You are previewing Virtual Learning Environments.
O'Reilly logo
Virtual Learning Environments

Book Description

As the world rapidly moves online, sectors from management, industry, government, and education have broadly begun to virtualize the way people interact and learn. Virtual Learning Environments: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications is a three-volume compendium of the latest research, case studies, theories, and methodologies within the field of virtual learning environments. As networks get faster, cheaper, safer, and more reliable, their applications grow at a rate that makes it difficult for the typical practitioner to keep abreast. With a wide range of subjects, spanning from authors across the globe and with applications at different levels of education and higher learning, this reference guide serves academics and practitioners alike, indexed and categorized easily for study and application.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editor-in-Chief
    2. Associate Editors
    3. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. Preface
  6. Section 1: Fundamental Concepts and Theories
    1. Chapter 101: Virtual Learning Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND WEB 2.0
      3. VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT COMPLEXITY
      4. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 102: Distance Learning Courses
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Student and Instructor Perspectives
      4. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 103: An Overview of Learning Management Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LMS GROWTH
      4. FEATURES OF AN LMS
      5. LMS ADVANTAGES
      6. LMS LIMITATIONS
      7. EVALUATING AND SELECTING AN LMS
      8. DEPLOYING AN LMS
      9. COMMERCIAL ACADEMIC LMS VENDORS
      10. COMMERCIAL NON-ACADEMIC LMS VENDORS
      11. OPEN SOURCE LMS
      12. CONCLUSION
      13. LMS COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
    4. Chapter 104: Blended Learning Revisited
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BLENDED LEARNING EXAMPLES ON EDUCATION
      4. LEVELS IN ACTIVITY INVOLVEMENT AND RESULTS
      5. FURTHER STEPS: FROM BLENDED TO MOBILE LEARNING
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 105: The Evolution of E-learning Management Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. E-LEARNING
      4. THE HUMAN-CENTRED LEARNING
      5. DISCUSSION- ACT 1
      6. THE EVOLUTION OF E-LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
      7. DISCUSSION- ACT 2
      8. DISCUSSION- ACT 3
      9. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 106: Preparing Faculty for a Learning Management System Transition
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. PREPARING EDUCATION FACULTY FOR A LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TRANSITION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DATA COLLECTION
      5. FINDING COMMON GROUND: ISSUES AND STRATEGIES
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX
    7. Chapter 107: Web 2.0 and Professional Development of Academic Staff
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE CONCEPT OF WEB 2.0
      4. LIVING AND TEACHING IN A CONNECTED WORLD
      5. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
      6. ENGAGING WITH STUDENTS
      7. MOVING TOWARD WEB 2.0
      8. WHO IS MANAGING THE LEARNING?
      9. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 108: Formal and Informal Learning Flows Cohesion in Web 2.0 Environment
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Methodology
      5. Results
      6. Survey Analysis
      7. The Impact of the Proposed Technological Solution on Students’ Achievements
      8. Conclusion and Future Work
    9. Chapter 109: Innovative Instructional Strategies with the Use of Technology for Adult Learners
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE CONTEXT OF INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY INTO INSTRUCTION
      4. STAGES OF TECHNOLOGY ADAPTATION AND INSTRUCTION
      5. TECHNOLOGY-BASED RESOURCES FOR INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
      6. DELIVERY OF INSTRUCTION
      7. TRENDS
      8. CONCLUSION
    10. Chapter 110: An Approach for Analysing Interactions within Virtual Learning Communities
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE BACKGROUND
      4. THE METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH
      5. THE INTERACTION ANALYSIS MODEL: TAM
      6. THE APPLICATION OF THE INTERACTION ANALYSIS MODEL
      7. CONCLUSION
    11. Chapter 111: Collaborative Learning and Concept Mapping for Language Teaching
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COLLABORATIVE LEARNING AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING
