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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  • The continuous education solution for a country wide telecommunication company

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):409 - 410
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    Competition among companies has put up a challenge regarding training and the development of human resources. In a country-wide company, this challenge takes into account constant trainee travelling back and forth, so generating costs. This paper presents a telecommunication development programme that uses the best available technology to broadcast synchronous classes over a system with full-motio... View full abstract»

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  • Distance learning technologies and an interactive multimedia educational system

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):405 - 408
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    The innovation and development brought by the new technologies in our information era have started to appear in education. Distance learning has become a core educational strategy around the world, with extending to a broad cross-section of online universities and virtual universities. The Internet is providing mechanisms for fundamental changes in the way people learn. Video conferencing, Web con... View full abstract»

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  • Towards evaluating learners' behaviour in a Web-based distance learning environment

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):357 - 360
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    The accessibility of the World Wide Web and the ease of use of the tools to browse the resources on the Web have made this technology extremely popular and the means of choice for distance education. Many sophisticated Web-based learning environments have been developed and are in use around the world. Educators using these environments and tools, however, have very little support to evaluate lear... View full abstract»

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  • Edutainment-the integration of education and interactive television

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):478 - 479
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    The paper describes the process of an educational institution implementing an interactive television solution. The fundamental issue is the educational role within a TV environment as research continues to show that viewers expect entertainment on television. Edutainment, the successful integration of education into the entertainment environment of television, is not going to be a trivialisation o... View full abstract»

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  • Facilitating entry into professional life with CMC support

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):251 - 252
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    A graduate course in music analysis was designed to assist graduate students enter professional life with the support of computer conferencing and the Web. The students produced a peer-reviewed Internet journal of their work using simple computer technologies, significantly enhancing learning. Career enhancement and interest led to extra time spent on course work, and excellent results View full abstract»

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  • Linking experiences: issues raised developing linkservices for resource based learning and teaching

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):401 - 404
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    Microcosm is an open hypertext system designed to facilitate a resource-based approach to learning and teaching. In spite of winning accolades the system never established itself as a mainstream educational product. This paper describes the technical and pedagogical features of Microcosm, and attempts to explain the reason for its limited take up. The paper is in the form of a case-study of both g... View full abstract»

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  • Issues and methods for evaluating learner-centered scaffolding

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):353 - 356
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    Learner-centered design is an evolving design perspective focusing on the design of software scaffolds to support novice learners in using software to do and learn previously unknown work practices. Scaffolding evaluation is necessary to see how well learners can perform new work activity using the scaffolded software. However, scaffolding evaluation is challenging because of the need to address s... View full abstract»

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  • The integration of television and the Internet

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):475 - 477
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    The ongoing development of digital television to provide hundreds of channels, plus the provision of Internet services through domestic televisions with interactivity via the subscribers' telephone line (or very soon, return satellite signal) is but the beginning of a process of integration between television and Internet services that heralds new dimensions to entertainment and e-commerce. The ad... View full abstract»

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  • Automating repeated exposure to target vocabulary for second language learners

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):127 - 128
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    A Web-based tool is described, called the Supplementary Reading Provider (SRP), devised to find related readings according to the learners' lexical level which offer repeated exposure to the target vocabulary. The SRP exploits text retrieval techniques based upon the hypothesis that there is a parallel between text similarity measurement on the one hand and the pedagogical task of providing supple... View full abstract»

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  • An analysis of critically reflective teacher dialogue in asynchronous computer-mediated communication

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):247 - 250
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    The study explores the professional development experiences of 28 practicing teachers in ten Chicago suburban schools involved in a two-year technology supported problem-based learning curriculum development effort. Asynchronous computer-mediated communications (CMC) were featured as teacher communication tools of the project. The computer-mediated discourse produced by the teachers was compared w... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluation of the advice generator of an intelligent learning environment

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):339 - 342
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    This paper describes a formative evaluation of the advice generator of an intelligent learning environment for novice users of a GUI. 20 human tutors participated in this procedure. The human tutors had to answer theoretical questions about their way of generating advice. In addition, they were asked what they would advise learners in real-life examples which were acquired by a previous empirical ... View full abstract»

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  • An evolving instructional design model for designing Web-based courses

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):443 - 444
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    The complexity of design for Web-based courses requires the incorporation of instructional design principles. However, the majority of the existing models were not adequate to address the needs of Web based learning. This project therefore stems from the fact that a specific instructional design model is needed to guide designers in developing Web based courses. A study was conducted in a multimed... View full abstract»

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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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  • Implementing collaborative learning research in Web-based course design and management systems

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):86 - 89
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    The exponential increase in Web based distance learning environments for universities has spawned a parallel increase in Web course design and management systems (WCDMS). These systems appear to serve the needs of designers, professors, and administrators by simplifying the creation, delivery, and maintenance of Web based distance learning courses. However, a review of the best selling packages an... View full abstract»

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  • Networked facilitated open and distance learning in continuing engineering education

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):397 - 400
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    Open and distance learning (ODL) in continuing engineering education (CEE) brings about a set of specific challenges: production and delivery have to take place in a network of providers in order to be cost-effective, and the demands of an audience of professionals and practitioners have to be met. The project FACILE (FACIlitated open distance Learning for continuing Engineering education) had as ... 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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  • On workflow enabled e-learning services

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):349 - 352
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    Workflow technology provides a suitable platform to define and manage the coordination and allocation of business process activities. We introduce the Flex-eL (Flexible electronic Learning) environment that has been built upon workflow technology. The workflow functionality of Flex-eL manages the coordination of learning and assessment activities of the course process between students and teaching... View full abstract»

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  • Displaying mental powers: the case of VirtualMente

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):449 - 450
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    VirtualMente is a Web-based scenario for displaying the cognitive processes of university graduates. The name VirtualMente was coined by combining the two words "virtual" and "mente" (mind). The name stresses its virtual nature, a Web scenario targeted at cognitive competences. It is based on selected parts of the triarchic theory of human intelligence (R. Sternberg, 1985). It focuses on meta-comp... View full abstract»

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  • Agents, believability and embodiment in advanced learning environments. Introduction to a panel discussion

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):457 - 459
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    On the World Wide Web we see a growing number of general HCI interfaces, interfaces to educational or entertainment systems, interfaces to professional environments, etc., where an animated face, a cartoon character or a human-like virtual agent has the task to assist the user, to engage the user into a conversation or to educate the user. What can be said say about the effects a human-like agent ... View full abstract»

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  • Using WebCT to support team teaching

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):315 - 318
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    Advanced learning technologies facilitate team teaching at the college/university level. Team teaching has been shown to benefit both students and faculty. This paper explores the benefits of using a course management package in an interdisciplinary team environment. Among those benefits are: better communication, student monitoring and support, flexibility in subject deliver, and fostering a coll... 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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  • Prefetch agent: virtual Internet based on CATV

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):473 - 474
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    The Internet provides an interactive mode for information retrieval, but its bandwidth is narrow. TV can provide a broadband service, but usually it is not interactive. In China, CATV (cable television) is very popular and mainly runs in one-way mode. It is expensive to rebuild CATV from one-way to two-way. Using a prefetch system, we can achieve a virtual Internet and virtual two-way communicatio... View full abstract»

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