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Revolutionizing Education through Web-Based Instruction

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The proliferation of technology has affected all aspects of human life, yet the continuing possibilities of their effects on education have yet to be fully explored. When viewed separately, one may believe that only paltry solutions can be wrought from online and web-based education; however, when applied and studied in a dynamic, interactive sense, these advancements may alter the very notion of learning and education. Revolutionizing Education through Web-Based Instruction is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary exploration of the emerging digital opportunities available to educators. This book presents contemporary theoretical frameworks as well as practical research findings that support the use of these new computer-assisted teaching techniques. The myriad of research-based topics featured in this book allow for a thorough, diverse discussion about education, technology, and the intersection therein. This title is an invaluable resource for instructors, students of education, and researchers and professionals in the fields of knowledge management.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Dedication
  6. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. List of Reviewers
  8. Preface
  9. Chapter 1: Can Educational Approaches Help to Revolutionize Quantitative Solutions for Climate Change?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. OBJECTIVES
    3. APPROACH USING INFORMATION AND LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 2: Towards Design of High-Level Synthetic Sensors for Socially-Competent Computing Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HIGH-LEVEL SYNTETIC SENSOR DESIGN
    4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ENDNOTES
  11. Chapter 3: Design Agency
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION
    4. REFERENCES
  12. Chapter 4: Success Models Using Knowledge Seekers' and Experts' Responses for Knowledge and E-Learning Portals
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE SURVEY
    4. KM SYSTEM METRICS AND MEASUREMENT PROCESS
    5. MULTI-DIMENSIONAL METRIC MODEL
    6. DATA COLLECTION METHODS
    7. THE EXPERIEMENT: PORTAL EVALUATION
    8. QUALITIATIVE COMPARISON OF SUCCESS MODELS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
  13. Chapter 5: A Proposed Protocol of Multimedia Optimized Production for STEAM E-Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ANIMATION AS A TOOL TO BUILD KNOWLEDGE IN STEAM
    4. VISUALIZATIONS IN ACTION: IS ANIMATION FOR EVERYONE?
    5. PROTOCOLS FOR MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION IN STEAM EDUCATION
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
  14. Chapter 6: Use of Community of Practice Dimensions in Community-Based Teacher Professional Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. LITERATURE REVIEW
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS
    7. DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. APPENDIX
  15. Chapter 7: An Intelligent and Adaptive Hypermedia System Based on Thinking Style (IAHS-TS)
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RELATED WORK
    4. ARCHITECTURE OF IAHS-TS
    5. EXPERIMENTS
    6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
    9. REFERENCES
  16. Chapter 8: Innovation in Education through Web-Based Instruction
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE 21ST CENTURY
    3. THE WEBQUEST AS TOOL OF LEARNER INQUIRY
    4. CASE STUDY OF A CROSS-PLATFORM WEBQUEST: THE HOLOCAUST IN GLOBAL HISTORY
    5. EDUCATION AND A CULTURE OF INNOVATION
    6. CLOSING THOUGHTS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 9: Implementing Web-Based Learning and Teaching Using Mobile Technology
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROPOSED SYSTEM
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
  18. Chapter 10: Web-Based Instruction Revolutionizes Environmental Systems Analysis
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION: THE MOTIVATION
    3. 2. CONCEPTS FROM GAMING, DIDACTICS AND DESIGN
    4. 3. WHICH FUNDAMENTAL DIMENSIONS EXIST IN SOCIAL PROCESSES?
    5. 4. A LIKELY LONG-TERM SOCIAL BEHAVIOR OF PARTICIPANTS IN SOCIAL GAMES
    6. 5. LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY AND FUTURE WORK
    7. 6. FORMAL NOTATION
    8. 7. COMPARISON AGAINST OTHER CONCEPTS AND EVALUATION
    9. 8. CONCLUSION
    10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Chapter 11: Improving the Educational Effectiveness of MOOCs by Using Web-Based Information and Communication Technology
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. THREE FACTORS AFFECTING MOOCS’ LOWER ADOPTION
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  20. Chapter 12: Exploring the Role of Web-Based Learning in Global Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. EXPLORING THE ROLE OF WEB-BASED LEARNING IN GLOBAL EDUCATION
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Chapter 13: Pentexonomy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. 1. CURRENT TAXONOMIES FOR CHARACTERISING EOTS
    4. 2. METHODOLOGY FOR BLENDED LEARNING EXPERT INTERVIEWS
    5. 3. THE PENTEXONOMY
    6. 4. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
  22. Chapter 14: The Relationship between Self-Regulated Learning and PLE Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHOD
    4. RESULTS
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. PLE GUIDELINES
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITION
    11. APPENDIX
  23. Chapter 15: Teaching Wireless Network Fundamentals Using Low-Cost Wi-Fi Devices
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION AND MOTIVATION
    3. WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY DEFINED
    4. HANDS-ON PRACTICALS
    5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    6. ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION
    7. EVALUATION BY STUDENT FEEDBACK
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    10. REFERENCES
  24. Chapter 16: Helping Faculty Overcome Cultural Barriers to Adoption and Use of Web-Based Learning Technologies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVE
    4. THE RESEARCH MODEL: PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH (PAR)
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS
    7. LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
  25. Chapter 17: Towards Best Practices in Web-Based Learning and Teaching
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF WEB-BASED LEARNING
    5. LEARNING OBJECTS IN THE ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENT
    6. LEARNING STYLES AND WEB-BASED LEARNING
    7. INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN MODELS FOR WEB-BASED LEARNING AND TEACHING
    8. ELEMENTS OF BEST PRACTICES IN WEB-BASED LEARNING AND TEACHING
    9. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  26. Compilation of References
  27. About the Contibutors