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Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society

2011 Volume 7, Number 1

Editors

Luigi Colazzo

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 10

  1. Hints on how to improve mathematics instruction

    Flavia Colonna, George Mason University, United States; Glenn Easley, System Planning Corporation, United States

    Teaching mathematics to prepare effectively students toward the achievement of their potential requires an understanding of what helps them learn and the adoption of innovative tools that exploit... More

    pp. 7-20

  2. The Lifelong Learning in the University: Learning Networks and Knowledge Transferring

    Pasquale Ardimento, Nicola Boffoli, Vito Convertini & Giuseppe Visaggio, Università di Bari, Italy

    Practitioners must continually update their skills to align their professional profile to market needs and social organizations in which they live, both characterized by extreme variability and... More

    pp. 21-31

  3. Monitoring academic progress in a Faculty of Pharmacy

    Paola Perin, Elena Caldirola, Pacifico Cofrancesco & Amedeo Marini, University of Pavia, Italy

    This paper describes the implementation of a system for continuous monitoring of university students’ academic progression, integrated within the Kiro online platform employed in the Faculty of... More

    pp. 31-40

  4. How to evaluate the effectiveness of ICT in teaching

    Simone Paiano, Liceo Classico "Gioberti" Torino, Italy

    This paper aims at finding a way to evaluate the impact of ICT on teaching. It is taken for granted, in the light of previous studies,that regular control of teaching and learning processes helps... More

    pp. 41-47

  5. Personalized e-learning in Moodle: the Moodle_LS System

    Carla Limongelli, Università Roma Tre, Italy; Filippo Sciarrone, Open Informatica srl, Italy; Giulia Vaste, CASPUR, Italy

    Learning Management Systems are among the most popular e-learning tools. Over the last few years, however, scientific research has made considerable progress in developing valuable resources... More

    pp. 49-58

  6. Net generation and digital literacy: a short bibliographical review and some remarks

    Valentina Comba, University of Bologna, Italy

    A far reaching discussion on the net generation and the need to update teaching methods has been ongoing for a while. A large number of papers on this topic have been published. The most relevant... More

    pp. 59-66

  7. Social networking as a university teaching tool: what are the benefts of using Ning?

    Antonella Martini, Università degli Studi di Pisa, Italy; Maria Cinque, Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy

    Recent research shows that the abilities and competencies of the so-called ‘digital natives’ have often been overrated and that children and young adults often use such technologies only to play or... More

    pp. 67-77

  8. Non-standard Methodologies in the Evaluation of Online Interaction

    Angela Spinelli & Andrea Volterrani, Università di Roma - Tor Vergata, Italy

    This article presents the methods used in the research among “Added Social Value and Social Cohesion” (in collaboration with CESVOT Centre for Voluntary Services Tuscany and IaD E-learning... More

    pp. 79-88

  9. ScribaLAB 2.0: an environment for digital writing

    Gianluca Tramontana & Nuccia Pirruccello, FunTeaching, Italy

    ScribaLAB is an interactive online platform with free registration at http://lnx.forcoop.net/scribalab. The project originated in FunTeaching, an interactive web portal, as described in a previous ... More

    pp. 89-99

  10. A study of the relationship between regulatory systems, assessment e locomotion, and online learning groups

    Alberto Mirisola, Vincenza Benigno & Antonella Chifari, Italian National Research Council - Institute for Educational Technologies, Italy

    The present paper examines the relationship between assessment, locomotion and attitudes and learning outcomes in a Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) framework. Results showed that... More

    pp. 101-111