Educational Technology & Society

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 3, July

Adaptable Learning Pathway Generation with Ant Colony Optimization
Introduction With the proliferation of the usage of Internet technologies, many learner-centric e-learning portals have been launched. To cater for working adults' needs, the notion of "Learning on Demand" (LoD), defined by SRI Consulting Business...
A Multimedia English Learning System Using HMMs to Improve Phonemic Awareness for English Learning
Introduction Phonemic awareness is an important metalinguistic skill which can let students more effectively acquire reading and spelling abilities (Mehta, Foorman, Branum, & Taylor, 2005). While children learn English, an important step is...
Analysis of Peer Interaction in Learning Activities with Personal Handhelds and Shared Displays
Introduction The ratio of computers to students in classrooms is rising steeply as the price of handheld devices such as PDAs, laptop computers, and Tablet PCs decreases. The ratio of one computer per student is increasingly becoming a reality in...
An Analysis of the Technology Acceptance Model in Understanding University Students' Behavioral Intention to Use E-Learning
Introduction A recent trend in higher education has been to set up e-learning systems that provide students with online access and learning content. What drives this trend are changes in students' demographic factors, in educational delivery market...
A Review of Case-Based Learning Practices in an Online MBA Program: A Program-Level Case Study
Introduction The field of business requires multifaceted practices for real-world problems as much as or more than any other field. A business school expects that application skills and knowledge available to MBA graduates will be comparable to...
A Study of Multi-Representation of Geometry Problem Solving with Virtual Manipulatives and Whiteboard System
Introduction Geometry is one of fundamental methods which people use to understand and to explain the physical environment by measuring length, surface area and volume. For this reason, enhancing geometric thinking is very important for high-level...
Classroom E-Science: Exposing the Work to Make It Work
Introduction Recent advances in wireless and mobile technologies have the potential to transform learning, both in and beyond, the classroom by engaging students in innovative exploratory learning activities (Luchini et al., 2002; Price et al.,...
Construction and Evaluation of Animated Teachable Agents
Introduction This paper describes the educational technology and interface behind a model-free, customizable animated agent and its evaluation in a classroom setting for learners aged 9-11 (U.S. fifth grade). The agent, called a teachable agent,...
Design and Implementation of an Object Oriented Learning Activity System
Introduction With the growth of Internet, e-learning has been globally accepted for making learners conveniently study at any time and any location. In recent years, in order to share and reuse learning resources among different e-learning systems,...
EduBingo: Developing a Content Sample for the One-to-One Classroom by the Content-First Design Approach
Motivation More than twenty years ago, one of the authors of this paper used a Lisp machine, which cost fifty-thousand US dollars, to implement an intelligent tutoring system prototype for his doctorial research. After a trial test by his two friends,...
Effects of the ISIS Recommender System for Navigation Support in Self-Organised Learning Networks
Introduction Learning Networks (LN) strongly differ from traditional virtual learning environments because they are driven by the contribution of their members (Koper & Tattersall, 2004). Traditional approaches are designed top-down, because...
Gender Differences in Self-Regulated Online Learning Environment
Introduction Distance education has evolved from print-based correspondence courses to interactive web-based courses over time. Recently, the development of Internet technologies such as the World Wide Web and online communication tools has had...
How Are Universities Involved in Blended Instruction?
Introduction Blended instruction is an instructional approach that combines the benefits of online and classroom instruction. It initially originated from efforts to improve distance learning environments. In particular, it was aimed at improving...
Introducing Live ePortfolios to Support Self Organised Learning
Introduction Data capture, and its effective use and management in relation to user attainment in terms of learning inside and outside of the workplace, is a vital process for aiding personal development in both learning and working environments....
Learning with E-Lectures: The Meaning of Learning Strategies
Introduction From various perspectives, learning with new media raises many hopes and expectations. Different solutions for learning with new media have been developed, e.g., web-based learning, videoconference systems, social software. Nowadays...
Learning with Technology: Using Discussion Forums to Augment a Traditional-Style Class
Introduction In view of the fact that "internet connections are only as useful as the people teaching with them" (Rivero, 2006), today, many educational institutions use web-based learning environments to deliver materials to, and communicate with,...
Lifelong Learning Organisers: Requirements for Tools for Supporting Episodic and Semantic Learning
Introduction Traditional conceptions of learning as a classroom-based activity are expanding to recognize the value of informal, self-directed learning. Learning surveys carried out since the 1970s (Livingstone 2000; 2001; Tough 1971) consistently...
Middle Years Students' Use of Self-Regulating Strategies in an Online Journaling Environment
Introduction Self regulation increases student motivation and engagement by enabling students to customize and take control of their own learning through conscious knowledge of effective strategies and choices (Zimmerman, 2002; Zimmerman, Bandura,...
Modeling Spaces for Self-Directed Learning at University Courses
Introduction New developments in the Web provide individuals with various opportunities of personalizing the tools and services, and performing self-directed learning in an open and social context with their personal learning environments (Klamma,...
Priorities in K-12 Distance Education: A Delphi Study Examining Multiple Perspectives on Policy, Practice, and Research
The landscape of K-12 public education is changing substantially. Recent trends in United States policy (Hassel & Terrell, 2004; U.S. Department of Education, 2004) support the continued expansion of distance learning opportunities aimed at elementary-...
Reflections of Students in Their Use of Asynchronous Online Seminars
Introduction Increasing student numbers in higher education make it much more difficult for university teachers to incorporate traditional face-to-face seminars within their teaching (Maier & Warren, 2000). Indeed, the difficulties in using...
Self-Development of Competences for Social Inclusion Using the TENCompetence Infrastructure
Introduction The emerging knowledge society places new demands on individual workers, groups, and organisations. Central to these demands is the need to continuously develop and manage the competencies which provide competitive advantages (Koper,...
Self-Regulation, Goal Orientation, and Academic Achievement of Secondary Students in Online University Courses
Introduction An increasing number of secondary students in the United States are now being required to take an online course as a graduation requirement. The state of Michigan, for example, now requires that all students take at least one online...
Supporting Students to Self-Direct Intentional Learning Projects with Social Media
Understanding self-directing learning projects An essential aspect of today's postmodern, technologically rich society is to develop the ability to take control and responsibility for our own education, learning, and change. Charles Hayes has claimed...
Technology Support for Self-Organized Learners (Guest Editorial)
This special issue is dedicated to new ways of self-organized learning and its technological support. More and more research in the field of technology-enhanced learning focuses not solely on learners within institutional settings but the topic of...
The Transformational Promise of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) for the Professional Education of Architects
Introduction This paper attempts to answer three fundamental questions about the possibility of using ICT to transform the delivery of education to professional architects. First, what are the potential benefits of ICT for teachers and students...
Visualisation of Interaction Footprints for Engagement in Online Communities
Introduction Contextualised and ubiquitous learning are relatively new research areas that combine the latest developments in ubiquitous and context aware computing with educational approaches in order to provide new forms of access and support...