      4. CONCEPT MAPPING FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING / TEACHING
      5. WHAT IS LAPLI AND WHO IS IT FOR?
      6. METHODOLOGIES INVOLVED IN LAPLI
      7. LAPLI´S ACTIVITIES
      8. THE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND RESEARCH QUESTION
      9. RESULTS
      10. FUTURE TRENDS
      11. CONCLUSION
    12. Chapter 112: “You Can Lead the Horse to Water, but … ”
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WEB 2.0, GENERATION V, AND E-LEARNING
      4. CHANGING PRACTICES IN PEDAGOGY AND INSTITUTIONAL USE OF TECHNOLOGIES
      5. WEB 2.0, TRADITIONAL LMS, AND OPEN SOURCE (MOODLE)
      6. “SAFE” VS. “OPEN” VIRTUAL LEARNING SPACES: PEDAGOGICAL AND INSTITUTIONAL IMPLICATIONS
      7. EFFECTIVE USE OF WEB 2.0 TOOLS
      8. CONCLUSION
    13. Chapter 113: Virtual Learning Environments
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. A Knowledge Development Model for Virtual Environments
      4. Digital Environments Designed for Learning: Considerations for Practice
      5. Conclusion
  7. Section 2: Development and Design Methodologies
    1. Chapter 201: Didactic Design Pattern
      1. Abstract
      2. Didactic Design Pattern: Anonymous and Non-Anonymous Feedback
      3. Pattern: Anonymous and Non-Anonymous Feedback
      4. Didactic Motivation
      5. Context
      6. Forces
      7. Solution
      8. Implementation
      9. Reflexion of the Didactic Design Pattern
      10. Known Uses
    2. Chapter 202: Designing for Social Interaction and Social Competence in a 3D-VLE
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      6. SUMMARY
    3. Chapter 203: Building a Framework for an English Language Course in an LMS with SCORM Compliant Learning Objects and Activities
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ADAPTIVE HYPERMEDIA FOR THEORY AND PRACTICE EXPLOITATION
      4. LANGUAGE ACQUISITION WITNIN THE FRAMEWORK OF BLENDED LEARNING
      5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 204: Design and Implementation of Multiplatform Mobile-Learning Environment as an Extension of SCORM 2004 Specifications
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. SCORM 2004
      5. Extension of SCORM 2004 to Mobile Environments
      6. System Implementation
      7. Trial Experiments
      8. Conclusion
    5. Chapter 205: The Recursive Knowledge Development Model for Virtual Environments
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Digital Intelligence: A Response to Digital Environments
      4. The Conflict
      5. Digital Environments Designed for Learning: Supporting Theories
      6. Cognitive Theories
      7. Virtual Environments Designed for Learning: Considerations for Practice
    6. Chapter 206: Virtual Learning Environment (ClassSim) Examined Under the Frame of Andragogy
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. BACkground
      4. THE ASSUMPTIONS OF ANDRAGOGY EXAMINED IN CONNECTION WITH EXAMPLES OF PRE-SERVICE TEACHER LEARNING
      5. Future Research Directions
      6. Conclusion
    7. Chapter 207: Objective-Oriented Assessment in Desire2Learn for Quality Matters
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. LITERATURE REVIEW
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SETTING THE STAGE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES
    8. Chapter 208: Supporting Mobile Access to VLE Resources through MobiGlam
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Mobile Access to Learning Services in Higher Education
      4. The Evaluation Context
      5. Background and Pre-Use Feedback
      6. Post-use Feedback
      7. Conclusion
    9. Chapter 209: MobiGlam
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Usability Requirements for Mobile Learning
      4. How to Design for Mobile Learning?
      5. An Outline of a Solution
      6. Adaptivity Techniques
      7. Experiences
    10. Chapter 210: Integrating Ontology-Based Content Management into a Mobilized Learning Environment
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. SECTION ONE: BACKGROUND
      4. SECTION TWO: CONTENT DEVELOPMENT WITH ONTOLOGIES
      5. Conclusion
    11. Chapter 211: The Design of Learning Materials within Small Scale Projects
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE CASE STUDY
      5. ISSUES, PROBLEMS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    12. Chapter 212: An Architecture for Learning Environments Based on the Lightweight Integration of Intelligent Agents
