Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies

6-8 Aug. 2001

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  • Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies

    Publication Year: 2001
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  • From to educational meta-data authoring to educational meta-data management

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):209 - 212
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    Educational meta-data can significantly assist the effective and efficient retrieval of educational resources. Currently, there are a number of tools for educational meta-data authoring, facilitating the creation and modification of educational meta-data files. The paper outlines the requirements, and proposes an architecture for the development of a complete EMD management toolkit which go beyond... View full abstract»

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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):505 - 508
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  • From CD-ROM to Web-served: reverse engineering of an interactive multimedia course

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):203 - 204
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    The Web offers advantages for learning technologies, but the interactivity necessary for the learner requires technical features that are currently hardly supported. The authors briefly describe how a traditional multimedia course, usually marketed as offline CD-ROMs, has been reverse engineered to a server-based, multi-client Web application in order to have an identical behaviour at the learner'... View full abstract»

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  • Use of RDF for content re-purposing on the ARKive project

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):199 - 202
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    The paper reports on prototype systems to provide an infrastructure for the dynamic and flexible re-purposing of multimedia resources held in a large database. The database, called ARKive, holds film, stills, audio and text about globally endangered and native UK animal and plant species as well as their habitats. It aims to offer a wide range of users customised access to both the core multimedia... View full abstract»

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  • A collaborative courseware generating system based on WebDAV, XML, and JSP

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):197 - 198
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    Today, with the use of global cooperation in education, more and more courses are given directly on the Web in a collaborative manner among geographically dispersed universities. Consequently, Web-based courseware generation is becoming increasingly complicated as this cooperation also introduces additional challenges for the courseware authoring and publishing process. The authors present a cours... View full abstract»

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  • Analyzing middle school students' use of the ARTEMIS Digital Library

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):107 - 108
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    Research into student use of scaffolding features and representation issues encountered while using the ARTEMIS Digital Library is discussed. Research agenda, methods, preliminary findings, and future research directions are presented. Preliminary findings indicate that students exhibit some commonalities in their patterns of system and scaffold use View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive presentation of evolving information using XML

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):193 - 196
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    The article describes a proposed framework for representation and presentation of evolving information. As an example, we use administrative information about an educational module. Evolution is expressed by a set of scenarios and is used for adaptive presentation of information represented as hypermedia. Representation of meta-information is based on the XML (eXtensible Markup Language). We exper... View full abstract»

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  • OWLS in flight: online writing labs for distance learning

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):137 - 138
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    The online writing lab (or OWL) has emerged in the past decade as a major use of technology for the student; however, rarely does it serve the distance learner. The paper considers: (1) the needs of distance learners for academic support systems, (2) the failure of these services to be extended to technology-dependent students, and (3) the advantage of technology-mediated writing tutorials over fa... View full abstract»

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  • Effective learning strategies for the on-line learning environment: including the lost learner

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):105 - 106
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    Much has been said about different learning styles, but it is not always clear how learning strategies should be adapted to accommodate different learning styles in the online learning environment. The question arises as to how one ensures that there are no lost learners, especially working with extremely heterogeneous groups in the South African context, where learners may be from eleven differen... View full abstract»

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  • Using the REDEEM ITS authoring environment in naval training

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):189 - 192
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    REDEEM is an ITS authoring tool that allows instructors to create simple ITS from existing CBT. The authors consider the application of REDEEM to Naval training. Two subject matter experts created learning environments for naval cadets and reservists. They did so, operating within a very different context to our prior experience of authoring for the school classroom. The authors consider whether t... View full abstract»

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  • The development of CALL environment on the WWW for teaching academic English

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):135 - 136
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    The paper describes a course supported by a hypermedia language-learning environment, called "AcademicEnglish" based on a communicative language teaching approach, for EFL/ESL academicians to improve their communicative competence in academic contexts, and shows the design and implementation of the courseware in this environment. To support our hypotheses in building such an environment, we conduc... View full abstract»

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  • Considering automatic educational validation of computerized educational systems

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):415 - 417
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    The evaluation of educational systems is difficult and often subjective. Many computerized educational systems have been proposed, have found their ways into classrooms and are already forming new generations of pupils. However, it is risky to leave the actual validation of these new systems to a trial-and-error technique, especially when the involved target implies humans. In this paper, we propo... View full abstract»

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  • Design for Web-based on-demand multiple choice exams using XML

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):383 - 384
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    We describe a Web based system for the delivery and marking of multiple-choice questions. While other Web systems exist that deliver such exams, those systems require either the manual mark-up of static exam questions, or generate different versions of an exam with limited variability. Such approaches result in exams that should only be administered once to a specific student. Our system is more g... View full abstract»

