Proceedings International Workshop on Advanced Learning Technologies. IWALT 2000. Advanced Learning Technology: Design and Development Issues

4-6 Dec. 2000

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  • Proceedings International Workshop On Advanced Learning Technologies Or [front matter]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):i - xi
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  • Imagination through virtuality for in-depth learning

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):3 - 6
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    Based on the fast growing technologies to allow students to explore and experience three-dimensional worlds, the question becomes relevant if and how technology offers essentially new dimensions to the learning process. In a number of prototypes this paper demonstrates how learners may undergo immersive experiences that complement the predominantly verbal expositions how complex realities like the... View full abstract»

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  • The various benefits of education from computers: an integrative review

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 7
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  • Does your instruction rate 5 stars?

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):8 - 11
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    Over the years the author has had the opportunity to evaluate hundreds of instructional products. An amazing number of these are surprisingly ineffective and some do not teach at all. Like a book, too much instruction is judged by its cover; the glitz, glitter, or game-like interaction that too often is irrelevant to the effectiveness of the instruction. This workshop looks beneath the production ... View full abstract»

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  • Designing Web-based adaptive support for debate with dialogue modelling

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):15 - 16
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    We present an approach to computer-based education that takes advantage of dialogue modelling. Dialogue modelling is examined with a view to using it to provide the models needed to develop Web-based adaptive support for online argumentative debate, specifically debate about design evaluation issues for multimedia students. Our work is motivated by the fact that certain domains are very difficult ... View full abstract»

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  • Agent-supported cooperative learning environments

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):17 - 18
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    We survey our research on (3D) virtual environments inhabited by agents that help visitors to get information and to get a task done. The main ideas and designs can be tuned to different applications, including information and transaction services (e-commerce), collaborative work and educational domains. View full abstract»

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  • Skills and preferences: learning from the Nintendo generation

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):19 - 20
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    The current profile of Australian primary school-age children reveals children who are equipped with sophisticated levels of understanding of new technologies and, more importantly, possess the technical expertise with which to apply their knowledge. As commentators have noted the implications for education and the development of educational multimedia in terms of responding to the skills and pref... View full abstract»

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  • A personalisation framework for advanced learning technology

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):21 - 24
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    This paper focuses on ownership transfer via personalisation as a value-adding strategy for advanced learning technology. It contributes an approach to endowing hyperlink-based systems (e.g., for learning) with features that enable the personalisation of the interactions between users and the system that embodies the learning material. View full abstract»

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  • A navigation path planning on the Web

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):25 - 26
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    The main issue addressed in this paper is how to help learners navigate in existing Web-based learning resources. Our approach to this issue is to provide learners with a space, in which they can see through WWW pages to plan a navigation path in a learner-centered way. We describe an assistant system for the navigation path planning, which is composed of a hyperspace map, page previewer and path ... View full abstract»

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  • Implements a diagnostic intelligent agent for problem solving in instructional systems

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):29 - 30
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    Problem solving is one way to present thinking style of human beings. Most problems should be solved in some particular sequences. However, no matter how smart learners may possibly make mistakes while solving a problem. In order to decrease the mistakes making and increase the learning efficiency, a diagnostic intelligent agent is implemented in this paper to achieve the goal. Such a diagnostic i... View full abstract»

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  • Education for health care professionals through the medium of the Internet

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):31 - 32
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    The paper describes an initiative to provide Internet based courses to student and professional occupational therapists in four centres in the UK, Belgium the Netherlands and Sweden. The basis of this collaborative Occupational Therapy Internet School (OTIS) is the concept of the "virtual college". A major feature of the course organisation is the adoption of a problem-based approach in which stud... View full abstract»

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  • Using agent technology to model tutoring knowledge in an ITS

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):33 - 34
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    The paper presents an application of multi-agent systems to model the tutoring knowledge in an intelligent educational system. After describing a generic framework for ITSs in problem-solving domains, we introduce how the tutoring knowledge can be modelled as pedagogical agents. We then show how these agents are designed to interact with one another and with the student. Such a cooperative-agent-o... View full abstract»

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  • Rapid-assembly componentware for education

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):37 - 40
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    We provide an overview of our work in mining design patterns from the Educational Software Components of Tomorrow project. By identifying, crystallizing and organizing design patterns, we aim to address problems of reusability and interoperability that currently present critical bottlenecks for the rapid assembly of educational technology. We describe four categories of patterns: instantiation, in... View full abstract»