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION TO MULTI-AGENT AND LIGHTWEIGHT SYSTEMS
      3. MULTI-AGENT SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURES: TRADITIONAL AND LIGHTWEIGHT INTEGRATION
      4. LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS BASED ON LIGHTWEIGHT INTEGRATION: HOW DOES IT WORK?
      5. EXAMPLES OF LIGHTWEIGHT INTEGRATION
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    13. Chapter 213: Object Design in Virtual Immersive Environments
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PROBLEMS, SOLUTIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS, REFLECTIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    14. Chapter 214: SOA-Frameworks for Modular Virtual Learning Environments
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY AND IMPLEMENTATION
      4. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
  8. Section 3: Tools and Technologies
    1. Chapter 301: Second Life Brought to Life
      1. Abstract
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    2. Chapter 302: Science through Second Life
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION and FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    3. Chapter 303: Supporting Virtual Collaborative Learning using Collaboration Scripts and Content Schemes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Virtual Collaborative Learning
      4. Structuring Virtual Collaboration with Collaboration Scripts and Content Schemes
      5. Summary and FuTURE rESEARCH dIRECTIONS
      6. Conclusion and Practical Implications
    4. Chapter 304: CSCL Techniques in Collaborative Virtual Environments
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Comparative Study of CVE Platforms
      5. Theoretical Validation of Second Life Potential to Support Collaborative E-Learning Scenarios
      6. Features Implemented Into Second Life
      7. Conclusion
    5. Chapter 305: Using a Process-Aware Information System to Support Collaboration in Mobile Learning Management Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PROCESS-AWARE INFORMATION SYSTEMS THAT SUPPORT COLLABORATION
      4. INTERNAL ORGANIZATION IN LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: MOODLE CASE STUDY
      5. PROBLEM DESCRIPTION
      6. ANALYSIS OF ALTERNATIVES
      7. PLATFORM-INDEPENDENT ARCHITECTURE
      8. IMPLEMENTATION
    6. Chapter 306: Strategies of LMS Implementation at German Universities
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TWO APPROACHES OF LMS IMPLEMENTATION IN GERMAN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
      4. SERVICES AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT
      5. CASE-STUDIES
      6. THE CASE STUDY UNIVERSITIES: AN OVERVIEW
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. OUTLOOK
      9. Explanation of Key Terms
    7. Chapter 307: Interoperability Approach in E-Learning Standardization Processes
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 308: Using Moodle to Teach Constructivist Learning Design Skills to Adult Learners
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Conclusion
    9. Chapter 309: Short Message Services for Supporting Student Learning
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EDUCATIONAL CONTEXT
      4. LEARNING NEEDS
      5. ARTEFACTING INTERNAL DIALOGUE
      6. MOBILE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
      7. BLENDING CONNECTIVITY, INTERACTIVITY AND MOBILITY
      8. SEAMLESS INTEGRATION OF PRIVATE and PUBLIC SPACES
      9. INTERFACING MOBILITY WITH LMS
      10. IMPLEMENTATION MODEL OF BLENDED MOBILE LEARNING WITH LMS
      11. SHORT MESSAGE SERVICES (SMS) IN LMS
      12. VIRTUAL NOTICEBOARD
      13. COLLABORATIVE MOBILE MEMOS
      14. COLLABORATIVE-NETWORKED LEARNING
      15. PODCAST-MEDIATED REFLECTION
      16. DISCUSSION
      17. CONCLUSION
    10. Chapter 310: ClassSim
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. Conclusion
    11. Chapter 311: The Utilization of Concept Maps as Knowledge Systematization and Text-Authoring Tools in Collaboration-Based Educational Processes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHAT IS THE EUREKA, WHERE THE LOLA EXPERIMENT WITH CONCEPT MAPPING OCCURRED?
