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System and Technology Advancements in Distance Learning

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With the ever-increasing usage of distance learning programs in academia, the need for well-designed automated systems has become vital to the success of open and distance education. Practical solutions should be discovered and disseminated to meet the software needs of instructors, academic researchers, and software engineers. System and Technology Advancements in Distance Learning meets this need, outlining computational methods, algorithms, implemented prototype systems, and applications of open and distance learning. It is targeted toward academic researchers and engineers who work with distance learning programs and software systems, as well as general participants of distance education.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. International Advisory Board
    2. Associate Editors
    3. International Editorial Review Board
  5. Preface
    1. CAPABILITIES OF DISTANCE EDUCATION TECHNOLOGIES
    2. NEW FEATURES
    3. CHAPTER OVERVIEWS
    4. CONCLUSION
  6. Chapter 1: Scalable Video Streaming in Wireless Mesh Networks for Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. TECHNOLOGY OF WMN
    4. FRAMEWORK DESIGN OF VIDEO STREAMING IN WMN
    5. DESIGN OF SCALABLE VIDEO STREAMING SYSTEM
    6. TRANSMISSION OF VIDEO INFORMATION
    7. QUALITY CONTROL OF SVC IN WMN
    8. SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
  7. Chapter 2: EIIS
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. REVIEW OF RELATED WORKS
    4. THE PROPOSED SYSTEM
    5. SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION
    6. EXPERIMENT AND EVALUATION
    7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
  8. Chapter 3: Adaptive Device Context Based Mobile Learning Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESEARCH MOTIVATION
    4. CONTEXT AND ITS INFLUENCE
    5. THE APPROACH
    6. EXAMPLE
    7. CONCLUSION AND EXPECTATION
  9. Chapter 4: A Knowledge Engineering Approach to Develop Domain Ontology
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. ANALYSIS OF METHODOLOGIES FOR BUILDING ONTOLOGY
    4. 3. A KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING APPROACH TO CONSTRUCT DOMAIN ONTOLOGIES
    5. 4. CASE STUDY: DEVELOPMENT OF MARINE BIOLOGY ONTOLOGY
    6. 5. ONTOLOGY APPLICATION EXPERIMENT
    7. 6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORKS
  10. Chapter 5: A Scheduling Algorithm for the Distributed Student Registration System in Transaction-Intensive Environment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. EXPERIMENT DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
    4. PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
    5. SUMMARY AND FUTURE WORK
  11. Chapter 6: K-Nearest Neighbors Relevance Annotation Model for Distance Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1 INTRODUCTION
    3. 2 RELATED WORK
    4. 3 SELECTIONS OF ANNOTATION COLLECTIONS BASED ON K-NEAREST NEIGHBORS
    5. 4 KNNR IMAGE ANNOTATION MODEL
    6. 5 EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS AND ANALYSIS
    7. 6 CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 7: Research on Key Technology in Remote Education System of Spirit Diagnosing by Eye in TCM
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. RELATED WORKS
    4. 3. EYE FEATURES COMPUTATION
    5. 4. MINING AND PRUNING ASSOCIATION RULES
    6. 5. EXPERIMENT AND RESULTS
    7. 6. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 8: Media Naturalness Reduction and Compensatory Channel Expansion
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESEARCH BACKGROUND AND HYPOTHESES
    4. RESEARCH METHODS
    5. VALIDATION OF THE MEASUREMENT MODEL
    6. RESULTS OF THE STATISTICAL ANALYSES
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 9: The Relationship between English Language Adoption and Global Digital Inequality
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FRAMING OF THE STUDY AND HYPOTHESIS DEVELOPMENT
    4. RESEARCH DESIGN AND PROCEDURE
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  15. Chapter 10: A Multi-Agent Question-Answering System for E-Learning and Collaborative Learning Environment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. QAS DESCRIPTION
    5. IMPLEMENTATION
    6. FAQ
    7. SIMULATION AND EVALUATION
    8. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 11: Online Operation Guidance of Computer System Used in Real-Time Distance Education Environment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ONLINE OPERATION GUIDANCE(OOG)
    4. RIDEE SYSTEM
    5. RIDEE-OOG
    6. EXPERIMENT AND EVALUATION OF RIDEE-OOG
    7. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 12: The Effects of Videoconferenced Distance-Learning Instruction in a Taiwanese Company
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. METHOD
    5. DATA ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    7. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 13: Open Book Examinations in a Distance (Teacher) Education Programme
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION AND PROBLEM POSTULATION
    3. DISCUSSION
    4. RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION
  19. Chapter 14: Selecting and Evaluating a Learning Management System
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BLENDED LEARNING
    4. SELECTION PROCESS
    5. SELECTION DIFFICULTIES
    6. LMS SELECTION GOALS
    7. LMS SELECTION CRITERIA
    8. LMS EVALUATION METHODS
    9. LMS COMPARISON
    10. IMPLEMENTING AND EXPANDING MOODLE
    11. METHOD OF EVALUATION
    12. RESULTS OF DATA ANALYSIS
    13. EVALUATION DISCUSSION
    14. CONCLUSION
  20. Chapter 15: Validation of Learning Effort Algorithm for Real-Time Non-Interfering Based Diagnostic Technique
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES
    4. DYNAMIC, REAL-TIME, AND NON-INTERFERING DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUE
    5. EXPERIMENTS
    6. RESULTS
    7. CONCLUSION
  21. Chapter 16: A FAQ-Based e-Learning Environment to Support Japanese Language Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RELATED WORKS
    4. LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOCUSING ON LEARNER QUESTIONS
    5. SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION
    6. EVALUATION
    7. CHANGE IN TEACHER WORKLOAD
    8. CONCLUSION
  22. Chapter 17: Improve Oral Training
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. 3. METHODOLOGY
    5. 4. EMPIRICAL RESEARCH
    6. 5. DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  23. Chapter 18: Addressing Challenges in Web Accessibility for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WEB ACCESSIBILITY AND TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT
    4. THE WAVES SYSTEM
    5. PAGE ANALYSIS AND RESTRUCTURING
    6. THE SYSTEM PROTOTYPE
    7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
  24. Chapter 19: The Development of Educational Environment Suited to the Japan-Specific Educational Service Using Requirements Engineering Techniques
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CFIVE
    4. CONCLUSION
  25. Chapter 20: An EUD Approach to the Design of Educational Games
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION AND MOTIVATION
    3. RELATED WORK
    4. EXCURSION-GAME FOR AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK
    5. THE EUD APPROACH
    6. CONCLUSION
  26. Chapter 21: Information Security Awareness On-Line Materials Design with Knowledge Maps
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
  27. Chapter 22: A Study of the Predictive Relationships between Faculty Engagement, Learner Satisfaction and Outcomes in Multiple Learning Delivery Modes
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. FACULTY ENGAGEMENT AS THE PRECURSOR OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
    3. DISCUSSION
    4. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  28. Compilation of References
  29. About the Contributors