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SMATBOOK –THE FUTURE E-BOOK AND EDUCATONAL HYPERMEDIA
This paper presents a vision for the future of the e-books as part of the growing collective intelligence. The vision entails further development of technologies that will facilitate the creation and use of a new generation of ‘smart’ books: e-books that are evolving, highly interactive, customisable, adaptable, intelligent, and furnished with a rich set of collaborative authoring and reading support services. The proposed set of tools will be integrated into an intelligent framework for colla
Author(s): Koychev Ivan,Nikolov Roumen,Dicheva Darina

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E-LEARNING FOR E-LEARNING: REFLECTION ON TEACHER AND STUDENT EXPERIENCES IN AN E-LEARNING COURSE
The paper discusses design and implementation issues of a university course on elearning, delivered in mixed mode. Reflections on teacher and student experiences are made and conclusions are drawn with regard to content, delivery mode, instructional materials and online support.
Author(s): Nikolova Iliana,Nikolov Roumen,Kovatcheva Eugenia

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Towards a Model of the Digital University: A Generalized Net Model for Producing Course Timetables
In a series of research papers, the authors have studied some of the most important models of contemporary universities, such as: the research university, the entrepreneurial university and the digital university and construct their Generalized Net (GN) models. This paper is based on the casestudies of Sofia University, the Technical University of Munich and the University of Edinburgh. The main focus is to put the analysis of the processes of the functioning of a university which effectively in
Author(s): Shannon A.,Orozova D.,Atanassov K.,Krawczak M.,Mel

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A Model for European e-Competence Framework Development in a University Environment
The paper describes a model of implementation of the European e-Competence Framework in Sofia University by using the methodology and tools developed in the frames of the EC Sixth Framework European Integrated Project Ten- Competence. The work is a follow up activity of an internal university project for implementation a curricula in computing based on the ACM/IEEE recommendations.
Author(s): Nikolov Roumen

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DESIGNING A TOOLSET FOR THE PRIME VIRTUAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
The PRIME (Providing Real Integration in Multi-disciplinary Environments) project1 aims in modeling, creating and evaluation of a Virtual Business Environment (VBE) for learning the entire life cycle of products and processes for all involved stakeholders and for gaining practical experience in strategic manufacturing through serious gaming. The paper presents the overall architecture of the PRIME system. Further it discusses in more detail the design of the game toolset, which provides the user
Author(s): Boytchev Pavel,Bontchev Boyan,Nikolov Roumen,OLIVE

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Some Methodological Aspects of the Development of an ICT Research and Technology Development and Inn
The aim of this paper is to share the experience gained at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics (FMI), Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” (SU), in the up to now work within the scope of a project funded by the Capacities Specific Programme of FP7. At the first call for proposals of this Programme in 2007 the EC provided a grant to the project SISTER of SU, aimed at strengthening the research capacity of FMI in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The main go
Author(s): Nikolov Roumen,Gourova Elissaveta,Nisheva Maria

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Building skills for the knowledge society
The present paper takes into account the skills sets needed for the knowledge society, and the focus on ICT and e-business skills, innovation and knowledge management in organizations. It highlights the related challenges for learning providers, and in particular for regularly updating the higher education curricula and programs according to the labor market needs. The paper outlines two practical examples for provision of up-to-date training. The first one is related to designing knowledge mana
Author(s): Gourova Elissaveta,Antonova Albena,Nikolov Roumen

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CONCEPTUAL KMS ARCHITECTURE WITHIN ENTERPRISE 2.0 AND CLOUD COMPUTING
Today, the adoption of Enterprise 2.0 is not an option, but a must for knowledge-based organizations within the changing social paradigms. The new-coming generation of employees and customers expect technological proficiency to be part of the customer-centered business models. On their turn, organizations need to apply new forms of cooperation with their employees, customers, suppliers and partners. The knowledge is recognized as crucial resource and its efficient management determines sustainab
Author(s): Antonova Albena,Nikolov Roumen

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MODELING CONCEPT DESIGN OF INNOVATION PLATFORM
The transformation of the innovation processes is a fact and new forms of cooperation and partnership among companies and research community emerge. The paper presents a model of concept design of Innovation platform, based on the 4 networked innovation models. Knowledge management is a common approach, providing opportunity for better knowledge exploitation in innovation life-cycle and considering new types of cooperation among innovation seekers and innovation providers. The Innovation platfor
Author(s): Antonova Albena,Nikolov Roumen

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Human Factors and Innovation with Mobile Devices
Advancements in technology are a significant driving force in educational innovation, but a strong focus on technology means that human aspects and implications may not be given the attention they deserve. This chapter examines usability issues surrounding the use of mobile devices in learning. A key aim is to empower educators and learners to take control of personal devices and realise their potential in relation to teaching and learning. The background section reviews the development of usabi
Author(s): Kukulska-Hulme Agnes