      4. SOME THEORETICAL BACKGROUND ABOUT CONCEPT MAPS
      5. THE ENRICHING OF THE LOLA WITH CONCEPT MAPS: SOME INFORMATION ON THE DEVELOPED EXPERIMENT
      6. SOME CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT THE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      7. STUDENT FEEDBACK ON THE USE OF CONCEPT MAPS IN LOLA’s PROCEDURES
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. FINAL CONSIDERATIONS
    12. Chapter 312: Hybrid Dialog
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Background
      4. Hybrid Dialog: A Didactic Setting to Implement a Feedback Loop in Large Lecture Classes
      5. Implementing a Dialogical Setting Using the LMS OLAT
      6. Practical Implications
      7. CONCLUSION
    13. Chapter 313: An Extendible Simulation Game to Promote Team Spirit on Mobile Computing Devices
      1. Abstract
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. RELATED WORKS
      4. 3. THE DETAILED SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE OF OUR SIMULATION GAME
      5. 4. THE PROTOTYPE IMPLEMENTATION & EVALUATION
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 4: Utilization and Application
    1. Chapter 401: A Case Study of Infusing Web 2.0 Tools for Blended Learning
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Literature Review
      4. Research Methodology
      5. Data Analysis and Results
      6. Conclusion and Future Directions
    2. Chapter 402: Social Orthotics for Youth with ASD to Learn in a Collaborative 3D VLE
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SOCIAL ORTHOTICS
      5. USABILITY TESTING
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH AND DESIGN
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 403: Applying E-learning Technologies to Library Information Literacy Instruction
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. Future Developments
      5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 404: Effects of Feedback on Learning Strategies in Learning Journals
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Research Hypotheses
      4. Method
      5. Results
      6. Discussion
    5. Chapter 405: Towards Mobile Learning Applications Integration with Learning Management Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. THE NEW GENERATION LEARNING APPLICATIONS
      3. THE NEED FOR INTEGRATION OF LEARNING APPLICATIONS WITH LMS
      4. LEARNING INTEROPERABILITY STANDARDS
      5. A CASE OF STUDY: THE CAMPUS PROJECT
      6. DESIGNING A WEBSERVICES ARCHITECTURE FOR MOODLE: MOODLE-DFWSs
      7. MOODBILE: THE MOODLE MOBILE CLIENT
      8. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 406: Video-Enriched Learning Experiences for Performing Arts Students
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Research Framework
      5. Performing Arts
      6. Dance Students
      7. Music Students
      8. Lessons Learned
      9. Ways Forward
      10. Conclusion
    7. Chapter 407: Virtual Worlds and Avatars for the development of Primary Foreign Languages and Primary Foreign Languages for the Development of Real Children
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
    8. Chapter 408: Online Support for Students’ Writing Skills Development in a Technical Communication Introductory Module
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Introduction
      3. Background: support for writing skills
      4. The Module: Principles of Professional and Technical Communication and Information Design
      5. future research directions
      6. Conclusion
    9. Chapter 409: Online Delivery of Deaf Studies Curricula in Ireland at Third Level
      1. Abstract
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. IRISH SIGN LANGUAGE
      4. EUDICO LINGUISTIC ANNOTATOR (ELAN)
      5. ONLINE ARCHITECTURE FOR SIGNED LANGUAGE LEARNING
      6. ASSESSMENT OF DEAF STUDENTS: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE
      7. EVOLVING THE FRAMEWORK
      8. SUMMARY
    10. Chapter 410: Mode Neutral
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE
      5. MODE NEUTRAL PEDAGOGY
      6. SE = RT + CD + CL
      7. CASE STUDY
      8. LEARNING EXPERIENCE
      9. LEARNING SPACE: THE VLE
      10. LEARNER COMMUNICATION
      11. CASE STUDY CONDITIONS
      12. FUTURE TRENDS
    11. Chapter 411: Integrating New Open Source Assessment Tools into dotLearn LMS
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND AND STARTING POINT
      4. NEW TOOL FOR EVALUATION MANAGEMENT
      5. NEW TOOL TO CREATE ONLINE EXAMINATIONS
      6. Future Research Directions
      7. Conclusion
    12. Chapter 412: Teaching Off-Line Digital Video Editing On-Line
      1. Abstract
      2. 1 Introduction
      3. 2 Virtual Learning within Contemporary Higher Education
      4. 3 Existing Interventions
