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Web-Based and Blended Educational Tools and Innovations

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The call to integrate web-based and blended tools into the classroom forces educators and researchers to rethink their assumptions about teaching—and education in general. Although a considerable amount of exploration has occurred in this field, the breadth and scope for dialogue and experimentation must be broadened.Web-Based and Blended Educational Tools and Innovations contributes to this search for better teaching methods by exploring the technical, social, cultural, organizational, human, cognitive, and commercial impact of technology in education. This volume outlines the impact of Web-based technology on the design, implementation, and evaluation of the learning and teaching process, as well as the development of new activities, relationships, skills, and competencies for the various actors that is implied in such processes.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Associate Editors and List of Reviewers
    1. Associate Editors
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
  6. Section 1: Design and Modeling Issues
    1. Chapter 1: An Exploration of the Social Web Environment for Collaborative Software Engineering Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND AND RELATED WORK
      4. A METHODOLOGY FOR COLLABORATIONS IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING EDUCATION USING SOCIAL WEB TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS
      5. DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Leadership, Collective Efficacy and Team Performance
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
    3. Chapter 3: Supporting Mobile Learners
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESEARCH DESIGN
      5. RESULTS - CYCLE ONE
      6. RESULTS - CYCLE TWO
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Exploring the Influence of Affiliation Motivation in the Effectiveness of Web-Based Courses
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. RESEARCH FRAMEWORK
      4. 3. AFFILIATION MOTIVATION AND WEB-BASED COURSES
      5. 4. RESEARCH METHOD
      6. 5. DATA ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
      7. 6. CONCLUSIONS AND PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS
  7. Section 2: Pedagogy, Learning, and Technology
    1. Chapter 5: Learning and Teaching Styles for Teaching Effectiveness
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FELDER-SILVERMAN LEARNING STYLE MODEL (FSLSM) THEORY
      4. TEACHING STYLES
      5. DATA ANALYSIS
    2. Chapter 6: An Exploratory Study of Blended Learning Activities in Two Classes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. THE STUDY
      5. ONLINE DISCUSSION
      6. DEBATES
      7. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    3. Chapter 7: The Effects of Combined Training of Web-Based Problem-Based Learning and Self-Regulated Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHOD
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 8: The Future of Immersive Instructional Design for the Global Knowledge Economy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 9: Crowdsourcing and Education with Relation to the Knowledge Economy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 3: Technology and Tools
    1. Chapter 10: Learning Through Sharing and Regulation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CASE BACKGROUND AND RESEARCH METHODS
      4. RESULTS
      5. DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 11: Evaluating e-Learning Initiatives
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. METHODS
      4. 3. RESULTS
      5. 4. DISCUSSION
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 12: Educational Services in Second Life
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND AND HYPOTHESES STATEMENTS
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 13: Learning Management Systems and Learning 2.0
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TOWARDS E-LEARNING 2.0
      4. A REVIEW OF LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN THE WEB 2.0 CONTEXT
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 14: Design and Evaluation of a Web-Based Tool for Teaching Computer Network Design to Undergraduates
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: A REVIEW OF SELECTED TOOLS
      4. WEBLAN-DESIGNER ARCHITECTURE AND FEATURES
      5. WEBLAN-DESIGNER: PRACTICE AND EVALUATION
      6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX
  9. Compilation of References
  10. About the Contributors