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Journal of Interactive Learning Research

January 2013 Volume 24, Number 1

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 5

  1. Web-Based Portfolio Assessment: Validation of an Open Source Platform

    Regina Collins, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States

    Assessment of educational outcomes through purchased tests is commonplace in the evaluation of individual student ability and the evaluation of educational programs. Focusing on the assessment of... More

    pp. 5-32

  2. Evaluating the Instructional Architecture of Web-Based Learning Tools (WBLTs): Direct Instruction vs. Constructivism Revisited

    Robin Kay, UOIT, Canada

    Web-based learning tools (WBLTs), also known as learning objects, have been evaluated with a wide range of metrics, but rarely with respect to pedagogical design. The current study evaluated the... More

    pp. 33-51

  3. Authentic e-Learning in a Multicultural Context: Virtual Benchmarking Cases from Five Countries

    Irja Leppisaari, Central Ostrobothnia University of Applied Sciences, Finland; Jan Herrington, Murdoch University, Australia; Leena Vainio, HAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland; Yeonwook Im, Hanyang Cyber University, Korea (South)

    Abstract: The implementation of authentic learning elements at education institutions in five countries, eight online courses in total, is examined in this paper. The International Virtual... More

    pp. 53-73

  4. Avatars Talking:The Use of Virtual Worlds within Communication Courses

    Jeremy Sarachan, St. John Fisher College, United States; Nanci Burk, Glendale Community College, United States; Kenneth Day, University of the Pacific, United States; Matthew Trevett-Smith, University of Richmond, United States

    Virtual worlds have become an invaluable space for online learning and the exploration of digital cultures. Communication departments can benefit from using these spaces to educate their students ... More

    pp. 75-91

  5. Designing Virtual Olympics Games Framework by Using Simulation in Web 2.0 Technologies

    Dorian Stoilescu, University of Toronto, Canada

    Instructional simulation had major difficulties in the past for offering limited possibilities in practice and learning. This article proposes a link between instructional simulation and Web 2.0... More

    pp. 93-113