      5. 4 Postproduction VLEs
      6. 5 Asset generation and contextualisation for the i-mpact VLE
      7. 6 Description of the i-mpact VLE
      8. 7 Pedagogic approaches within the i-mpact VLE
      9. 8 Conclusion
    13. Chapter 413: 3D Virtual Learning Environment for Engineering Students
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Conclusion
    14. Chapter 414: Improvement of Engineering Students Education by E-learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND: ENGINEERING EDUCATION AND CHANGES
      3. SETTING THE STAGE: E-LEARNING AND ENGINEERING STUDENTS
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. APPENDIX: SUPPORTING MATERIAL
  10. Section 5: Organizational and Social Implications
    1. Chapter 501: Collaborating to Learn
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Background of the STEM-ICT 3D Project
      4. The STEM-ICT 3D Project
      5. FuTURE dIRECTIONS
      6. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 502: Collaborative E-Learning Techniques
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TRADITIONAL COLLABORATIVE LEARNING
      4. COMPUTER SUPPORTED COLLABORATIVE LEARNING
      5. MOODLE AND OPENSIM: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 503: The Student Perspective
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 504: The Students’ Participation in WebCT
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. THE STUDY
      5. THE RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 505: Implementing and Promoting Blended Learning in Higher Education Institutions
      1. Abstract
      2. GENERATIONS OF EDUCATIONAL DELIVERY MODES
      3. COMPARING DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO BLENDED LEARNING
      4. BLENDED LEARNING IN THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT AT HKIED
      5. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 506: Virtual Learning Environments for Culture and Intercultural Competence
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CULTURAL AND INTERCULTURAL LEARNING
      4. VIRTUAL CULTURAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
      5. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 507: Examining Race Hate Crime with Students using a Cross Cultural International Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Introduction
      3. The Importance of Cultural Competence
      4. Understanding the Virtual Learning Environment
      5. The Structure of the Online Race Conference
      6. Student Evaluation
      7. Discussion
      8. Solutions and Recommendations
      9. Conclusion
      10. APPENDIX
    8. Chapter 508: Benchmarking Online Learning Practices in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESEARCH QUESTIONS
      4. REVIEW OF LITERATURE
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. RESULTS
      7. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
      8. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY
    9. Chapter 509: Knowledge Access and Interaction Evolution in Virtual Learning Communities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF VIRTUAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES
      5. COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
      6. STUDY INTERACTION IN VIRTUAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES BY USING AN AGENT-BASED APPROACH
      7. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    10. Chapter 510: Collaborative Knowledge Construction in Virtual Learning Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COLLABORATIVE KNOWLEDGE CONSTRUCTION IN VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
      4. DESIGNING COURSES WITH MOODLE UTILISING COLLABORATION TOOLS
      5. ICT4T ONLINE COURSE: A GOOD PRACTICE EXAMPLE OF CONSTRUCTIVIST COURSE DESIGN
      6. EVALUATION RESULTS
      7. CONCLUSION
    11. Chapter 511: Plagiarism Detection Tools in Learning Management Systems
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Plagiarism Detection Tools: Architecture and User Trials
      5. Future Research Directions
      6. CONCLUSION
    12. Chapter 512: E-Learning for ICT Group Work in a Blended Learning Environment
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. The Blended Learning Context
      4. Literature Review
      5. Methodology
      6. Discussions and Findings
      7. Conclusion
      8. Appendix
    13. Chapter 513: Effects of Virtual World Environments in Student Satisfaction
      1. Abstract
      2. 1. Introduction
      3. 2. Research Rationale
      4. 3. Method
      5. 4. Result
      6. 5. Lessons Achieved
      7. 6. Conclusion and Implications
    14. Chapter 514: Individual and Collaborative Approaches in E-Learning Design
