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Developing and Utilizing E-Learning Applications

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The tools and technologies used and studied in an e-learning context are continually changing due to advancements in both teaching and learning. Developing and Utilizing E-Learning Applications provides a complete investigation of new methods, technologies, and practices critical to modern educational environments. Exploring topics such as virtual worlds, learning methods, and ICTs as well as interoperability in e-learning environments, this reference provides essential knowledge for educators, practitioners, and students alike.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
    2. LIST OF REVIEWERS
  5. Preface
  6. Chapter 1: Pedagogical Sustainability of Interoperable Formal and Informal Learning Environments
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. PEDAGOGICAL SUSTAINABILITY OF INTEROPERABLE FORMAL AND INFORMAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  7. Chapter 2: Customizing and Personalizing an Adult Blended Course
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. ICTS AND LIFELONG LEARNING: EUROPEAN AND ITALIAN OBJECTIVES
    5. THE PUNTOEDU PROJECT
    6. RESEARCH OBJECTIVES AND DESIGN
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
  8. Chapter 3: Development of a Web-Based Educational Platform to Interact with Remote Mobile Robots
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. DESCRIPTION OF THE WEB-BASED EDUCATIONAL PLATFORM
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  9. Chapter 4: Evaluating and Implementing Teaching Standards
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SUMMARY HIGHLIGHTS OF CHAPTER
    4. ONLINE TEACHING STANDARDS AND STRATEGIES
    5. USING BEST PRACTICES TO MEET TEACHING STANDARDS
    6. TEACHING STRATEGIES
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 5: Patterns of Interaction in Online Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. OBSERVATIONS
    4. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 6: Design and Implementation Issues of Interoperable Educational Application
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. AIM OF THE STUDY
    4. INTEROPERABILITY: THE CREATION OF A TEAM-LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
    5. DEFINITION OF THE FOUNDATION OF ENGLISH COMMUNICATION ABILITIES
    6. DESIGN OF THE ICT APPLICATION
    7. GRAND DESIGN OF THE ICT APPLICATION
    8. DEVELOPMENT OF THE ICT APPLICATION
    9. ACTIVITIES WITH “ENGLISH NOTEBOOK”: 5 STEPS TO FOSTER THE FOUNDATION OF CHILDREN’S COMMUNICATION ABILITIES
    10. FURTHER RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    11. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 7: Virtual Worlds
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE CONCEPT OF EXPERIENTIAL PEDAGOGY
    4. »CRYSTALLIZED« EXPERIENCES IN VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
    5. FLOW EXPERIENCES AND EDUCATIONAL GAMES
    6. LEARNING POSSIBILITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN EDUCATIONAL VIRTUAL WORLDS
    7. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 8: E-Learning Challenges in the European Knowledge-Based Society
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    4. TEACHING PHILOSOPHY IN THE E-LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
    5. QUALITY ASSURANCE IN EDUCATION: A FRAMEWORK FOR E-LEARNING IN ROMANIA, AT SPIRU HARET UNIVERSITY
    6. INTERDEPENDENCIES: E-LEARNING, E-INCLUSION, E-WORKING
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 9: Online Learning Management and Learners’ Behavior
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. ONLINE LEARNING ISSUES IN JAPAN
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. RESULTS (1): IMPACT OF LEARNER CHARACTERISTICS, ONLINE LEARNING EXPERIENCE, AND INFORMATION LITERACY
    7. RESULTS (2): ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING PERFORMANCE ON ONLINE COURSES
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 10: E-Learning Methodologies in Higher Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. E-LEARNNING METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULTS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 11: Learning Methods in Entrepreneurial and Managerial Training
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY
    4. CHARACTERISTICS OF KNOWLEDGE-BASED ENTERPRISES
    5. NEW SKILLS FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND MANAGERS
    6. HAVE TO CHANGE TARGETS AND METHODS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL/MANAGERIAL TRAINING
    7. METHODOLOGIES AND PROCEDURES INTEGRATING TRADITIONAL TEACHING
    8. LEARNING BY DOING
    9. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 12: Including Nomadic People in Collaborative E-Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. A SURVEY OF CVE AND LMS
    4. OUR PREVIOUS EXPERIENCES
    5. CONSIDERATIONS
    6. THE REFERENCE FRAMEWORK: OPENWEBTALK/MOBILEWEBTALK
    7. RESULTS
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
  18. Chapter 13: Usability of Interoperable Educational Tools in Language Teacher Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE NATURE OF E-LEARNING SKILLS/COMPETENCY REQUIRED BY LANGUAGE TEACHER TRAINEES
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. RESULT
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    10. CONCLUSION
  19. Chapter 14: Myth, Magic & Method
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND: THE PLE RESEARCH CONTEXT FOR APPLYING SUBPHENOMENOLOGY TO WEBLOGS
    4. The Action Research Cycle and the Reflective Weblog Journal
    5. ISSUES AND CONTROVERSIES: IS THIS RESEARCH SCIENTIFIC?
    6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: SUBPHENOMENOLOGY HARNESSES INTUITION FOR RESEARCH RIGOR
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS: WRITING FROM THE ALTERED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS
    8. CONCLUSION: MAGIC, MYTH AND SOUL IN 21ST CENTURY EDUCATION
    9. FINALLY: APPLYING SUBPHENOMENOLOGY IN REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
    10. ANECDOTE
  20. Chapter 15: E-Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. GENERALIZED E-LEARNING STRATEGY FRAMEWORK
    4. IMPACT OF THE FOUR-FOLD MANAGEMENT STRATEGY IN EAST AFRICA
    5. CONCLUDING REMARKS
  21. Compilation of References
  22. About the Contributors