Web-Based Education and Pedagogical Technologies: Solutions for Learning Applications

Web-Based Education and Pedagogical Technologies: Solutions for Learning Applications

Liliane Esnault (EM Lyon, France)
Release Date: November, 2007|Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 364
ISBN13: 9781599045252|ISBN10: 1599045257|EISBN13: 9781599045276|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-525-2


The rapid development and expansion of Web-based technologies has vast potential implications for the processes of teaching and learning world-wide. Technological advancements of Web-based applications strike at the base of the education spectrum; however, the scope of experimentation and discussion on this topic has continuously been narrow.

Web-Based Education and Pedagogical Technologies: Solutions for Learning Applications provides cutting-edge research on such topics as network learning, e-learning, managing Web-based learning and teaching technologies, and building Web-based learning communities. This innovative book provides researchers, practitioners, and decision makers in the field of education with essential, up-to-date research in designing more effective learning systems and scenarios using Web-based technologies.

Reviews and Testimonials

We have to cope with the increasing complexity of teaching situations. If we want to stay competitive, like any good professional in the world, we have to learn, and learn quickly."

– Liliane Esnault, EM Lyon, France

Esnault provides summaries of research on designing more effective learning systems and scenarios using web-based technologies. Contributors are academics in information systems management, cognitive science, computing, and information science, from around the world."

– Books News Inc. (2008)

The book will provide useful information for researchers, practitioners and decision makers in the field of education--especially those specialising in Web-based technologies in education.

– Linda Cloete, INFOBUZZ CC, Gauteng, South Africa

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Table of Contents
Chapter 1
Xueguang Ma, Roy Rada
The learning and accountability needs in a teacher education department drove the development of a novel, web-based Education Accountability System... Sample PDF
Web-Based Education Accountability System and Organisational Changes: An Actor-Network Approach
Chapter 2
Cecilia Mari, Sara Genone, Luca Mari
This paper analyzes the reciprocal influences between various teaching methodologies supported by information and communication technology (ICT) and... Sample PDF
E-Learning and New Teaching Scenarios: The Mediation of Technology Between Methodologies and Teaching Objectives
Chapter 3
Nory Jones, Gloria Vollmers
This paper shares the experiences and lessons learned from an experimental graduate class using web-based technologies that resulted in the... Sample PDF
Using Web-Based Technologies for Transformative Hybrid Distance Education
Chapter 4
Klarissa Ting-Ting Chang, John Lim, Yingqin Zhong
As an important avenue of the learning community, the web has enabled interaction among learners and facilitated learning processes. This paper... Sample PDF
Web-Based Interface Elements in Team Interaction and Learning: Theoretical and Empirical Analysis
Chapter 5
Claus Pahl
Software-mediated learning requires adjustments in the teaching and learning process. In particular active learning facilitated through interactive... Sample PDF
A Hybrid Method for the Analysis of Learner Behavior in Active Learning Environments
Chapter 6
Murali Shanker, Michael Y Hu
Distance education is now an integral part of offering courses in many institutions. With increasing access to the internet, the importance of... Sample PDF
Improving Teaching Effectiveness Using Distance Education Tools
Chapter 7
Adams Bodomo
It is demonstrated in this chapter that enhanced interactivity is the single most important reason why teachers should practise web-based teaching... Sample PDF
Instructional Interactivity in a Web-Based Learning Community
Chapter 8
Charlie Chen, Terry Ryan, Lorne Olfman
Organizations need effective and affordable software training. In face-to-face settings, behavior modeling is an effective, but expensive, training... Sample PDF
Online Behavior Modeling: An Effective and Affordable Software Training Method
Chapter 9
Katia Passerini
This paper maintains that the use of multimedia content in Web-based instruction - facilitated by the proliferation and standardization of learning... Sample PDF
Evaluating Learning Management Systems
Chapter 10
Claire Khek, John Lim, Yingqin Zhong
Assistive Learning Technologies (ALT) have gained increasing research attention for supporting physically-disadvantaged learners to realize their... Sample PDF
A Field Study on the Role of Assistive Learning Technologies
Chapter 11
Anil Aggarwal, Murray Turoff, Ron Legon, Gary Hackbarth, Danni Fowler
This paper presents a discussion of emerging pedagogical, technical and regulatory issues in asynchronous learning. Based on discussions with... Sample PDF
Asynchronous Learning: Emerging Issues for the 21st Century
Chapter 12
Salvatore Valenti, Carla Falsetti, Sulmana Ramazzotti, Tommaso Leo
This paper is aimed to re-discuss the organization of Learning Objects in the realm of current research on metacognition. After a discussion on the... Sample PDF
Reshaping the Structure of Learning Objects in the Light of Metacognition
Chapter 13
Richard Straub
Earning and learning go hand-in-hand. In a business environment that is constantly growing and changing due to new innovations, advanced technology... Sample PDF
In the Future: Learning Will Reshape Our World at Work, at Home, and at School
Chapter 14
Fanuel Dewever
eLearning is often conceived as a single product. In reality however the market offering is very heterogeneous with a large product variety. Think... Sample PDF
Opportunities for Open Source E-Learning
Chapter 15
Dany Lessard, Jacques Gaumond
Bridge-eLearning is a consortium aiming to bring together Human Resources professionals from large companies and experts from training organizations... Sample PDF
Academy-Industry Collaboration: The Example of Bridge-eLearning
Chapter 16
Brian Corbitt, Dale M Holt, Stephen Segrave
Deakin University has established and integrated a major, corporate technology infrastructure to unify and enhance its on campus and distance... Sample PDF
Strategic Design for Web-Based Teaching and Learning: Making Corporate Technology System Work for the Learning Organization
Chapter 17
Anil K Aggarwal, Ron Legon
Web-based education is diffusing across universities, disciplines, globes and educational levels. Many institutions are at the crossroad whether or... Sample PDF
Web-Based Education Diffusion: A Case Study
About the Contributors

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Liliane Esnault is professor in information systems management, e-business and project management at E.M.LYON, and Project Manager in e-learning development. She graduated from Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie de Paris (ESPCI) and has a Ph.D. in fundamental molecular physics. She is also teaching an e-business course in a French-Chinese Executive MBA organized by the Rhône-Alpes Region and Shanghai University. She is involved in the European research project "EQUEL" (e-quality in e-learning), after several other European projects in the same area. She is the author of several writings linked with her areas of expertise: e-learning and pedagogy, information systems and technology management, project management, management of organizational networks. She also is a member of several associations devoted to information resources management, e-learning and network learning, and international projects management.