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Chang, Hsuan-Pu; Hung, Jason C. – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2018
E-books nowadays have greatly evolved in its presentation and functions, however its features for education need to be investigated and inspired because people who are accustomed to using printed books may consider and approach it in the same way as they do printed ones. Therefore, the authors compared the EPUB e-book content model with the SCORM…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Models, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Carroll, Fiona; Kop, Rita – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2016
The visual is a dominant mode of information retrieval and understanding however, the focus on the visual dimension of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is still quite weak in relation to its predominant focus on usability. To accommodate the future needs of the visual learner, designers of e-learning environments should advance the current…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Visual Learning, Role, Online Courses
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Haas, Timothy C. – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2016
Before massive numbers of students can take online courses for college credit, the challenges of providing tutoring support, answers to student-posed questions, and the control of cheating will need to be addressed. These challenges are taken up here by developing an online course delivery system that runs in a cluster computing environment and is…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Learning
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O'Donnell, Eileen; Lawless, Séamus; Sharp, Mary; Wade, Vincent P. – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2015
The realisation of personalised e-learning to suit an individual learner's diverse learning needs is a concept which has been explored for decades, at great expense, but is still not achievable by non-technical authors. This research reviews the area of personalised e-learning and notes some of the technological challenges which developers may…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Individualized Instruction, Programming, Authors
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Cassar, Maria; Trapani, Josef – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2014
This artifact identifies the main challenges experienced by the authors, both nurse educators, in the delivery of a module on evidence based practice exclusively through the use of an e-learning platform. The module has been running for the past four years as part of an entirely online post registration programme for qualified health professionals…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Nursing Education, Allied Health Personnel, Allied Health Occupations Education
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Yau, Jane Y. K.; Joy, Mike – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to show the technical feasibility of implementing their mobile context-aware learning schedule (mCALS) framework as a software application on a mobile device using current technologies, prior to its actual implementation. This process draws a set of compatible mobile and context-aware technologies at present and can be…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software
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Di Bitonto, Pierpaolo; Roselli, Teresa; Rossano, Veronica; Sinatra, Maria – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
One of the most closely investigated topics in e-learning research has always been the effectiveness of adaptive learning environments. The technological evolutions that have dramatically changed the educational world in the last six decades have allowed ever more advanced and smarter solutions to be proposed. The focus of this paper is to depict…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Artificial Intelligence
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Colazzo, Luigi; Molinari, Andrea; Villa, Nicola – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
The paper presents a discussion on the different approaches that the authors have found in learning settings respect to ICT platforms that support the educational activities. The authors discuss three different approaches in pursuing learning activities in real educational contexts. The considered approaches are different in the sense of the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Internet
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Yang, Chenglei; Wang, Lu; Sun, Bing; Yin, Xu; Wang, Xiaoting; Liu, Li; Lu, Lin – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
Military boxing, a kind of Chinese martial arts, is widespread and health beneficial. In this paper, the authors introduce a military boxing learning system realized by 3D motion capture, Web3D and 3D interactive technologies. The interactions with the system are natural and intuitive. Users can observe and learn the details of each action of the…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Interaction, Athletics, Military Training
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Zheng, Xiang-wei; Ma, Hong-wei; Li, Yan – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
With the rapid development of Internet, e-learning has become a new teaching and learning mode. However, lots of e-learning systems deployed on Internet are just electronic learning materials with very limited interactivity and diagnostic capability. This paper presents an integrated e-learning environment named iCLSR. Firstly, iCLSR provides an…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Internet, Online Courses, Cooperative Learning
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Mackinnon, Lachian; Bacon, Liz; Cortellessa, Gabriella; Cesta, Amedeo – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
Multi-agency crisis management represents one of the most complex of real-world situations, requiring rapid negotiation and decision-making under extreme pressure. However, the training offered to strategic planners, called Gold Commanders, does not place them under any such pressure. It takes the form of paper-based, table-top exercises, or…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Training Methods, Crisis Management, Leadership Training
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Zhou, Juan; Mori, Mikihiko; Ueda, Hiroshi; Kita, Hajime – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
The Multi-Mouse Quiz System is an application used to treat quizzes in a classroom or other learning environment. The system comprises the Multi Mouse Quiz (MMQ) and MMQEditor. The MMQ is an application of Single Display Groupware (SDG), which enables multiple users to answer quizzes by connecting several mice to an ordinary computer. The…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Tests, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Students
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Flanagan, Brendan; Yin, Chengjiu; Hirokawa, Sachio; Hashimoto, Kiyota; Tabata, Yoshiyuki – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
In this paper, the entries of Lang-8, which is a Social Networking Site (SNS) site for learning and practicing foreign languages, were analyzed and found to contain similar rates of errors for most error categories reported in previous research. These similarly rated errors were then processed using an algorithm to determine corrections suggested…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Second Language Instruction
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Sumangali, K.; Kumar, Ch. Aswani – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
The objective of this paper is to apply Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) to identify the best open source Learning Management System (LMS) for an E-learning environment. FCA is a mathematical framework that represents knowledge derived from a formal context. In constructing the formal context, LMSs are treated as objects and their features as…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction, Knowledge Level
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Weninger, Felix; Staudt, Pascal; Schuller, Björn – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
In a large scale study on 843 transcripts of Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) talks, the authors address the relation between word usage and categorical affective ratings of lectures by a large group of internet users. Users rated the lectures by assigning one or more predefined tags which relate to the affective state evoked in the…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Online Courses, Internet, Affective Measures
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