Takase, FiatLux Co. Ltd., Japan

    This article presents the characteristics of using a tangible tabletop environment produced by augmented reality (AR), aimed at improving the environment in which learners observe three-dimensional... More

    pp. 1-18

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  2. Exploring Task-Based Curriculum Development in a Blended-Learning Conversational Chinese Program

    Yao Hill, Kapi‘olani Community College, United States; Stephen Tschudi, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, United States

    This paper brings task-based language teaching (TBLT) curriculum development principles into the blended learning context, presenting processes and outcomes from a project to develop a task-based... More

    pp. 19-36

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  3. Creative Networks of Practice Using Web 2.0 Tools

    Jukka Orava, Media Centre, Finland; Pete Worrall, Media Consultant, United Kingdom

    This paper examines the professional implications for teachers and managers in new and evolving forms of professional development using Web 2.0 tools in a European context. Research findings are... More

    pp. 37-53

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  4. Using Learning Platforms to Support Communication and Effective Learning

    Johanna Armitage, London Borough of Hounslow, United Kingdom

    This paper describes the development of resources for a unit of work for the English National Diploma in Information Technology. These on-line resources are designed to support a personalised... More

    pp. 54-64

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  5. Connected Learning in an Australian Technology Program: A Case Study

    Jane Hunter, University of Western Sydney, Australia

    Connected learning using video conferencing, the interactive whiteboard and Web 2.0 tools is possible in the new “interactive classroom” more than 2,240 New South Wales public schools will receive ... More

    pp. 65-73

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