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  • Semantic and praxis of the entrepreneurial universities in transition economies

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):635 - 640
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    Intellectual work, science, technology, innovation and knowledge implementing are the key factors of modern society. The concept of entrepreneurial university (EnUn) and the shift that it incurs within the educational processes are both responses to the changes in the broader framework of the economic systems. Education is one of the main and most subtle tools for implementing and sustaining entre... View full abstract»

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  • Are the Greek preschool teachers able to use distance learning technologies?

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):672 - 673
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    This study shows the attitude of the Greek preschool teachers towards the new technologies and distance learning technologies, as they become more and more important to the kindergartens. It shows that the teachers of our sample were partly informed and partly familiar with the new technologies. In contrast, those who were involved in distance learning are not only very familiar, hut also they are... View full abstract»

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  • A three-level model for educational evaluation process in a client/server environment

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):325 - 330
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    We prove that the educational evaluation process can be described by a three-level model: the conceptual level, the implementation level and the user level. At the conceptual level, the automata formalism represents in a very formal way the educational process's environment including tests' structure and learner-system interaction. This formalism is implemented in XML to define a test description ... View full abstract»

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  • Communication beyond walls: an e-class project

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):382 - 386
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    This study examines elementary school students' project-based learning (PBL) experiences through computer-mediated communication (CMC). The purpose of the study is to explore whether the use of computer-mediated communication tools in a project-based collaborative learning process enhances 5th grade students' attitudes toward computer and computer class within an online supported environment, anal... View full abstract»

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  • Development and evaluation of the question and answer system for core courses

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):510 - 515
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    Question and answer is indispensable as the beneficial supplement of teaching, especially for the core courses in universities because it is a great burden for a teacher to answer so many students in the class. The question and answer system based on network is developed to solve the above problem in this paper. Information conflict is inevitable for many students ask questions simultaneously duri... View full abstract»

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  • Potential of idea futures markets in organizational decision-making for educational technology

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):550 - 555
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    The concepts and methods used in commodity and financial futures markets are adapted to structure "idea" futures markets. Instead of trading on future prices for commodities or financial instruments, an idea futures market trades on the likelihood of realization of a specific, identifiable, operational proposition at some future point in time - an idea. Shares in an idea future are bought and sold... View full abstract»

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  • Online examinations in an academic environment: a case study at Charles Sturt University

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):331 - 336
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    This work examines quality and workload issues involved in the design and implementation of online examinations in a set of postgraduate information technology courses. It reports on the processes that led to the initial efforts to undertake this endeavour at Charles Sturt University, one of the leading distance education providers in Australia and a university that has partner campuses in nearly ... View full abstract»

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  • AHXEL: adaptive hyperdocument using XML for e-learning

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):138 - 144
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    Today, the majority of interactive systems in educational field are developed using hypermedia documents (P. Brusilovsky, 2003). Nevertheless, because of the lack of experience feedback, it is always necessary to use the architectures of these systems in order to make them more flexible and interoperable (E. Furtado, 2000). We have investigated such a study during the design and the realisation of... View full abstract»

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  • Cognitive tools for assessing design knowledge and skills

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):37 - 42
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    While design is central to education in many disciplines such as engineering and architecture, the assessment of design knowledge and skills continues to be a challenge to the educators. This work considers two graph-based tools (concept maps and justified graphs) for design assessment. By reviewing the uses of these tools for assessment in engineering and architecture design education, it is atte... View full abstract»

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  • Towards a flexible peer assessment system

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):516 - 520
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    Peer assessment is one form of innovative assessment, which aims to integrate learning and assessment. Peer assessment can also be seen as a special type of collaborative learning, where the task can be specified by using so called collaboration scripts. This implies the application of a more or less rigid schema (collaboration script) for structuring the task. Although peer assessment has positiv... View full abstract»

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  • Towards semantic metadata for learning elements

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):572 - 577
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    Nowadays, in the era of the meaningful Web, the actual trend is to define pieces of information using a semantic approach rather than a syntactical one. The idea is to disconnect content and its presentation, and make it possible for machines to understand data and, therefore, perform automatic tasks and services. This will not only enhance the possibilities of e-learning environments, but also br... View full abstract»

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  • Preparing engineering students for the international virtual workplace

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):365 - 370
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    The "workplace" for engineering is increasingly at the interface of three environments: the virtual environment, in which designs can be created and explored, with activities that range from interaction via the Internet to 3D visualization and immersion in alternative designs of engineered systems; the product realization environment, in which physical embodiments of designs can be produced and ev... View full abstract»

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  • Handling learning objects in distributed environment