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  • Development of educational software for whiteboard environment in a classroom

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):41 - 44
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    We describe a whiteboard-based environment that extends the functionality of the blackboard in a traditional classroom without losing any of its natural advantages, namely, ease of expression for the teacher, focusing of students' attention and visual feedback of students' facial expressions. The computer-based whiteboard environment offers additional features such as direct pointing and manipulat... View full abstract»

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  • Discovering patterns in learning technology systems

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):45 - 48
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    The paper introduces the idea of using patterns in the architectures of learning technology systems. A recent analysis of a number of existing architectures of such systems has revealed that many designers and developers use their own solutions when faced with design problems that are common to different systems, models, and paradigms. However, a closer look into such solutions and their compariso... View full abstract»

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  • Application of computer-based hypermedia in distance education course design, using elaboration theory as a framework

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):51 - 54
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    An attempt is made to establish the application of computer-based technology specifically hypermedia, in distance education course design using elaboration theory (ET) as a framework. The specific area of application in distance education is that of preprepared courses. The conclusion of this analysis is that: 1) hypermedia fits the elaboration theory framework especially because it is amenable to... View full abstract»

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  • Developing skills in online teaching: the Web as a constructivist medium for staff development

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):55 - 58
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    After considerable investments in technology in education, the adoption rate by academics is often surprisingly low. With the mainstreaming of online learning an increasing number of academics will be expected to take on the role of online teacher but most have little or no formal education in this area. Staff development is critical. Traditional forms of staff development have some limitations. W... View full abstract»

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  • Making flexible learning more flexible

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):59 - 62
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    As a response to the changing environment in which the educational sector operates today and, in particular, the increasingly diverse student population, many universities opt for flexible delivery of their courses. However, there is a tendency to focus too much on technology per se and not on the learning process. At the same time educational technology itself which still is lingering behind curr... View full abstract»

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  • Dimensions of leadership in higher education distance education

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):63 - 64
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    The study investigated the role and meaning of leadership in higher education distance education. It found that distance education within higher education lags behind that of other organizations and businesses. A review of the literature revealed a clear distinction between managing and leading distance education. The review also revealed that higher education distance education leadership foci co... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching computing through situated knowledge-management strategies

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):65 - 66
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    This paper outlines pedagogic and technological challenges facing educators as they implement advanced technologies in their curricula and describes some strategies and approaches employed at the University of Salford in England. In the face of social, financial and technological change, expectations and capabilities of graduates must adapt to shifting trends. Capabilities which should be engender... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching and learning using instructional design

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):67 - 70
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    Instructional design has developed as a prescriptive science based on a system approach linking basic research in the psychological processes of learning with concrete solutions to educational problems such as optimal learning retention and transfer. However, questions continue to surface as to the extent that it can be applied to help students to learn more effectively. This paper presents a case... View full abstract»

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  • A distance-education self-learning support system based on a VOD server

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):71 - 72
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    The research presented here belongs to a framework research on distance educational training for teachers, presented in a different panel session. Our goal with this research is to accumulate information for teachers, about established teaching methodologies and techniques, as lesson example videos. We are currently developing an environment for facilitating the usage of these example movies, via ... View full abstract»

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  • Learning introductory signal processing using multimedia

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):75 - 78
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    Signal processing is an important component of information engineering. Most signals dealt with in engineering are electrical signals and although tools such as oscilloscopes and spectrum analysers are available, many students struggle to comprehend the basic concepts. By dealing with acoustic signals, combined with appropriate visual displays of the signal spectra, the sequence of experiments des... View full abstract»

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  • Educational software for mathematics; a Greek reality

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):79 - 80
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    Multimedia educational software has become an integral part of traditional educational courses, enhancing students' skills and reinforcing teachers' pedagogical role. This paper presents a survey concerning multimedia educational software for teaching mathematics in the Greek Secondary Education System. View full abstract»

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  • The development of DESIGNintro: a multiple media programme for teaching design through remote access

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):81 - 84
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    This paper describes progress to date on an innovative IT based concept for teaching which is currently being developed by staff in the School of Art and Design at the University of Ulster. It is being produced to address a number of changes which currently impact upon the teaching of design. The pressure on existing foundation education created by reducing discretionary awards, the poorer quality... View full abstract»

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