Augmented Reality Environments in Learning, Communicational and Professional Contexts in Higher Education

This paper explores educational and professional uses of augmented learning environment concerned with issues of training and entertainment.We analyze the state-of-art research of some scenarios based on augmented reality. Some examples for the purpose of education and simulation are described. These applications show that augmented reality can be means of enhancing, motivating and stimulating learners’ […]

April 26, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research


Blogs as Eportfolio Platforms in Teacher Education: Affordances and Limitations Derived from Student

At the University of the Balearic Islands, in Ibiza local centre, an eportfolio project in Teacher Education has been implemented since the 2009-2010 school year. This article is based on the research of the two first school years (2009-2010 and 2010-11) of experimental implementation of blogs as electronic portfolios. The results reported are those related […]

April 26, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research


“I Am Offline”: Measuring Barriers To Open Online Learning In The Philippines

Open online learning provides new opportunities for students and teachers. However, research shows that completion rates in open online courses are typically low. This paper presents an empirical analysis of the degree of the barriers to open online learning. The respondents are teachers at the tertiary level in the Philippines who experienced a full distance […]

April 26, 2015 | Daily News, Government, Higher Education, K-12, Research


Set up your own digital media lab for next to nothing

Back when I was in school, class projects were limited to written reports, dioramas, and posters—things we could create with pencils, paper, Popsicle sticks, and glue. To say our students today have many more options available to them would be the understatement of the 21st century. eSchool News

April 19, 2015 | Daily News

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Conceptualising and measuring collaborative critical thinking on asynchronous discussion forums: Challenges and possible solutions

The use of asynchronous discussion forums (ADFs) is thought to assist in enhancing students’ collaborative learning and critical thinking throughout higher education. However, previous research has mainly focused on individual critical thinking while the investigation of critical thinking during group work has been generally overlooked. Furthermore, few studies have investigated critical thinking processes of the […]

April 19, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research


Distance Education for People with Visual Impairments

This paper studies the standards of higher Distance Education, focusing on the Hellenic Open University, for people who have visual impairments, so that it becomes fully accessible and thus helps reduce social exclusion. Specifically, it aims to study the operational context of Distance Education, the possibilities that modern technology provides the educational needs of the […]

April 19, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research


Eduonto: an ontology for Educational Assessment

The search for possible applications in the field of Education, by means of domain specific ontologies on the issues of assessment of learning (assessment) and system (evaluation), has been implemented through the construction, testing and evolution of an integrated learning environment called EduOntoWiki. It is supported by ontological structures related to science education based on […]

April 19, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research


Comparing Changes in Content Knowledge Between Online ProBLem Based Learning and Traditional Instruction in Undergraduate Health Professional Students

Problem Based Learning (PBL), a student centered instructional strategy, has been used as an effective pedagogical technique in the education of health care professionals to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application. PBL has also been proposed as an instructional method that provides for active and collaborative learning in the online environment. Current […]

April 19, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research


Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education: Effective Online Course Design to Assist Students’ Success

The purpose of this study was to apply the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education (Chickering & Gamson, 1991) to online course design to enhance students’ success in an online course. A survey was created to determine students’ perception of strategies and skills they perceived as important to complete an online course. The […]

April 19, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research


A different perspective in building tools to collect and share educational resources

Until now, a large amount of effort has been spent on structuring educational repositories. Standard metadata for learning objects have been provided and large databases have been deployed both from academia, and private organizations following mainly a content-centric approach. Vice-versa, a pedagogy-centric approach to the collection and sharing of learning resources still remains under-investigated. In […]

April 18, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research