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Cognition: Its Nature and Significance
      5. Cultural and Social Influences
      6. E-Learning Design: A Psycho-Socio-Technical Approach
      7. Primary Study
      8. Future Trends
      9. Conclusion
      10. Appendix A
      11. Appendix B
  11. Section 6: Managerial Impact
    1. Chapter 601: Using a Learning Management System to Facilitate Learning Outcomes Assessment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. The eOutcomes Case Study
      3. Findings
      4. APPENDIX A
      5. APPENDIX B
    2. Chapter 602: Security and Privacy Management for Learning Management Systems
      1. Abstract
      2. Motivation
      3. Security and Privacy Goals in LMS Infrastructures
      4. Implementing and Operating LMS Security and Privacy
      5. LMS Usage Across Organizational Borders
      6. Summary and Outlook
    3. Chapter 603: Building and Maintaining Human Capital with Learning Management Systems
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Human Capital and Learning Management Systems
      4. A Human Capital Perspective on Training and Learning
      5. IT-based Learning Management Systems
      6. Research Method
      7. A Case Study of CEM’s Learning Management System
      8. Conclusion
    4. Chapter 604: Managing Case-Based Learning with Interactive Case Study Libraries
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Case-Based Learning
      4. Managing Case-Based Learning
      5. An Example: Managing Usability Case Study (UCS) with Usability Case Library
      6. Discussions
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 605: Adapting Three-Dimensional-Virtual World to Reach Diverse Learners in an MBA Program
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Conclusion
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. Chapter 606: Incorporating “World View” into the LMS or CMS is Best
      1. Executive Summary
      2. Organization Background
      3. An Example
      4. Solutions and Recommendations
      5. Lessons Learned
      6. Current, Future, and Related Challenges
      7. Mini Cases
    7. Chapter 607: Understanding Human Factors in Systems Selection and Implementation
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Systems Implementation, Power and Discourse: A Review of the Literature
      4. Methodology
      5. Selecting and Implementing the Learning Management System: A Case Study
      6. Utilising Social Dramas as a Mode of Analysis
      7. Discussion
      8. Conclusion
    8. Chapter 608: Mobile Learning Management Systems in Higher Education
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Background
      4. THE MOBILE MOODLE
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. Conclusion
    9. Chapter 609: Integrating the LMS in Service Oriented eLearning Systems
      1. Abstract
      2. 1. Introduction
      3. 2. State of Art
      4. 3. Network Architecture
      5. 4. Programming Exercises Resolution Environment
      6. 5. ELearning Services
      7. 6. Integration and Validation
      8. 7. Conclusion
    10. Chapter 610: Monitoring Students’ Activity and Performance in Online Higher Education
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. The European Higher Education Area
      4. Using E-Learning Platforms in Higher Education
      5. Importance of Monitoring Learning Processes
      6. Monitoring Tools Available in Major E-Learning Platforms
      7. Information Needed in Monitoring Processes
      8. Some Useful Graphs for a Monitoring Model
      9. Conclusion
    11. Chapter 611: An Organizational Knowledge Circulation Management System for Universities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Introduction
      3. Conclusion
    12. Chapter 612: Faculty Reflections on Decision-Making and Pedagogical Use of Online Activities in Teacher Education
      1. Abstract
      2. RESEARCH ON ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE COMMUNICATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION
      3. METHODOLOGY AND DATA COLLECTION
      4. FACULTY USE OF ONLINE ACTIVITIES IN TEACHER EDUCATION COURSES
      5. FACULTY DECISIONS WHEN USING ONLINE ACTIVITIES IN TEACHER EDUCATION COURSES
      6. FACTORS INFLUENCING FACULTY DECISIONS WHEN USING ONLINE ACTIVITIES
      7. DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATORS
      8. DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
    13. Chapter 613: Analyzing functionalities of Course Management Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ESSENTIAL CMS FEATURES
      4. SECURITY
      5. USER-FRIENDLINESS
      6. WEB-AUTHORING TOOLS
      7. SUMMARY
    14. Chapter 614: Effective Design and Delivery of Learning Materials in Learning Management Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Managing Learning Activities
