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Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society

2007 Volume 3, Number 2

Editors

Luigi Colazzo

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 10

  1. E-portfolio: the DNa of the Personal Learning Environment?

    Graham Attwell, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

    This paper is based on research undertaken for the European Commission funded project MOSEP: More Esteem with My Portfolio. The ideas expressed do not reflect the opinion or policy of the European ... More

  2. The RDA of Standards for a Healthy e-Learning System

    Wolfgang Greller, University of Klagenfurt, Austria; John Casey, UHI Millennium Institute, Austria

    Standards for learning technologies and their implementation have long been a topic of scholarly debate. The focus previously lay on research and development of common specifi cations and their... More

    pp. 9-26

  3. Personal Learning Environments: Challenging the dominant design of educational systems

    Scott Wilson, Oleg Liber, Mark Johnson, Phil Beauvoir, Paul Sharples & Colin Milligan, University of Bolton, United Kingdom

    Current systems used in education follow a consistent design pattern, one that is not supportive of lifelong learning or personalization, is asymmetric in terms of user capability, and which is... More

    pp. 27-38

  4. Open Educational Resources and Practices

    Leigh Blackall, Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand

    This article is derived from a wiki document development held at: http://www.wikieducator.org/User:Leighblackall/Open_educational_resources_and_practices. Slide images and audio to support this... More

    pp. 63-81

  5. SAXEF: A System for Automatic eXtraction of E-learning object Features

    Marco Alfano, Anghelos Centre on Communication Studies, Italy; Biagio Lenzitti, Un. Palermo, Italy; Natalia Visalli, SISSIS - Un. Palermo, Italy

    New online courses are often created by using existing materials on the net.However, those materials are usually proposed without information on their aims and the typology of users which they are ... More

    pp. 83-92

  6. Shifting from traditional LMSs to Virtual Community Systems

    Luigi Colazzo & Andrea Molinari, University of Trento, Italy

    The paper presents our experience in designing, implementing and maintaining the “Online Communities” project. Since 1999, a Learning Management System was used by teachers and students of the... More

    pp. 93-102

  7. 3is: Enhancing Learning and Teaching Activity through the Manipulation of Objects

    Jevon Brunk, Maurizio Caporali & Elisa Rubegni, University of Siena, Italy

    The 3is project at the University of Siena is devoted to the design of new artefacts for the support of learning activities. The key concepts that have inspired the design process are those of... More

    pp. 103-114

  8. I-Questions of the lesson indexed in a WIS oriented to the e-learning

    Piu Carmelo, De Pietro Orlando & De Rose Mauizio, University of Calabria, Italy

    In the present work a tool called Indexed Questions (IQ), integrated in the system of the indexed lesson object of a previous work is described. It allows the learner to ask queries online with the... More

    pp. 115-125

  9. The failure of e-learning: why should we use a learner centred design

    Maria Penna, University of Cagliari, Italy; Vera Stara, Marche Polytechnic, Faculty of Engineering, DEIT, Italy

    Why do many e-learning courses fail? Distance learning is generating remarkable changes both in learning and teaching due to knowledge commercialisation and freedom from both spatial and temporal... More

    pp. 127-135

  10. The Web 2.0 at the TICEMED 2007 Conference

    Maria Ranieri, University of Cagliari, Italy; Giuseppina Mangione, Marche Polytechnic, Italy

    Why do many e - learn ing courses fail? Distance learning is generating remarkable changes both in learning and teach ing due to knowledge commercialisation and freedom from both spatial and... More

    pp. 128-135