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  • K-InCA: using artificial agents to help people learn and adopt new behaviours

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):225 - 226
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    The paper describes an artificial agent system, designed to help people in organizations to learn and to adopt knowledge-sharing practices. The agent, a personal assistant, continuously analyses the actions of the user in order to build and maintain a "behavioural profile" reflecting the level of adoption of the "desired" behaviours. Using this profile, and relying on a model borrowed from change ... View full abstract»

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  • The Internet and the "learning by doing" strategy in the educational processes: a case of study

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):103 - 104
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    The Internet represents a wonderful opportunity to modify the teaching methods, and to redefine our notions of education. The aim of the paper is to present our teaching project, named Web Learning Environment (WLE), which studies the use of the "Net" and its resources to develop a learning environment. We have involved a classroom (sixteen students, aged 16-17) of a technical institute in Italy (... View full abstract»

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  • Surgeon training via video conferencing and the Internet

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):480 - 481
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    SANTTSUR is a pilot project which was set up to evaluate the benefit of live, interactive, digital TV broadcasting, combined with video conferencing and access to the Internet, as an integrated distance learning medium for doctors in basic surgical training. A series of thirty 90-minute TV broadcasts has been. developed, aimed at doctors in the working inn 26 hospitals across the UK and Ireland. O... View full abstract»

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  • A design framework for interaction in 3D real-time learning environments

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):63 - 66
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    Currently, deficiencies in learning environments concern concepts, consistency, screen layout, interface design, navigation strategies, low-level of multimedia based interactions. In order to enlarge the communication capabilities in a learning environment, it is essential to focus on two fundamental aspects in the user interface: information presentation and information access. Pursuing this aim,... View full abstract»

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  • Authoring and delivering adaptive Web-based textbooks using WEAR

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):185 - 188
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    The authors describe the adaptive courseware authoring capabilities of WEAR, an ITS authoring tool for algebra-related domains. The system allows the authoring of electronic textbooks and delivers them over the WWW. Then, learners are offered navigation support adapted to their individual needs and knowledge. The domain knowledge and the information kept in learner models are used in WEAR to provi... View full abstract»

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  • A template-based concept mapping tool for computer-aided learning

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):309 - 312
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    In this paper, the authors study the use of concept maps as support resources useful for different tasks in the computer-aided learning area. These applications include an auxiliary cognitive tool for the student, the design of new knowledge presentation and evaluation activities as well as the gathering of the domain knowledge. In addition, a generic concept mapping tool designed for these aims i... View full abstract»

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  • X-compiler: yet another integrated novice programming environment

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):166 - 169
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    The paper presents a simple programming language, called X, and an educational programming environment, called X-Compiler, designed to introduce students to programming. X-Compiler can be used to edit, compile, debug and run programs written in X, a subset of Pascal. X-Compiler could be didactically interesting because of the following features: (a) users can watch the intermediate steps of the ex... View full abstract»

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  • Web Passive Voice Tutor: an intelligent computer assisted language learning system over the WWW

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):131 - 134
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    We describe Web Passive Voice Tutor (Web PVT), an adaptive teaching Web-based intelligent computer assisted language learning (ICALL) program that is aimed at teaching non-native speakers the passive voice of the English language. The design of the system has been largely based on the results of an empirical study that was conducted at schools with the collaboration of human teachers. Web PVT inco... View full abstract»

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  • Student models construction by using information criteria

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):331 - 334
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    Proposes a method of constructing student models for intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs) by using information criteria. This proposal provides a method to automatically construct the optimum student model from data. The main problem when traditional information criteria are employed to construct a model is that a large amount of data, which is difficult to obtain in actual school situations, needs... View full abstract»

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  • Running a European Internet school - OTIS at work

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):413 - 414
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    Discusses the OTIS (Occupational Therapy Internet School) experience in providing Internet-based courses to student and professional occupational therapists in four centres across Europe. It uses a problem-based learning approach to promote collaboration between students based in several different European countries, who study and evaluate different strategies for the assessment and treatment of p... View full abstract»

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  • A case-based agent framework for adaptive learning

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):235 - 238
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    An adaptive learning system centres on the learner's needs and meeting those needs at his or her level or pace. Designing the nature and quality of adaptive interaction that will facilitate association of prior knowledge and current stimuli is thus crucial. Case based reasoning is proposed as the mode of inference or learning in an agent based context. An agent is chosen because of its ability to ... View full abstract»

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