      4. Lesson-Related Monitoring Activities
      5. Sequence-Related Monitoring Activities
      6. Learner-Related Monitoring Activities
      7. Assessment
      8. Conclusion
  12. Section 7: Critical Issues
    1. Chapter 701: But Do They Want Us in “Their” World?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESULTS
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 702: Caring in the Zone
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE ETHIC OF CARE
      4. AET ZONE AT APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY
      5. AFFORDANCES OF 3D IMMERSIVE ENVIRONMENTS FOR THE FACILITATION OF CARING RELATIONSHIPS
      6. THE ESSENTIAL CONTEXT FOR CARE: SOCIAL PRESENCE IN VIRTUAL WORLDS
      7. CARE-FOCUSED DIALOGUE IN VIRTUAL WORLDS
      8. VIRTUAL WORLDS AND THE MORAL CONTEXT OF LEARNING
      9. DESIGN FOR FACILITATION OF CARING RELATIONSHIPS
      10. FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR RESEARCH
      11. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 703: Integrating Culture with E-Learning Management System Design
      1. Executive Summary
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. Case description
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. CURRENT and FUTURE CHALLENGES
      6. Mini Cases
    4. Chapter 704: Enculturation of the Utilization of Learning Management System
      1. Abstract
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. Setting the Stage
      4. Case description: INTEGRATION OF LMS IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    5. Chapter 705: Towards Learning ‘Self’ and Emotional Knowledge in Social and Cultural Human-Agent Interactions
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CULTURAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING FOR SOCIAL AGENTS
      5. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 706: Dialogues and Perception of Intersubjectivity in a Small Group
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Introduction
      3. Literature review
      4. EPISTEMOLOGY FOR KNOWLEDGE-BUILDING THROUGH AN ONLINE DISCOURSE PROCESS
      5. POLYPHONY FOR PERCEPTION OF INTERSUBJECTIVITY WITHIN AN ONLINE DISCOURSE PROCESS
      6. Methodology
      7. RESEARCH SETTING
      8. GROUP SAMPLING
      9. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND PROCEDURE
      10. DATA COLLECTION AND CODING SCHEMA
      11. Data analysis ELUCIDATING THE ROLE OF PRIOR KNOWLEDGE IN 13 DIALOGUES AND THEIR LENGTH
      12. IDENTIFYING THE ROLE OF QOC IN 13 DIALOGUES AND THEIR LENGTH
      13. NEGOTIATING INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES AND SELECTING A RESEARCH TOPIC INVOLVING LIFE EXPERIENCES
      14. DIALOGICAL SELF SOCIALLY CONSTRUCT KNOWLEDGE AND SET THE SELF POSITION TO SOLVE THEIR OWN PROBLEMS FOLLOWING TEACHER REVIEW AND FEEDBACK.
      15. Results and Discussion RESULTS
      16. DISCUSSION
      17. Conclusion
    7. Chapter 707: Constructivism in Synchronous and Asynchronous Virtual Learning Environments for a Research Methods Course
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Literature Review
      4. Results and Discussion
      5. Conclusion
    8. Chapter 708: At the Intersection of Learning
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCEPTUALIZING ACADEMIC 3D VIRTUAL IMMERSIVE LIBRARIES
      5. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    9. Chapter 709: Collaboration and the Use of Three Dimensional Interface within a Virtual Learning Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCEPTUAL UNDERPINNINGS
      4. METHOLOGY
      5. Discussion of Findings
      6. Summary of Findings
      7. Implications
      8. Future Directions for Research
      9. Conclusion
    10. Chapter 710: Technophobe to Technophile…Entering the Internet Culture
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. Problem Statement
      5. The Case
      6. Summary of the Case
      7. CHALLENGES FOR THE FUTURE
    11. Chapter 711: Three Stages in the Social Construction of Virtual Learning Environments
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background: Small Schools in Rural Communities
      4. Theoretical Implications: The Integration of Actual and Virtual Learning Environments through Cybercells
      5. Conclusion
    12. Chapter 712: Disability Standards and Guidelines for Learning Management Systems
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LMS AND ACCESSIBILITY
      5. CASE STUDY: EVALUATION OF ACCESSIBILITY IN MOODLE LMS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH
      8. Appendix: Table 2 with Summary of Expert and User Evaluations
    13. Chapter 713: The Centralisation Dilemma in Educational IT
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Centralisation and VLEs