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):387 - 388
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    Our intention is to develop a framework complementing traditional classroom education with network based education at the University of Veszprem, Hungary. We introduced the framework model in details in Muhi et al. (2003). It handles learning objects that are discovered by service discovery and described by learning object metadata (LOM). In this article we present both our model and the way of im... View full abstract»

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  • A synchronous groupware tool to conduct a distributed collaborative learning process

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):269 - 273
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    Due to the high effort to implement computer supported cooperative work (CSCW) in education, the involved institutions react hesitantly to new requirements of future engineers, e.g. software engineering. The CSCW and Software Engineering Lab at University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is conducted as a project setup of students teams, each team consisting of four persons spatially distributed. This pape... View full abstract»

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  • Tutor follow-up of a distance collective activity

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):54 - 59
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    This work presents the tutor's difficulties when he follows a distance collective activity, in particular, those related to the perception of the individual work in a collective activity. We present our model of follow-up of a distance collective activity: we have divided this follow-up into the individual follow-up of the learners, and the follow-up of the collective activity. Then, from the char... View full abstract»

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  • Perceptions of instructors of the use of Internet for teaching-learning activities [of read on]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):389 - 392
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    The main focus of this paper is to determine university teachers' perceptions on the benefits of the Internet for teaching and learning activities. Research results indicate that most university teachers do not use the Internet for teaching activities even though it encourages students to learn more. In addition, t-test and ANOVA results revealed that there were few differences in using the Intern... View full abstract»

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  • An empirical evaluation of topic map search capabilities in an educational context

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):598 - 603
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    This paper reports on an investigation focusing on improving the reliability and efficiency in current database-oriented search-and-retrieval mechanisms in e-learning applications through the use of topic map technology (ISO/IEC 13250). The development of our topic maps is grounded in a theory of cognitive information-processing and information retrieval. We outline the development, implementation... View full abstract»

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  • Towards virtual university department: running a graduate program via Internet

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):215 - 221
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    A growing demand is apparent for flexible and high level distance education, generated by frequent changes of knowledge in engineering applications of informatics. Computer based modeling and simulation as a practical application of virtual technologies has gained wide usage in industry environment. The well established concept of Open University in United Kingdom and the recent rapidly developing... View full abstract»

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  • Contribution of new technologies to interaction management in a class

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):192 - 197
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    This work presents how new technologies including wireless devices may improve the interaction management in face-to-face learning. The hardware and software required to implement new pedagogical functionalities are presented. We focus our study on different layers of annotation, aggregation of students responses and uses of collaborative learning tools. An experiment schedule and the first result... View full abstract»

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  • Remote sensing course, beginning with Telnet and ending with network programming

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):297 - 301
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    A remote laboratory system is designed for a remote sensing course. The system provides a learning environment where learners can study remote sensing with some experiments, beginning with telnet and ending with Java network programming. The learner's PC can be connected to experimental instruments with various sensors through the Internet using the standard TCP/IP protocol. The system was practic... View full abstract»

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  • Parallel and distributed processing laboratory for CS 2nd grade students: an active N to N networking approach

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):521 - 526
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    This work describes the authors' approach at their university in the last three years for computer science second grade undergraduate students to experience parallel and distributed computing. The goal is to give a solid understanding of parallel and distributed processing technologies and to build up basic skills in the field, such as parallel algorithms, multi-thread/network programming, IP/sock... View full abstract»

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  • Multi-purpose student card system using smart card technology

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):527 - 532
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    Smart cards have been around for a while now; it has been mainly used to store some kind of monetary value. Currently smart cards can be seen in the transportation, telecommunication and retail sectors. This paper aims to design a student card system for an educational institute using smart card technology that can be usable in the transportation, retail and educational sectors. The smart card wil... View full abstract»

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  • Problem based learning application to teach IT skills to prospective teachers in a Faculty of Education

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):187 - 191
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    To be able to keep up with the development of IT we must apply it first to the educational community. The important players in this community - teachers and learners - must be equipped with IT literacy as soon as possible; students at colleges of education are more important than others because today's students are educators of the future. As the use of IT receives wider acceptance in education, c... View full abstract»

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  • The impact of user-centered design concepts in virtual environments

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):222 - 226
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    The focus of This work is about the design of a virtual learning space for engineering educational activities as a Web-enabled strategy. It discusses the design of hypermedia systems in its own unity of concept and design modeling for learner-beneficial support by the user interface, in order to achieve a corresponding design for learning activities, which enhances the individual motivation and th... View full abstract»

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  • E-learning on TVET between Japan and Germany

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):117 - 120
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    The world of work has changed dramatically over the past decade. It has become technologically complex, demanding highly sophisticated work skills, and globalization has been expander over the world. This work proposes international technical and vocational education and training (TVET) by using e-learning. The e-learning contents on TVET are collaborated to be developed by Japanese experts and Ge... View full abstract»

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