Web-Based Intelligent E-Learning Systems: Technologies and Applications

Web-Based Intelligent E-Learning Systems: Technologies and Applications

Zongmin Ma (Northeastern University, China)
Release Date: October, 2005|Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 388
ISBN13: 9781591407294|ISBN10: 159140729X|EISBN13: 9781591407317|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-729-4
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Collecting and presenting the latest research and development results from the leading researchers in the field of e-learning systems, Web-Based Intelligent E-Learning Systems: Technologies and Applications provides a single record of current research and practical applications in Web-based intelligent e-learning systems. This book includes major aspects of Web-based e-learning systems standards and certifications, design and development, key techniques, prototypes, products, and applications. Readers interested in the technologies and applications of distance education, online learning, and training will find this book a starting point for the understanding of the notions, techniques, and methods related to the research and developments of Web-based e-learning systems.

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I found that there was much in this book that was of interest to me - and which, I believe would valuable to many others who are broadly interested in the general area of electronic learning.

– Philip Barker, University of Teesside, United Kingdom

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Table of Contents
Zongmin Ma
Chapter 1
Kinshuk, Kinshuk, Taiyu Lin, Paul McNab
Inductive reasoning ability is one of most important mental abilities that give rise to human intelligence and is regarded as the best predictor for... Sample PDF
Adaptive Support for Inductive Reasoning Ability
Chapter 2
Alexandra I. Cristea, Craig Stewart
Adaptive Hypermedia (AH) can be considered the solution to the problems arising from the “one-size-fits-all” approach to information delivery... Sample PDF
Automatic Authoring of Adaptive Educational Hypermedia
Chapter 3
Pythagoras Karampiperis, Demetrios Sampson
Automatic courseware authoring is recognized as among the most interesting research questions in intelligent Web-based education. Automatic... Sample PDF
Automatic Learning Object Selection and Sequencing in Web0Based Intelligent Learning Systems
Chapter 4
Naomi Augar, Ruth Raitman, Elicia Lanham, Wanlei Zhou
This chapter introduces the concept of virtual learning communities and discusses and further enhances the theory and definitions presented in... Sample PDF
Building Virtual Learning Communities
Chapter 5
Claus Pahl
Learning is more than knowledge acquisition; it often involves the active participation of the learner in a variety of knowledge- and skills-based... Sample PDF
A Conceptual Architecture for the Development of Interactive Educational Media
Chapter 6
Patrícia A. Jaques, Rosa M. Viccari
This text aims to present the current state of the art of the e-learning systems that consider the student’s affect. It presents the perspectives... Sample PDF
Considering Students' Emotions in Computer-Mediated Learning Environments
Chapter 7
Antonella Carbonaro
In this chapter, we introduce how to use a Web-based hybrid recommender system developed with a collaborative bookmark management system approach.... Sample PDF
Defining Personalized Learning Views of Relevant Learning Objects in a Collaborative Bookmark Management System
Chapter 8
Tom Murray
MetaLinks is a domain independent authoring tool and web server for adaptive textbooks (“hyperbooks”) that supports active reading. We show how... Sample PDF
Hyperbook Features Supporting Active Reading Skills
Chapter 9
Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis
In this chapter, we deal with knowledge representation in Intelligent Educational Systems (IESs). We make an effort to define requirements for... Sample PDF
Knowledge Representation in Intelligent Educational Systems
Chapter 10
Alke Martens
In this chapter, a formal, adaptive tutoring process model for case-based Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITSs) is described. Combining methods of... Sample PDF
Modeling of Adaptive Tutoring Processes
Chapter 11
Salvador Sanchez-Alonso, Miguel-Ángel Sicilia, Elena Garcia-Barriocanal
Current standardized e-learning systems are centred on the concept of learning object. Unfortunately, specifications and standards in the field do... Sample PDF
Ontologies and Contracts in the Automation of Learning Object Management Systems
Chapter 12
Juha Puustjarvi
The fast development of technologies requires specialised and complex skills that need to be renewed frequently. Thus the role of continuing... Sample PDF
The Role of Metadata in E-Learning Systems
Chapter 13
Manuel O. Cantero, Pedro P. Sanchez-Villalon
As e-learning gets more widespread, its definition is becoming more distinctive, implying the use of the Web for learning. The Web’s original... Sample PDF
AWLA: A Writing e-Learning Appliance
Chapter 14
Lisa M. Daniels, Jeff Terpstra, Kimberly Addicott, Brian M. Slator, Donald P Schwert, Bernhardt Saini-Eidukat, Phillip McClean, Alan R. White
The North Dakota State University (NDSU) World Wide Web Instructional Committee (WWWIC) is an inter-disciplinary research team, which has, since the... Sample PDF
Effects of Teaching Science through Immersive Virtual Environments
Chapter 15
Christos Bouras, Eleftheria Giannaka, Maria Nani, Alexandros Panagopoulos
In this chapter, we present the design and implementation of an integrated platform for Educational Virtual Environments. This platform aims to... Sample PDF
An Integrated Platform for Educational Virtual Environments
Chapter 16
Beverly Woolf, Mia Stern
This chapter describes Web-based instructional tutors that support active and engaging learning. Towards that end, a theoretical foundation for... Sample PDF
Intelligent and Adaptive Web-Based Instruction
Chapter 17
Maria Kordaki
This study presents the concept of Special Purpose E-Learning Environments (SPELEs). The main aim of these environments is to meet the learners’... Sample PDF
A Special Purpose E-Learning Environment: Background, Design and Evaluation
About the Authors

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Zongmin Ma (Z. M. Ma) received the Ph. D. degree from the City University of Hong Kong in 2001 and is currently a Full Professor in College of Information Science and Engineering at Northeastern University, China. His current research interests include intelligent database systems, knowledge representation and reasoning, the Semantic Web and XML, knowledge-bases systems, and semantic image retrieval. He has published over 80 papers in international journals, conferences, and books in these areas since 1999. He also authored and edited several scholarly books published by Springer-Verlag and IGI Global, respectively. He has served as member of the international program committees for several international conferences and also spent some time as a reviewer of several journals. Dr. Ma is a senior member of the IEEE.