      4. The Decentralised Model
      5. The Centralisation–Decentralisation Debate
      6. Conclusion
  13. Section 8: Emerging Trends
    1. Chapter 801: Into the Great Wide Open
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Baseline Concepts
      4. Towards an Responsive Open Learning Architecture
      5. Conclusion and Future Research Directions
    2. Chapter 802: Formula Editors and Handwriting in Mathematical E-Learning
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Background
      4. THE USE of media in the delta program
      5. Solutions and Recommendations
      6. Conclusion
    3. Chapter 803: Homo Virtualis
      1. Abstract
      2. A Composite Virtual Social-Learning-Environment Case
      3. Brief Description of Seven Research Sources
      4. Study 1: The Educators Coop: Developing a community of practice in the shared virtual environment of SL (2007 – on-going)
      5. Study 2: The Influence of Virtual Self-Representations on Language Use, Test Performance, and Perceptions of Embodiment (Pena et al., 2009)
      6. Study 3: Girlstart IT Summer Academy in SL for Social Change and Gender Equity (2008)
      7. Study 4: Exploring Learning in SL in an Interdisciplinary Communication Course (Jarmon et al., 2008; Jarmon et al., 2009)
      8. Study 5: OLLI: Aging, Lifelong Learning, and the Virtual World of SL (Jarmon, et al., in press)
      9. Study 6: Exploring Problem-Based Experiential Learning in a Pharmacology and Toxicology Course in SL (on-going 2009)
      10. Study 7: Exploring Experiential Learning and Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Design Courses in SL (on-going 2009)
      11. Homo virtualis: Embodiment in a Sociotechnical System
      12. Social Interaction and Improvisation
      13. Conclusion
    4. Chapter 804: A Comparative Study on LMS Interoperability
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LMS EVOLUTION
      4. COMPARISON FRAMEWORK
      5. LEARNING CONTENT MANAGEMENT FACET
      6. ACADEMIC MANAGEMENT FACET
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 805: Course Management Systems in Transition
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. LITERATURE REVIEW
      3. METHOD
      4. RESULTS
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. Chapter 806: Enhancing Electronic Examinations through Advanced Multiple-Choice Questionnaires
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Background
      4. COMPARISON OF CONSTRUCTED-RESPONSES QUESTIONS AND PAIRED MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. Conclusion
    7. Chapter 807: Mentoring the Next Generation
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. CASE DESCRIPTION
      4. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      5. LESSONS LEARNED
    8. Chapter 808: Surveillance in the Virtual Classroom
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FINDINGS
      5. FUTURE TRENDS
      6. CONCLUSION
    9. Chapter 809: Improving the Tracking of Student Participation and Effort in Online Learning
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Student Tracking Research
      4. Existing Student Tracking Technology
      5. Research ON IMPROVING Student Tracking Technology
      6. Future Directions
      7. Conclusion
    10. Chapter 810: Screencasting for Mathematics Online Learning
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. Context: Distance Education at the University in the Past
      5. Case Study: Operations Research
      6. Screencasting in Response to a Student Enquiry on the Online Forum
      7. Screencasting to Provide Short Snippets for Study Material
      8. Implications of Introducing Screencasting
      9. Conclusion
    11. Chapter 811: From Active Reading to Active Dialogue
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Introduction
      3. The dynamics of online discussion
      4. Problems of existing forums
      5. Marginalia
      6. Methodology
      7. Observations from initial trial classes
      8. Future research and development
      9. Conclusion
    12. Chapter 812: The “Trigger” Experience
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background: Mobile Communication
      4. Future Applications for Trigger in Education
      5. Conclusion
    13. Chapter 813: An Exploratory Study of Student Self-Assessment in an Online Learning Context
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Introduction
      3. Literature Review
      4. Results and Discussions
      5. Reflection of the Teacher Researcher
    14. Chapter 814: Evaluations of Online Learning Activities Based on LMS Logs
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS
      4. VARIOUS LEVELS OF ANALYSIS
      5. REFINING OUR eLEARNING STRATEGIES
      6. CONCLUSION
  14. Index