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Mathematical Reasoning in a Technological Environment
Dynamic geometry software has been accused of contributing to an empirical approach to school geometry. However, used appropriately it can provide students with a visually rich environment for conjecturing and proving. Year 8 students who were novices with regard to geometric proof were able to exploit the features of Cabri Geometry II to assist them in formulating and proving in the context of Cabri simulations of mechanical linkages.
Author(s): Vincent Jill

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Would-Be Teachers' Competence in Applying ICT: Exposition and Preconditions for Development
Changes in educational technologies modify the role of the teacher and require new competencies. Scientific literature describes competence in using ICT as the wholeness of two structural components - basic and educational ICT competence. The conception has been considered conducting research on would-be teachers' competence in applying ICT. The article deals with the exposition of would-be teachers' competence in applying ICT in the process of teaching practice and focuses on the impact of stud
Author(s): Peciuliauskiene Palmira,Barkauskaite Marija

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Do students ideas about the antigen-antibody reaction change when they are gathered to design an exp
This study is a preliminary work before the development of the CoPEX software that helps students and teachers to design experimental procedure. To this date, there are no other intelligent learning environments for this task. An experiment was done in two high schools during an immunology course (a lecture and a practical work). It is done in ecological conditions during a laboratory session with students majoring in science (ISCED level 3A-16/18 years old). Students designed (imagined, wrote a
Author(s): Chapel Gwendaël,Marzin Patricia,Ney Muriel

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How can we take into account student conceptions of the facial angle in a palaeontology laboratory w
This study investigates student conceptions of the facial angle as a way to attain understanding elements of the theory of human evolution. The chosen laboratory work involved determining the species of a human cranium, and students had to design and write down their own experimental procedure. Three versions of the laboratory work were carried out leading to different student productions. Three aspects will be presented in the present paper, which are related to the three conceptual difficultie
Author(s): Marzin Patricia,de Vries Erica

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Supporting emergence of threaded learning conversations through augmenting Interactional and Sequent
In this article, we propose a structure of threaded learning conversations taking place in virtual learning communities. This new structure aims at facilitating the emergence of learning conversations in these learning communities. These threaded conversations take place in a forum-type tool that uses a tree data structure composed of threads to organize group communication. We identify two situations which discourage the emergence of the learning conversations taking place in threaded based too
Author(s): Reyes Pablo,Tchounikine Pierre

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First operational version of the web-based tool supporting argumentative collaboration towards learn
This document reports on the first operational version of CoPe_it!, the web-based tool supporting argumentative collaboration towards learning, which is being developed in the context of the PALETTE project. We present the functionality of the tool, the basic concepts behind it, as well as the various views and projections available for the visualization of the argumentative process. Some first results from the use of the tool are also provided. We conclude with a set of new functionality items,
Author(s): Karacapilidis Nikos,Tzagarakis Manolis,Nousia Dora

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Une approche pro-pédagogique du diagnostic cognitif dans les STI: conception, formalisation, et imp
In an Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS), issues related to the design and the implementation of the cognitive diagnosis (DC) of learner's behavior is addressed intuitively according to the specific goals of this STI. From a purely operational viewpoint, this approach is not really bad since the STIs arising from it, "work". However, when it comes to give to DC a pedagogical dimension in the human tutors, a look into perspective on more fundamental considerations promotes reflection in this direc
Author(s): Tchetagni Josephine

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E-Learning in (Austrian) Schools - Some Empirical Findings, Obstacles, Theses and Visions
Is E-Learning in Higher Education, the apparently cutting-edge place in applying and transformig the newest technologies in the educational field, already established and an indespensible part of teaching? The answer seems to be clearly Yes, subject to some contstraints which are immanent to all (educational) evolutions. But does this apply also to secondary education, where the approaches to establish E-Learning in schools are even more multifaceted, accompanied by top-down and bottom-up initia
Author(s): Micheuz Peter

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Remote Training via WEB for Operation and Maintenance of a Rain Monitoring Equipment using PHP and G
The aim of this paper is to present the development and implementation of an interactive environment via WEB for the training of non-centralized technician teams that work with the maintenance of ambient monitoring equipment. The case presented here is concerned to the network of Pluviologgers installed in the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil. The tools used for the construction of the WEB environment and, also, the requirements are detailed. The methodology and the techniques presented in this c
Author(s): Regis Adriano,Vieira Hamilton Justino,Ferreira Gol

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The Influence of Game Features on Collaborative Gaming: A Process-oriented approach
Game technology and design are creating powerful collaborative gaming experiences that can be exploited pedagogically. Building on a research trends from various fields, a process-oriented model is adopted to evaluate the instructional potential of games, considering both their surface and deep structure. Two experimental approaches are adopted. Through reflective evaluation the Neurocognitive skills employed, ‘Perceived Competence Facilitation’ and ‘Perceived usefulness’ of games are determ
Author(s): Bonanno Philip

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