Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects

Articles from Vol. 5, Annual

A Model for the Effective Management of Re-Usable Learning Objects (RLOs): Lessons from a Case Study
Introduction There has been a massive increase in popularity of on-line and flexible learning. This use of digital media to support on-line learning is ubiquitous, from the most basic to the advanced, and in subjects ranging from basket weaving...
Analyzing Responses, Moves, and Roles in Online Discussions
Introduction The advancement of the World Wide Web and virtual learning environments has profoundly impacted asynchronous communication technologies, featuring tools that facilitate meaningful discourse between and among learners and educators....
Applications of Semantic Web Technology to Support Learning Content Development
Introduction The World-Wide Web is an important learning technology platform today. Its accessibility has made it a successful environment in particular for the publication of learning material. Learning resources can be provided in a standardised...
A Taxonomy as a Vehicle for Learning
Introduction This paper has two goals. The first goal is to propose a method for developing a taxonomy of learning objects. This will be discussed in Part A. The second goal is to investigate how such a taxonomy can be used to inform clients. This...
Computer Supported Collaborative Learning and Higher Order Thinking Skills: A Case Study of Textile Studies
Literature Review There is a growing body of literature providing accounts of research that support the educational value of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL). The results of a meta-analysis on CSCL reveal that using collaborative...
E-Learning and Constructivism: From Theory to Application
Introduction While e-learning is becoming increasingly popular among students, the issue of learning in e-learning environments must be given a thorough attention. In other words, ensuring learning takes place through e-learning courses must be...
Exploring Teachers Perceptions of Web-Based Learning Tools
Literature Review In the past 10 years, a concerted effort has been made to increase the presence of technology in K-12 classrooms. Many countries report average student-to-computer ratios at about 5 to 1 and Internet access in schools above 90%...
Focused Crawling for Downloading Learning Objects-An Architectural Perspective
Introduction Searching and delivering the appropriate learning objects to learners are challenging tasks of eLearning, because: firstly, the learning object content must fit in the learning field and learning objectives; secondly, the learning object's...
Student Performance and Perceptions in a Web-Based Competitive Computer Simulation
Background The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is a Historically Black University and member of the University System of Maryland, which primarily serves first generation, academically under-prepared, low income, and minority learners...