Selection and use of domain ontologies in Learning Networks for Lifelong Competence Development
A general problem in life-long learning is how to develop flexible and adaptive learning content, and how to choose and deliver the most appropriate learning activities for the learner. In order to solve this problem, we need to have the proper knowledge model, and clear interpretation how to use it. One possible solution is to use IMS Learning Design for modelling the learning process and ontologies for representing the domain knowledge and competencies. In this paper we present one specific ap
Question and test interoperability - organization, reuse and management of assessments' contents
One of the modern trends in nowadays e-learning technologies and system development is toward creation of standards-based distributed computing applications. The presented paper examines ways of creation, organization, packaging, storage management and usage of e-learning courseware, regarding these modern elearning standards and technologies. It puts a special accent towards development and management of assessment contents. After a short overview and comparison of the standards and ways of the
Managing complexity of e-learning administration in
ARCADE (Architecture for Reusable Courseware Authoring and DElivery) is a Webbased e-learning platform specially targeted to the needs of distant education in universities and schools. This paper presents ARCADE in two aspects: as a system for distance learning and as a virtual university. The authors put accent on the way of organization of the education process as a whole while showing the power of the ARCADE platform. Moreover, there is discussed in details the administration of courses and s
Exigences épistémologiques des recherches en EIAO
De par l'objectif poursuivi, l'évaluation d'un environnement d'apprentissage EIAO ne peut être réalisée sur le seul plan informatique, elle doit poser et répondre à la question de la nature des connaissances construites par l'apprenant au cours de l'interaction avec le dispositif informatique. Cette évaluation est complexe et ne saurait se limiter à rendre compte de comportements. C'est la signification de ces comportements qui est en question, c'est-à-dire ce qu'ils témoignent des re
Automatically generated exercise pages
In order to generate an exercise page on a particular knowledge, exercises have to be indexed according to the knowledge useful to solve them. Hence, the main idea of this project is to use a problem solver, Argos, to help us deal with this indexation. Argos aims not only at solving geometry problems, but also writes their proofs just as a teacher or a pupil would. Consequently, the meaningful data have to be extracted from the proofs found by the solver. Argos automatically generates rules from
Is There a Policy for Networked Learning?
Networked learning is part of an emergent networked society. As such networked learning forms part of a wider debate concerning the nature of social processes, power and culture and their relationships with technology. The literature surrounding networked learning still reflects a technological determinist view. This paper takes issue with this view of the relationship between technology and social forms. The context of higher education has been changing alongside the introduction of new technol
Academic Use of Digital Resources: Disciplinary Differences and the Issue of Progression
This paper examines the use of digital resources by academics in UK Higher education. The explosive growth of the Internet and in particular the Web has led to a growth in speculation about networked and e-learning (Steeples and Jones 2003, Brown and Duguid 2000). Increasingly researchers have become aware of the ways the university resists such changes and provides a 'resourceful constraint' to the changes surrounding the introduction of networked learning (Brown and Duguid 2000, Cornford 2002)
Exploring the mathematics of motion through construction and collaboration.
In this paper we give a detailed account of the design principles and construction of activities designed for learning about the relationships between position, velocity and acceleration, and corresponding kinematics graphs. Our approach is model-based, that is, it focuses attention on the idea that students constructed their own models – in the form of programs – to formalise and thus extend their existing knowledge. In these activities, students controlled the movement of objects in a prog
Networked Identities: Understanding Different Types of Social Organisation and Movements Between Str
In this article we take up a critique of the concept of Communities of Practice voiced by several authors, who suggest that network may provide a better metaphor to understand social forms of organisation and learning. This critique we situate within a broader theoretical movement in socio-cultural learning theories. From this we identify some theoretical and analytical challenges to the network metaphor, which we explore and elaborate through an analysis of a Danish social networking site.
Organisational patterns for e-learning centres
In this paper we explore the notion of using organisational patterns in educational design for the development of e-learning centres. We are using patterns to discuss some of the key aspects concerning the implementation of an e-learning centre within an institution, with an emphasis on the purposes and pedagogical principles that will help to successfully support such an initiative. The research approach which informed our pattern development work includes use of a qualitative survey of a set o
Quelques méthodes d'intelligence artificielle pour la modélisation de l'élève
This paper presents some of the artificial intelligence techniques which have been used for student modeling : planning, machine learning, diagnosis and belief revision. Each technique is brie y described, then its application to student modeling is presented and illustrated by a few examples. The advantages and drawbacks of these methods are discussed. We end this survey with some directions for further researches.
Using computers to learn logic: undergraduates' experiences
Learning formal logic can be difficult for many students. This paper describes some ongoing research into a computer program designed to help computer science undergraduates learn the natural deduction style of formal reasoning. Data collection methods included observation and videotaping of workshops, interviews, written tests, surveys, and logging of program usage. The paper focuses on students' experiences using the program to assist proof construction. It was found that videotaping students
Surfen over glad ijs; ICT-implementatiestrategieën in het hoger onderwijs vanuit veranderkundig per
Not available,Sligte, H., Schoonenboom, J., Dekker, P.J., & Polder, K.-J. (Eds.). (2005). Surfen over glad ijs; ICT-implementatiestrategieën in het hoger onderwijs vanuit veranderkundig perspectief. [ICT implementation strategies in higher education from a change manag
The Holloway Series in Poetry - Honoring the Life and Work of Larry Eigner
When Larry Eigner arrived in this world "palsied from a hard birth" the accepted view was that the severity of his injury made him uneducable. An inspired bar-mitzvah gift of a 1940 Royal portable typewriter opened a pathway to his becoming a poet. This event celebrates the publication in four folio volumes of the Collected Poems of Larry Eigner. POETS/SPEAKERS. Robert Grenier, Lyn Hejinian, Richard Eigner, Rebecca Gaydos, Kit Robinson, Michael Davidson, George Hart, Albert Gelpi, Hillary Grav
David Ewing Duncan - The Experimental Man
"The Experimental Man: Cutting-Edge Scientific Research and Implications for Personalized Medicine" David Ewing Duncan - chief correspondent for public radio's BioTech Nation, contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, author, and director of UC Berkeley's Center for Life Science Policy - gives a fascinating talk on his journey to "physical self-discovery" to see what effects medical technologies will have on individuals, families, and cultures.
Interviewing Techniques in the Private Sector
Scott Williams, Executive Director, UGA Career Center
The Interview Process: Gaining Access to a Higher Education Position
Marian Higgins, Career Consultant & Diversity Coordinator, UGA Career Center and Merrily Dunn, Assoc. Professor, Department of Counseling and Human Development Services
Having a Mentor -- an Important Part of Your Learning Experience
Sylvia Hutchinson, Center for Teaching and Learning
Lecture 18 - 11/30/2010
This video tutorial demonstrates how to use the handwriting recognition features of Notebook which convert block or cursive handwriting into text. (2:25)